Two women walking through the village of Esteval de Mouro near Alte

Are you tired of the same old beach vacations and crowded tourist destinations? If you’re looking for a unique and rejuvenating travel experience, why not consider going on a walking holiday in Portugal? I became a huge fan of multi-day hiking experiences a few years ago when I started walkingRead More →

People looking out to sea, Sagres, Portugal

Are you wondering whether there are enough things to do in Sagres to justify a day trip or considering using it as a base when you’re in the Algarve? Read on to find out what’s in store so that you can decide if it’s the right place for you toRead More →

Hiking in Peneda-Gerês National Park near Lamas do Mouro

If you’re keen to try a walking holiday in the North region of Portugal but can’t decide which of its wonderful landscapes to choose from, here’s the solution! You can get a taste of the mountains, coast and Douro wine region all on the same trip with this amazing itinerary.Read More →

Two people hiking through colourful countryside in the Algarve

I love getting off the beaten track, especially on foot, so I was excited to be invited to spend a week exploring the countryside on a small group guided walking holiday in the Algarve. Our accommodation for the week was a luxury villa overlooking the Funcho River and reservoir, anRead More →

River at Moinhos do Maneio, Penamacor, Portugal

Exploring Portugal off the beaten path will lead you to many pleasant surprises, such as traditional villages, stunning landscapes and fascintating history. It doesn’t take much to leave the tourist trail behind and for this article, I’d like to tell you about some places in the east of the countryRead More →

Azenhas do Mar village, cliff and beach

Picture a collection of whitewashed cottages perched on a cliff overlooking a sandy beach and rocky coastline and you’ve got the village of Azenhas do Mar. In fact, you may already have seen images of this charming village within the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park – it’s very photogenic.  Mike and IRead More →

View along Sesimbra castle walls

The picturesque fishing port of Sesimbra is a mere 40 km south of Lisbon and still retains much of its fishing village atmosphere. It has the added bonus of being right next to the Arrabida Natural Park and its hidden coves and monastery, adding more to the potential things toRead More →

What to see and do in Ponte de Lima

Ponte de Lima charmed me at first sight. When I revisited a couple of years later, Portugal’s oldest town nestled itself deep inside my heart and is never coming out. It’s got all the right ingredients for me: plenty of gardens, fancy mansions and other historical buildings, tons of restaurants andRead More →