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The Best Hiking Trails in Viana do Castelo (Portugal)

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Photo of PR4 VCT - Trilho Pôr-do Sol Photo of Roundtrip of Castro Laboreiro Photo of Trilho das Brandas de Sistelo: 9.4 kms
  • PR4 VCT - Trilho Pôr-do Sol

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    near Espantar, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.13mi
    Elevation +
    1053f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 3.84
    Photo ofPR4 VCT - Trilho Pôr-do Sol Photo ofPR4 VCT - Trilho Pôr-do Sol Photo ofPR4 VCT - Trilho Pôr-do Sol

    A lovely trail rated 5 / 5 with fantastic views, and of the River Âncora close up. Rated Moderate because of one area with a steep climb. Generally well marked. One area to be very careful of is the crossing of the ...

    Parcours très sympa et environnement très diversifié
    Isabelle Amaro
    Sendo um trilho que está referenciado, devia ser revisto, em parte, nas marcações. Remarcar, porque está pouco visível. ...
    Jorge Barrote
  • Roundtrip of Castro Laboreiro

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    near Vila, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.12mi
    Elevation +
    1430f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRoundtrip of Castro Laboreiro Photo ofRoundtrip of Castro Laboreiro Photo ofRoundtrip of Castro Laboreiro

    A great trip through the rough and wild nature of the Peneda-Gerês NP. You'll walk along pink and green flowers, see big oaks and pass a few roman bridges. Parts of the trail are steep and exhausting, you have to bring g...

    Very good trail with great scenery. The only problem that I had was the flies, so be sure to pack an insects repellent. ...
    ab bc
    Preciosa ruta del Castro Laboreiro. Nosotros la hicimos en sentido contrario y quizás mejor así, porque la subida al Pic...
    Andres Lloreda
  • near Sistelo, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.83mi
    Elevation +
    1929f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofTrilho das Brandas de Sistelo: 9.4 kms Photo ofTrilho das Brandas de Sistelo: 9.4 kms Photo ofTrilho das Brandas de Sistelo: 9.4 kms

    Many trails start in Sistelo and this one is based on the 6,5 kms trail but increased to 9.4 kms. A great trail, and starting this way, with the climb of 3.5 kms first it was better than going the other way around. Lov...

    Parcours magnifique mais exigeant surtout la descente À éviter par temps de pluie
    ABust
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  • near Montaria, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.91mi
    Elevation +
    840f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofTrail Montaria, Waterfall Ferida Ma / Pincho Photo ofTrail Montaria, Waterfall Ferida Ma / Pincho Photo ofTrail Montaria, Waterfall Ferida Ma / Pincho

    - the trail starts close to the chapel Capela de nossa senhora de Carmo, close to the Montariense restaurant, park with places to picnic - it's possible to cross with sheeps at the beginning of the trail - very well ma...

    Easy to follow and crosses so many different landscapes. Highly recommended.
    Jorge C. Lopes
  • near Ursulinas, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    12.01mi
    Elevation +
    699f
    TrailRank
    57
    Photo ofViana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Âncora Photo ofViana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Âncora Photo ofViana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Âncora

    Very good breakfast at 7.30am (even though a ´to go´pack can be prepared the night before, see previous track). TRACK Exit hotel to the right, turn on 1st right into Rua Aveiro and keep going until Largo 9 Abril.Turn...

  • near Vila, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    7.15mi
    Elevation +
    1266f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofTrilho Castro Laboreiro - 11.5 kms Photo ofTrilho Castro Laboreiro - 11.5 kms Photo ofTrilho Castro Laboreiro - 11.5 kms

    May was a perfect month to complete this 11.5 km circular trail, with beautiful floral colours across the landscape. Starting in Castro Laboreiro the first two kms are generally an easy climb, before heading downwards...

    Muy buen paseo y muy bonito. Un saludo
    Heavy69
  • near Arga de São João, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.40mi
    Elevation +
    1522f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofArga de São João - Trilha da Pedra Alçada (modified) Photo ofArga de São João - Trilha da Pedra Alçada (modified) Photo ofArga de São João - Trilha da Pedra Alçada (modified)

    A lovely 13.5 kms trail starting / finishing at the "Igreja de São João de Arga". A Moderate trail which is well marked, other than a very pretty alternative route that we took around the 10 kms mark. Initial 4 kms are...

    Super Wanderung, tolle Ausblicke, schöne Badestelle.
    michael.smolka
  • near Caminha, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    9.84mi
    Elevation +
    791f
    TrailRank
    55| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCamino Portugues Costal dag 4 Caminha - Vila Nova de Cerveira Photo ofCamino Portugues Costal dag 4 Caminha - Vila Nova de Cerveira Photo ofCamino Portugues Costal dag 4 Caminha - Vila Nova de Cerveira

    I intended and thought I would be walking along the river Minho today. As I have been seeing several Pelegrinos on this route. However I followed the official Camino signs from Camina and I did see the river but walked o...

    Gracias por seguir tu ruta aproveche al máximo el camino , me pasaste buenos tips
    claudia lauria
  • AVV PR17 - Trilho da Peneda

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    near Senhora da Peneda, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.75mi
    Elevation +
    1837f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo ofAVV PR17 - Trilho da Peneda Photo ofAVV PR17 - Trilho da Peneda Photo ofAVV PR17 - Trilho da Peneda

    Trail done following: PR17 AVV - Trilho da Peneda Author: Município de Arcos de Valdevez Great trail. Gerês will never cease to amaze. Two steep climbs and one very big incline to manage at the end. From 9.2 km t...

  • near Gândara, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.01mi
    Elevation +
    1168f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofTrilho da Chá Grande. Gândara. Arga de Cima e Baixo Photo ofTrilho da Chá Grande. Gândara. Arga de Cima e Baixo Photo ofTrilho da Chá Grande. Gândara. Arga de Cima e Baixo

    Trilho da Chá Grande. Gândara. Arga de Cima e Baixo - beautiful trail with several waterfalls and animals like sheeps, wild horses, chickens - go through wind turbines field with great views - no coffee shop, neither ...

  • near Lourido, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.10mi
    Elevation +
    1696f
    TrailRank
    49
    Photo ofPR5 OTB (short version) Lourido - Ermida - Lourido (9.81 kms) Photo ofPR5 OTB (short version) Lourido - Ermida - Lourido (9.81 kms) Photo ofPR5 OTB (short version) Lourido - Ermida - Lourido (9.81 kms)

    By starting in Lourido we made a shorter version (9.81 kms) of the PR5 OTB. A small Cafe at the beginning provided a good start for a very pleasant trail. The first 3 kms is a steady climb of 300 meters, but the trai...

  • Pr9 /Canos de Aqua

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    near Ursulinas, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    7.76mi
    Elevation +
    1542f
    TrailRank
    48
    Photo ofPr9 /Canos de Aqua Photo ofPr9 /Canos de Aqua Photo ofPr9 /Canos de Aqua

    Great 10km hike along aqua ducts through some beautiful Gum treed bush. My family found it pretty easy going most of the way we went in reverse. It some interesting Roman ruins, streams & old world war 2 lookouts. It to...

  • Pena e Penedo Grande de Anamão

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    near Cainheiras, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    7.35mi
    Elevation +
    1706f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofPena e Penedo Grande de Anamão Photo ofPena e Penedo Grande de Anamão Photo ofPena e Penedo Grande de Anamão

    Ruta pequena pero intensa e definoa como difícil porque a metade dela e monte a través sen camiño. Paga a pena o esforzo pola impresionante paisaxe que se divisa dende o cume.

  • near Vila, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.58mi
    Elevation +
    1171f
    TrailRank
    44
    Photo ofCastro Laboreiro-national park Geres Photo ofCastro Laboreiro-national park Geres Photo ofCastro Laboreiro-national park Geres

    This very nice hike takes you through the rocky hills of Castro Lobareiro. The first part is an easy walk and goes partly through the forest and small villages. Then you reach bridge, pointe da Cava da Velha, and you can...

  • Rio Coura

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    near Covas, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.20mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofRio Coura Photo ofRio Coura Photo ofRio Coura

    This trail forms a loop with the final part overlapping the initial one. The starting and finishing point is in the carpark of Flor de Fontela restaurant; most of the trail runs under dense forest, close to the Rio Coura...

  • Vila Praia de Âncora - A Guarda

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    near Rego, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    9.36mi
    Elevation +
    453f
    TrailRank
    42
    Photo ofVila Praia de Âncora - A Guarda Photo ofVila Praia de Âncora - A Guarda Photo ofVila Praia de Âncora - A Guarda

    Great breakfast from 7.30am. Left at 8.15am. TRACK Leave hotel to your right and arrows will come up soon (10-20m). There is a split way after the promenade walk, where you can take either the litoral (left) or coast...

  • Trilho Corno do Bico

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    near Lúzio, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.97mi
    Elevation +
    1175f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofTrilho Corno do Bico Photo ofTrilho Corno do Bico Photo ofTrilho Corno do Bico

    Lovely trail with great views, also through lovely woodland so we had some protection from the sun. Not well marked so better to follow a GPS trail. Recommend trail.

  • near Pogido, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.69mi
    Elevation +
    190f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofArcos de Valdevez: Pogido - Azenha e Poldra de Chá Photo ofArcos de Valdevez: Pogido - Azenha e Poldra de Chá Photo ofArcos de Valdevez: Pogido - Azenha e Poldra de Chá

    A simple, flat trail (14 kms) running along beside the river "Vez" provided some beautiful views of the water flowing by. There is a cafe / restaurant at the start point near Pogido which should be open in the summer mo...

  • near Arga de Baixo, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    7.71mi
    Elevation +
    1214f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofTrilha da Chã Grande - Arga de Baixo (12.5 kms) Photo ofTrilha da Chã Grande - Arga de Baixo (12.5 kms) Photo ofTrilha da Chã Grande - Arga de Baixo (12.5 kms)

    Starting in Arga de Baixo (with a small café) the trail begins slowly to climb up about 350 metres, mainly on marked tracks with low ground cover, to the windmills along the top of the range. Around 4.6 kms you take a r...

  • near Troias, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    21.68mi
    Elevation +
    1670f
    TrailRank
    41
    Photo ofEl Camino de Santiago Portuguese - Valença to Saxamonde Photo ofEl Camino de Santiago Portuguese - Valença to Saxamonde Photo ofEl Camino de Santiago Portuguese - Valença to Saxamonde

    We got the bus from Porto for 2 hours to Valença to start the Camino Portuguese as we only have 5 days to walk. The way was wonderful. You first cross a river into Spain and into the cute town of Tui. We walked past the ...

  • Track Entre Ambos-os-Ríos

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    near Entre Ambos os Rios, Viana do Castelo (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.90mi
    Elevation +
    1522f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofTrack Entre Ambos-os-Ríos Photo ofTrack Entre Ambos-os-Ríos Photo ofTrack Entre Ambos-os-Ríos

    Good parking at the church, or start at the campsite. Lima escapes. Follow the RED and YELLOW route markers. We missed one and had to double back. The red and white will take you on a MUCH longer route(40km) a couple of ...

    Mooie wandeling door verstilde dorpjes, langs de rivier en door naar eucalyptus ruikend bos. Één stijl klimmetje verder ...
    Nico020

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