Frequently Asked Questions | Portugal Outside

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should Portugal be my next travel destination?

  • Portugal is amongst the safest travel destinations worldwide
  • Its temperate and pleasing weather, with 300 sunny days on the calendar, make it possible to travel and visit year-round
  • Deserted beaches, centuries worth of History, a World Surf Site and over 900 kilometers of Atlantic ocean shore
  • Lost villages and landscapes trapped in time so that you can enjoy every minute
  • One of the World’s Best Nature destinations, the Azores and Madeira archipelagos with their untouched natural beauty
  • The gastronomy, the wine, the kindness of the Portuguese people
  • And possibly one of the World’s most beautiful coastal trails

… make Portugal a perfect travel destination, one to come back again and again.

What kind of tours and activities can I expect from Portugal Outside?

Portugal Outside provides Self Guided Tours or with a Guide.

Our tours are designed for small and private groups only.

We offer different solutions according to your personal agenda and taste: Walking, Cycling, or a Road Trip.

You can opt for several days long tour or a set of small daily experiences 

We cover all Portugal regions, including the Azores and Madeira islands

Why should I travel with Portugal Outside?

For the last 8 years, we have been organizing tours and Nature travel experiences every week for small groups and Self Guide all over Portuguese ground.

Since 2012 we’ve gathered over 3000 happy travelers, and have trailed over 10.000 kilometers in over 300 original and personalized tours.

We know Portugal like the back of our hands.

We specialize in Active Nature and Cultural Tourism.

Our network of partners and suppliers share our values and our ambition – that your experience in Portugal exceeds your expectations and makes you come back again.

How can I pay for my tour/adventure in Portugal?

The payment methods available are bank transfer or Paypal.

To check booking procedures we advise you to read the term and conditions section.

Are flight rates included in the tour’s price?

No. The tour and travel experiences we provide and display on the website do not include your flight to and from Portugal. However, should our clients ask, we’ll gladly send you our quote.

I want to travel to Portugal but I want to do something different from what you offer on your website, is that possible?

Of course, it is – we love a good challenge! Send us an email to and we’ll get in touch to start planning your next adventure with us.

If I experience some kind of problem while traveling in Portugal, who should I call?

Portugal Outside provides a hotline entirely dedicated to supporting our travelers during their stay in Portugal.

What is the best time to visit Portugal?

The high season in Portugal extends from mid-May to mid-September. It’s a great time to travel to Portugal and you should expect good weather conditions. July and August can get sensibly hotter, especially if traveling away from the coastal areas and into the mountains. In this case, we recommend the Winter and Spring months, with good traveling offers and compatível prices – but you should expect some rain and cold, especially during the months of December and January.

The weather conditions do vary within certain regions and islands, but all the information (including whether etiquette related) will be provided when the reservation is confirmed so that you enjoy your journey to the fullest.

How should I pack and what kind of special gear should I bring with me for your Walking or Cycling experiences?

With the reservation confirmation email, Portugal Outside will send to all participants the specifics to each travel experience. This way we avoid unpleasant surprises on the arrival in Portugal and at the start of the journey due to lack of materials or misfitting gear. Still, we are here to help with everything you need to prepare.