Board of Tourism

Madeira … A Walkers Paradise

Madeira, an island of exceptional natural beauty has always been recognised as a walker’s paradise because of what it has to offer. We invite you to discover Madeira with its excellent service, sensational landscapes and mild climate.

Madeira is a natural reserve with two thirds of its territory assigned as a Conservation Area, where rare flora and fauna abound. On the 2nd December 1999 UNESCO classified the Laurisilva forest of Madeira as a World Nature Heritage Site.

The breathtaking mountains, valleys and sea cliffs offer a stark contrast to the fascinating tones of the exotic vegetation, which covers the island like a green mantle. The existence of an amazing network of primitive man made irrigation canals known, as Levadas as well as the Veredas or Mountain paths, will enable the attentive visitors to encounter along the way the rare indigenous Laurisilva forest of Madeira.

The walks can be as gentle or as challenging as you want them to be, the choice is never-ending. Madeira will astound you and satisfy every expectation that you ever dreamed of.

Welcome to a true paradise afloat in the azure Atlantic Ocean.

Bruno Camacho Pereira
Regional Director for Tourism