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

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Paper Map
  • Madeira`s favourite map just got a whole lot better. Madeira Tour & Trail Map is now on a larger 960mm by 700mm double sided map sheet; a full 33% larger than the 8th edition it replaces. Super-Durable edition comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Specialist concertina map... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Madeira`s favourite map just got a whole lot better. Madeira Tour & Trail Map is now on a larger 960mm by 700mm double sided map sheet; a full 33% larger than the 8th edition it replaces. Super-Durable edition comes with a 2 year adventurous use wear and tear guarantee, see Discovery Walking Guides website for details. Specialist concertina map... 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
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Walking on Madeira
  • 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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira Bus & Touring Map
  • Madeira on a double-sided map from Discovery Walking Guides combining a contoured and GPS compatible map of the island highlighting hiking trails and access to various locations by public transport, with on the reverse a map of Greater Funchal with local bus routes, plus extensive information on the island’s bus services. On one side the whole... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walk! Madeira
  • “Walk! Madeira” is Shirley and Mike Whitehead’s Discovery Walking Guide to Madeira. Forty walks have been selected routes that pass through a range of landscapes with easier short walk and family alternatives for those seeking more leisurely days out.The guide describes a total of 40 GPS waymarked walking routes across Madeira and each has been... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Madeira Walking
  • Walking in Madeira is accomplished walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to walking on the volcanic islands of Madeira and Porto Santo in the Atlantic Ocean. The walks covered stretch from sea level to the highest peaks on the islands and explore the cliff coastline, wander from village to village along level levada paths, penetrating dense... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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Kompass
Germany
  • MARCO POLO Reiseführer Madeira, Porto Santo
  • Kompakte Informationen, Insider-Tipps, Erlebnistouren und digitale Extras:Entdecken Sie mit MARCO POLO die Blumeninsel im Atlantik von der Hochmoorlandschaft Paul da Serraüber die blütenreiche Hauptstadt Funchal bis zur kleinen Schwesterinsel Porto Santo -mit dem MARCO POLO Reiseführer kommen Sie sofort auf Madeira an.Erfahren Sie, welche... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Madeira | 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
  • 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
  • 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • National Geographic Traveler: Portugal 3rd Ed
  • Travel to Portugal to discover the country`s finest food, drink, and fado, walk Lisbon`s ancient streets, and bask on the Algarve`s beaches--with National Geographic experts as your trusted guides. This newly revised edition of National Geographic`s authoritative Portugal guide brings the visitor attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Travel to Portugal to discover the country's finest food, drink, and fado, walk Lisbon's ancient streets, and bask on the Algarve's beaches--with National Geographic experts as your trusted guides. This newly revised edition of National Geographic's authoritative Portugal guide brings the visitor attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, and... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • Travel to Portugal to discover the country's finest food, drink, and fado, walk Lisbon's ancient streets, and bask on the Algarve's beaches--with National Geographic experts as your trusted guides. This newly revised edition of National Geographic's authoritative Portugal guide brings the visitor attractions, museums, hotels, restaurants, and... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide 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. Berlitz 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 offer.... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Berlitz Pocket Guide 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. Berlitz 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 offer.... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
  • Madeira walking guide 60 walks 2017
  • 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. Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
2014
  • Madeira
  • Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is still praised by many a connoisseur. The island's all-year-round mild climate helped Madeira be awarded the decorative suffix 'floating floral island in the Atlantic'. Bird of paradise and torch lilies,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • 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. Every island thrives on its clichés. The name Madeira stands for a heavy drop of wine which might have had its time a long time ago, yet is... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Top 10 Madeira
  • An unbeatable guide to Madeira, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps and top 10 lists - 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, relax on the beach in Porto Santo or go... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Top 10 Madeira
  • An unbeatable guide to Madeira, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps and top 10 lists - 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, relax on the beach in Porto Santo or go... Read more
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Maps

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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ilhas Desertas North - Madeira 10
  • 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
  • Santana - Madeira 3
  • 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 Central - Madeira -11
  • 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
  • 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
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Sunny South West
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Madeira: The Flower Island
  • A self-guided walking tour on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira wandelvakantie
  • Afwisselende wandelvakantie op het subtropische eiland Madeira in de Atlantische Oceaan, bekend om zijn bijzondere bloemenpracht. Wandelen door vulkanisch berglandschap met diepe kloven en hoge kliffen, waar boeren op kleine terrassen tegen steile hellingen hun akkers bewerken. Het eiland is toegankelijk gemaakt door, soms spectaculair... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira rondreis
  • Afwisselende rondreis over het subtropische eiland Madeira, bekend om zijn enorme bloemenpracht. Verken vanuit drie bijzondere accommodaties met een huurauto dit groene eiland. Wissel een ontspannen dag bij het zwembad van uw quinta af met een mooie wandeling langs de vaak spectaculair aangelegde levada's (irrigatiekanalen). Bezoek ook het... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Portugal - Madeira
  • Spectaculaire wandelvakantie met bagagevervoer over het subtropische eiland Madeira met bijzondere bloemenpracht en subtropische vegetatie. Wandelen in het bergland langs spectaculair aangelegde levada’s met dito uitzichten, maar ook de kust wordt niet vergeten. Kort bezoek aan fraai en levendig Funchal. Verblijf in prima hotels. Read more
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