Mike Gerrard travelled as a guest of Cadogan Holidays (tel: 01703 828300). He stayed at the Savoy Hotel in Funchal. A week in November/December costs from pounds 549 per person and includes scheduled flights with British Airways from Gatwick. Thomson Direct (tel: 0990 502555) has seven-night return charters to Funchal from pounds 89.
Mike Gerrard booked his walks with Turivema, which does a different walk each day except Sunday. Each walk costs Es6,900 (about pounds 23) including hotel pick-ups, guide, insurance, refreshments and loan of any equipment needed. Contact Turivema (tel: 00351 291 766109; fax: 00351 291 766210; net: www.madeira-levada-walks.com).Reuse content