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Marvels of Madeira Walk
Madeira is perfect for year round walking. The collection of coastal paths and levada walking routes dot the verdant landscape, while the sea breeze makes for a wonderful climate.
- Style: Self Guided Walking Tour
- Duration: 8 days/7 nights
- Starts in: Santana
Guide Price £1279 pp
- The Caldeirao Verde Levada
- Ponta de Sao Lourenco’s Nature Reserve
Day 1 Santana
Make your way to your hotel at Santana, your base for three nights. An arrival transfer from Funchal airport is included with certain flights.
Day 2 Sao Jorge
Begin walking this morning along a beautiful coastal path that descends to Calhau. Walk along the base of the cliffs and enjoy watching the Atlantic rollers sweep in. Afterwards, climb up to Sao Jorge and admire the peak of Pico Ruivo on your way back to Santana.
Day 3 The Caldeirao Verde Levada
Transfer by road to Parque das Queimadas and walk one of Madeira’s best loved levadas. Head up the valley and enjoy unforgettable coastal views, hilltop villages and the inspiring central peaks. Enjoy the waterfall at Caldeirao Verde before heading down the Lapa Valley to Ilha, from where you’ll take a local bus back to Santana.
Day 4 Ribeiro to Santo da Serra
Journey to Ribeiro Frio and join the Levada do Furado, one of Madeira’s oldest levadas. The forested trail is dotted with waterfalls and occasional views of the white hilltop hamlets. Descend to Santo da Serra and enjoy the vibrant square, before continuing to your hotel at Porto Bay where you’ll stay two nights.
Day 5 Sao Lourenco
Transfer to the most eastern point of the island at Ponta de Sao Lourenco’s Nature Reserve. Walk the popular peninsula loop with sweeping views of the jagged peaks.
Day 6 Cabo Girao walk
Begin the day with a transfer to Boa Morte and follow the Levada do Norte through pine and eucalyptus trees. The path passes through pretty villages en route to Cabo Girao where there’s a majestic view of the Atlantic. Afterwards, transfer to the Quinta da Bela Vista, just about Funchal and your base for two nights.
Day 7 Funchal
Today is at leisure in Madeira’s relaxed capital of Funchal. Perhaps wander through the bustling market near the harbour or visit the iconic Reid’s Palace hotel for afternoon tea.
Day 8 Funchal
Transfer to Funchal airport for your flight home (transfer only included with certain flights).
Departs:Frequent departures Jul - Oct 2019 & Feb - Oct 2020
- Return airport transfers (only available in conjunction with certain flights, please check)
- 7 nights 3+ hotel accommodation
- 7 breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches & 7 dinners
- Luggage transfers between hotels on days 4 & 6
- International flights
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