Winter

GREAT WEATHER EVEN DURING WINTER

Hiking and Cycling Winter Trips in Portugal

Did you know that Portugal is blessed with over 300 days of sunshine per year?​

Warmed by the sea and air current from North Africa, it is perfect for winter hiking and cycling holidays. In these Tours you will find mild temperatures and little rain.

While the country is most famous for its beaches and endless summer sun, it’s worth considering vacationing at other times of the year. If you visit in winter, you’ll find cheaper prices, fewer crowds, great food—and probably plenty of that sunshine as well!

Unlike much of the rest of Europe, most of Portugal doesn’t suffer from grey skies or freezing temperatures in the middle of winter. While it regularly snows in the interior of the country, Portugal’s long Atlantic coastline often sees sunshine and blue skies at that time of year, especially in the south.

It’s not unusual for temperatures to reach close to 20º C (mid-sixties º F) in the Algarve in January or February—warm enough to sit outside and enjoy a glass of wine in the sun—and Lisbon is often only a little colder.

Another option for the winter sun is to visit one of Portugal’s two island chains. Madeira lies off the coast of North Africa, and regularly sees temperatures of 20  C (in the mid to high sixties º F). While rain is a definite possibility in late winter, it’s far from guaranteed, and the temperate conditions make hiking and other outdoor activities more enjoyable than in the mid-summer heat.

If you happen to time your visit for New Year’s Eve, you’ll also witness one of the biggest and best fireworks celebrations in the world. The island’s capital, Funchal, set a Guinness world record in 2007 for the largest fireworks display.

The Azores, sitting out in the mid-Atlantic, is also surprisingly mild during the winter months. Daily maximum temperatures of 15º C (in the low sixties º F) are typical from December through March, although again, like Madeira, you’re more likely to get some short-lived rain during your stay as well.

Authentic Algarve

The Algarve Region of Portugal is an incredible area for road biking along the most incredible roads of Southern Portugal. From the mountains to near the border with Spain to the Wild West Coast were you finish the journey at the south-westernmost point of Continental Europe, you will discover natural beauty of different sceneries.
1,019.00

Alentejo Vineyards Cycling 9D

Nine gorgeous days cycling over gentle hills and through unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay in castles, palaces, monasteries and convents, and feel like the queen or king of Portugal! Taste delicious gastronomy and the excellent wines.
1,399.00

Alentejo Vineyards Cycling 7D

Seven gorgeous days cycling over gentle hills and through unspoiled golden landscapes. Discover ancient megalithic sites, medieval villages and historical cities. Visit and stay in castles, palaces, monasteries and convents, and feel like the queen or king of Portugal! Taste delicious gastronomy and the excellent wines.
999.00

Portugal Wild Coast

Admire the natural beauty of different sceneries that offer stunning coastal views on this epic trip from the outskirts of Lisbon to the south-westernmost point of Europe. Cross two natural reserves and discover small fishing villages and some abandoned fortresses. Nothing is missing in this trip, only you!
1,229.00

Portugal Wild Coast

Admire the natural beauty of different sceneries that offer stunning coastal views on this epic trip from the outskirts of Lisbon to the south-westernmost point of Europe. Cross two natural reserves and discover small fishing villages and some abandoned fortresses. Nothing is missing in this trip, only you!
1,149.00

Easy Wild Coast

The Easy Wild Coast tour is a beautiful and relaxing cycling trip along the southwestern coast of Portugal. From Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sagres you will discover small fishing villages, some abandoned fortresses, stunning beach cities here and there. It ends at Cape São Vincente, adding a dramatic and historical full stop to the trip.
1,009.00

Portugal Wild Coast

From Santiago do Cacém to Sagres many magical places will offer stunning coastal sceneries for you to enjoy, while crossing the natural reserve of the SouthWest Alentejano. A sunny and stunning beach city here and there, some delicious traditional Portuguese food and the welcoming faces of our people will complete this wonderful trip.
1,109.00

Portugal South West Coast

From Setúbal to Lagos along the most beautiful coastline of Portugal, admire the natural beauty of different sceneries that offer stunning coastal views along the way. Cross two natural reserves and discover small fishing villages. The trip finishes in Lagos, a sunny beach city, after passing by Cape São Vicente, the south-westernmost point of Europe.
1,199.00

The Wild Coast Challenge

Ride along the most beautiful coastline of the country, from Sesimbra to the south-westernmost point of Europe, while admiring the natural beauty of different sceneries, crossing two natural reserves, and discovering small fishing villages with abandoned fortresses and some medieval and countryside towns with interesting people and typical food.
849.00

Évora & Alentejo Family Tour

This tour is a great way to get closer and have a blast. Imagine cycling over the most beautiful golden rolling hills of the Alentejo Region, where you can admire the natural beauty of the plains covered with cork oak trees. Discover historical sites from different ages, small churches and temples and some abandoned train stations.
849.00
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