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Best Portugal's breathtaking walkways: A journey of serenity and adventure

Por We Love Small Hotels

For those who seek solace in the great outdoors, Portugal offers an array of enchanting walkways that weave through its diverse landscapes, inviting travellers to embark on a journey of serenity and adventure. From rugged cliffs to verdant forests, each pathway tells a story of natural beauty and offers a unique perspective on the soul-stirring allure of this breathtaking country.

These are the ones you cannot miss:

Passadiços do Mondego:

For those seeking a tranquil escape amidst the serene beauty of the Portuguese mountains, Passadiços do Mondego beckons with its tranquil charm. Located in Videmonte inside Estrela Geopark, a territory classified by UNESCO, this picturesque walkway follows the meandering course of the Mondego River for 12 kilometres, offering panoramic views of rolling hills, verdant meadows and ancient stone bridges this idyllic pathway will surely leave a lasting impression on your memory.

After you complete the walkway, TerraSense - Retreat & Farm will welcome you. 

Passadiços do Paiva:

Nestled in the heart of the Arouca Geopark, Passadiços do Paiva is a true gem waiting to be discovered. Carved along the banks of the Paiva River, this wooden walkway stretches for 8 kilometres, offering unparalleled views of cascading waterfalls, granite cliffs and lush vegetation. As you meander along the winding path, the sheer beauty of the landscape will leave you in awe!

 Check-in at Quintãs Farm Houses for a well-deserved good night's sleep. 

Passadiços do Côa:

Steeped in history and surrounded by pure beauty, Passadiços do Côa offers a journey through time. Located in the Douro Valley, this historic walkway with 930 meters makes a connection between the Côa Museum and the deactivated Côa railway. As you traverse the rugged terrain and marvel at the ancient rock art that adorns the cliffs, you'll travel from past to present.

 After completing the walkway, stay at Casas do Côro

Passadiços de Nisa:

Tucked away in the Alentejo region, Passadiços de Nisa is a hidden oasis of tranquillity and natural beauty that extends over 3.6 kilometres. Winding through lush forests and pristine waters, this enchanting walkway offers a glimpse into the rich biodiversity of the area. As you explore this path, you'll encounter a suspended pedestrian bridge to cross, a fabulous transparent viewpoint over the Tagus River (skywalk) and a birdwatching module.

At the end, stay at Gavião Nature Village and rest from your walk. 

Passadiço das Fragas de São Simão:

At Serra da Lousã, Passadiços das Fragas de São Simão is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. Carved into the landscape along 2 kilometres, this exhilarating walkway offers breathtaking views of deep gorges, cascading waterfalls and pristine forests. Whether you're hiking or simply soaking in the stunning scenery, this walkway promises an unforgettable adventure.

You can also wander through the many schist villages nearby and stay at Vale do Ninho Nature Houses.

If you like to walk in the middle of nature, discover our walking tours. We can also personalize your experience, as we are here to help and welcome you. Contact We Love Small Hotels.