Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
Madeirans eat a lot of meat and fish with rather plainly cooked vegetables. Hotel cooks are not normally geared up to providing separate vegetarian menus but vegetarians will normally find they get a balanced diet if they are prepared to be flexible. Please let us know in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.
Juliana Gier - Customer Operations
On the walking days there are transfers by minibus in order to avoid any particularly difficult terrain. The paths we use are generally flat and well maintained but some of the routes cross rougher terrain with longer ascents and descents.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
In Funchal there are number of things to do during your free time and we can recommend a visit to the Botanical Gardens (open from 10:00 – 17:00) – admission is free. There is also a spectacular cable car ride allowing you to appreciate some stunning panoramic views of the island’s valleys. A return journey is Eur 14.50 for adults and Eur 7.25 for children (open from 10:00 – 18:00).
Rachel George - Customer Operations
Family Groups Specific Questions
If you are the sort of family that enjoys meeting other families and have a passion for discovering new places and trying new activities, then you’ll love going on a Family Adventure. With a Tour Leader to take care of daily arrangements, you can relax and get on with the serious business of spending time with your family and enjoying your holiday. And it’s not just parents who take their children away; we’ve had a number of children travelling with just their grandparents too!
Itineraries are carefully planned to provide a good balance of activity and relaxation time. You can opt to stay with the group all the time or go off and do your own thing every now and then. Your leader will be on hand to help you find your way and organise optional activities. And if the local food isn’t pleasing everyone in the party, it’s usually possible to sneak off to the occasional pizza parlour or similar, to get something a little more familiar.
Our holidays are designed to take you to unusual or remote places, give you exciting experiences and allow you to make the most of your precious holiday time. As with all adventure holidays, there is inevitably an element of risk that you might not find on a resort-based package. However, safety is taken very seriously and our professional leaders will take all necessary precautions to run the trip safely. You will get to see wonderful sights, have the opportunity to interact with local people and create memories that will stay with you forever. Come with us and let us share our passion for travel with you!
To book on a Family Adventure Holiday at least one member of the family must be under the age of 18. For individual trips a minimum age will also be specified - see the Essential Information tab for the particular trip you are interested in. Please note there may also be a minimum age for certain activities on your chosen holiday.
Walking & Trekking Specific Questions
You can view the Grading System for our Walking & Trekking programme online.
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