Hiking and Cycling Summer-Friendly Trips in Portugal

Summer means it is time to explore less crowded places.

So before you make your summer hiking and cycling holidays plans, check out our offers for the season, on routes less visited by tourists on this hot, beach-favoring time.

Portugal boasts a Mediterranean climate year-round, but the cooler months – November through February – are best avoided for those who seek the sunny weather. Rainfall peaks in March and April, but gives way to a glorious May and a sunny Summer.

Those who travel to Portugal from June through September can enjoy traditional festivals like the São João in Porto and the Santo António in Lisbon. Beach dwellers can rest easy on the coast with balmy 30º C (85º F) heat and a faint ocean breeze.

There is much to discover in Europe’s most westerly country, for while golfers and sunseekers flood to the southerly Algarve, swathes of the rest of Portugal remain unexplored. Regions vary enormously in their weather, cuisine, architecture, and wines, so a journey from north to south yields a rich bounty of different experiences.

Atlantic Road from Porto to Lisbon

An incredible road bike experience from Porto to Lisbon. The Atlantic Route from Porto to Lisbon takes you on a journey connecting the two major cities in Portugal. The medieval and granitic capital of the north: Porto, and the actual capital of Portugal: Lisbon.

Porto, Coimbra & Lisbon

Explore the Silver Coast and discover ancient towns, breathtaking beaches, and a fantastic coastline! On this incredible bike tour, you will cycle the Portuguese "Costa da Prata" ridding side by side with the Atlantic Ocean.

Porto, Coimbra & Silver Coast

Cycle through nature and the best of Coimbra and Porto! The Silver Coast follows the coastline from northern to central Portugal.

Peneda Gerês National Park

Cycle through the most unspoiled National Park of Portugal! People say that you’ve never seen the true Portugal if you don’t visit the wonderful Minho region. With such an untouched nature and charming northern cities, it is a gem that not everyone gets to know.

Douro Heritage Hike

Sintra and its mystical hills dotted with fairytale palaces and extravagant villas have enchanted visitors for centuries. The hike will go through the dense forest and the exotic natural environment, discovering the best trails and places of this beautiful region.

Madeira Great Walks

This hiking tour offers a great variety of Madeira's best trails. You will discover the stunning sceneries of this volcanic island from its mountains, cliffs and levadas. These are all part of an extensive network of small irrigation channels that make for the perfect path of any adventurous hiker!

Gerês Mountain Hike

You will be immersed in the most unique National Park of Portugal and enjoy the amazing fauna and flora that is part of this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Teixeira Meadow and Lagoon and the Albergaria Oak Forest are some of the amazing places you will hike through.

Atlantic West Coast & Sintra Road

A fantastic cycling tour along the Atlantic West Coast of Europe! Visit typical fishing villages and the most well-preserved medieval village in Portugal, Óbidos. Explore Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and its wonders. The trip finishes after passing by the westernmost point in Europe - Cape Roca.

The Atlantic Way to Santiago

Discover and admire the Portuguese way of pilgrimage in a program that links the major city of Porto to Santiago de Compostela, following the Atlantic Ocean and its different sceneries. Churches, monuments and old crosses will tell the history of this less trodden way until you arrive at the Saint James Cathedral.

Porto & The Green Coast

Follow the shores of the rivers Minho and Lima and Northern Portugal's coast, discovering the cultural and natural beauties of the wonderful Minho region. Along the way admire historical places, medieval fortresses and churches. Cross protected areas of sand dunes, bird habitats and old fishing ports and finish the trip in Porto.
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