A group of islands off the northwest coast of Africa, Portugal’s Madeira is a popular choice for tourists worldwide. Whether this is because of the year-round summer temperatures or the beautiful landscapes the island has to offer is hard to distinguish, but the two complement each other perfectly to make for an ideal holiday destination.
Temperatures stay between 14 and 25°C year round and so it’s likely you’ll want to explore the outdoor beauty of the island. There is plenty to see with the peaks of Pico de Arieiro accessible for those looking to hike above the clouds, or for those seeking a more tranquil visit, why not admire the Monte Palace tropical gardens.
Many of the sights can be reached by public buses, or Linha Eco mini-buses which have no designated stops and cost only €1.25 for a single journey.
Walking Holiday in Madeira Staying at 5* Hotel in Funchal With Use of Aqua Area
Two thirds of Madeira Island is a protected area of Laurissilva forest, considered as World Heritage by UNESCO. The combination of sub-tropical climate, the mountainous terrain and water falls, makes it the perfect location for all types of walks, hikes and trekking. Madeira Island offers a vast number of "Levadas" (irrigation channels spread all over the mountains), famous worldwide and regarded in the top 10 in the world. Discover it with 4 days of walking, while relaxing afterwards in your 5* accommodation on half board basis. Prices from €959per person
- Walk alongside the Levadas (mini canals) through a beautiful path frequented by travelers and locals alike
- Relax at the 5* Vidamar Resorts hotel with free use of sports and aqua areas after your walks
- Don’t worry about food on your walk – we provide a picnic for you to enjoy at your leisure on your day
- Accommodation at 5* Vidamar Resorts Madeira
- Half board basis (buffet breakfast and dinner, drinks not included)
- 1 Levada full day walk (5-6hrs)
- 2 Levada half day walks (3-4hrs)
- 1x 6hr cross country cycle OR 1x 3.5hr canyoning session (includes guide, transfer and equipment)
- 4 picnics on Levada walks
- Use of sports facilities, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi
- Return airport transfers
- Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
- Local taxes where applicable
- Everything not specified above
The Levada "Walks" are walking trails along the maintenance paths beside the levadas. Although the Levadas were constructed primarily for agricultural/industrial use they are just as important for tourists and local people alike who want to enjoy outdoor adventure activities inaccessible by cars.
Refund Policy This package deviates from our normal terms and conditions and packages are not refundable once booked. Landscaping work Please note there is some ongoing landscaping work at Madeira Vidamir Resort, this means that the putting green and the tennis court are not currently accessible to guests. There is an alternative tennis court available upon request for guests to use, and a shuttle to the court at no additional cost.
Some of the activities may not be suitable for anyone under 16 years old. Explore activities are subject to weather conditions and minimum number of participants is 2. Please contact customer service for more information.
5* Vidamar Resorts Madeira
Check-in time is: 14:00, Check-out time is: 12:00
Located on a privileged ocean front position and set on a clifftop with the most magnificent views obver the Atlantic Ocean, the Vidamar Resort is designed in a modern architectural style with natural daylight all day on its public areas.
All rooms and suites are equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning; refrigerator; kettle; cable television with 30 channels; video on demand; direct line telephone with fax/modem; wireless Internet and 24-hour room service.
The Ocean Marine Deck, the biggest on the Island, offers three saltwater swimming pools (2 for adults and 1 for children) with private and direct access to the ocean. There is also Tennis Court, Squash Court, Billiards and Table Tennis, Season watersports (spearfishing, windsurfing, pedal boats and canoeing), Diving School with PADI Certification, Games Lounge.
The Vidamar Club Spa is spread across 2200sqm, featuring both wet and dry areas encompassing 14 rooms for treatments as well a pool with whirlpool features, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Turkish Bath and well as Contrast, Vichy and Scottish Showers.
There is also a choice of 5 restaurants: Ocean Buffet restaurant, Sabor a Mar (seafood), Mamma Mia Restaurant, Koi Sushi and Lisboa bar.
Starfish Creche (0-3 years old - surcharge)
Dolphins (3 - 6 years old)
Sharks (6 - 11 years old)
Nearest Airport: Madeira Airport (approx. 25mins)
Follow VR1 for 13miles before taking the exit for Funchal Centro/Porto. Take a right towards Pilar/L. do Cavalo/Barreiros. Continue to Levada dos Ilhéus and then the 3rd exit after the roundabout to R. Dr. Pita. On your right will be Estrada Monumental, where the hotel can be found.
By Public Transport
Take the Aerobus from outside the terminal. This will leave you off in front of the hotel. The Aerobus leaves every hour and transit time is around 25mins.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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