I am interested in where to find some of the best 'wild' hiking in portugal. I would be interested in both coastal and mountain areas, as well as hikes between small villages with accommodation. Any recommendations?
For me, some of the best places where you can have what you're surching are:
- Natural Park of Serra da Peneda/Gerês - is in the north of Portugal and the near villages to stay could be Vieira do Minho, Terras do Bouro, Montalegre and Vila do Gerês. See more at http://www.geira.pt/pnpg/index.html
- Natural Park of Serra da Estrela - is in the center of Portugal and you can surch for accommodation at Guarda, Manteigas, Seia, Unhais da Serra and a little more out city of Viseu. See more at http://www.guiadacidade.pt/portugal/poi/14540/09/parque-natural-da-serra-da-estrela
- Natural Park Serra da Arrábida - is in the South coast of Portugal and you can see photos and places where to stay at http://www.guiadacidade.pt/portugal/poi/14918/15/parque-natural-da-serra-da-arrabida
Hope this could help you someway, but if you need more especific details, send me a message
Rui about 7 years ago
I agree with Rui answer. Just add another great hike in Portugal, the Via Algarviana: http://www.portugalholidaystips.com/2009/07/different-holidays-in-algarve/
Hope you like.
Pedro about 7 years ago
Sorry for the delay. I hope my suggestions are still on time. I would suggest you the islands, namely the levadas in Madeira(http://www.madeira-seekers.com/MadeiraWalks.html) and the Pico island in Açores (http://www.picoazores.com/english/pico_island/clibing_the_mountain.php). In the continent I suggest the north either Douro or the Natural Park of Peneda in Gerês (http://www.infohub.com/vacation_packages/21952.html). Depending on the number of days you could try to link Douro (http://www.infohub.com/vacation_packages/2106.html) with the portuguese historic villages (http://www.visitportugal.com/NR/exeres/161908EA-4602-4883-82F6-AA02D6250796,frameless.htm) . Enjoy Portugal and please let me know how it was. Cheers Rita about 7 years ago
Sintra is one of the best.
The village itself is a UNESCO World Heritage, with several of small but amazing old palaces.
And than you can go up the moutain (530m) hiking among fantastic green landscapes and some unusual big old big houses, visit the castle and one more Palace/Park (Palacio da Pena). Than cross the moutain all the way to the sea, where you can see some old ruins from time time (even an megalithic one), until you reach the coast line with amazing high cliffs, wild and natural beachs, huge rock formations and even some interesting sea caving and abyss at the most western place of europe (the end of the world) Cabo da Roca.
Sintra Moutain is quite rich in legends and myths wich gives you an outstading deep experience at all levels.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sintra over 5 years agoAnswered by Bruno J via Travellr.com