July 2020 Date to be announced

Half Board in 4 Star Hotel with Spa & Pool

5 Challenge walks with local experienced Guide

Interested in a Club/Organisation Tour? For a quote email: dianecarter@theatlas-discovery.com













The Monster and Mystique of the Madeira Mountains. Put your boots to the test and your stamina and fitness to the extreme with this challenging tour. Be enhanced by the panoramic views from the lush mountain tops, be amazed at the fast flowing waterfalls and breathe the fresh clean air. This tour offers a physical challenge with the walking but Madeira is one of the most peaceful countries to visit and you will return mentally refreshed and recharged.


We have a fabulous local guide; Carlos who is not only fit but fun and certainly keeps us entertained along the way. With his love and knowledge of the hikes you can be sure you are enjoying the best walking Madeira has to offer.

Our base is a delightful hotel situated close to the capital of Madeira; Funchal.  Our 4 star hotel with a pool and leisure facilites offers a perfect base for exploring the island and boasts local shops, bars and restaurants.  Bed, breakfast and dinner are provided with a pool and steam room; perfect to unwind at the end of a hard walking day. Various tours include:

The Hiking Peaks crossing all the highest routes of Madeira.

The Ancient Forest walks cross the best of Madeira’s ecosystem forest.

The Heart of Madeira, the tour Carlos tells me he loves the most is a hike full of treasures, inside of Laurissilva Forest where you can enjoy the life ecosystem 'heart beating'. We'll pass three Levadas, two tunnels of 10-15 min, a winter' lake and several waterfalls. 

The Royal Road follows the trail from Boca da Encumeada to Boca da Corrida – both of which are high passes in the mountains of Madeira. It was constructed centuries ago under the edict of a Portuguese monarch and, because of its status, was paved and maintained.

Plus we can't miss the Valley of the Nuns walk with all its Madeira Mystics and steep steps….one at a time.

Levada do Curral from Curral das Freiras to Camara de Lobos; a bit 'scary' at times…

Finally the Levada walk from Camacha to Monte – tunnel mile long on route.

Plus our Day 6 Free time allows for other outdoor activities. Relax by the pool or visit the capital; Funchal for a ride on the traditional toboggans, visit the market or simply browse the local historical buildings and churches. Plus of course Madeira is the home of the infamous great footballer; Cristiano Ronaldo and the island hosts his statue.

So with Carlo’s passions for his island, my love to make sure you have a fabulous walking holiday and all you wonderful people ready to take on this challenge  – it’s going to be a monster of a tour

Level of Accommodation.  4 Star hotel with pool and leisure facilities

What is included within the Tour:-

1. Pre-departure information and agenda

2. 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast 

3. Airport Transfer for most flights

4. 5 Guided Walks with Carlos our local guide

  *The price is based on sharing a twin room. If you choose a single room the cost is £160 extra per person per week. Please let me know at time of booking.

A non-refundable deposit of 20% is requested at the time of booking and payment in full 6 weeks prior to departure.

PLEASE NOTE: Full travel insurance suited for the trip and a booking form must be provided at time of booking. Any health issues must be declared

Enjoy a fabulous week of fitness, fun and friendship with like minded people.

Disclaimer; Please note that due to varied weather conditions in Madeira we cannot guarantee a strict agenda and the guide has the final decision due to safety. Thanks Di





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