It was an amazing trip, 5 hiking days everyday different landscape, flora, different weather that made the trip unforgettable. Great wine, local beer, great food. Highly recommend visiting Madeira,
It is wise to book extra days before and after, just in case, delays are common even closing the airport, as happened a couple of days before my arrival.
Adelbert - Toronto, ON
Trails of Madeira
Small Group Holiday
The subtropical island of Madeira, a piece of Portugal far out in the Atlantic Ocean, offers dramatic scenery, black sand beaches, volcanic craters and gushing mountain streams. Hiking along the levada irrigation channels is a unique experience, allowing you to access the rugged interior.
Activity / Theme
Private minivan and public bus
Hotels and pensions with en suite facilities
Months of Operation
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
While temperatures are plesant year-round, April through September offer the best weather to hike in Madeira. April and May see lots of wildflowers and lush vegetation.
DAY 1 Start Machico
DAY 2 Walk along Ponta de Sao Lourenco
DAY 3 Hike the north coast path to Porto da Cruz
DAY 4 Walk Levada do Caldeirao Verde to Ilha
DAY 5 Sunrise and climb Pico Ruivo; descend to Encumeada
DAY 6 High level walk through forest to Corticeiras, bus to Funchal
DAY 7 Free day for personal explorations
DAY 8 End Funchal
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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