When is the best time for a Madeira holiday?

One of the many reasons to visit Madeira is the fact that any time is a good time to explore this amazing island. With its green steep lush valleys, dramatic coastline and rugged mountain ranges Madeira has excellent mild weather all-year-round, which means that there isn’t really a best time for a Madeira holiday

Our team of holiday specialists at Archipelago Choice believe that it is good to have options and in Madeira you can have your pick of which activities to do from January to December. The best time to go depends only on how quickly you can finish packing.

Best time for a Madeira holiday

Have a look at all the activity choices listed below and if you simply can’t decide which ones you like and when to go we can make a plan to help you do it all…


Madeira is the perfect destination if you would like to stretch your legs. All the trails are signposted, so you could either go walking on your own or if you prefer to be part of a small guided group, then we can arrange this for you as well.

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Guided jeep tours

Our Guided Jeep tours take you to those lesser visited parts of Madeira you might otherwise miss, taking you through breathtaking landscapes of steep mountain ridges and sea cliffs, with spectacular views out over the Atlantic.

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Whale and dolphin watching 

Madeira’s position in the North Atlantic makes it the ideal destination for Whale and Dolphin watching. Add in the island’s temperate Winter weather, and you’ve arguably got the best year-round destination for Cetaceans (and for humans to spot them).

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Madeira is fast becoming Europe’s go-to island for Canyoning – although our friends in the Azores might have something to say about that.

If you’ve never been before, here’s how it works: our guides will drive you up into a beautifully green valley on the North coast of the island. You’ll pop on a dry suit, helmet and harness, before scrambling, jumping and abseiling down a forest gorge.

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Mountain biking

The island’s seemingly endless network of trails are attracting more and more riders each year – and not only us mere mortals; you’ve probably seen pro-riders such as Brendan Fairclough and Josh Bryceland citing Madeira as their Winter training ground of choice.

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Swimming with dolphins

If it has always been your dream to swim with dolphins then you have come to the right place. Our colleagues in Madeira, who organise our Swimming with dolphins trips have come up with a unique way to be in the water with dolphins.

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The great weather all year round means that this course is ideal, not only for the most seasoned golfer but also for those wanting to come with non-golfing friends and family as there is plenty to do for everyone.

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Madeira Activity Holiday Specialists

Our team will have great pleasure in putting together an itinerary that will make your next adventure a unique one. 

We are a member of AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators) which encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating. All members must adhere to the AITO Quality Charter.

Get in touch today on 01768 721 070 or request our Madeira holidays brochure.