Madeira

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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

Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Snakes Alive
  • Mike Gerrard's travel writing has won awards in the UK and USA, and been published in The Times, Time Out, The Washington Post, Wanderlust, The Independent on Sunday, The Express, The Sydney Sun-Herald, The Guardian, and many other publications.In this collection of his travel writing, his award-winning pieces about eating snake in China,... Read more
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Belgium
  • Snakes Alive
  • Mike Gerrard's travel writing has won awards in the UK and USA, and been published in The Times, Time Out, The Washington Post, Wanderlust, The Independent on Sunday, The Express, The Sydney Sun-Herald, The Guardian, and many other publications.In this collection of his travel writing, his award-winning pieces about eating snake in China,... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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Belgium
  • Canary Islands Travel Guide
  • The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias) are an Atlantic territory of Spain on the west coast of Africa, near to Morocco, Cape Verde and the archipelagos of the Azores Islands and Madeira Islands.Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries.... Read more
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  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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Belgium
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Hiking on Madeira Island Portugal
  • This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your “To-Do” lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy! Read more
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Belgium
  • Hiking on Madeira Island Portugal
  • This journal with 150 ruled pages awaits your writing pleasure. You can use it to record your hopes and dreams, express your gratitude, to keep a bucket list, as a daily diary, or to jot down your “To-Do” lists. The possibilities are endless and the choice is all yours. Enjoy! Read more
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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
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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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Costa Blanca
  • For a long time the Costa Blanca has had a reputation for having the best chance of winter sun, the cheapest flights and the most reasonably priced accommodation. However, the 'white coast' has a lot more to offer than the simple beach holidays enjoyed by thousands of tourists every year. Not only the spectacular and varied mountains close to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Costa Blanca
  • For a long time the Costa Blanca has had a reputation for having the best chance of winter sun, the cheapest flights and the most reasonably priced accommodation. However, the 'white coast' has a lot more to offer than the simple beach holidays enjoyed by thousands of tourists every year. Not only the spectacular and varied mountains close to... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Island Interludes
  • "Romantic islands in the sun. Dreams of Sicily, Canary Islands, Malta, Cyprus, Madeira, and even further north to the distant Azores lying in the Atlantic Ocean. All of these I hungrily devoured from the pages of travel articles and over many years of looking at an atlas of the world. Everything seemed a distant dream until life had other... Read more
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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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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
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Madeira
  • This DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Madeira has to offer. Whether you wish to relax on the gorgeous beaches, find the liveliest nightlife, or hike through some of the most exquisite scenery this pocket-sized travel guide is packed with essential information for every corner of Madeira, whatever... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Madeira
  • This DK Eyewitness Top 10 travel guide will lead you straight to the best attractions Madeira has to offer. Whether you wish to relax on the gorgeous beaches, find the liveliest nightlife, or hike through some of the most exquisite scenery this pocket-sized travel guide is packed with essential information for every corner of Madeira, whatever... Read more
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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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Uitgeverij Elmar
  • 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. Deze Rother gids is vertaald in het Nederlands! De Rother wandelgids Madeira bevat vijftig wandelingen. Het Portugese ‘bloemeneiland’ staat... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Insight Guides Pocket Madeira
  • From the gorgeous capital of Funchal, to the wealth of hidden coves and beaches on the island, to the hiking trails of Pico do Arieiro, Madeira has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Madeira is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that this island has to... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Insight Guides Pocket Madeira
  • From the gorgeous capital of Funchal, to the wealth of hidden coves and beaches on the island, to the hiking trails of Pico do Arieiro, Madeira has much to tempt the visitor. Insight Pocket Guide Madeira is a concise, full-colour travel guide that combines lively text with vivid photography to highlight the best that this island has to... Read more
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Maps

De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart Madeira | Freytag & Berndt
  • Madeira on a large, indexed, touring and sightseeing map from Freytag & Berndt at 1:40,000 with prominent highlighting for scenic roads, hiking routes, picturesque locations and places of interest, plus a street plan of central Funchal and a booklet with descriptions of best sights, etc. Place names and road numbers are in larger size font than... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • FB WKP1 Madeira
  • Dubbelzijdige wandel- en vrijetijdskaart • toeristische tips • stadsplattegronden • fietspaden en mountainbikeroutes • GPS-punten Read more
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Belgium
  • FB WKP1 Madeira
  • Dubbelzijdige wandel- en vrijetijdskaart • toeristische tips • stadsplattegronden • fietspaden en mountainbikeroutes • GPS-punten Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Kompass WK234 Madeira
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 te gebruiken met GPS met praktische informatie over de regio wandel- en fietspaden aanbevolen routes kastelen uitzichtpunten stranden en baaien toeristische informatie veel topografische... Read more
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Belgium
  • Kompass WK234 Madeira
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000 te gebruiken met GPS met praktische informatie over de regio wandel- en fietspaden aanbevolen routes kastelen uitzichtpunten stranden en baaien toeristische informatie veel topografische... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Madeira 1:50 000
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden; goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000; te gebruiken met GPS; met praktische informatie over de regio; wandel- en fietspaden; aanbevolen routes; kastelen; uitzichtpunten; stranden en baaien; toeristische informatie; veel topografische details; Duitstalig Read more
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Belgium
  • Madeira 1:50 000
  • Toeristische kaart voor wandelen, fietsen en vrije tijd met activiteitengids en stadsplattegronden; goed leesbare schaal van 1:50 000; te gebruiken met GPS; met praktische informatie over de regio; wandel- en fietspaden; aanbevolen routes; kastelen; uitzichtpunten; stranden en baaien; toeristische informatie; veel topografische details; Duitstalig Read more
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