Climbing in Portugal
Come climbing in Portugal – we have guides available! While not a world renowned climbing destination, Portugal actually has a great variety of climbing locations and experiences to choose between.
There are lots of interesting bouldering sites and sports crags throughout the country many of which are close to popular holiday destinations so can be easily be combined with family or sightseeing holidays. For example if you are staying in Lisbon then it is worth checking out the bouldering and sports crags at and close to Cascais, Sintra and Arrabida natural parks. While in the Algarve, the imposing Rocha da Pena offers around 70 routes to choose between and there are excellent crags for climbing and deep water soloing on the west coast near Sagres. The hills of Monchique are a great location for beginner and intermediate climbers with a good selection of boulders and we can arrange climbing lessons or trips here.
Heading further away from the tourist hot spots then you will find a wealth of interesting crags amidst the mountains of Peneda Geres. This is a fantastic chance to really get out in the wilds with challenging climbs, amazing views and all the tranquility and beauty of nature.
We also offer a specialist 7 day climbing holiday in Northern Portugal and Spain that is suitable for regular climbers. Please ask us for full details and please note the information and trips offered on some of our regional pages is targeted primarily at casual climbers – if you are looking for something more hardcore, just ask the guides a they are happy to oblige!
Climbing Holidays in Portugal
New! This 7 day, 6 night tour takes you from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela. It includes 5 days of rock climbing and bouldering- a pilgrimage for rock climbers who want to discover some of the best rock climbing and bouldering spots in Portugal and Galicia!
At each spot there are many different sport routes and boulders available to suit all grades. Routes are on limestone or granite with excellent quality rock- in the Peneda Geres National Park for example you can climb the classic routes up the granite walls of Peneda Mountain while at our last spot in Galicia you will be climbing over the sea. The last night will be spent in Santiago de Compostela celebrating the end of the adventure! We can provide all the equipment for bouldering and sports climbing with the exception of climbing shoes, if you prefer classic rock climbing the equipment will be available for hire for a small extra fee by special order.
This rock climbing in Portugal tour is available with 2 accommodation options:
6 nights staying in guesthouses and mountain cabins with breakfast, 5 lunches, use of bouldering equipment and sports climbing equipment, transportation and a specialist guide. This trip requires a minimum of 2 people. It does not include flights, dinners, drinks or classic rock climbing equipment.
Or 4 nights camping and 2 nights in guesthouses or mountain cabins with breakfast in the middle of the week, transportation, use of tents, bouldering equipment, sports climbing equipment and a guide. This trip requires a minimum of 2 people per trip. It does not include: flights, meals, drinks, sleeping bags or classic rock climbing equipment.
Please ask us for full information on the climbing holidays.
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