PR 1 Vereda do Areeiro closed 16 to 20 May 2016

Vereda do Pico Ruivo

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.

As Levadas da Madeira

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”

Walking trails are still magical

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.’

Chemins Traditionnels

Samedi: Chemins Traditionnels (journée complète)

Nature Meetings vous invite à faire un pas en arrière dans le temps, à l’époque où les personnes et les biens étaient transportés par mer, grâce à des petits quais qui existent tout autour de l’île, avant que l’infrastructure routière n’existe.

Il y a environ 100 ans, les agriculteurs ont créé un chemin pédestre tout le long de la côte Nord. C’était la seule façon de pouvoir transporter leurs produits locaux jusqu’au petit quai artisanale de Ponta de São Jorge (Ponta do Clérigo).

Notre voyage commence à “Ribeiro Funda” (469m), traversant la Foret de Laurissilva si particulière à Madère jusqu’à la côte riche en plantes exotiques.

Après avoir descendu 300 mètres, nous arrivons au point caché de Madère, le point de vue secret de : Lapa Negra (atteignable seulement à pied).

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