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Day-by-day programme

Your Walking Holiday Itinerary

More than a walking holiday a truly authentic Portuguese experience

This is the format of our guided walking week:
Saturday: Arrival and introduction

It could be that you are arriving for your walking holiday as a group or you are a couple or a single traveller joining our trip. This is your chance to meet the other walkers, and to find out more about us and what you can expect from your week. It’s a relaxed meeting and usually includes a drink or two.

Sunday:  Conimbriga

Today’s walk takes in the the large historic Roman site of Conimbriga. The total walk is around 11km and you will have time to relax and explore at Conimbriga. Divided by a Roman road, it is the largest and best-preserved archaeological site in Portugal.

Monday:  Loucianna hills

Today’s walk is 10km and heads to Loucianna and the beautiful Espinal hills. The starting point is the wonderful Loucianna natural river beach.

Tuesday:  Coimbra

Today we visit the bustling city of Coimbra , which is only about 20 minutes away from base. It is a wonderful day out, offering something for everyone. During the day you could visit the old university/library and baroque-style churches,  take a trip on the river, shop in delightful markets, or simply sit outside at one of numerous cafes, sipping coffee or eating an ice-cream and watching the world go by. Coimbra was once the capital of Portugal and the old part of the city overlooks the River Mondego.

Wednesday:  Penela

The 8km walk starts at your hotel and climbs to the hillside market town of Penela, where you can visit the 11th century castle, shops and cafes. This walk usually takes place on a Wednesday to coincide with market day in the town.

Thursday:  Rabacal valley

Today’s walk is the longest at 13km but offers lots of rewards, especially the views of the Rabacal Valley and in the picturesque village of Rabacal itself. Blessed with numerous walnut trees and olive groves, this tranquil area produces one of Portugal’s most famous cheeses, which is a mixture of sheep and goats’ milk.

Friday:  Schist villages

Just 15 minutes drive from the hotel our last walk starts in the tranquil Schist village of Ferraria de S. Joao. From here we take a 12km valley trail to the village of Casal de S. Simao. This walk takes us through ancient woodlands of chestnut, oak and cork trees and affords some spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

Saturday:  Departure

All great things must come to an end and on departure day we will  transfer you back to Lisbon or Porto airports for a fond farewell.

Walking Holiday - The historic Roman site of Conimbriga

Walking Holiday - Peaceful waters of Loucianha

Walking Holiday - Coimbra Portugal

Walking holiday - Penela castle

Walking Holiday - Olive Grove

Walking Holiday - Schist houses

“ This was my first holiday with Walking Portugal and I really enjoyed it. Thank you for a great time.”

David Green, North Wales.
What to Expect »

Take a look in brief at the day-to-day programme of our guided walking holiday.

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