Discover Madeira – Walks

A social network for the international community of Madeira

Walkers Group

M3A supports an active lifestyle by encouraging and facilitating walking opportunities for those who enjoy getting out into nature and appreciating the wonderful scenery that Madeira has to offer.

How does it work?

M3A Subscribers who choose to receive mails about walks will receive all emails on this topic.   So if you want to find out what walking opportunities are coming up, make sure that you are on the Walking List by accepting the code of conduct (see below) expected of you.  This acceptance automatically signals that you want to receive mails about walks.

[Note: You need to be a Subscriber to M3A mails generally, accepting the walking code will not mean you get mails.  See How to become a Subscriber


You remain on the walking list once signed up for as long as your general subscription to the M3A social network continues.

Walks are organised by individuals who are fully responsible for deciding on the date, time and place and the nature of the walk.

1. We try to have at least one walk per month which is publicised in advance in the Dates for your Diary email, as well as circulating more detailed information about the walk about 2 weeks prior to the date on which it takes place.

The walk coordinator on the M3A Admin team, in the interests of safety, works with organisers to have a reasonably consistent grading of walk difficulty, so that you do not find conditions tougher than you expected. These monthly walks aim to be both active and social, usually followed by a lunch at a selected local that you are free to join or not.

2. À la carte walks. Any subscriber on the walking list who plans to do a walk of any description at any moment and is looking for company on the walk, can advertise this (for free) by email to be sent to all the walking group. This can be for walks at short notice when the weather for a particular walk is ideal – for example no cloud on Paul da Serra, or something that requires longer planning, such as a walking holiday to the Azores or the mainland.

Safety, responsibility and behaviour

Walking in Madeira is principally about walking in the mountains and on the levadas. All walking in mountains is not without its dangers. M3A has a Walker’s code of conduct together with general information about walking in Madeira , and your responsibilities when joining with others on walks. It is a necessary precondition to joining any notified walk that you accept this code and your personal responsibilities.

Knowing what is expected of you will help towards safer, and more agreeable walks.