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Walking in Madeira - Exodus Travels
Walking in Madeira - Exodus Travels
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59 reviews
Starts
Machico
+5 Destinations
Atlantic
Ends
Funchal
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Highlights

Start in Machico and end in Funchal! With the hiking & trekking tour Walking in Madeira, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Machico, Portugal and 6 other destinations in Portugal. Walking in Madeira includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Coastal Walks, Christmas & New Year

59 Reviews

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 1
    Written on October 8, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent walks with a very good, knowledgeable guide (Andrea). Good quality hotels. Nice to have final day to myself in Funchal. Need a good head for heights!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The long walk across the mountains from... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 2
    Written on April 21, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A lovely, relaxing holiday with a variety of walks in beautiful and varied countryside.  Andre, our guide, enthused us with his knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of his beloved Madeira.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?So many, but... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 3
    Written on April 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic holiday – we did 5 walks that were all between 8-16km (with one day off in beautiful Funchal), and these are, IMO correctly graded as "Moderate". They which were challenging enough so you’d feel sufficiently tired and like you’ve accomplished... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 4
    Written on April 17, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    We enjoyed long hikes and beautiful scenery.  It was especially nice because each hike went to a location that was completely different from the other hikes.  Our guide was knowledgeable and attentive.  The people of Madeira were warm and friendly.What was... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 5
    Written on April 17, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic holiday

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 6
    Written on January 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    A lovely holiday with a great group of people. The guide was very enthusiastic, clearly loved his job and made us all laugh! The views were amazing and the daily walking always enjoyable, we were all tired at the end of the day but that didn't stop us... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 7
    Written on November 9, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent walking holiday, a variety of walks in varied stunning scenery with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic gude and a very friendly groupWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The walk along the Ponta de San Lourenco was spectacular, on... Read more

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 8
    Written on May 8, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 9
    Written on May 8, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

  • Walking in Madeira reviewer 10
    Written on April 17, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had a fantastic trip. Very well organised. Excellent company (8 in our group). Transferred with the luggage to Funchal - Andre arranged it all with no problems.Visited Monte garden and Botanic garden by cable car.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Machico.
  2. Day 2: Walk along Ponta de Sao Lourenco, where rocks contrast with the blue of the ocean.
  3. Day 3: Spectacular walk along the north coast path to the fishing village of Porto da Cruz.
  4. Day 4: Transfer to Queimadas; walk along Levada do Caldeirao Verde to the remote village of Ilha.
  5. Day 5: Early departure for sunrise at Achada do Teixeira; ascend the island's highest mountain, Pico Ruivo; follow a stone staircase down to Encumeada.
  6. Day 6: High level walk through beautiful chestnut and eucalyptus woods to Corticeiras; panoramic local bus ride to Funchal.
  7. Day 7: Free day to visit the bustling 'Mercado dos Lavradores' (workers' market), Sé Cathedral or for wine tasting in Madeira's Wine Lodge.
  8. Day 8: End Funchal.

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Recommended for Portugal. Ideally 2 months before travel.

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Location
Machico is the starting point and Funchal is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 11 February 2019 the full payment of $888 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $888 for Walking in Madeira, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 30 km.
  • Machico (Portugal)
  • 5 km
  • Porto da Cruz (Portugal)
  • 5 km
  • Santana (Portugal)
  • 5 km
  • Achada do Teixeira (Portugal)
  • 2 km
  • Pico Ruivo (Portugal)
  • 5 km
  • Curral das Freiras (Portugal)
  • 7 km
  • Funchal (Portugal)

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