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Winter holiday in Madeira, Portugal
Walking and Sightseeing 
(Yoga available)

  25 March - 05 April, 2022

Madeira, the Garden Island  -  With its location just 300 km off the coast of Africa, the Portuguese island of Madeira has a winter average high temperature of 17 degrees with many days reaching 23.   Madeira's sub-tropical climate results in exotic vegetation but the island is known for more than just its flowers. It has highly regarded wine, beautiful scenery plus European  history and atmosphere.  For walkers it offers scenic footpaths along the many "levadas" (irrigation channels).

The holiday is based at the 4 star ocean-front Galosol Resort. Picturesquely set above the Atlantic at Canico on the south-east side of the island near the capital of Funchal, the hotel is known as an "active hotel". The resort offers many activities with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness centre, yoga classes, spa and rental bikes.  A nearby bus stop offers easy access into the town of Funchal where we find exquisite botanical gardens and exciting whale watching tours as well as wine-tasting and markets selling exotic fruits.

What to do in Madeira:
  • Enjoy moderate guided walks on Madeira's famous levadas
  • Explore the capital, Funchal, with its historic Old Town
  • Admire an amazing variety of exotic flowers and plants in Madeira's many gardens.
  • Savour tropical fruit fresh from the tree.
  • Sign up for an optional whale and dolphin watching tour
  • Listen to a Portuguese Fado singer as you sip Madeira wine.
  • Participate in morning yoga classes.

About our Madeira walking holiday: 
We stay at the same hotel for the entire holiday.  On six days there is a guided walk. On one morning we have a guided sightseeing tour of Funchal (on foot).  The remaining days are free to explore on your own and to enjoy the resort facilities. Breakfast and dinners are included.

For Canadians to enter Madeira, a Canadian Vaccine Passport is necessary. No tests are required for entry if you have proof of vaccination.  All arriving passengers must register online with Madeirasafe and should carry a phone or device with them on which they can be contacted.


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