Discover Madeira, the Pearl of the Atlantic, on this one week self-guided walking holiday
The lush green island of Madeira sits just off the coast of Morocco and is often referred as the Pearl of the Atlantic, a title justly deserved. This spectacular island really is Portugal’s colourful garden punctuated with exotic plants and is steeped in history, having been a strategic port for Portuguese explorers during the age of discovery. On this fantastic one week self-guided holiday you will circumnavigate the island to discover the deep roots of Madeira’s heritage, witness the colourful flora, taste the delicious Madeiran delicacies and walk in the footsteps of great explorers.The island is a walkers paradise thanks to the fantastic network of levadas, not to mention the miles of beautiful coastal walking and high plateaus above the steep valleys left behind by its volcanic past. Your routes will take you to the tranquil springs of Ribero Bonito, to the northern coast with views across to neighbouring Porto Santo and to the centre of the island high upon the Plateau Paul de Serra. And when you have finished exploring you will retreat to pretty coastal towns to enjoy a relaxing swim or enjoy a glass of wine in our great selection of hotels.