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
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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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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
  • Madeira Tour and Trail Map
  • For your best adventures, use the best map. Madeira`s favourite map just got a whole lot better. Now in its 10th edition including the new Palheiro golf development, goodbye to the abandoned Ponta Pargo golf course, final sections of the VE3 road, loads of minor road updating especially in the south west. For hikers we have added several new... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • For your best adventures, use the best map. Madeira`s favourite map just got a whole lot better. Now in its 10th edition including the new Palheiro golf development, goodbye to the abandoned Ponta Pargo golf course, final sections of the VE3 road, loads of minor road updating especially in the south west. For hikers we have added several new... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Madeira | Discovery Walking Guides
  • For your best adventures, use the best map. Madeira`s favourite map just got a whole lot better. Now in its 10th edition including the new Palheiro golf development, goodbye to the abandoned Ponta Pargo golf course, final sections of the VE3 road, loads of minor road updating especially in the south west. For hikers we have added several new... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
  • Madeira Walks: Volume One, Leisure Trails
  • Madeira is a wonderful destination for walkers, offering a breathtaking diversity of landscapes; lushly verdant slopes, towering volcanic peaks, dramatic gorges and soaring cliffs surprise and amaze the newcomer. Add the levada network, primeval forests, subtropical flora and the superb landscaped gardens - little wonder that the island is... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2019
  • Madeira Walks: Volume One, Leisure Trails
  • Madeira is a wonderful destination for walkers, offering a breathtaking diversity of landscapes; lushly verdant slopes, towering volcanic peaks, dramatic gorges and soaring cliffs surprise and amaze the newcomer. Add the levada network, primeval forests, subtropical flora and the superb landscaped gardens - little wonder that the island is... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
  • Wandelgids 1 Madeira Walks | Discovery Walking Guides
  • Madeira is a wonderful destination for walkers, offering a breathtaking diversity of landscapes; lushly verdant slopes, towering volcanic peaks, dramatic gorges and soaring cliffs surprise and amaze the newcomer. Add the levada network, primeval forests, subtropical flora and the superb landscaped gardens - little wonder that the island is... 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
2015
  • Madeira: Car Tours and Walks
  • Madeira in the Sunflower Landscapes guide series; exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the region or area. Detailed information about touring by hired car or public transport, as well as on foot, is provided, helping walkers to navigate and plan day-trips. Shorter strolls are also included as an alternative for each main... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Madeira Sunflower Landscape Guide
  • HE walkers’ guide to Madeira for more than 30 years and a winner of the Thomas Cook Best Travel Guide Award, this book has been thoroughly revised for the current 13th edition to take into account the fires of August 2016 (with a couple of replacement walks). The maps have also been improved with waypoints, and there are free downloadable GPS... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2021
  • DK Eyewitness Portugal
  • Welcome to Portugal, a sunseekers` paradise.Whether you`re looking for world-renowned beaches, serene hilltop villages, verdant islands, or captivating cities, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Portugal has to offer.Small but immensely varied, Portugal offers countless opportunities for adventure. From the... Read more
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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Bol.com
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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Bol.com
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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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2024
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Rother Bergverlag
  • 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
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Maps

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
  • 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
  • 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
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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Madeira Kompass 234
  • Madeira on a detailed, contoured, GPS compatible map at 1;50,000 from Kompass highlighting hiking routes, graded according to the degree of difficulty, and other places of interest, with a street plan of central Funchal.The map has contours at 50m intervals, enhanced by shading and graphic relief, with colouring for woodlands and vineyards,... 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
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