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 →

Muxia village and harbour from Monte Corpiño. End of the Camino de Finisterre and Muxia

As well as walking both main routes of the Portuguese Camino north of Porto, including the Variante Espiritual, I’m happy to say that I’ve now walked to the “End of the World” on the Camino de Finisterre and Muxía, which starts in Santiago de Compostela.  I’m becoming a bit ofRead More →

Views from the top of the hill. Douro walking holiday

The southern side of the Douro Valley gets far less attention than the north, which makes it perfect for an off-the-beaten-track walking holiday. I had the privilege of experiencing this 1-week, self-guided hiking vacation in the Douro wine region while working on the written descriptions and route instructions that theRead More →

Man on a rock gazing at mountains on a Portugal hiking trail in Peneda-Gerês National Park

Portugal has many spectacular hiking trails to offer, with a range of difficulty levels and a huge variety in landscapes. I’ve had the pleasure of walking in every region of mainland Portugal as well as many of the islands of Madeira and the Azores. Here are some of my favouriteRead More →

wooden-boardwalk-leadign-to-a-disused-windmill-near-agucadoura-coastal-portuguese-Camino

If you’re trying to choose between the Coastal Portuguese Camino de Santiago and the more widely-known Central Camino Portugues, this article is for you. I’ve walked both of these routes north of Porto, starting with part of the Coastal route. Both have their plus points and I can’t say thatRead More →