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Northern Portugal Vacations

Hiking vacations, road trips & tailormade tours to Northern Portugal

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Tucked up in the far north, on the border with Spain, is a scenic pocket of Portugal unaffected by tourism, where no one is ever in much of a hurry and where the clocks seem to tick a little slower.

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April to June

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Perfect weather for walking (& wine)
April to June

April nudges the temperatures up towards the higher teens and the rainfall down a little more. The arrival of spring lends everything a fresh and green feel, so it’s a nice time to get out in your walking boots.

May is one of our favourite months for a trip here, right in the sweet spot between early spring and summer. Temperatures hover around 20 degrees during the day - pretty much perfect for a good walk. June is hotter, but certainly still comfortable if you’re sensible and it’s also noticeably drier. It’s also a pretty good time to be in Ponte de Lima, which celebrates Minho’s emblematic and highly refreshing Vinho Verde (green wine) with a few days of festivities towards the start of the month.

Trip idea: North Portugal Inn to Inn Walking Vacation

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Hiking from village to village in the Sistelo valley
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Minho wines in Ponte de Lima