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Madeira Holidays

Madeira Holidays

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Walking in Madeira

Madeira
8 Days from 1 149 €

Guided Group (Excl. Flights)

Explore the verdant landscapes on one of Portugal’s most scenic islands

Walking & Trekking

Marvels of Madeira Walk

Madeira
8 Days from 1 549 €

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Enjoy magnificent mountain scenery and stunning coastal paths

Walking & Trekking
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Walking the Waterways and villages of Madeira

Madeira
8 Days from 1 149 €

Self-Guided Holidays (Excl. Flights)

Surging from the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira offers a temperate sub-tropical paradise perfect for year-round walking.

Walking & Trekking

This is a pleasant walking trip. Interesting Flora and fauna and as always a good guide provided by Exodus. The down side is a poor selection of Hotels and cost cutting by the company on transport.
This is the first Exodus trip I have been on where there is no company transit or bus. The group used public transport which led to delays and pressure to get certain buses and led to a rigid timetable. ( so after a long walk we had about 10 mins to buy and finish a drink because of the pressure to catch a certain bus)
The Hotel in Santana was tired . It provided a poor selection of food and because there were other big groups staying there service was slow and the food not that good. As the majority of guests were walkers I was surprised that the hotel had no wet room or any facilities to dry clothes and boots. On both walking days the weather was cold and wet and no heating was available in the bedrooms.
The Hotel in Funcal was small and cramped, although well located. We had 3 single beds crammed into our room and with the bags there was not much room to manoeuvre. Breakfast was poor with very little choice and the staff overworked. we ate out during our stay there

John Teal Walking in Madeira

It was great to get away, my first holiday abroad since the pandemic began. The tour group (10 of us) were lovely like minded people.
The hotels we stayed in were okay, but breakfast at the Funchal hotel was terrible. Our tour leader was a really nice guy, open, funny, self-deprecating and patient. He was knowledgeable about local fauna and flora and introduced us to food and drink experiences.
We used some public buses as well as private ones, and that wasn’t a big deal.
This trip wasn’t good value for money. There are only 5 days spent walking, but it’s ‘sold’ as a 7 day trip. Despite suggestions on the website that Exodus might include an airport transfer, this didn’t happen.

Ian Griffiths Walking in Madeira

This was a very different walking holiday to that I undertook in the Douro a view years ago. The walks were a lot more challenging so you need to be fit! The scenery of Madeira is lovely and a lot of the walks took place along the edge of cliffs, occasionally on both sides! On the longest walk across the mountain tops we did meet a lot of people coming the other way so you needed to take care going round bends.
The hotels were of a good standard, especially in Santana and the transport arrangements worked out well, using local buses was a good idea and was good fun at times.
Our group got on well and had a good time and we enjoyed the humour of Andre, our tour guide. It also helped that we had really good weather.

Nigel Jones Walking in Madeira

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