Solo Traveller’s Ultimate Walking Itinerary in Madeira

Welcome to Madeira, a paradise for solo travellers seeking an unforgettable adventure through lush landscapes, pristine forests, and breath-taking waterfalls. This specially crafted 5-day walking itinerary is designed for single adventurers, taking you on a journey through the heart of Madeira's natural beauty. Get ready for an enriching experience as you explore captivating trails, encounter unique flora and fauna, and discover the island's hidden gems.

As a solo traveller, Madeira offers you an extraordinary opportunity to connect with nature and experience the island's unique beauty. This 5-day walking itinerary will lead you through lush forests, past waterfalls, and along breath-taking coastal paths, ensuring a memorable journey filled with wonder and tranquillity. Get ready to create lasting memories in Madeira, where every step brings you closer to the island's natural treasures.

7 Nights 8 Days 18 Mar and 11 Nov

The Views Baia Hotel

Welcome to The Views Baia Hotel, where singles looking for the ultimate getaway in Funchal, Madeira, can experience the top-notch combination of natural beauty, delectable cuisine, and unmatched comfort.

Unparalleled Views: Perched on a hillside, The Views Baia Hotel treats guests to awe-inspiring vistas of Funchal's bay, nestled amidst the picturesque surrounding hills. This adults-only resort in Madeira offers the ideal setting for a tranquil and romantic escape.

Gastronomic Excellence: At DESARMA Restaurant, renowned Chef Octávio Freitas takes you on a culinary journey through traditional Portuguese flavours with a tropical twist. From fresh fish to carefully selected ingredients, your taste buds are in for a treat. It's a battle of flavours that your mouth will never forget.

Dining Options: Indulge in exquisite meals with charm at Bay View Restaurant, open from 7.30am to 10am and 6.30pm to 9pm. For a more relaxed experience, head to the Pool Deck Bar, where you can savour snacks and drinks while taking in the breath-taking surroundings, open from 10am to 6pm.


Beautifully Appointed Rooms - The 238 finely decorated rooms spread across nine floors ensure a comfortable and memorable stay. Each stylishly appointed room features a spacious seating area with a table and two chairs, as well as a flat-screen TV. The private balconies offer panoramic views of Funchal and the stunning Madeira Mountains.


Explore the Premier Facilities at The Views Baia Hotel The Views Baia Hotel take pride in offering guests a wide array of world-class facilities, ensuring that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. Nestled in the heart of Funchal, Madeira, the hotel is designed to cater to your every need, whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or both.

  • Infinity Pool with a View: Infinity Pool is a true gem, providing a breath-taking vantage point over Funchal Bay. Take a refreshing dip while enjoying the panoramic scenery and let the tranquillity wash over you.
  • Pool Deck Bar: Adjacent to the infinity pool, the Pool Deck Bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a cocktail or indulge in a light snack. It's the ideal place to soak up the sun and the natural beauty that surrounds you.
  • Wellness and Spa Centre: Rejuvenate your body and mind at our Wellness and Spa Centre. Pamper yourself with a wide range of treatments and massages, all designed to enhance your sense of well-being and relaxation.
  • Fitness Centre: Stay active and maintain your fitness routine at our state-of-the-art fitness centre. Equipped with modern exercise machines, it's the ideal place to keep in shape while enjoying your holiday.
  • Fine Dining Restaurants: Satisfy your culinary desires at our exceptional restaurants. Whether you're dining at DESARMA Restaurant, where innovative flavours take centre stage, or savouring traditional Portuguese dishes at Bay View Restaurant, you'll be treated to exquisite cuisine.
  • 24-Hour Reception: Friendly and attentive staff are available around the clock to assist you with any requests or inquiries, ensuring your stay is hassle-free.
  • Free Wi-Fi: Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel, so you can share your Madeira experiences with friends and family.
  • Convenient Location: The Views Baia Hotel is strategically located, making it easy to explore the charming city of Funchal, visit nearby attractions, or simply enjoy leisurely walks along the bay.
The Views Baia Hotel is dedicated to making your stay unforgettable and our exceptional facilities are here to ensure you have everything you need for a truly remarkable experience.


Day: 1 – Welcome to Madeira

On arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to The Views Baia hotel

Day 2: Ribeiro Frio – Portela - Full Day

Begin your solo adventure in Madeira with a full day of exploration at Ribeiro Frio and Portela. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing Laurissilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, teeming with endemic plants and exotic bird species. This moderate walk will guide you through the oldest wooded laurel on the island, providing a tranquil and serene environment that's perfect for solitary reflection.

  • Distance: 11 Kms
  • Duration: 4–4.30 hours
  • Difficulty: Grade 3 (Moderate walk)

Day 3: Rabaçal/25 Fontes - Full Day

Day two takes you to the enchanting Rabaçal, a magical place adorned with waterfalls, fountains, and lagoons. As you meander along the path, you'll encounter an array of endemic flora and fauna. The highlight of this moderate walk is the breathtaking waterfalls cascading into a magnificent lagoon. Solo travellers will be captivated by the natural beauty and tranquillity of this hidden gem.

  • Distance: 11 Kms
  • Duration: 4–4.30 hours
  • Difficulty: Grade 2 (Moderate walk)

Day 4: Larano - Full Day

Embark on an adventure from Porto da Cruz Village to Machico, following a trail that's beloved by locals. This moderate walk offers spectacular views of the North Coast and the vast ocean, with the possibility of spotting Porto Santo Island on a clear day. While it may present some vertigo-inducing moments, the scenic vistas make it a worthwhile journey for solo travellers.

  • Distance: 11 Kms
  • Duration: 4–4.30 hours
  • Difficulty: Grade 2 (Moderate walk with some vertigo)

Day 5: The Lakes Walk "Lagoa do Vento" - Full Day

On day four, explore the beauty of the North Coast once again, starting from Porto da Cruz Village to Machico. This trail, a local favourite, offers stunning views of the coastline and the ocean, including the distant Porto Santo Island. This moderate walk promises a journey filled with natural wonders and captivating vistas.

  • Distance: 10 Kms
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Difficulty: Grade 3 (Moderate walk)

Day 6: Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde - Full Day (Available on Saturdays)

Wrap up your solo walking adventure with a visit to the emerald green paradise of Queimadas, nestled within the delicate Laurisilva Forest. Along this moderately challenging trail, you'll encounter abundant vegetation and a levada with a constant flow of water. Passing through short tunnels, you'll arrive at the awe-inspiring Caldeirão Verde waterfall, a natural wonder that forms a stunning caldron. Queimadas Walk is a popular choice for solo travellers, offering a remarkable finale to your Madeira adventure.

  • Distance: 13.5 Kms
  • Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Difficulty: Grade 3 (Moderate walk with slight vertigo)

Includes: Your standard holiday package, TO/ FRO transfers from The View Baia Hotel, fully guided walking & Picnic lunch

Essential: Choose Sturdy Boots, Hiking Poles, Reusable Water Bottle, Sun Protection Cream, Electrolytes tablets or a sports drink

Plan for Variable Weather: Be prepared for changing weather conditions in Madeira. Even in spring and autumn, you may encounter rain or sudden temperature drops at higher elevations.

Day 7: Day at Leisure

On your final day after a week of invigorating walks, treat yourself to a blissful and relaxed itinerary that allows you to unwind and reflect on the memorable journey. Embrace the tranquil beauty of your surroundings and savour the slower pace of the day.

Day 8: Return to the UK

On your final day after a week of exhilarating walks in beautiful Madeira, embark on a calm and seamless journey back to the UK. Reflect on the memories and new friends you've created, and savour the last moments of your travel experience with a blend of comfort and appreciation.

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  • Price Includes

    What is included in the tour

    • Stay at the 4* The View Baia Hotel  (Adults Only)
    • Your own single occupancy en suite room 
    • Half Board - Daily breakfast & dinner
    • Flights from London Gatwick
    • Flights from your local airport at a small supplement
    • All UK Taxes & Surcharges
    • 20 Kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage.
    • Airport transfers
    • Services of a GoSingles Rep on holiday
    • Welcome get together
    • Guided Walking
    • Meet other single, like-minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends

    Flight Timings - (MAY to OCT)

    Outbound - London Gatwick 14:00 - Funchal 17:50

    Inbound - Funchal 18:35 - London Gatwick 22:35 

    Flight Timings - (NOV to APR)

    Outbound - London Gatwick 07:10 - Funchal 10:55

    Inbound - Funchal 12:00 - London Gatwick 15:40

    Price excludes Tourist Tax of approximately Euro 2/ person/ day to be paid locally