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

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira Walks: Leisure Trails: Volume 1
  • 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
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Map
  • Madeira on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Discovery Walking Guides, with an exceptionally vivid presentation of the island’s topography and an overprint highlighting hiking trails, selected bars and restaurants, etc, plus a small plan of central Funchal. This is a paper version of the map, which is also available in a... Read more
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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... Read more
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
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Walking in Madeira and Porto Santo | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van het prachtige eiland Madeira plus 3 routes op het nabijgelegen eilandje Porto Santo. Goed beschreven met veel praktische informatie om de route te kunnen lopen, inclusief redelijke kaarten. Met in totaal 60 verschillende wandelroutes verspreidt over het hele eiland variërend van korte wandelingen van zo´n 2 uur tot... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2014
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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. 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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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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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Madeira Walks | Discovery Walking
  • Engelstalige wandelgids Madeira, met uitgebreide beschrijvingen van wandelroutes, routekaartjes en praktische informatie zoals bussen en accommodatie. 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... Read more
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
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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... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
  • MERIAN Madeira als Buch von
  • MERIAN Madeira ab 7.95 EURO Gärten - Oasen des ewigen Frühlings, Porto Santo - Ausflug zum Traumstrand, Wandern - Das Wunder der Merian - Die Lust am Reisen Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2014
  • Reisgids Capitool compact Madeira | Unieboek
  • Of u nu eersteklas reist of met een beperkt budget, Capitool Compact biedt u het beste van alles. Tientallen lijsten met hoogtepunten - de mooiste musea, de beste winkels en de gezelligste restaurants - verschaffen u alle kennis die u nodig hebt. De praktische informatie en bijzondere tips besparen u tijd en geld. Met behulp van de... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walk & Eat Madeira | Sunflower books
  • Uit de grote sunflower wandelgids van Madeira zijn de belangrijkste tochten geselecteerd, aangevuld met suggesties waar je wat lekker kunt eten .... een inspirerende combinatie. A pocket-sized full-colour guide designed for short-break holidays on Madeira with a gastronomic touch. Even non-walkers will appreciate the restaurant suggestions,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
Bol.com
Netherlands
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Maps

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
  • Madeira F&B
  • 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
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  • Wandelkaart - Wegenkaart - landkaart Madeira | Freytag & Berndt
  • Duidelijke kaart met hoofdwegen en kleine wegen. Afstanden zijn gemarkeerd, Schaduwwerking en en bergtekening tonen de hoogte. De Levada's - de kanalen waarlangs uitstekend gewandeld kan worden - staan goed ingetekend. Verder met veel toeristische symbolen voor bezienswaardigheden, campings, nationaal park grenzen, etc. Ingevoegd een simpele... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Madeira F&B
  • Madeira on a double-sided, indexed, hiking map from Freytag & Berndt at 1:30,000 with prominent highlighting for walking routes, scenic roads, picturesque locations and places of interest, plus a street plan of central Funchal and a booklet with general notes about the island and brief descriptions of seven recommended hiking routes. Place... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart Madeira WKP | Freytag & Berndt
  • Overzichtelijke wandelkaart van Madeira en Porto Santo. Deze kaart heeft ingetekende wandelroutes en symbolen voor nuttige informatie ter plaatse als uitzichtspunten, hutten of bezienswaardigheden. De zogenaamde levada wandelingen zjin hier goed op te vinden. Een begeleidend boekje in meerdere talen geeft toeristische informatie over het eiland. Read more
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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
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
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Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelkaart 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
  • 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
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
  • Madeira on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:40,000 from Discovery Walking Guides, with an exceptionally vivid presentation of the island’s topography and an overprint highlighting hiking trails, selected bars and restaurants, etc, plus a small plan of central Funchal. This is a light, waterproof and tear-resistant edition of this title... Read more
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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... Read more
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Netherlands
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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
  • 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
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 234 Madeira | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart / wegenkaart van Madeira met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. Inclusief een Duitstalig boekje met informatie en routesuggesties. Read more
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Walking holidays

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
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
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; niet geschikt voor mensen met hoogtevrees! Verblijf in prima hotels. Alle vertrekdata met garant vertrek! 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 vogelreis
  • De wateren rondom de steile kliffen van Madeira en de nabijgelegen rotseilanden Ilhas Desertas vormen de perfecte plek om op zoek te gaan verschillende zeevogels (pelagische vogelsoorten), zoals stormvogeltjes, pijlstormvogels en stormvogels. Vier keer gaan we de zee op, op zoek naar soorten die uniek zijn voor de Macaronesische wateren en... Read more
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