Save £100 per person and have your Christmas cake and eat it too walking in the winter sun on La Palma over Christmas departing 21 December 2023.
Originally £1870, now £1769 explore the fabulous scenery of La Palma ranging from volcanoes to salt pans, forests and fragrant pine woods with two guides and the choice of two levels of walk each day.
Hike along the dramatic Ruta de Los Volcanes and ascend to over 1800m to the Pico Bejenado rim for a bird’s eye view down into the vast caldera and through the National Park of Caldera de Taburiente for expansive views well above the clouds.
Walk along parts of the long-distance Gran Recorrido footpath to the southern tip of the island with its lighthouse and salt-pans nature reserve; and an amble around 15th century capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma rich in picturesque streets, colourful architecture and waterfront cafés for soaking up the sun and a bit of much deserved Christmas spirit.
Ramblers Worldwide Holidays (01707 331 113, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) seven night La Palma holiday includes return flights and airport transfers, half board en suite accommodation, two walks, two leaders, two grades and all local transport costs.
Departing 27 December and save £300 per person, wandering on Madeira’s ‘Levadas' as they crisscross their way around and over the island.
With temperatures in the late teens, ideal for walking and often mild enough to swim, take in classic cliff paths along the north coast to Porto da Cruz, allegedly the best hike on the island from Boca da Corrida through the lush eroded crater of an ancient volcano down to Curraldas Freiras with spectacular views of the conical peaks and the opportunity to soar high on the cable car to Monte for a breath-taking panorama.
Staying Funchal’s 1960’s themed Hotel do Carmo, invigorating days out are rewarded with aharbour-side sundowners and a tasty Madeiran meal in one of the local restaurants.
Originally £2295, now £1989/person, Ramblers Walking Holidays (01707 331133, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk) 7 night Eastern Madeiraincludes flights,transfers,en suiteaccommodation with breakfast, dinners in the hotel an at local restaurants, services of an expert leader and local transportcosts.