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Western Madeira

Exploring lesser known coasts, trace the famous levada footpaths and pass through forests of laurisilva with panoramic views across the island.

  • Madeira

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board. Dinners taken in local restaurants and hotel restaurants.
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Walking grade

Grade 5

This is a grade 5 walking holiday with full days of walking. Madeira is a mountainous island with peaks rising to around 1870m.  The scenery on our holiday is very dramatic and the excellent network of footpaths allows access without difficulty. There are several types of paths on Madeira: almost completely flat levada paths which run beside the water channels criss-crossing the island; mountain paths through the central area around Curral das Freiras or the major peaks which can be steep at times; engineered paths, sometimes along cobbled or vehicle tracks, and coastal paths which undulate high above the sea. During our stay we walk along the coast, in the mountains, passing villages, waterfalls and enjoying truly magnificent views. Some of the walks along the high peaks are dependant on weather conditions so may not be possible. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 1,870m.

To enjoy the walks you need a good head for heights as some paths are very narrow with large drops on one side, and to be prepared for occasional long descents of around 1000m. Although the holiday is a Grade 5 there are some walks that are more like a Grade 6 due to long descents of up to 1,250m.


Holiday Highlights

  • Flexi Walking: make use of our carefully planned shorter routes on many of the walks.
  • Enjoy delicious Madeiran delicacies made from fresh local produce in the hotel and local restaurants.
  • Stay in a centrally located hotels, within everything you need on your doorstep.
  • Stay in two pretty coastal villages, Porto Moniz and Ponta do Sol.

If you are looking at this one week holiday why not make your stay two weeks by joining us on Complete Madeira.

If you love walking and have never visited Madeira then one of your best holidays still lies ahead of you. It is the perfect walker’s island, with an extensive network of well maintained footpaths through very varied and unique terrain. The famous levada footpaths run beside water channels and cut through the mountains, linking the relatively wet north half of the island with the reasonably dry south.

Your holiday starts in the little visited village of Porto Moniz, in the far northwest, with its sheltered harbour where a mass of pointed reefs provide unique natural bathing pools. This little hidden gem receives so few visitors due to its remoteness, so our exploration here is unique and special. Amongst our walks is the peaceful Levada do Moinho with several watermills along its course and descents along cobbled tracks through pretty villages.

Our second centre is on the South Coast. We are are based in the quiet little town of Ponta do Sol where we cross high moorlands along the Levada do Paul, visit the world’s second highest sea-cliffs at Cabo Girão and explore the central mountains on our walk between Boca da Corrida and Encumeada.

If you have a good head for heights, you'll love Madeira!

  • Return flights from London to Funchal Airport
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners taken in the hotels or local restaurants
  • All local transport costs
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Porto Moniz




We fly to Funchal airport and transfer by private coach across Madeira to Porto Moniz in the north west corner of the island. The journey is extremely scenic and has spectacular mountain and coastal views.

Transfer Time = 1h 30m

Day 2 to 3

Discover Porto Moniz


Breakfast & Dinner


Our itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

During our time in Porto Moniz we will explore the island through a variety of walks which may include one or more of the following:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    10.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Levada da Janela: A great introduction to levada walking on Madeira! At the start of our walk near the pretty village of Lamaceiros, there are panoramic views through a terraced valley down to the azure sea. The flat levada path is lined by lush vegetation including agapanthus and eucalyptus. There are tunnels to venture through, thundering waterfalls and spectacular views inland into densely covered rolling hillsides. 

We return to the café in Lamaceiros for refreshments before the descent back to Porto Moniz, enjoying 360 degree views of the north coast on the way.

  • Time

    5.5 hours

  • Distance

    7.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Levada Moinho: An uphill walk through woodland from Achadas da Cruz opens to a levada. The path is narrow at times, but well protected. The levada is often fast flowing, used as it was to power mills. There are wonderful sweeping views of the dramatic coast and steep hillsides with cultivated terracing. 

We can detour to the source of the levada, then follow it to Santa for a café refreshment, before continuing down the traditional cobbled steps to Porto Moniz.

Day 4

Welcome to Ponta Do Sol


Today we transfer to our second centre of Ponta do Sol.

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    6 miles

  • Descent


Lombo do Mouro:  Our transfer bus takes us up on to the impressive Plateau of Paul Da Serra where we will have our first views of the dramatic Big Peaks. As we start to descend towards Encumeada the bus will drop us off and continue to Ponto Do Sol with our luggage. We will descend, initially on a small levada with open views of the Big Peaks to the east. We continue through Eucalyptus forest, emerging to fine views down the Ribeira Valley. We continue the descent through small villages to the coast at Ribeira Brava where there will be time for a drink before prearranged taxis will take us to the hotel at Ponto Do Sol on the south coast.

Day 5 to 7

Explore Ponta do Sol


Breakfast & Dinner


During our time in Ponta do Sol we will explore the island through a variety of walks which may include one or more of the following:

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Descent


Levada do Paul & 25 Fontes: Our walk begins at Christo Rei close to the Plateau of Paul Da Serra. We walk along the quiet Levada Do Paul with uninterrupted views to the dramatic south coast. Upon reaching Rabacal we continue through Laurissilva forest either on Levada Das 25 Fontes or Levada do Risco, both of which finish with impressive waterfalls. 25 Fontes (springs) is a group of waterfalls 30m high tumbling down to a rock pool and has become a premier must see spot in Madeira. 

Returning from the waterfalls, we continue through the Calheta tunnel, then taking a pleasant woodland path to Atouguia and the end of the walk.  

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    11 miles

  • Descent


Cabo Girão & Levada do Norte to Faja: We begin with the visit to the Cabo Girão sea cliffs at 580m where its glass skywalk is now the most popular must see attraction in Madeira. Leaving the dramatic cliffs behind we walk along Levada Norte around lush rolling valleys and through sunny cultivated terraces. 

We will stop at a pleasant bar at Boa Morte at lunchtime before continuing towards Ribeira Funda. Leaving the levada below the pretty village, we take a stepped path down to Faja in the Ribeira Valley. The path down has 1600 steps and is a spectacular descent.

  • Time

    6 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Fontes & Chao dos Terreiros: Beginning in the village of Fontes we complete a circuit of the rolling hills to the north of the village before descending to Meia Legua in the lush Ribeira Valley. Heading uphill towards Terreiros, the views begin to open out towards Boca Da Cerro, Pico Grande and the Big Peaks. After a well earned rest with panoramic views at the summit, we return to Fontes. 

For those not wishing to undertake the descent, transport can be taken from here back to the hotel. However the views on the descent route are well worth the effort and the path, although narrow in places, is now much improved and enjoyable.

Day 8




Our exploration of Madeira is over and it’s a short transfer to Funchal airport for our return flight to the UK.

Departure dates for your selected tour

19th Sep 2022 - 26th Sep 2022 (7 Nights)

7th Nov 2022 - 14th Nov 2022 (7 Nights)

20th Dec 2022 - 27th Dec 2022 (7 Nights)

16th Jan 2023 - 23rd Jan 2023 (7 Nights)

6th Feb 2023 - 13th Feb 2023 (7 Nights)

20th Mar 2023 - 27th Mar 2023 (7 Nights)

12th Apr 2023 - 19th Apr 2023 (7 Nights)

2nd Oct 2023 - 9th Oct 2023 (7 Nights)

27th Nov 2023 - 4th Dec 2023 (7 Nights)

20th Dec 2023 - 27th Dec 2023 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Funchal Airport
  • Arrival transfer by road c.1hr.30mins
  • We can offer regional flight options and often there will be up to two transfer vehicles (which may include coaches, minibuses or taxis) from the airport to the hotel and vice versa which will minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Aqua Natura Hotel & Spa

Porto Moniz is a relaxing coastal village and offers magnificent levadas and phenomenal sea views. There are a variety of facilities including shops, mini supermarkets, bakery, bars, restaurants and cafes. There is also a small bank with an ATM, a tourist office, and bus station.

The Aqua Natura Hotel is a contemporary four star hotel delightfully situated in the cosy parish of Porto Moniz. Close by to the natural pools it is surrounded by the Atlantic and the cliffs of Madeira’s coast. Facilities include a solarium area equipped with Jacuzzi and sauna. Guests are offered free access to the natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz, definitely worth a visit!

We stay in double and twin  bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually include single beds.

  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Free WIFI
  • Fridge 
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Balcony with sea views

Enotel Sunset Bay

Ponta do Sol is located between two mountains and is known as the sunpoint of Madeira as it is one of the sunniest points on the island! It is a peaceful picturesque village with pebble beaches and beautiful hilly landscape. The centre is very small with 1 miniature supermarket, however it is ideal for relaxing and seeing the real Madeira! 

We stay in the recently refurbished four star Enotel Sunset Bay with direct access to the sea! The hotel reception area and its restaurant has been enlarged and refurbished with modern furnishings. Other refurbished facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna, gym, a rooftop solarium and cocktail bar!

We stay in recently refurbished double and twin bedded rooms. Single rooms are usually double for sole use. The facilities include:

  • Ensuite bathrooms with a walk in shower
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Free WIFI
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer 
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Like most hotels in Madeira, rooms do not include tea and coffee making facilities.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a grade 5 walking holiday with full days of walking. Madeira is a mountainous island with peaks rising to around 1870m.  The scenery on our holiday is very dramatic and the excellent network of footpaths allows access without difficulty. There are several types of paths on Madeira: almost completely flat levada paths which run beside the water channels criss-crossing the island; mountain paths through the central area around Curral das Freiras or the major peaks which can be steep at times; engineered paths, sometimes along cobbled or vehicle tracks, and coastal paths which undulate high above the sea. During our stay we walk along the coast, in the mountains, passing villages, waterfalls and enjoying truly magnificent views. Some of the walks along the high peaks are dependant on weather conditions so may not be possible. The maximum altitude we reach on this holiday is 1,870m.

To enjoy the walks you need a good head for heights as some paths are very narrow with large drops on one side, and to be prepared for occasional long descents of around 1000m. Although the holiday is a Grade 5 there are some walks that are more like a Grade 6 due to long descents of up to 1,250m.

Walks & Excursions

Local Transport Costs

All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.

Optional Excursions

A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator. We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price, non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.

Currency in Portugal

The currency in Portugal is the euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.


Tipping to our local suppliers including hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers is included in your holiday price. If, however, you would like to make an additional contribution for a particular service, this is entirely at your own discretion, and any donation should be given directly to the recipient.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.

Your Travel Details

Return flights are from London to Funchal Airport. Travel in Madeira will be by private coach and the approximate travel times are as follows:

  • Funchal Airport to Porto Moniz: 1 hour. 
  • Porto Moniz to Ponta do Sol: 1 hour. 
  • Ponta do Sol to Funchal Airport: 40 minutes

During the week we'll travel by foot coach, local buses and cable cars.

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Madeira, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?

If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.

Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details. 

Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.

Regional Transfers

Regional Flights (R3). We offer regional flight options on this holiday and there will be one or two transfer vehicles between the airport and hotel to minimise any waiting time at the overseas airport on the outward or return journeys.

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.

Personal Details Check

To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.

Coronavirus Travel Advice

You may be required to provide proof that you have been fully vaccinated when travelling or in your destination. Proof of vaccination can either be digital via the NHS app or a printed copy via NHS Hard Copy. We recommend allowing seven working days for your printed copy to arrive. Please note both the NHS app and printed copy are only valid for 30 days.

We anticipate that all travellers will need to be fully vaccinated including the booster jab and to carry proof of this with them at all times. Some indoor venues require, and may ask for proof of vaccination, as well as masks becoming mandatory for indoor public spaces, and we ask you to be prepared for this.

Local Guidance & Travel Restrictions

Entry Requirements

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport. Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country.

Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements.

General passport advice for UK nationals on the UK Government website.

FCDO Travel Advice

You must ensure you check all entry requirements in good time by reviewing the official FCDO advice for your destination. Please take time to read and regularly check this website for changes to the entry requirements and any local restrictions.


Breakfast and dinners are included in the holiday price. Hotel breakfasts are buffet style and include a variety of dishes such as fresh fruit, salad, yoghurt, cold meats, cereal, eggs, bacon, breads, cake and pastries. 

During our stay in Porto Moniz, we dine in the hotel and local restaurants for dinners, giving us the opportunity to sample the excellent Madeiran cuisine. We'll enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional restaurant along with local diners. Madeiran dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and usually consist of soup, meat or fish, vegetables and potatoes. 

During our stay in Ponta do Sol we dine in the hotel's highly rated restaurant where we can enjoy delicious local delicacies.

Lunches are not included in the holiday price and these can be taken as picnics or in local cafes.

During our festive dates, we dine in the Enotel Sunset Bay in Ponta do Sol during our stay where we enjoy a festive atmosphere with delicious local delicacies. On Christmas Eve we'll savour celebratory drinks and a festive buffet. After dinner hotel guests join local families at the Christmas Eve mass in the local church a short stroll from the hotel. Christmas Eve is celebrated more than Christmas Day in Madeira. Christmas Day is usually quieter and families eat and gather around the Christmas tree at home. We'll celebrate Christmas Day with a quieter but delicious festive dinner in the Enotel Sunset Bay restaurant. 

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks. 

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Torches / Headtorches

On this holiday you will find it extremely helpful to bring a head torch or hand held torch to assist you.

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Portugal

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found at

Water To Go

An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter such as a Water-to-go bottle available from Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website at and enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

Suggested map is 'Madeira Tour and Trail Map - David Brawn. To give you an idea of the walking on offer on Madeira why not take a look at the Trailblazer Madeira Walks book with downloadable GPS tracks and waypoints. Written by Oliver Breda. 

Visit Madeira

Visit Portugal

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Funchal, Madeira Islands by Unravel Travel TV on Youtube. 

Madeira Travel Guide 2020 by Madeira Travel Guide et al.

A Birdwatcher’s guide to Portugal, the Azores and Madeira Archipelagos by Colm Moore

Madeira Walks: Challenging Trails and High Altitude Routes by Shirely and Mike White Head, Rosamund Brawn et al.

Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira by Lonely Planet and Marc Di Duca

BBC 4’s TV programme – Nature Wonderlands: Islands of Evolution see’s Richard Fortey travel to Madeira in episode 3 to examine volcanic islands.

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure. Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.

Health Advice for Portugal

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Portugal. 

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus. 

Dengue fever exists in Portugal; please take normal precautions against mosquito bites.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.

Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.

Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.

Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.

Covid-19 Cover

If you should have symptoms and test positive for Covid-19 whilst abroad, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative and you may have to seek treatment. We strongly recommend that you take out an insurance policy that covers you for this eventuality.

Looking for travel insurance?

If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.

SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.


From January 1st, 2021 UK travellers can continue to use their European Heath Insurance Card (EHIC) – which can last up to five years, until its expiry date, to gain access to medical assistance during your holiday. However, you will no longer be covered in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. Travellers without a valid EHIC can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replaces the EHIC once it has been phased out. Please note however that the EHIC/GHIC should not be considered a substitute for medical or travel insurance.

For more information, please visit

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.

Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations. Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups not only gives you an up close and personal experience of your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate environment. We feel that the most important starting point to protect the environment is to be out in it. For more details visit our website.

The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust

Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements. 

Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.  

As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.


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  • Time Difference

    UTC, UTC +01:00

  • Flight duration

    3hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 109mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 93mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 75mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 66mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 52mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 26mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 16mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 44mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 91mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 111mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 120mm

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