The Regional Directorate of Forestry and Nature Conservation reports that the pedestrian route PR 1 Vereda do Areeiro (Pico Areeiro – Pico Ruivo) will be closed from 16 to 20 May, due to maintenance work.
The closure occurs after the 3.6 km from Pico do Areeiro, at 2 km from the Pico Ruivo and 4.8 km from Achada do Teixeira.
Madeira is well known for its walking facilities, and we noticed that more and more visitors to Madeira are walking on their own by using various information they find in books. Unfortunately, books are published in large quantities and are not regular updated with changes due to landslides and maintenance issues. Secondly, these books are translated from 1 standard language. This is causing serious problems on Madeira. Continue reading Self Guided walks
Localizada no coração do Oceano Atlântico, a ilha da Madeira, com 57 km de comprimento e 23 km de largura, apresenta-se como a terapia ideal para todos aqueles que necessitam de recuperar do stress citadino, que ambicionam uma reconciliação com a natureza através de deslumbrantes caminhadas a pé e que pretendam usufruir de um serviço de qualidade exercido por profissionais exímios. Continue reading As Levadas da Madeira
This week we are featuring an interview with Gerry Sluiter. Gerry is Dutch, from The Netherlands, and lives for more than 10 years on Madeira Island, together with his Madeiran wife Guida, son Bart and daughter Annika Continue reading Interview with Gerry Sluiter
This week we are featuring an interview with Ulf Eklund. Ulf is from Finnö, Åland Islands, Finland, photographer and hiker. Continue reading Interview with Ulf Eklund
Het Portugese eiland Madeira kreeg het vorig jaar bijzonder zwaar te verduren door hevige regenval en modderstromen. De schade is intussen hersteld en in het bloemenparadijs kan vandaag weer volop gewandeld worden. Continue reading Madeira, Eiland in de Wolken
Every photographer has his or her favorite subject and interest to perpetuate it on an image. For most of them it means to travel around the world to find the desired objective. Only a few places in the world that one can find a large number of photogenic treasures into one place. Madeira Island is one of these places. Continue reading Photographers Paradise – One Island
Travel Article: After the floods: Madeira’s hotels and walking trails are still magical (Mail Online)
Madeira’s levadas have long been considered one of the world’s great walking pleasures. Covering more than 1,200 miles, these narrow waterways link the wetter north to the dry south, every yard mirrored by shaded paths. The big relief to me was that most of these routes remained intact.
My best guess is that around 10 per cent of paths are affected by fires. As for those dreadful February storms, Andrew Zino, who runs walks company Nature Meetings, told me: ‘Forget storm damage. Madeira hass made an amazing recovery.’
Every Wednesday, we offer the Levada walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela.
It is a well known Levada walk, and due to its location, very popular for walkers. After a short visit to Madeira’s Trout Farm and knitting stalls entering we the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira (UNESCO World heritage since 1999, covering 149.5km2 of Madeira). Continue reading Ribeiro Frio to Portela