4 independent reviews for Walking holiday in Madeira

Reviews for Walking holiday in Madeira

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review 3 Apr 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The beautiful walks that actually pushed me close to my limits and the great group although very large (16 persons!)

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Walks are harder than moderate but I found that good. Please note that Madeira is not only sunshine and lovely weathers. Up in the mountains it can get chilly (in one point I needed gloves) and rainy. Proper rain wear is a must.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think that the operator could do more to keep the environment clean. As the island is very touristic and so are many walks, there still are people who throw papers in the nature and don't bring their rubbish back to the hotel. It has to be encouraged more. Also, it would be good to encourage to use aluminium drinking bottles as the tab water is excellent in Madeira and not to buy the plastic bottles from the shops.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

All in all the week was absolutely great. Thank you. Some points, though, to re-consider in the arrangements: 1. Shopping for lunches in the supermarkets. I would prefer good and nourishing lunchboxes prepared by the hotel. I do enough food shopping at home, I don't enjoy that on holidays. 2. Taking the public transportation. This is very time consuming. That time could be used better if the transfers would take place with the private group busses as also described in the trip summary .

review 8 Mar 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The lovely bunch of folks I was with.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

You should go, Madeira is lovely and has year round good temperatures and beautiful sub tropical plants and flowers. Excellent variety of walking.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We had a local guide who was great, he encouraged us to recycle rubbish from the beach after our swim and we used local buses and minibus. We ate in local restaurants.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was super, good to have a couple of free days to explore and great walks and company

review 29 Oct 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Following the narrow steep stone paths over the highest mountains. We really were up in the clouds.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for some steep narrow paths with vertical drops to the side. There is a lot of time in the afternoons to relax or explore further by yourselves.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Hopefully we gave people jobs, certainly supported local bars!! I hope some of our money went to helping repair and maitain the levada walks and mountain passes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It is the first time we have been on a walking holiday and certainly would go again and recommend to others. Especially single travellers as travelling with a group always gives opportunity to meet others.

review 15 Apr 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The volcanic geology flora and fauna. Stunning scenery.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

We walked in April. We experienced strong winds and wet conditions in the north. But enjoyed every minute. Recommend the dolphin and whale watching on the free day.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The trip minimised transport requirements and used buses and local taxi / transportation and facilities such as restaurans and bars where available in lieu of the hotels.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Very enjoyable. Some strenuous sections but the levadas are largely gentle slopes following the contours.

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