Madeira: Hiking - Walking
Scenic mountainous landscapes, stunning wildlife and fabulous food
Madeira is made for hiking and walking – as long as you don’t mind hills. The network of levadas (irrigation channels) provides hundreds of miles of ready-made routes for keen walkers. Make sure you enjoy at least one levada walk during your holiday in Madeira – a route that takes in the Jasmin Tea House, set above Funchal, Madeira’s capital city. Because of the dramatic terrain, walkers in Madeira need to wear sturdy boots or shoes and suitable clothing. And as some of the Madeiran levadas run through tunnels, take a torch too! There are plenty of books of hikes in Madeira, or you may prefer to join a guided walk, with prices starting at around €24 for a half day. Some Madeira walking and hiking companies even provide baby backpack carriers, which is good news for parents on holiday in Madeira.