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Walking on Levada Trails and Peaks of Madeira

Starts: Funchal, Portugal
Finishes: Funchal, Portugal

Visit: Funchal, Curral das Freiras, Fajã da Ovelha, Lanceiros, Fajã do Penedo, Funchal

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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With its rugged coastal scenery, impressive volcanic geology and lush levada trails, the Atlantic island of Madeira is a walker's paradise and a haven for keen botanists. Moving around Madeira and staying in different villages, we enjoy ever-changing sea views and have access to a variety of super day-walks. Following age-old paths and also hiking alongside Madeira's amazing network of irrigation channels known as levadas, we walk and hike through terraced farmland, explore extensive laurel forest, negotiate levada tunnels and cross jagged green ridges to find the best viewpoints. The scenery is far more varied than you may imagine and the floral diversity is remarkable! Highlights of this Madeira walking holiday include the enchanting green valley of Riberio do Poco, the dramatic mountain views at Encumeada and the spectacular trail that links Madeira's highest peaks, Pico Ruivo (1862m) and Pico do Arieiro (1810m). With daily walks of between 4 and 6 hours and plenty of time to enjoy our atmospheric sea-side locations and comfortable hotels, this is a brilliant walking holiday in Madeira.

Highlights

    • Walk the balcony route between Pico Ruivo & Pico do Arieiro, Madeira's two highest peaks
    • Explore Madeira`s west, east and centre on the island's best day walks
    • Guided walking on every day and all meals included
    • Enjoy Madeira's unique flora and fauna - a botanist's dream!

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 127607
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Funchal, Portugal
Finishes: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • A professional and qualified tour leader
  • Single timed airport transfers on arrival and departure
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,395 ($174/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Portugal Funchal, Curral Das Freiras, Pico Grande, Boca Do Cerro, Encumeada, Jardim Do Mar, Prazeres, Camino Real, Faja Da Ovelha, Ponto Do Pargo, Madeira, Achadas Da Cruz, Ribeira Do Tristao, Porto Moniz, Levada Ribeira Da Janela, Pico Ruivo, Paul Do Mar
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Tony W  

It was our first experience of a walking holiday and it was very positive. It was very easy to book and your office staff were very helpful. We loved Madeira and the last day above the clouds was very special. Our experience of walking and socialising with the group was also positive as we all seemed to get on well. We have not laughed so much for years. The trip fulfilled all our expectations.

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Michael S  

Our guide has an amazing knowledge of the walks together with his ability to describe the fauna and geology of the area. He is also a great guy and made the trip so enjoyable. As this was my first such trip I was not sure what to expect. However every detail of the holiday exceeded my expectations. I would have no hesitation in booking with you again.

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Angela & Chris B  

I would just like to say that we had a fantastic holiday walking in Maderia, it was a pleasure to book again with you and we would certainly recommend this trip to anyone. We have nothing but praise for you. However, we would like to say that the trip was made even more special by our guide who quickly became one of us. He was supportive and helpful, nothing was too much for him. He was a fantastic ambassador for your company and his country, we only hoped he enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed his.

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Helen A  

We were a large group of 15, therefore there were many different paces, but the leader managed us very well and kept us all together. He was also very knowledgeable and was able to share this with us. He had an easy manner and his English was excellent. I most enjoyed the varied walks and scenery. The group dynamics and the information received from our guide.

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Sarah E  

Our guide was outstanding in every aspect of leadership. An excellent ambassador for you at all times and the best possible representative Madeia could have! He really made this holiday such a memorable and wonderful time for us all. We greatly appreciated all his efforts and thank him sincerely. I thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. It was my first adventure with you and I will definitely be looking forward to future trips and travel. I would recommend you based on the excellent experience I have had.

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Philip P  

Most enjoyed - Walking off the tourist track. The varied terrain, plants and flowers. Company of the other group members and leader. Insight into history and culture of Maderia.

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Judith T  

The guide made this experience very easy and comfortable for me. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about his island and answered innumerable questions on a daily basis. Nothing was left to chance. As a trip leader he is superb. I enjoyed being part of the group and the villages and small towns we stayed in were interesting. The Atlantic swell and rock pools in Paul do Mar were exhilirating.I particularly enjoyed the walks following the lavadas (without the steep descents!!!)

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Nadya W  

Madeira is magical, stunning, special. Its nature is unique and its people are warm and welcoming. This was one of the best holidays ever. Stunning scenery, different every day. Fantastic support and care from the trip leader who was always willing to answer any questions and who kept us safe and interested. His knowledge and support made this trip an absolute success. I expected a great time and i got 10 times more.

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