- Superb walking through Madeira's botanical paradise
- Flowerlined levadas with stunning coastal views
- Spectacular mountain scenery at Pico Ruivo, the island's highest peak
- Picturesque fishing villages and the historic town of Funchal
- Mild yearround climate, perfect for walking
Discover the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from gentle strolls along flower-lined levadas (the island's centuries-old waterways) and spectacular coastal footpaths, to more demanding forays amongst the jagged ridges and peaks of the rugged volcanic interior. There is time to relax by the sea in the village of Machico and discover the historic importance of Funchal, an old trade centre famous for exporting sugar and wine to the Indies and the New World.
Day 1: Start Machico.
Day 2: Walk to the easternmost point of the island, Ponta de São Lourenço, a rocky
peninsula with ocean views for miles.
Day 3: Spectacular walk along the north coast path to the village of Porto da Cruz.
Day 4: Transfer to Queimadas; walk along Levada do Caldeirão Verde to the remote
village of Ilha.
Day 5: Early departure for sunrise at the island's highest mountain, Pico Ruivo;
continue the path to Pico Arieiro; transfer to Funchal.
Day 6: Walk a magnificent section of the Levada do Norte from Eira do Mourão to
Day 7: Free day to explore Funchal or join an optional whale-watching excursion
Day 8: End Funchal.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Madeira tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 13 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Walking in Madeira tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Walking in Madeira tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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