Walking In Madeira Holiday


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Trip Code: TSD
Region: Europe
Countries visited: Portugal
Activities: Point-to-point, Winter Sun Walking, Gentle Walks
Duration: 8 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: 5 days walking with vehicle support. Altitude maximum 1862m, average 750m.
Meals: All breakfasts included.
Accomodation: 7 nights hotels/pensions.
Group: Normally 4 to 16, plus leader

Holiday price from: to including flights.

Superb walking through botanical paradise in the Atlantic

Steep ascent in Madeira

 Walk through the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from gentle strolls along levadas to more demanding forays amongst the jagged ridges and peaks of the rugged volcanic interior. We discover one of the most beautiful views of Madeira on our walk from Machico to Porto da Cruz, where the mountains meet the sea. Walking along the spectacular north coast footpath, above steeply terraced hillsides and isolated cottages, we enjoy views over the Atlantic to the island of Porto Santo. Many consider the climb of Pico Ruivo (1862m), the island's highest peak, to be the highlight of the week, yet the dramatic traverse to Encumeada over the Torrinhas Pass is a ‘must’ on all walking holidays in Madeira. There is plenty of time to relax by the sea in the picturesque and historic fishing village of Machico and discover the weathy importance of Funchal, which was famous centuries ago for exporting sugar and wine to the Indies and the New World. 

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Fly to Funchal; transfer to Machico.Show detailed information

Day 2: Walk along Ponta de Sao Lourenco.Show detailed information

Day 3: Spectacular walk along north coast path to Porto da Cruz.Show detailed information

Day 4: Transfer to Queimadas; walk along Levada do Caldeirdo Verde to the isolated village of Ilha.Show detailed information

Day 5: Pico Ruivo ascent; Torrinhas Pass; stone staircase down to Encumeada.Show detailed information

Day 6: High level walk with spectacular views to Curral das Freiras, then spectacular drive by local bus to Funchal.Show detailed information

Day 7: Free day to visit the bustling 'Mercado dos Lavradores' (workers market), Se Cathedral or some wine tasting in Madeira's Wine Lodge.Show detailed information

Day 8: Fly to London.

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