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5 hikes in Portugal you’ll want to try

From Gerês to Manteigas, passing through Viseu. Discover 5 hikes in Portugal that you won’t want to miss. Feet on the way!

For all those looking hiking in portugal, we made a list of 5 must-see routes. Walking is one of the best ways to get to know some incredible corners of the country. In fact, in some cases it is even the only way to reach places that are almost immaculate and where the human hand has not yet done damage.

Make the most of a weekend and set foot on the path to walk along one of the most beautiful trails that Portugal has to offer. They are stunning landscapes that you will not forget.

Discover 5 hikes in Portugal


Pedra Bela trail (Gerês)

The Pedra Bela Route starts and ends at the Pedra Bela viewpoint, one of the best-known places in the Serra do Gerês, which is located at an altitude of around 800 metres. The trail passes through the fascinating and famous waterfalls of the Peneda-Gerês National Park, which will make up for all the kilometers traveled just for its beauty. After passing the waterfalls, the final path to the Pedra Bela viewpoint is done only by road.

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Boar Route (Manteigas)

The Boar Route is undoubtedly one of the walks in Portugal that you cannot miss. Here you can be dazzled by the panoramic view over the village of Manteigas, walk through magnificent forests, climb to the top of the Leandres stream and feel the famous waterfall of Poço do Inferno.

Along the way, you will find other points of interest, such as the Casa do Guarda-florestal dos Carvalhais or the Viveiro Florestal das Moitas.

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The magnificent forest landscape of the Manteigas region


Piódão/Foz de Égua (Arganil)

The circular route of the Piódão Walk starts and ends at Largo Cónego Manuel Nogueira, and connects the village of Piódão to Foz d’Égua. The village is considered one of the most beautiful in Portugal, and was classified as a property of public interest in 1978.

This is a route with a slight slope, except for some slopes. When you finish the route and return to Piodão, take the opportunity to try the famous gastronomic products produced in the region.

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Port Wine Trail (Lamego)

The Port Wine Trail, which starts in Lamego, is another of the most unmissable hikes in northern Portugal that you should take without thinking twice. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful pedestrian trails in our country.

Here you will walk through trails that cross famous vineyards in the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, an area classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.

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To finish the list of 5 walks in Portugal, we head to Viseu and recommend the Feto Route. This is a short route, with a length of 5 km, with a level of difficulty considered easy. This trail was approved by the Federation of Camping and Mountaineering of Portugal and fascinates for its points of interest, in terms of landscape, heritage, history and culture, environment and sports.

The route begins in the parish of Mundão, followed by a residential area towards the forest area, where you can walk in the shade and with the right to small corners inviting to leisure and rest.

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