Walking in Madeira

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17415
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Madeira, Portugal
  • Ends Funchal, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • One-week holiday traversing Madeira Island on foot
  • Follow the levadas as they meander along the southern slopes
  • Enjoy swimming in natural rock pools in Porto Moniz
Starting in Madeira and ending in Funchal, the "Walking In Madeira" trip is a guided walking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Porto Moniz, Madeira and Porto da Cruz in Portugal. "Walking In Madeira" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Discover the Pearl of the Atlantic on our week-long walking tour in Madeira. It might be small, but this volcanic island is bursting with beauty, from its unique geological formations to its breathtaking coastlines and, not forgetting its time-old traditions. Take in the landscapes, walking along cliff tops to the Ponta da Sao Lourenco and past alluring waterfalls, then, at the end of the day, get acquainted with local life, sipping Madeiran wine in quaint, local towns and villages.

Levada Paths - See Madeira's beauty at its best on several picturesque walks alongside the island's unique irrigation channels.

The Balcony Walk - Take in the spectacular mountain views along this famous path between the peaks of Arieiro and Ruivo.

Funchal - Explore the laid-back capital with its beautiful gardens, historic buildings, and colourful farmers' market.

Christmas and New Year Departures - Get into the swing of the festive season with Christmas markets, midnight mass and Funchal's epic fireworks.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Santana
  • Day 2 : Scenic coastal walk along the Vereda do Larano to Porto da Cruz
  • Day 3 : Walk through UNESCO-listed Laurisilva Forest to Faja do Penedo
  • Day 4 : Hike Levada do Alecrim from Rabaçal to Risco Waterfall
  • Day 5 : Visit the westernmost tip of the island and levada Nova Valley walk
  • Day 6 : Explore the streets of Funchal. Free afternoon, optional wine tasting and whale watching
  • Day 7 : Walk to Pico de Ruivo, Madeira's highest point
  • Day 8 : Trip ends in Funchal
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Hotel O Colmo, Santana (2 nights)
  • Hotel Euro Moniz (2 nights)
  • Hotel do Carmo, Funchal (3 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Minibus
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Any international flights to Madeira and from Funchal are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Walking in Madeira tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Spain
  • On Nov 14 2022
5 - Excellent
Walking in Madeira
We had an excellent, highly knowledgable, passionate local guide named Benny. The best! The trip is very complete. Magnificent scenery, great food. A small paradise well worth visiting.
  • Mike
  • On Feb 13 2020
5 - Excellent
A great trip
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.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in Madeira tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 August 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 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. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


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.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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