Overview

With great weather all year round and walks ranging from easy to challenging, Madeira is the perfect destination if you would like to stretch your legs and try one of ours walking holidays. All the trails are signposted, so you could either go walking on your own or, if you prefer, be part of a small guided group.

The paths along the Levadas (an intricate canal system, providing water all over the island) are the most popular way to discover the island. But don’t be fooled by thinking that the walking will always be easy, as some of these pathways are along steep ravines and high cliffs, so you need a good head for heights. When planning your walking holiday can advise as to whether a particular walk is suitable for you.

The dramatic coastal paths too can have their challenges as they can often be steep with no shade or quite windy. However, you will be rewarded with the most amazing scenery and you’ll want to stop several times to take pictures.

If you take your time, then you too can walk to the highest point on Madeira – Pico Ruivo (1861m) – from the car park at Achada do Teixeira. From there you could be at the top in less than three hours, and on a clear day, you have the most amazing panoramic views of the whole island.

Contact one of our team to find out more about our unique walking holidays.

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