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.

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!
749.00

Sintra Road Bike

Enjoy beautiful and scenic routes, visit the palaces and castles of Sintra and ride to the westernmost point of Continental Europe - Cape Roca. The picturesque village of Azenhas do Mar and the surrounding area of Sintra are a joy to see.
49.00

Sintra MTB

Come ride with our local guide and experience some of the best mountain biking trails in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Enjoy beautiful and scenic routes, climb up to Peninha’s chapel, one of the highest points in Sintra and then blast downhill towards Guincho Beach, where you can go for a swim in the ocean. You will not forget this day!
49.00

Sintra Cycling

The Sintra-Cascais Natural Park is an amazing location for cycling. Its unique vegetation, its micro-climate and the fact that it is so close to the ocean are some of the many reasons why you should explore Sintra. From tight single tracks to wide open dirt roads or even free ride stunts, Sintra has plenty to offer!
49.00

Sintra 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.
39.00

Authentic Algarve ROAD

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 ROAD

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 ROAD

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 ROAD

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 MTB

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
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