Touring Madeira’s East Coast

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Santana / Funchal
  • Distance 57 km / 36 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $2,111


Madeira is a tropical paradise, offering all kinds of landscapes full of magical colours that are transmitted from a unique energy. You have an unlimited number of paths to go on and each one of them is different and special, there is as much blue and green as you can imagine.

In addition, it has more than 120 endemic species of flora and fauna, including the majestic bird of paradise. Madeira offers you a complete experience: tranquillity in the spectacular village of Santa and a busy, vibrant atmosphere in Funchal.

  • Stunning mountain views and coastal trails.
  • Madeira wine of the best quality and tasting opportunities.
  • Infinite variety of flora and fauna that you won't want to miss.

Request a Quote




    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Evening meals on days 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
    • Picnic on days 4 and 6
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    To get to the starting point of this walking holiday in Madeira, the best option is to get to Funchal Airport. From there, you'll move on to your first accommodation in Santana.

    When you finish your trip, we will take you to Funchal Airport so you can take the flight back to your place of origin. 


    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    On this holiday, we will give you maps and suggestions for routes each day. It's up to you how much you want to walk and how much you want to explore, so that the holiday fits your needs and expectations.

    This is a route with stays in several hotels, each giving you a different experience, from views of the Atlantic Ocean and vineyards, to botanical gardens. However, depending on your preference, additional days can be scheduled at the hotels you want.

    For the degree of difficulty on this route, we suggest you wear some good boots, (which you will have already used), another pair of shoes to rest, water, sunscreen and for day 3 of the walk in Caldeirao Verde, a torch is required.

    This trip is of a medium-low level, that is, it suits people who have an average level of physical endurance and who enjoy walks of 4 to 6 hours per day. Only some sections of the road may require climbing.

    Thousands of satisfied customers.
    Trust Orbis Ways!

    Orbis Ways
    Based on 129 reviews
    The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.
    Our group of 5 had a really great experience with orbis ways. Our contact person was helpful via email and via phone. Great accommodations and each host was helpful and generous with kindness.
    I travelled last week to Madeira with Orbis Ways and it has been an amazing experience. Accommodations were exceptional, and everything was explained very well, apart from that the Island is amazing, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Dinners were very good, with local fresh homemade food! Very recomending!!!
    Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.
    Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.
    I did the wonderful walking holiday trip of 8 days Mont Blanc...the experience was incredible, from the beginning everything chosen in the dossier was beyond expectations, providing all the necessary information.I am very grateful for the wonderful and detailed attention of Jhonay. Also the accommodations chosen were very comfortable!I have no doubt that I will repeat as soon as I can, the routes are spectacular!
    Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!