Our walking holidays in Portugal and Madeira are unique as you can hike nearly all year round thanks to the mild climate, low rainfall, and warm temperatures.
The local conditions mean that it is possible to hike along some of Portugal and Madeira's trails during the winter months when most of northern Europe is cold, wet, or covered in snow. There are few all-year-round hiking destinations in Europe and we have a fantastic selection of walking tours in both mainland Portugal and Madeira all without carrying your luggage.
Portugal is a fabulous country with the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the dramatic beaches and rich landscapes surrounding many of Portugal's coastal towns. Due to the pleasant temperatures all year round, Portugal has vegetation that blooms throughout the entire year.
Unique fauna and flora can be found everywhere, so you will walk through colourful fields, pretty mountain routes, and quaint villages. Don't forget, you aren't tied to any particular season and our walking holidays in Portugal are available for most of the year.
The picturesque island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean and has one of the most diverse island landscapes with pretty flowers, lush green hills, Levadas, and high cliffsides to explore.
Our walking holidays go along some of the most beautiful walking trails with time to stop off and explore the capital city of Funchal too. Don't forget to try the local pastries and wines after a day of hiking along the trails.
Fully-organised walking holidays are the best way to walk or hike in new surroundings along some of Europe's most popular and lesser-known walking trails in a confident way.
We have a wide selection of walking tours available across Europe, but all of our hiking holidays have several things in common such as luggage transfers and pre-planned routes.
We've highlighted several reasons why you should go on a self-guided walking holiday in our overview video.
If you have never been on a hiking holiday like this before or are used to organising everything yourself from planning the route to carrying your tent, our short video will give you an idea of what to expect on a walking tour with us.