Walking in Portugal

40 graded short and multi-day walks throughout the country

By Simon Whitmarsh, Andrew Mok

Guidebook describing over 40 walks throughout Portugal. The mainly circular half-day and day routes cover most National and Nature Parks in Portugal including the country's highest peak in Serra da Estrela, as well as visiting traditional stone-built villages and sites of historical interest. Includes background information.

Seasons

With such a variety of micro-climates, it is possible to find pleasant walking weather at any time of the year.

Centres

Peneda-Gerês National Park; Montesinho Nature Park; Alvão Nature Park; Douro International Nature Park; schist villages near Coimbra; Serra da Estrela Nature Park; Lisbon; Tajo and São Mamede Nature Parks; Monsaraz and Évora; the Algarve, Costa Vicentina and Guadiana

Difficulty

The routes allow for differing levels of ability, and range from shorter walks suitable for a relaxing family stroll to strenuous mountain hikes and challenging multi-day long-distance paths.

Must See

Fantastic views from Candeeiros summit; historic Marvão; Odeceixe beach; the dramatic glacial scenery of the Zêzere Valley; solitude and nature in Peneda-Gerês National Park; waterfalls on Rota das Cascatas
ISBN
9781852848897
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Published
11 Jan 2018
Edition
First
Pages
264
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
290g
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Whitmarsh Simon

Simon Whitmarsh

​​Simon Whitmarsh is a keen walker, covering over 2000km a year. He has walked extensively in Britain, doing (at least part) of all the major trails, has hiked across England twice, and has walked in most countries in Europe. More recently his addiction to mountains has increased, with treks in the US (including many parts of the Appalachian trail), Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Nepal (Everest Base Camp).

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Mok  Andrew

Andrew Mok

​Andrew Mok is a keen walker, covering over 2000km a year. He has walked extensively in Britain, doing (at least part) of all the major trails, has hiked across England twice, and has walked in most countries in Europe. More recently his addiction to mountains has increased, with treks in the US (including many parts of the Appalachian trail), Australia, New Zealand, Andrew’s native Hong Kong, and Nepal (Everest Base Camp).

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