Madeira

Description

Madeira

Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago, located 700 km off the African west coast in the Atlantic Ocean, roughly between the Azores and the Canary Islands. It is made up of the main island of Madeira, Porto Santo, Ilhas Desertas and Ilhas Selvagens. The last two are uninhabited and only accessible for scientific research. All islands have volcanic origins.

The main island of Madeira is subtropical, forested and steeply mountainous, with a mild climate throughout the year. April-May are busiest with tourists. August-September are hottest. Between april and september there is less rain than in winter. The island is renowned for its flowers and has many endemic species of fauna and birds. The size is 740 km, about the same as La Palma (Canarias) or São Miguel (largest of the Azores).

Hiking in Madeira is popular, and done mostly along the so-called levada's (narrow irrigation channels), built to transport water from the north to the south of the island. The footpaths alongside the levada's can be very narrow, sometimes lead through dark and slippery tunnels and along very, very steep and high mountainsides. Bring a flashlight and use anti-slip footwear! Your reward is a marvellous landscape with gorgeous lush valleys, blooming flowers and great views of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Marked trails are numbered PR1 - PR23.

 

Books

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira: 60 mountain and levada routes on Madeira and Porto Santo
  • This guide describes a varied selection of 57 walks on the Portuguese island of Madeira, exploring the dramatic cliff coastline, scenic levadas (irrigation channels), dense laurisilva `cloud` forests and high mountain peaks, plus three walks on neighbouring Porto Santo. There are routes to suit all abilities, from easy, level levada walks to... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walking on Madeira | Cicerone
  • A walking guide to the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Selection of varied day walks exploring Madeira's network of levadas (water channels) as well as routes across steep and rugged mountains, with slopes of bare rock or laurisilva 'cloud' forest. The neighbouring island of Porto Santo offers easy walking and a sandy beach. Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Madeira Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • Pocket-sized full-colour guides describing car tours, walks and countryside picnics - all illustrated with photographs and large-scale maps. Dubbed the ‘blue Bibles‘ by the Sunday Times, the series aims to get visitors away from the crowded tourist centres and out into the countryside, by car or on foot.• Sunflower`s best-selling guide, the... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Sunflower books
  • Pocket-sized full-colour guides describing car tours, walks and countryside picnics - all illustrated with photographs and large-scale maps. Dubbed the ‘blue Bibles‘ by the Sunday Times, the series aims to get visitors away from the crowded tourist centres and out into the countryside, by car or on foot.• Sunflower`s best-selling guide, the... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Madeira - Walk & Eat
  • Checked on the ground just two months before publication, the changes to this edition are considerable. There is a new walk to replace a permanently closed route, redesigned maps with waypoints, and a couple of new restaurants. This pocket-sized full-colour guide to walking in Madeira is designed for visitors who would like to combine some... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Portugal
  • Your journey starts here. We`ve reimagined and updated our iconic DK Eyewitness travel guides. This brand new Portugal guide, now in a lightweight format, has been expertly curated with all new photography plus DK`s much-loved illustrations and maps.- Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there- Reasons to love... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • DK Eyewitness Top 10 Madeira
  • An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Madeira, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists and a laminated pull-out map, all designed to help you see the very best of Madeira. Explore Madeira`s cultural highlights in Funchal, hike some of Europe`s best walking trails, sample Madeira wine in a 17th-century Franciscan friary,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
  • Madeira
  • This guide is for visitors who would like to combine some walks with the best local cooking. Many of the walks are along the 'levada' paths - the watercourses so beloved of visitors. But everyone can take advantage of the restaurant recommendations - with photos of their decor and dishes, sample menus, price guides, openin Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2015
  • Madeira
  • This guide is for visitors who would like to combine some walks with the best local cooking. Many of the walks are along the 'levada' paths - the watercourses so beloved of visitors. But everyone can take advantage of the restaurant recommendations - with photos of their decor and dishes, sample menus, price guides, openin Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
  • Madeira Walks: Challenging Trails & High Altitude Routes Volume 2
  • As a walker`s paradise, Madeira has it all - majestic mountains, rugged coastline, ancient forests, a unique levada network and verdant flora; easy to see why so many walkers return year after year. In 2015 Madeira was voted the ”World`s Best Island Destination” by the World Travel Awards the final accolade from the previous two years when it... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Madeira Walks: Volume 2: Challenging Trails & High Altitude Routes
  • As a walker`s paradise, Madeira has it all - majestic mountains, rugged coastline, ancient forests, a unique levada network and verdant flora; easy to see why so many walkers return year after year. In 2015 Madeira was voted the ”World`s Best Island Destination” by the World Travel Awards the final accolade from the previous two years when it... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Madeira Walks
  • As a walker's paradise, Madeira has it all - majestic mountains, rugged coastline, ancient forests, a unique levada network and verdant flora; easy to see why so many walkers return year after year. In 2015 Madeira was voted the World's Best Island Destination by the World Travel Awards the final accolade from the previous two years when it was... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Madeira Walks
  • As a walker's paradise, Madeira has it all - majestic mountains, rugged coastline, ancient forests, a unique levada network and verdant flora; easy to see why so many walkers return year after year. In 2015 Madeira was voted the World's Best Island Destination by the World Travel Awards the final accolade from the previous two years when it was... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids 2 Madeira Walks | Discovery Walking
  • As a walker`s paradise, Madeira has it all - majestic mountains, rugged coastline, ancient forests, a unique levada network and verdant flora; easy to see why so many walkers return year after year. In 2015 Madeira was voted the ”World`s Best Island Destination” by the World Travel Awards the final accolade from the previous two years when it... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
  • Madeira Walks: 37 Selected Walks in all Regions of the Island
  • Practical guide to walking 37 selected walks all over the island of Madeira complete with trail maps, places to eat and transport information. Like a garden floating in the Atlantic, Madeira blooms year round with a diverse range of flora from all over the world, and walkers are spoiled with lush greenery even in the dry season from July to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Madeira Walks
  • Practical guide to walking 37 selected walks all over the island of Madeira complete with trail maps, places to eat and transport information. Like a garden floating in the Atlantic, Madeira blooms year round with a diverse range of flora from all over the world, and walkers are spoiled with lush greenery even in the dry season from July to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Madeira Walks
  • Practical guide to walking 37 selected walks all over the island of Madeira complete with trail maps, places to eat and transport information. Like a garden floating in the Atlantic, Madeira blooms year round with a diverse range of flora from all over the world, and walkers are spoiled with lush greenery even in the dry season from July to... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Madeira Walks | Trailblazer
  • Practical guide to walking 37 selected walks all over the island of Madeira complete with trail maps, places to eat and transport information. Like a garden floating in the Atlantic, Madeira blooms year round with a diverse range of flora from all over the world, and walkers are spoiled with lush greenery even in the dry season from July to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Madeira. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide - with pull out map
  • Perfect Days in... Madeira. For advice you can trust, look no further than Marco Polo. The Madeira Marco Polo Travel Guide is a compact travel guide for people who have little time to prepare for a trip, don't want to miss anything, like to be inspired by great ideas for exciting days out and love all things ultra-practical and easy to use.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Madeira | Kosmos
  • Wat & Hoe stad en streek Madeira is de reisgids voor een actieve en culturele vakantie. Deze gids bevat uitgebreide plattegronden, kaarten en verrassende wandeltochten. De gids is erg praktisch in gebruik door de duidelijke indeling op kleur. Het Portugese eiland Madeira is gezegend met een mild klimaat, waardoor je er in ieder seizoen een... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Rother
  • Uitstekende wandelgids met een groot aantal dagtochten in dal en hooggebergte. Met praktische informatie en beperkt kaartmateriaal! Wandelingen in verschillende zwaarte weergegeven in rood/blauw/zwart. Madeira zeichnet sich durch ein ganzjährig mildes Klima und eine verschwenderische Blütenpracht aus: Strelitzien und Fackellilien, Liebesblumen... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2020
  • Kompass WF5915 Madeira
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2020
  • Kompass WF5915 Madeira
  • De Kompass wandelgids + kaart geeft een overzicht van alle wandelroutes in het gebied met nauwkeurige routeaanwijzingen en hoogteaanduidingen, De extra grote kaart, schaal 1:35 000, is ideaal om van te voren uw route uit te stippelen en om onderweg te gebruiken • naast de bekende bestemmingen, worden ook de minder bekende vermeld • openbaar... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2020
  • Wandelgids 5915 Wanderführer Madeira | Kompass
  • Die KOMPASS Wanderführer bieten neben spannenden Destinationen und tollen Wandertourenauch viele praktische Tipps und Zusatzinformationen wie z. Bsp. Sehenswürdigkeiten oder Einkehrmöglichkeiten.Alle Touren sind von den jeweiligen Autoren selbst erwandert und enthalten detaillierte Angaben zu Schwierigkeitsgrad, Höhenmetern und Gehzeit. Read more
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Netherlands
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Belgium
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Maps

The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • Madeira 2018
  • Hele goede wandelkaart met alle noodzakelijke topografische details van Madeira met ingetekende routes. De kaart is geplastificeerd, met kleine plattegrond van Funchal. Madeira at 1:40.000 on a contoured, GPS compatible outdoor map from Kümmerly + Frey printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map is double-sided on a... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2012
  • Madeira K+F Outdoor Map
  • Madeira at 1:40,000 on a contoured, GPS compatible outdoor map from Kümmerly + Frey printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map is double-sided on a more convenient size sheet and includes a street plan of central Funchal, plus coverage of the nearby Islas Desertas and Porto Santo at 1;70,000.The map divides Madeira... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelkaart Outdoorkarte Madeira - Funchal - Porto Santo | Kümmerly & Frey
  • Hele goede wandelkaart met alle noodzakelijke topografische details van Madeira met ingetekende routes. De kaart is geplastificeerd, met kleine plattegrond van Funchal. Madeira at 1:40.000 on a contoured, GPS compatible outdoor map from Kümmerly + Frey printed on sturdy waterproof and tear-resistant synthetic paper. The map is double-sided on a... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Calheta - Madeira 4
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ilhas Desertas South - Madeira - 12
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Curral das Freiras - Madeira 5
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Camacha (Ilha de Porto Santo) - Madeira 13
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • E3 Arquipelago de Madeira
  • Plans included:Porto Santo (1:25 000)Porto de Recreio da Calheta (1:6250)Funchal (1:10 000)Água de Pena (1:5000)Porto de Machico (1:7500)Quinta do Lorde (1:5000)Ponta de São Lourenço (1:30 000)Enseada da Doca (Isla Deserta Grande) (1:25 000)Selvagem Grande (1:30 000)Selvagem Pequena (1:30 000)On this edition the chart specification has been... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Machico - Madeira 6
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porto Santo (Ilha de Porto Santo) - Madeira 14
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Canical - Madeira 7
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Selvagem Pequena - Selvagem Grande - Madeira 15-16
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Portugal - Madeira Michelin
  • The Michelin National road map of Portugal at 1:400,000 scale is ideal for route planning. The map gives comprehensive coverage of national road networks showing all major motorways, dual carriageways, national & regional main roads and some single-lane roads. Also shows unsurfaced roads and tracks and major footpaths. The map is divided by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Camara de Lobos - Madeira 8
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Porto Moniz - Madeira 1
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Funchal - Madeira 9
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Sao Vicente - Madeira 2
  • Topographic survey of Portugal at 1:25,000 from the Instituto Geográfico do Exército, the country’s military survey organisation.Map legend and a glossary of terms used on the maps include English.To see all the titles in this series please click on the series link. Read more
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira
  • Spectaculaire wandelvakantie door het onherbergzame binnenland van het subtropische eiland Madeira. Geniet van bizarre vulkanische hoogvlaktes, met nevels omhulde grillige toppen en de bijzondere bloemenpracht waar het eiland beroemd om is. We maken pittige wandelingen in het bergland langs spectaculair aangelegde levada’s met dito uitzichten,... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira wandelvakantie
  • Afwisselende wandelvakantie op het subtropische eiland Madeira in de Atlantische Oceaan, bekend om zijn bijzondere bloemenpracht. Wandel op Madeira door een groen vulkanisch berglandschap met diepe kloven en hoge kliffen, waar boeren op kleine terrassen tegen steile hellingen hun akkers bewerken. Verleng je wandelreis op het kleinere en drogere... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira wandelreis met huurauto
  • Afwisselende wandelreis over het subtropische eiland Madeira, bekend om de enorme bloemenpracht en de groene terrashellingen. Optimale vrijheid met je eigen huurauto. Verken dit wandeleiland bij uitstek vanuit bijzondere accommodaties, verspreid over het eiland. Wissel een ontspannen dag bij het zwembad van je quinta af met een mooie wandeling... Read more
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