Take a unique approach to discovering Portugal's beauty with this trip plan, in which you'll hike fantastic coastal trails and will learn about the fascinating region around Sintra. Your route starts in the stunning town of Cascais and takes you along the blue coast, through wide bays of golden sand and along breathtaking cliffs; you'll even traverse Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Experience great hiking inland when you cross the Sintra Forest and its verdant hilltops. Along the way, you'll also explore charming hotels, tuck into delicious cuisine, and visit incredible heritage sites.
Portugal Nature Trails
Portugal Nature Trails aims to offer outstanding and thrilling hiking and cycling outdoor adventures in Portugal.
Exploring the country's wildest and most-preserved regions while tasting the best local food and wine. Spending the night at comfortable hotels to simple welcoming rural local bed and breakfast. Adventure and local culture, in a guided, self-guided, or tailor-made tour.
In the guided tour, you will be fully supported by a professional guide, sleep in the best places along the way, have a great gourmet picnic every day, and hike or cycle in the most thrilling trails.
On a self-guided tour, you will be on your own after we give you all your gear, excellent bikes, your own GPS and maps, and a cell-phone in case you need anything 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will give you a detailed briefing containing basic information about the country, on how to get along your ride or hike, and ensure that you feel supported no matter what type of tour you choose.
And or a tailor-made tour where basically everything is designed to meet all your demands: the sky is the limit, we know basically every single road, mountain, beach, city, village in the country, and we are so passionate about our country that is our mission to provide you the adventure of a lifetime.
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Traverse Alentejo by bicycle on this week-long trip through the villages and vineyards of the lesser-known Portuguese region. Discover ancient megalithic sites, castles, monasteries, and rich historical tradition as you cycle over the rolling hills of this unspoiled golden landscape. Along the way, you'll go wine tasting, sample the local cuisine, and clock over 120 miles on your bike.
If you prefer an active holiday in the great outdoors amid exotic wildlife, then this is the trip for you. Over 11 days of travel throughout Costa Rica, you'll indulge in almost every activity the country is famous for. This includes zip-line tours, canyoning, horseback rides, rafting trips, and kayak excursions. All in all, this itinerary packs 10 vacations worth of experiences into just 11 days.
Perfect for nature lovers, this 8-day tour winds its way from the pretty beach town of Cascais, through the westernmost point on the European continent, and across the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. Experience verdant Portuguese forests, overnight in charming hotels, revel in the delicious local gastronomy, and check some stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites off your must-see list.
Summer has officially arrived in Portugal, with lots of beautiful sunshine up and down the country and a roster of happening festivals. June is a great month to visit, as the the throngs that descend on beaches and cities in July and August are still a way off, temperatures haven’t yet reached scorching point and there are still some good deals to be had.
This itinerary includes Portugal's two biggest cities, a slew of historic villages, and some spectacular beaches for an epic adventure to remember. Start off in up-and-coming Lisbon to explore ancient ruins and trendy districts before making your way north to UNESCO-listed Porto (and its nearby wine region). You'll also get time in the university towns of Évora and Coimbra—each with their own medieval attractions and dining scenes—before kicking back for a few days in the Algarve.
Recent Trip Reviews for Portugal Nature Trails
Portugal Biking · Portugal - Sep 16 - Sep 24, 2019
Wow - our Portugal biking trip exceeded all our expectations. The biking logistics were excellent- top quality bikes, GPS to make the navigation easy and good local tips for dinners. All the tour guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. The taxi service for the luggage was always very prompt and Hugo was so friendly. We had booked this as a budget vacation and we were blown away by the accommodations. We stayed in a castle and several convents / monasteries. We felt very... read more
Bike Portugal · Portugal - Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2019
Jorg was not our specialist. It was a woman Joanna, who was excellent.
The biking was fantastic. My only complaint is that the bike itself was too big for me, and it made it difficult to get on and off.. My understanding is that you only have 2 sizes for an E bike, but it actually felt a little dangerous. Generally , the bike trips I've been on before not only want your height, but your actual inseam (groin to ankle) to get the appropriate bike. It may have also helped it the... read more
Biking in Portugal · Portugal - Sep 8 - Sep 13, 2018
Whilst i did not have to do much organising (just added myself and a friend to the original plan) i found that the KimKim team were excellent to interact and communicate with. My only complaint is that on the first two nights I was given a room made up as a double bed (who has instructed it to be this way??), the first night Nancy and i managed but the second night i asked for the beds to be separated - this was not possible but could be done (with a sigh and "is that necessary" )on the third... read more
Biking in Portugal · Portugal - Sep 8 - Sep 13, 2018
Outstanding trip - our drivers Diogo and Carlos were helpful and friendly as were all the places we stayed on the trip.
This bike trip down the Green Coast in Porto was memorable for the people, the scenery, the gorgeous buildings and the great routes off main roads, along rivers and the coasts.
Can't recommend the destination or the organisation highly enough.