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Walking in Madeira

From £729 for 8 days
Trip Overview
During the course of this week you will have the opportunity to walk through the wild and varied scenery of Madeira, from gentle strolls along flower-lined levadas and spectacular coastal footpaths, to more demanding forays amongst the jagged ridges and peaks of the rugged volcanic interior. There is plenty of time to relax by the sea in the fishing 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.
Essential Info
Starts: Start Machico.
Ends: End Funchal.
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Walking
Trip Code: ETSD
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Portugal
What's Included


All breakfasts are included and usually consist of coffee/tea, fruit juice, rolls or bread, butter and jam, with the addition of cereal or cheese sometimes


7 nights 3 and 4-star hotels/pensions, all rooms en suite 5 days point-to-point walking; 1 free day


Trip Highlights

•    Superb walking through Madeira's botanical paradise

•    Flower-lined levadas with stunning coastal views

•    Mild year-round climate perfect for walking

•    Picturesque fishing villages and the historic town of Funchal

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 28th Sep 2019
Limited Availability
3 spaces
Departing: 5th Oct 2019
Returning: 12th Oct 2019
Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 26th Oct 2019
Returning: 2nd Nov 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 9th Nov 2019
Returning: 16th Nov 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 23rd Nov 2019
Returning: 30th Nov 2019
Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Dec 2019
Returning: 28th Dec 2019
Fully Booked
Departing: 28th Dec 2019
Returning: 4th Jan 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Jan 2020
Returning: 18th Jan 2020
Availability: Good
Departing: 8th Feb 2020
Returning: 15th Feb 2020
Availability: Good
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Itinerary & Notes
We start at our hotel in Machico which overlooks the beach of Machico Bay and is close to the picturesque historic fishing village. *Comfortable Hotel*
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Great holiday, good walks
Just returned from Madeira, whilst the weather was pretty miserable we still had a great time. Andre our guide had to substitute a couple of our walks due to the weather conditions. Very impressed with Madeira and the locals who very helpful, but I would suggest maybe going at a different time of the year, (Not April). Exodus planned everything from we lifted up the phone until we were left back to the airport. The hotels, the pack lunches, the walks, flights etc.
Very well organised trip in a magnificent natural place.
An interesting and enjoyable walking tour of Madeira.
Lovely bunch of folks , lots of laughs and good local guide who always made sure we could eat together and knew some great restaurants. He also found us chances to swim in the sea at the end of some walks. Great weather and varied walks amongst the flowers, plants and mountains of subtropical Madeira. Plenty to do in Funchal in our free time, beautiful gardens.
I'm just back from a fabulous week's walking in Madeira. The scenery, weather and company could not have been better. Thank you to Andre, our guide, for helping to make this week so successful. There was lots of laughter along with some strenuous walks set against the majestic background of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. I highly recommend this trip.
The walks were well planned and we were lucky to have a well rounded and very pleasant group. The first two days were rather "easy" but after that the walking took us further afield and we spent plenty of time off the beaten track in some wonderful landscapes. Overall I think the walking could have been a bit more challenging, overall only just a "moderate" walking grade. The hotels were fairly modest, they were simple, but fine, twice there was no wi fi in the rooms though. Funchal worth a visit in its own right.
This was my first Exodus Tour. It will not be my last. Organisation was great. The guide (Andre Pontes) was superb - he made sure that everyone was enjoying themselves and that everyone was safe. He has very good people skills, and was a font of knowledge. I am 57 years old and moderately fit. The walking was just right for me. The others in the group (we were 11) were a lovely bunch. Madeira is beautiful.
Everything was very good except the hotel near Encumeada which was expensive,had very poor staff, and no acoustic attenuation between rooms. In short wholly unsatisfactory. For this reason Exodus does not get an Excellent rating
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.
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