Scenic mountainous landscapes, stunning wildlife and fabulous food
Its year-round mild climate makes Madeira a good choice for a backpacking holiday. You can enjoy fantastic walks, scenery and flora and fauna for free, and there is a reasonable choice of affordable accommodation in Madeira, including four dedicated hostels. You’ll also find that some guesthouses offer some dormitory-style rooms for those on a backpacking holiday. Backpackers can expect to pay around €18-€30 for a dorm room including breakfast. While not as cheap as some traditional backpacker holiday locations, the weather, reasonably priced food, wonderful fresh fruit and stunning scenery make it a good option for a short backpacker stop-off from the Portuguese mainland.