Hiking Trip to
Magical Madeira

Explore Madeira’s highest peaks, most beautiful waterfalls, and Levada trails.
An unforgettable hiking trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the world!

February 8th – 19th, 2023

Experience the Magic of Madeira

We are so excited to share and explore the hiking rich island of Madeira with you. This 12-Day hiking group trip takes you along some of the most beautiful trails around the island including the iconic Levada 25 Fontes and hiking from peak to peak between Pico Ruivo and Pico Arieiro.

Join us and 11 other adventure lovers where we will hike, hang out, and explore different regions of Madeira. With 6 hikes, 1 wine tasting, and 1 dolphin tour we really want to show you the highlights of Madeira.

With a hiking-focused group trip, we have (together with a local) planned some of the most beautiful hikes on the island with professional local guides to take us around. Sprinkling in a few other local activities and must-dos, we have created the best possible itinerary to make the most of our time in Madeira.

To join this Madeira trip, click on the button to fill out the form!

What’s included?

10 days of exploring

+ 1 day before and 1 day after
(This gives us a total of 12 days)

The dates are:
February 8th – 19th, 2023

Airport pick-up and drop-off is included.

Villa with ocean view + pool

+ a private chef to cook a few of our meals! The rest we’ll order from local restaurants or cook ourselves.

ALL INCLUDED!

(Special dietary requirements can be met)

6 unique hikes around Madeira

Dom and Jo approved and tested during our 2-month stay in Madeira.

Most of these hikes are done with a professional local guide. The rest are guided by us!

Dolphin-watching experience

3 hours out on the North Atlantic Ocean searching for dolphins & whales.

This is one of our personal favourite experiences!

Wine-tasting experience

Try out some traditional and authentic Madeiran wine at a wine tasting in the mountains.

Learn about Madeiran wine and its history – and how it’s different from port wine 😉

Morning yoga

On the days we’re not busy hiking, we will be taking some time to rest our bodies with yoga by the pool for those who want to.

Stretch and relax while you take in the views of the ocean + mountains.

…and so much more!

Price: $2600 per person
(discounts are available if you bring a friend)

Is this hiking trip to Madeira for me?

If you want to…

…Hike every second day for 12 days and experience some of the most beautiful viewpoints above the clouds in Madeira?

…Make friends, be social, and hang out with other adventure seekers while exploring Madeira together. 

…Be out in nature, learn about the island of Madeira, enjoy the views, take pictures, and chat along the trails.

Then this trip is for you!

To sum things up:
This Madeira hiking group trip is one big adventure where any outdoor lover who wants to explore Madeira and spend time with other people can join. We will take in the beauty of Madeira together.


“You are a nice young couple, doing your job with passion. The communication was perfect and it’s visible that you do your job with passion. The photos look also very nice.”

— Monika

Itinerary

Each day is going to look different at the retreat, but to give you an idea of what a day could look like, this is an example of what to expect:

  • 7.30 am: Wake up and eat breakfast together 🥞
  • 8.30 am: We’ll get picked up by our hiking guide 🚎
  • 9:30 am – 2.00 pm: Hiking, taking photos, lunch break on the trail 🥾
  • 2.30 pm: Enjoying a nice Portuguese coffee in the sun ☀️
  • 3.00 pm: Return to villa 🏡 and relaxing by the pool or in your room 📖💦
  • 6.00 pm: Dinner is served by our chef or us 🥗 + social time with the group and relax 🃏

Who will be my guide?

On this trip, you will be traveling with us — Dominik & Josefine — the travel couple behind Trail to Adventures. Dom is Canadian and Jo is Danish and for the past 7 years we have been traveling full time, living in over 5 countries and traveling to 4 different continents.

We first went to Madeira in February 2022 and fell completely in love with the island. We did some incredible tours and hikes, connected with locals, and had the most amazing time.

Before we even left the island, we knew we were going to come back and that we just had to share the beauty of Madeira with others – because beauty like this has to be shared. That’s how Trail to Adventures was born.

For the entire duration of this trip, we will be with you as your guides, friends, and photographers to make sure you have the best possible trip. But we won’t be your only guides!

For the hiking, we have hired a family-owned tour company to take us on the most beautiful trails and teach us about the island, the flora & fauna, and show us the best of the best! This tour company is the one we used when we were in Madeira and we know how incredible they are.

We have also hired a local guide to help us organize everything and to ensure we support local businesses along the way.

Last but not least, we’ve hired a local chef to guide our tastebuds in the right direction 😉

FAQs

How much does it cost?

The trip costs $2600 for 12 days (food, experiences + accommodation). Prices are in USD.

To secure your spot, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is made upon reservation.

The $500 is a part of your total payment of $2600.

Are payment plans available?

Yes, payment plans are available for this trip.

You can decide to pay in 1, 2, or 3 instalments.

  • 1 instalment: $500 + $2100
  • 2 instalments: $500 + 2 x $1050
  • 3 instalments: $500 + 3 x $700

Do I get a private room?

The rooms are semi-private. There will be 2 people in each room and there are both single and double beds available.

If you travel with a friend or partner, you will share a room and a discount is available for you.

Is food & drinks included?

Breakfast, lunch & dinner is all included. The dinner will be prepared by our own private chef, ordered at a local restaurant, or cooked by yours truly!

Water, tea & coffee, juice, and wine tasting are included in the trip.

Any additional drinks not mentioned above won’t be provided by us but you’re welcome to go out and buy some if you want.

Do I have to be in good shape to do this?

It is recommended that you are in somewhat good shape by the time you get to Madeira.

About half of our hikes will be on pretty flat ground without a lot of elevation -the other half will be more challenging.

On the few hikes that are more challenging, we will have time to take breaks, enjoy the views, and have lunch.

What if I don’t have anyone to go with?

You don’t have to sign up with anyone to join this retreat! If you’re thinking of signing up on your own DO IT!

We will be spending so much time together during the trip that we will all be friends in no time.

+ You will be sharing a room with one of the other participants so you won’t feel lonely at all.

If you’re considering signing up on your own, we highly encourage you to go for it 🙂

Are flights included?

Since all participants of this retreat will be coming from different countries and airports, flights are not included in the price.

We are more than happy to help you find your flights but the flights are not included in the price of the trip.

Please note that we will need at least 5 bookings for the trip to move forward. For that reason, wait to buy your flights until this minimum threshold has been met. We will let you know as soon as 5 spots have been booked!

Do I need travel insurance?

To participate in this trip, we require that you have travel insurance.

Unexpected things can happen anytime anywhere and sometimes things don’t go as planned.

We want to make sure you have the best possible time and that you are protected during the trip. So yes, you will need to get travel insurance.

Is Madeira safe?

Madeira, and Portugal in general, is considered very safe!

We’ve spent over 2 months on the island and not once did we feel unsafe.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety here, please reach out to us.

Any other questions?

If you are have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please reach out to us via email: redwhiteadventures@gmail.com

More Madeira Pictures

Here are a few of the images we took while we were in Madeira earlier this year.

Book your unforgettable experience to Madeira today!

We can’t wait to show you the best of this beautiful island!