Walking Madeira: Portugal’s Isle of Flowers By Foot
Portugal’s botanical wonders, sun warmed coasts, renowned vineyards and exquisite Mediterranean cuisine make this European gem a real-life paradise for exploration and adventure.
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Program No. 20367RJ
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The hiking experiences presented to us gave a well rounded view of the flora and geography of the island of Madeira. Various field trips exposed us to an amazingly modern highway and tunnel system which explained why the locals refer to Madeira as " a chunk of Swiss Cheese"! The scenery was spectacular.


Excellent leaders, glorious landscape. One of the best RS trips I've taken. Do take hiking poles.


When we told people we were going to Madeira, they did not have a clue where it was. Locals refer to it as Paradise and the climate, flowers and people do contribute to this idea. If you are an outdoors type and enjoy hiking, this program will fulfill your needs. The various trails beside the levadas as well as the last hike at the east end of the island will give you an expansive concept of the flora of the island. Go before it becomes too crowded!


Great trip, wonderful views, excellent guides, delicious food... the only fly in the ointment was the hotel room. There was no air conditioning and the housekeeping left much to be desired.


Multiple hiking trails access colorful landscapes and beautiful coastal scenery of this volcanic island.


This was a great program. Madeira has spectacular scenery and the flowers were stunning. The hiking is not difficult but some of the trails are rough and narrow with drop-offs that may be challenging.


I found this to be a most wonderful experience! Highly recommended!!

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