Walking Holidays in Portugal - Madeira


Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean. It has a worldwide reputation for walking holidays and hotel to hotel treks. It is one of the Autonomous regions of Portugal with Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island being the only inhabited islands. Although it is part of the African Plate it belongs politically and culturally to Europe. Madeira known originally to the Romans as the Purple Islands was rediscovered possibly accidentally, by Portuguese sailors and settled by Portugal as early as 1418 or as late as 1420. The archipelago is considered to be the first discovery of the exploratory period initiated by Henry the Navigator of Portugal. It is a popular year-round resort, noted for its Madeira wine, flowers, and embroidery artisans, as well as its New Year's Eve celebrations that feature a spectacular fireworks show, which is the largest in the world according to the Guinness World Records. New Experience Holidays offer holidays trekking in Madeira and walking in Madeira - see the listings below for details.

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Madeira - Eastern Highlights

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Why not take the opportunity to stay in the countryside in small hotels and experience Madeira to the full?We have put together an itinerary for a walking holiday in Madeira which...

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Madeira - Great Treks of the West

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A chance to visit the enticing and less populated Western region of Madeira offering both coastal and mountain walking. Stay in just three hotels starting high in the mountains progressing...

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Madeira - The Garden Island

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Madeira is an island of fascinating natural beauty and enticing climate. It rises steeply from the Atlantic Ocean standing with its small island neighbours in splendid isolation...

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