Hiking Madeira Island, Portugal

Hiking Tours / by Air and Land
10 Day
  • Itinerary

    HIKING MADEIRA ISLAND
    Date: 8-18 FEB 2025 (11 days/9 nights)
    Group size: Approx 25 participants
    This Package includes Airfare (International and Domestic Flights), Accommodation, Daily Breakfast, Airport Transfers, Guided Hikes, all Taxes, and the services of your Hike Leader who will travel with you from Toronto.  
    PHYSICAL ABILITY: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HIKES IN MADEIRA ISLAND ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT MOST OF THEM ARE CHALLENGING! PLEASE REGISTER ONLY IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY READY!
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    THIS TOUR WILL BE CONDUCTED BY "IAN CLARK", ONE OF THE BEST CANADIAN-AMERICAN HIKE LEADER, Photographer, Sunset & Waterfall lover, and much more :)
    WFR Advanced (Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program) - Ontario Hike Certified.
     
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    Day 1) SAT 8 FEB: Flight Toronto (YYZ) >> Lisbon (LIS) by TP0258 (duration: 7h 10min)
    Departure 17:40 TORONTO Arrival 05:45 (+1) LISBON- Flight arrives next day.
     
    Day 2) SUN 9 FEB: Flight from Lisbon to Madeira island  (LIS - FNC) Departure 08:25 LISBON Arrival 10:10 FUNCHAL
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel Meliá Madeira Mare 5* (stay there 8 nights)
     
    Day 3) MON 10 FEB:
    5:30am Bica da Cana peak (2k)- then shuttle to Fanal Forest (2K) then shuttle to 25 Fontes Hike (12k)
     
    Day 4) TUE 11 FEB:
    5:30am Vereda do Ponta de Sao Lourenco for Sunrise (8k)
    Boat Tour Lighthouse View 111 (2hrs)
    Hike back to the parking area (3k)
     
    Day 5) WED 12 FEB:
    Hiking Serra D'Água Valley
    Serra de Àgua Valley is one of the most beautiful places on earth, from here we can see the South Coast, Encumeada, Ribeira Brava, and Campanário.
     
    Day 6) THU 13 FEB:
    Southwest of Madeira Island. Softer hike. Visiting an old and abandoned beach where wine was produced in the past. Ponta do Pargo village
    Around 9km and 400m of elevation gain. Loop hike
     
    Day 7) FRI 14 FEB:
    5:30am. Pico do Arieiro or Achada do Teixeira at Santana Village (11k - 5hrs)
    Monte Tropical Gardens for (2hrs)
     
    Day 8) SAT 15 FEB:
    Nuns Valley loop hike - Today we head to the center of Madeira to climb the mountains of Nuns valley. Loop hike.
    14km and 800m of elevation gain.
     
    Day 9) SUN 16 FEB:
    Optional for sunset or morning hike.
    Pico Ruivo summit through an alternative route. Loop hike of 11km and 900m of elevation gain approximately.
     
    Day 10) MON 17 FEB:
    Transfer from Meliá Madeira Mare to the airport - Flight from Madeira to Lisbon (FNC - LIS)
    Departure 08:20 FUNCHAL Arrival 10:05 LISBON. - Transfer from the Airport to the Hotel in Lisbon. 
    Enjoy a 3-4 hours guided walking tour of Lisbon in the afternoon.
     
    Day 11) TUE 18 FEB: Transfer from the Hotel in Lisbon to the airport. Flight Lisbon (LIS) >> Toronto (YYZ) by TP0257 (duration: 8h 40min)
    Departure 11:05 LISBON Arrival 14:40 TORONTO

    Price & Inclusions

    Table #1: THESE PRICES INCLUDE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
    Accommodation Type  Per person in Double Occupancy  One person in Single Occupancy Availability
    SIDE Ocean View Room CA$ 3780 CA$ 4590    Available now
    Ocean View Room CA$ 4020 CA$ 5070  Available now
     
    Table #2: LAND ONLY TOUR - for people who want to book their own flights (minus -CA$1200.00)
    Accommodation Type  Per person in Double Occupancy  One person in Single Occupancy Availability
    SIDE Ocean View Room CA$ 2580 CA$ 3390    Available now
    Ocean View Room CA$ 2820 CA$ 3870  Available now
     
    NOTE:
    >> The prices are per person, in Canadian dollars, (taxes are included)
    >> If you need a roommate, please notify us when you order online. We usually have many single travelers looking for a roommate, and we try to find one for you. But, it is not guaranteed!
    >> If you are two people/family/friends and want to pay separately, PLEASE place separate orders from the beginning!
    >> Prices are subject to change without notice.

    ROOM TYPE:
    * SIDE OCEAN VIEW ROOM The room measures 35 m2 and has a private balcony with side views of the Atlantic Ocean
    * OCEAN VIEW ROOM Room The room measures 44 m2 with a balcony and a front sea view 
     
    What's included (related to prices in Table #1):
    • International Flights - Direct on TAP Air Portugal (Toronto - Lisbon - Toronto)
    • Domestic Flights - on TAP Air Portugal (Lisbon - Funchal - Lisbon)
    • 8-night Accommodation at Meliá Madeira Mare Hotel 5* 
    • 1-night Accommodation at a 4* Hotel in Lisbon
    • 8 Breakfasts at the hotel
    • All Transportation from the hotel to the trailhead and back by a Private Air-Conditioned minibus
    • All Airport Transfers  
    • This tour is conducted by Ian Clark (your professional hike leader)
    • 4 hikes in Madeira Island will led by a professional local hike leader
    • A 4-hour guided walking tour in Lisbon.
    • Admissions (Boat Tour, Tropical Garden, and internal shuttle rides)
    • All hotel and airport taxes
     
    What's NOT included:
    • Lunches and Dinners are not included
    • All Gratuities 
     
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    Payment & Cancellation Schedules:
    * A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to secure your hotel and flight - due at the time of booking.
    * The balance is due (by 7 OCT 2024). You can pay the balance HERE *You will receive a Balance payment Reminder!
    * If you book after this date (if it's available), full payment is required at the time of booking.
    * 50% Penalty if canceled between 8 OCT 2024 and 8 NOV 2024.
    * 100% Penalty if canceled between 9 NOV 2024 and the departure date.
     
    Payment modes: We accept Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), Debit Cards, PayPal, and E-transfer. 
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    FLIGHT INFORMATION 
    Direct flights on TAP Air Portugal 
    SAT 8-FEB-2025: Toronto (YYZ) - Lisbon (LIS) by TP0258 (duration: 7h 10min) 
    Departure 17:40 TORONTO Arrival 05:45 (+1) LISBON- Flight arrives next day. 
     
    TUE 18-FEB-2025: Lisbon (LIS) - Toronto (YYZ) by TP0257 (duration: 8h 40min)  
    Departure 11:05 LISBON Arrival 14:40 TORONTO
     
    DOMESTIC FLIGHTS - Round Trip
    09 Feb 2025 (LIS - FNC) Departure 08:25 LISBON Arrival 10:10 FUNCHAL
    17 Feb 2025 (FNC - LIS) Departure 08:20 FUNCHAL Arrival 10:05 LISBON
     
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    Our Group booking includes 1st Checked bag FREE
    Max. weight per bag: 23kg (50lb)
    Max. linear dimensions per bag: 158 cm (62in)
    If you have any questions about baggage allowance (Fees, Weight, and Dimensions), please check 

    **We need the following information from each participant. BASED ON PASSPORT DETAILS after making the final payment. 
    Please email the information to: info@FunTours.ca
    FIRST NAME // MIDDLE NAME // LAST NAME // TITLE (Mr. Ms, Mrs...) // GENDER // DATE OF BIRTH // AEROPLAN # (TAP Air Portugal is a member of Star Alliance).
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    SEAT SELECTION: You will be able to check in online and choose your seats (Aisle/Window) for FREE individually 36 hours before the departure 
     
    IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT YOUR FLIGHT BASED ON OUR GROUP BOOKING
    o A "standard" seat will be assigned automatically for you by TAP Air Portugal. But we don't know what seat you will get (Aisle/Middle/Window) until 36 hours before the departure (when you do your online check-in). At that time you can either keep your assigned seat if you like it, or change it to your preferred seat (if available).
    o The Group seat block is located in the middle to the back of the aircraft typically over the wing. The block does not include any exit row or special request seating.
    o All seats in our group block are standard seats. If you need a (First Class/Executive/Business seat) // or // Bulkhead Seat (with extra legroom), you need to book your own flight directly through TAP Air Portugal.
    o If you book your own flights (International and Domestic), a CA$ 1200 will be deducted from your package price.
    o This package has a FIXED Departure Date, FIXED Return Date, and FIXED Inclusions. No deviation can be accepted!
    o If you would like to extend your stay by going earlier (or) returning later, you need to book your own flight and accommodation and transportation for pre or post-tour.
    o Airport transfers for the group will be arranged based on the group flight details/schedules (above). If your departure or return flight is different (timewise), you need to make your own Airport Transfer arrangement.

    Pickup

    You will see your tour conductor (IAN CLARK) at Toronto Pearson International Airport, at the departure gate, 1.5 hours before the flight. He will travel with you from Toronto.  

    Tour Attractions

    Bica da Cana peak and viewpoint  - 25 Fontes Hike 
     
     
    Fanal Forest
     
     
    Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço
     
     
    Pico do Arieiro or Achada do Teixeira at Santana Village  
     
     
    Nuns Valley   
     
     
     
    Pico Ruivo summit 
     
    Boat Tour Lighthouse View 111 
     
     
    Water's Kiss & The Four Streams Hike In Rabacal
     
     
    Ponta do Pargo village
     
     
    Monte Tropical Gardens (Jardim Monte Palace)
     
     
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    Note

    >> Please READ the itinerary and make sure it suits your interests/ability before making any booking
    >> Level of difficulty: THIS TOUR IS ONLY FOR INTERMEDIATE HIKERS. Some of the hikes are challenging.
    >> You will be invited to a WhatsApp group chat 1 month before the trip. We believe this is a great way to connect, deliver information and updates in real time, and distribute photos during our trip.
    >> You will receive your flight e-tickets and the final itinerary 1 month before the trip.
    >> Itinerary Changes: The itinerary is subject to change at any time without prior notice due to various circumstances including weather conditions.
    >> Regarding roommates: If we introduce you to a prospective roommate to share a room (based on your request), please note that: if things don't work out with your roommate and you face any issues during your stay and wish to change your room, you will have to pay the associated cost.
    >> We strongly recommend comprehensive Travel Insurance to protect the investment you made on your trip. It can also help with emergency medical costs, flight delays/cancellations, baggage loss/damage, travel accidents, unforeseen events, and unexpected travel costs.
     
    TRAVEL PROTECTION PLANS
    For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Emergency Medical, Trip Cancellation, and interruption (and ask them about their COVID-19 Pandemic Travel Plans). Here is a list of some Travel Insurance companies for Canadian Travellers:
    Travel Insurance Coverage on your credit card: If you have travel insurance on your credit card, please make sure about the details of their insurance coverage.
     
     
    Entry requirements to Portugal
    You don't need a visa for Portugal if you have a Canadian / US passport. Your passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of leaving Europe.
     

    WEATHER in Madeira island, Portugal

     

     

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    If you have any questions, please email to info@funtours.ca  - or call: 416-897-3020