Trekking on Madeira "Madeira individual"

Discover Madeira's beauty on your own

You climb the highest peaks and walk along spectacular levadas - you will get to know the subtropical island on your own and at your own pace: from the bizarre volcanic landscape in the east, over terraced fields and original locations on the north side to the waterfalls in the green cauldron.

Although you are almost always in alpine terrain, the sea can be seen from almost every part of the island. Mysterious evergreen laurel forests covered with moss and lichens, turquoise-blue ocean and barren rocky landscape alternate with each other and provide new impressions every day that you can't get enough of.

We bring you in the morning in each case to the starting point of the hikes and pick you up at your end point again. The luggage will be transported to the next hotel. One of our travel companions is always available for you by phone.

You walk alone and yet everything is organized

Enjoy only the pleasant on your hiking holiday

You will get an unforgettable impression of the diversity of the landscape, the different character and the daily life on the island. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the massif and discover the lush tropical vegetation - a unique experience for all the senses!

This is how your trekking week could look like!

1. Day: Bem Vindo - Welcome

After the airport transfer you can enjoy the Mediterranean ambience Machicos or a first bath in the sea (on one of the few sandy beaches of Madeira).

Hotel in Machico

2. Day: Ponta de São Lourenço

You walk through the barren volcanic landscape of the eastern cape. Tuff and basalt shimmer in the sunlight and are a great photo opportunity. Afterwards you can walk from Caniçal over the torchmountain to your hotel

Hotel in Machico B/D

3. Day: From Machico to Porto da Cruz

From Machico you first walk along the levada to the Boca do Risco pass. With spectacular views of the northeast coast, continue along the old wine transport route to Porto da Cruz.

Hotel in Santo da Serra   B/D

4. Day: From Portela Pass to Ribeiro Frio

You walk along the Levada do Furado through lush vegetation and dense 'laurissilva' forest. Blueberry and Erika trees line your way. Make a worthwhile detour to the Viewpoint Balcões, from where you have a magnificent view of the mountainous Madeira.

Hotel in Santo da Serra  B/D

5. Day: To Caldeirão Verde and Caldeirão do Inferno

Today you walk along the levada under laurel trees. You can expect untouched nature and a spectacular waterfall.

Hotel in Santana  B/D

6. Day: From Queimadas over the Pico Ruivo to Pico Arieiro

From Pico Ruivo we continue today on the ridge to Pico do Arieiro. You have fantastic views of the mountains of Madeira.

Hotel in Caniço de Baixo  B

7. Day: Free

Hotel in Caniço de Baixo  B

8. Day: Departure or extension

Hotel in Caniço de Baixo  B

Our services:

  • 7 nights in a double room (shower / WC)
      - 2 x Hotel in Machico
      - 2 x Hotel in Santo das Serra
      - 1 x Hotel in Santana
      - 2 x Hotel in Caniço de Baixo
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 4 x Dinner on the trekking tour
  • Airport transfers on Madeira, luggage transfer between the accommodations and transfer to the starting point of the hikes and back to the hotel
  • 5 medium to challenging hiking days according to program
  • holiday documents
  • Compass, hiking map
  • from 2 persons daily - all year round
  • from 720, - Euro p.P. including VAT without flight

  • 13 or 15 days trekking on request


Hotel Amparo

The Hotel Amparo is centrally located in the old town of Machico, yet offers a quiet atmosphere. It is not far to the only sandy beach of Madeira, where you can refresh yourself after the hike with a swim in the Atlantic.

Quinta Cova do Milho

The Quinta Cova do Milho has a warm, family atmosphere that harmonizes with the surroundings and makes guests feel at home. From our terrace you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains of Santo da Serra and the magnificent landscape with centuries-old trees, gardens and exotic plants.

Hotel O Colmo

The Hotel O Colmo in Santana - named after the thatched Madeiran cottage - is ideally located for mountain hikes to the highest peaks. 40 comfortable rooms with bathroom. Tired hikers can relax in the indoor pool, steam bath or whirlpool. The restaurant is also popular with locals.

Villa Ventura

The Vila Ventura is a small family-run hotel under German-speaking management. A cozy, very good restaurant with local cuisine belongs to the hotel. The waterfront promenade of Reis Magos is about 10 minutes away.