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.

 

Boeken

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Wat & Hoe Stad & Streek Madeira | Kosmos
  • Wat & Hoe stad en streek Madeira is de reisgids voor een actieve en culturele vakantie. Deze gids bevat uitgebreide plattegronden, kaarten en verrassende wandeltochten. De gids is erg praktisch in gebruik door de duidelijke indeling op kleur. Het Portugese eiland Madeira is gezegend met een mild klimaat, waardoor je er in ieder seizoen een... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Pocket Madeira | Lonely Planet
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Madeira offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is... Read more
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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
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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira
  • The Lonely Planet Pocket Guide to Madeira offers frank and informal advice on an extensive range of sights, activities, accommodation, restaurants and nightlife. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths.Written and researched by a team of experts, this book is... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids Madeira Walks | Trailblazer
  • 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... Read more
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  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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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... Read more
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... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Michelin groene gids weekend Madeira | Lannoo
  • De driesterrengids voor een geslaagde eilandtrip. Voor wie slechts één compacte eilandgids in zijn tas wil stoppen en toch geen enkele bezienswaardigheid of topadres wil missen. Elk hoofdstuk heeft een eigen kleur, zo vind je feilloos de informatie die je zoekt. Praktische inlichtingen staan in het groene deel, de beste adressen in het... 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
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
  • Reisgids Marco Polo NL Madeira | 62Damrak
  • Marco Polo reisgids voor Madeira! Handig pocket formaat, boordevol informatie, met uitneembare kaart van het hele land en 8 bladzijden met extra plattegronden. Met 'insider tips' om dit prachtige land op de Balkan écht te ontdekken, de TOP 15 van bezienswaardigheden in één oogopslag, up-to-date informatie in overzichtelijke hoofdstukken:... 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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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
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2018
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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
  • 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
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Madeira Tour & Trail Map
  • New 2015 8th Edition of our Madeira Tour & Trail Map is available in Super-Durable & Paper versions. 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 of Madeira that is... 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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Kaarten

De Zwerver
Netherlands
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  • Kompass, Germany
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Kompass
Germany
  • Madeira
  • Die 4in1 Wanderkarte ist jetzt noch übersichtlicher und besser lesbar. Die Wanderkarten aus den Top-Wanderregionen sind mit einer zusätzlichen Karte im Detailmaßstab ausgestattet. Der Aktiv Guide informiert Sie rund um das Thema Outdoor und die kostenlose App für unterwegs gibt es auch noch dazu. Das bildet die perfekte Grundlage für die... 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
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
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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  • Bol.com, Belgium
  • Stanfords, United Kingdom
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Bol.com
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
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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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 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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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
  • 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
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
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