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.

 

Livres

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. Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2018
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Walking on Madeira | Cicerone
  • Zeer goede wandelgids van deze gerenommeerde Engelse uitgever. Met veel detail worden de wandelingen beschreven, voorzien van goede kaarten en ook nog praktische informatie. Veelal veel keuze uit het grote aantal dagtochten dat beschreven wordt. De afstand is tussen de 5 en 18 kilometer, al naar gelang wat je als wandelaar in gedachte hebt.... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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,... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2016
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Hikeline Wanderführer Madeira | Esterbauer
  • Handzame gids met een goede beschrijving van een groot aantal dagtochten in dit gebied. Die Insel Madeira ist vulkanischen Ursprungs und entstand aus einem Hotspot-Vulkan. Mit der Nachbarinsel Porto Santo und den unbewohnten Ilhas Selvagens und Ilhas Desertas gehört sie zur Inselgruppe Madeira. Madeira sieht man eigentlich nur ein Drittel... Lire la suite
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • Madeira: 6 Car Tours, 100 Long and Short Walks
  • 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... Lire la suite
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids Madeira | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. THE guide to Madeira for more than 25 years and a winner of the Thomas Cook Best... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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United Kingdom
2013
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
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... Lire la suite
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Madeira Walks | Trailblazer
  • Hele goede wandelgids van dit prachtige eiland. Elke wandeling is tot in detail goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie, de route-beschrijving en heldere kaarten. 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... Lire la suite
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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.... Lire la suite
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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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.... Lire la suite
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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... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Tour & Trail Madeira | Discovery Walking
  • Goed gedetallieerde wandelkaart van Madeira, schaal 1:40.000, scheur en watervast papier. Wandelroutes staan ingetekend. Our large 1:40,000 scale, combined with splitting the island into East and West with a generous overlap, produces double sided map whose total size is 840mm by 600mm and folds to 235mm by 120mm. You get the most detailed map... Lire la suite
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • 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... Lire la suite
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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Walking holidays

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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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... Lire la suite
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. Lire la suite
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