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    • Sintra, Portugal

      Hike the Cliffs of Sintra

      5 mi / 787.4 ft gain
      The path follows the coast and follows a rugged line, up and down the cliffs. This is coastal walking at its best: the views are simply breathtaking, with sweeping vistas of the ocean accompanied by the sounds of the crashing surf far below. There are very few trees here and a lot of open space w...
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    • Lagos, Portugal

      Explore the Coastline Near Lagos

      Explore a network of tunnels, cliffside stairs, and trails that link up with beaches, coves, and scenic coastline in Portugal's Southern Algarve region. There is about 6.5 miles of coastline that can be explored before reaching the next city. This area is a short walking distance from the small c...
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    • Flores, Portugal

      Hike Ponta Delgada to Faja Grande

      8 mi / 1410 ft gain
      (Tip- The only information you will find about this hike online describes starting in Faja Grande, and ending in Ponta Delgada. We took the advice of our local host to do it backward, and were glad we did. The hike is very steep and uphill, with your back to the ocean if you do it starting in Faj...
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    • Praia da Ursa, Portugal

      Hike and camp at Ursa's Rock

      4 mi / 590.6 ft gain
      Hiking on cliffs Sintra Natural Park to the Ursa beach and watch the amazing sunset. Wild-style camp for the night in the shadow of the famous and wild Rock Ursa. You are going to experience the best meal from the fire ever. PS. This trip can also be done during daytime without camping. Otherwise...
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    • Lagos, Portugal

      Kayak to Coastal Caves

      Lagos is located in Southern Portugal, and is easy to reach via bus or train from Lisbon or other major cities in Portugal and Spain. The nearest airport is in Faro, Portugal, about 75 km away. Lagos is a small, easily walk-able city. Kayak rentals and tours are available in many different loc...
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    • Faial, Portugal

      Hike along Faial's Volcanic Crater

      5 mi / 810.4 ft gain
      This hike is positioned right in the center of Faial Island in Azores (Portugal). The archipelago has a lot of certified trails and this is one of the most scenic and family friendly you can find. You will find some minor ascents but in general the topography is flat and easily walkable. It's not...
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    • S.Miguel, Portugal

      Rota da Agua - Janela do Inferno

      4.77 mi / 1004 ft gain
      The Azores are hard to describe. The greenest green, the lushest lush, the cutest cows. There are lots of musts on the island of Sao Miguel but the Rota da Aqua is a nice introduction to the dizzying diversity of the Azorean landscape. This trail is one that has been designated by the tourism cou...
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    • Faial da Terra, Portugal

      Salto do Prego

      2.31 mi / 659 ft gain
      Salto do Prego is a great way to experience the natural paradise of the Azores, whether it's your first time in the archipelago or not. The trailhead is near a bus stop at the edge of Faial da Terra. Drive through the village inland along the river, keeping the river on your right, until you reac...
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    • 2, Portugal

      Hike to Caldeira de Santo Cristo

      3.1 mi / -1968.5 ft gain
      This visit to São Jorge Island had one goal: to visit the “Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo”. This is perhaps the best known Fajã of the island and a place that deserves a visit for its natural beauty, isolation and peacefulness presented to those looking to truthfully relax. But as with so many ...
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