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
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"
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:
moderate guided walks on Madeira's famous
- Explore the
capital, Funchal, with its historic Old Town
- Admire an amazing
variety of exotic flowers and plants in Madeira's many
- 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
- 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
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.
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