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Hiking in Portugal – Introduction
Taking a hike, especially in a place that you have not been before, can be a truly unique and remarkable experience.
There can be many different reasons that you have decided to visit Portugal for. It could be anything from surfing to thinking it is a perfect place to work on your tan. After all, it is no secret that Portugal has some of the most amazing beaches in the world. And maybe you are simply someone who sees things a little bit differently than the rest. You may still just enjoy a pleasant swim like anyone else, but perhaps there was something else on your mind when you have decided to visit Portugal.
Taking a hike, especially in a place that you have not been before, can be a truly unique and remarkable experience. If you have ever taken a hike and if it is something that you enjoy doing, the thrill of seeing new scenery and going places that you have not been before must certainly be well familiar to you. People who enjoy hiking are also well familiar with the feeling of the hike taking much longer than initially anticipated or planned, as the desire to see just what may lie around the next corner keeps pulling you farther, making it incredibly difficult to stop.
When you find yourself in Portugal and decide to take a hike, you will soon learn all about the magnificent scenery that our country has to offer. The mountains, the trails, and the valleys that you will hike through and by are unlike anything you have ever imagined, and you will soon understand why exactly taking a hike is one of the most incredible pastimes you can take up when you are in Portugal.
As with any other activity that is a popular pastime for tourists in Portugal, you can choose to undertake this adventure on your own or you can choose to employ services of a tourist agency or a guide to accompany and assist you on this journey. There is actually quite a sizable number of tourist agencies that offer guided hiking tours in Portugal, not unlike the agencies that offer guided biking tours as we have talked about in our articles “Portuguese Lifestyle Resources – Cycling”.