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Walking in Madeira

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4.7 Based on 24 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7902
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Machico, Portugal
  • Ends Funchal, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
The "Walking In Madeira" trip starts in Machico and ends in Funchal. It is a trekking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Encumeada, Porto da Cruz, Funchal and 3 other destinations in Portugal. "Walking In Madeira" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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 Cabo Girão.
  • Day 7: Free day to explore Funchal or join an optional whale-watching excursion
  • Day 8: End Funchal.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
Meals
  • All breakfasts
Transport
  • Free arrival & departure transfers 
Guide
  • Tour leader throughout
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request) Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.7 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 21 2020
4 - Very Good
Eye Opening Views and Great Weather
On the interior of the island I sometimes I felt that I as walking through a set for a prehistoric film with towering spires of solidified lava, lush vegetation, and some plants that are pot plants in the UK growing wild to giant... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Great walking in a beautiful island
This is a great week's walking with a lot of variety in the walks covered. The hotels are generally of a good standard and the food was good and varied, with plenty of fresh fish and salads.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 22 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking in Madeira
A week of varied walking and a chance to get away from the crowd. We were impressed by the stunning scenery in challenging terrain and weather conditions.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 25 2019
5 - Excellent
Walking week
Great holiday, good walks
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

  • How to travel around Europe cheap?

    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

    Budget airlines are another great way to get around Europe’s major cities, especially when you want to cut down on travel time between two countries. Keep an eye out and you might be able to snag tickets at unbelievable rates. Services like Skyscanner can be of help. Some of the largest budget airlines in the continent are Ryanair, WizzAir, Eurowings, and EasyJet.

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  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

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    There are a number of things that you should be aware of while purchasing travel insurance. If it is comprehensive medical insurance plans that you are interested in, make sure to find out what all the plan covers. If you are concerned about certain scenarios, then check out customizable travel insurance policies and find out if the provider can cover you for those situations. You also need to determine if there are reasonable coverage limits. Check deductibles and compensation limits in the insurance policy for this.

    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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