Madeira: The Sunny South West

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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Madeira: The Sunny South West

  • A self-guided walking adventure discovering Madeira’s South West.
  • Easy-moderate walks exploring the island’s sunniest coast.
  • Follow the levada trails of the UNESCO Rabacal National Park.
  • Relax at the end of the day with a glass of the local fortified wine.
  • Explore Funchal, Madeira’s capital city.
A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of traditional irrigation channels, make for fantastic walking routes taking you to spectacular viewpoints. As well as exploring Funchal, take easy-going walks to the Risco waterfall and Pont do Pargo, the most westerly point of the island, before finishing in the coastal village of Estreito da Calheta.


Day 1 Arrive Funchal and overnight Day 2 Free Day in Funchal Day 3 Walk in the Tabua Valley 6.6 miles / 10.4 km Day 4 Rest day Day 5 The 25 Springs of Rabacal and Risco Waterfall 6 miles / 10 km Day 6 Walk to Prazeres 7.8 miles / 12.5 km Day 7 Loop Walk from Ponta do Pargo 7.6 miles / 12.2 km Day 8 Onward Travel

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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The biggest choice

The biggest choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have over 500 tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Around since 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

18,000+ customer reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & a British Travel Award, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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