Best time for hiking in Madeira
Madeira is also known as the island of eternal spring with temperatures around 18 degrees in the European winter months. Therefore you can easily hike in Madeira year round, but there are a few things to be aware of. After living in Madeira for 7 months we have experienced most of the seasons. Therefore we can give you a detailed advice in which are the best months for hiking in Madeira.
With the different seasons in Madeira, nature is changing as well. If you want to see wild flowers in bloom during your hikes in Madeira, you should come in the spring months April and May. Temperatures are also most comfortable for hiking in Madeira during the spring months.
Overall the warmest temperatures in Madeira are in the summer months of June, July and August. During midday the temperatures can rise up to 30 degrees which makes hiking in the mountains uncomfortable hot. So in the summer months you should definitely start hiking in the early morning.
For beautiful orange, yellow and red colours in the trees you should come during the autumn months September, October. And to see the waterfalls of Madeira in full power, you have to come in the winter months or right after rainy season which is January, February, March. But in the winter months there can be snow in the mountains which covers the narrow hiking paths and makes it dangerous to hike. Therefore some of the hiking paths in Madeira can be closed in the winter months. So, if you want to enjoy most of the hiking trails in Madeira with the best weather conditions, the spring and autumn months are the best.
Best months for hiking in Madeira are April, May, June, September and October.