Walking Tours in Ericeira | nature and history

Walks in Ericeira will lead to unique corners and places where the magic of the sea combines with the spirit and the strength of its people.

Walks in Ericeira – discovering a land of traditions

Step by step we ask you to discover a distinctive place, where the sea is always present. Whereas in the past, fishing was the main activity, nowadays, surf rocks. Alongside with old fishermen, stand now surfers challenging the waves of the only European World Surf Reservation.

But Ericeira has more to offer than just sea. It is also a land of heritage and history that since royal times attracts tourists of all sorts, from anonymous workers to famed royal members.

Our walking tours in Ericeira allow you to enjoy the lovely village and are suitable for all.

a) Discovering the beaches
Beaches are the highlight of Ericeira. If in the past people came to Ericeira advised by doctors who were aware of the high content of iodine, today tourists came looking for the beauty of the beaches surrounded by cliffs that protect them against winds and tides.
All our walking tours include a visit to the seafood tanks and allow you to experience the true way of life of the fishermen.
Enjoy the breath taking landscape, by choosing one of our walking tours in Ericeira:

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Description
Difficulty
Distance
Duration
Meeting point
The walk of the 5 beaches
15€ person
Description
Along this amazing walk, that stretches from the lovely Praia do Sul beach to São Sebastião beach, you will discover 5 of the most beautiful urban beaches of Ericeira, including Pescadores beach, from where the Royal Family fled to Brazil, after the implementation of the Republic.
Difficulty
Easy
Distance
about 3km
Duration
about 2h
Meeting point
Praia do Sul beach (by Vila Galé Hotel)
The 7 beaches stroll
20€ person
Description
Adventure yourself along the Ericeira’s coast, on a walk that starts at Praia do Sul beach, framed by the magnificent building of the Vila Galé Hotel, and ends at Empa, the southern beach included in the World Surf Reserve.
Difficulty
Medium
Distance
about 5km
Duration
about 3h
Meeting point
Praia do Sul beach (by the Vila Galé Hotel)
8 beaches track
25€ person
Description
The longest walking tour in Ericeira as from Sala de Visitas to Ribeira d’ Ilhas and back it takes 4 hours. Walk along breath taking sceneries and undisclosed secrets like São Pedro de Milreu Fortress, built to prevent maritime access to Ericeira from the North and landings at Ribeira de Ilhas.
Difficulty
Demanding
Distance
about 9km
Duration
about 4h
Meeting point
Praia do Sul beach (by the Vila Galé Hotel)
Description
Difficulty
Distance
Duration
Meeting point
Passeio WSR
25€ person
Description
During this tour you will discover the amazing beaches included in the only European World Surf Reserve that goes from Empa beach to São Lourenço beach. This is a highly demanding walk, as it goes along beaten earth tracks.
Difficulty
Highly demanding
Distance
about 12km
Duration
about 5h
Meeting point
Largo dos Navegantes (village centre)
Village walk
20€ person
Description
Discovering the 5 churches and chapels and the 6 fountains of this village is to dive into the faith and the union of its people who always call for divine protection every time they had to face heavy seas to make a living.
Difficulty
Easy
Distance
about 4km
Duration
about 3h
Meeting point
Largo dos Navegantes (village centre)