South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
The pleasant climate, spectacular mountainous peaks and natural bathing pools make walking holidays in Madeira a tremendous experience. This remote island, which sits off the north west coast of Africa, is adored by avid walkers for its well-maintained footpaths, varied terrain and its multitude of scenic views. Choose from moderate walking to more energetic, challenging endeavours as you pass by strikingly beautiful, yet readily accessible scenery. Some walks take you along ’levadas’ - waterwa
Walking adventures with Ramblers Walking Holidays let you discover the best sights and hidden treasures that a country has to offer, and Madeira is no exception. Be guided off the beaten track, explore remote and unspoiled landscapes and let our experienced walking leaders guide you in discovering the true nature of this volcanic, yet green jewel of the Atlantic.
Western Madeira walks take you through the Laurisilva Forest - which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with rural windmills and scenic villages contributing to the peaceful atmosphere of this region. Travellers will visit the quiet village of Porto Moniz, before ascending the 2000metre-high peaks, giving spectacular views of the island.
The east, which is famed for its beautiful vegetation, is home to what many regard as the best walk on the island - Boca da Corrida to Curral das Freiras trail. The cable car ride up to Monte is another highlight in the east, where visitors can look down on the impressive views of Funchal. With so much to see on both sides of the island, why not do them both on one of our Complete Madeira holidays?