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Walking & Hiking Tour in Madeira Island

Duration 8 Days
Type Self Guided
Lodging Comfort

Madeira, is the perfect scenery for your Self-Guided walking holidays with its infinite variety of landscapes and sub-tropical temperature.

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Madeira, where a world of diverse landscapes and a blissful subtropical climate beckon you to embark on a week hiking adventure in the enchanting western part of the island. We invite nature lovers like you to explore Madeira's captivating coastal paths and traverse its iconic 'levadas'—the intricate network of water channels that define this island's uniqueness.

Daily Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival to Madeira
Arrival Transfer to Machico. (about 5 min.)
Check-in and Briefing.
Free time to explore Machico.
Overnight in Machico.
Day 02
Walking Tour 1: Ponta de São Lourenço (6 km | + 293m)
We invite you to explore one of the most stunning and unique areas of Madeira. This trail is a classified Partial Nature Reserve heritage site, boasting rare plants and a diverse flora and fauna that cannot be found anywhere else on the island. 
Overnight in Machico.
Day 03
Walking Tour 2: Túnel do Caniçal – Boca do Risco – Larano – Porto da Cruz (9.3 km | + 364 m)
Join us on this amazing coastal hike, offering impressive views over the Atlantic Ocean. The trail connects Machico to Porto da Cruz, following an old footpath once used by locals for exchange business.
Starting in Levada dos Maroços, the first part of the route is an easy walk along a Levada, passing through Mimosa trees and agricultural lands. As we climb higher, we'll reach the viewpoint of Boca do Risco, offering a superb panoramic view over the Atlantic Ocean, Ponta de São Lourenço, Penha d'Aguia, and even the possibility of spotting Porto Santo Island on a clear day.
After the hike, take a refreshing dip on the beach in Porto da Cruz. 
Overnight in Machico.
Day 04
Walking Tour 3: Levada do Furado from Portela - Ribeiro Frio (10.3 km | + 196 m)
Discover the diverse attractions of Ribeiro Frio, a must-see destination on the island.
At Ribeiro Frio, you will find a beautiful garden, a famous trout pond, and the beginning of wonderful walking trails. This trail is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Madeira, filled with endemic species of regional flora and fauna. As you hike, the magnificent vegetation will fill your eyes and soul, immersing you in a peaceful environment. The shining sun infiltrates between the laurels and other plants, creating a magical atmosphere that will leave you in awe.
Overnight in Funchal.
Day 05
Free Day
Enjoy your time to rest, explore Funchal or do some extra activities you think would add value to your Holidays.
Overnight in Funchal.
Day 06
Walking Tour 4: Sunrise + Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo (8.1 km | + 506 m)
Our tour starts with an amazing sunrise in one of the highest points of the island, and we will advise you of the pick-up time the day before.
This is a day you won't forget! You will have the opportunity to hike between three of the highest points on the island, with stunning views that will take your breath away. At times, you will feel like you are hiking above the clouds, surrounded by the natural beauty of Madeira.
Overnight in Funchal.
Day 07
Walking Tour 5: Amazing Rabaçal (9 km | + 182 m)
A breathtaking hike waits for you through the full Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the stunning Rabaçal Valley and the Forest House of Rabaçal. Our journey includes a hike to the famous 25 fountains, an iconic natural wonder of Madeira island. Along the way, you will encounter rare flora and fauna unique to the island and enjoy stunning views of the valley. The Levada Rabaçal trail begins in the highlands of Paul da Serra and winds its way through the lush forests of Calheta.
Overnight in Funchal.
Day 08
Transfer to the airport.
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Dates & Prices

From 890,00€/person  |  Min. 2 participants
Single Supplement: from 275€


More Information

  • 7 nights with breakfast on selected accommodations (3* or similar)
  • Briefing with an A2Z Guide
  • Airport Transfers (In/Out)
  • Luggage transfers – 1 bag per person – up to 15kg/bag;
  • Private transfers day 6 and day 7
  • 24 hours support line
  • Map of the island
  • App on your phone with maps, GPS tracks, and descriptions of stages
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Canyoning -  65.00€/person
  • Jeep Safari -  49.00€/person
  • Whale Watching -  55.00€/person
*For more information, please contact us!

Not Included
  • Flights to and from Madeira;
  • Dinners and Lunches;
  • Public transport tickets (Bus) on days 2 , 3 and 4
  • Museum and Monuments fees;
  • Personal equipment;
  • Other personal expenses;
  • Touristic taxes;
  • All items not mentioned in “included”.

* For more information about lodgings, please contact us!


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