David & Ros Brawn.
Madeira is a wonderful destination for walkers. Verdant flora, from meadow flowers up to magnificent tree specimens, clothes a landscape of mountains, great valleys, soaring cliffs and an upland plateau.
Away from the sprawl of Funchal, settlements and hamlets cling to ridges and sit in valleys, their plots of vines, fruit trees and vegetables making ingenious use of fertile slopes, pockets and terraces. Add in the comprehensive Levada system and we have an island of walking experiences from gentle strolls right up to Alpine-style mountain challenges.
Whatever your level of walking fitness and ability, Madeira offers an exciting experience. It's easy to see why so many walkers return to this beautiful island year after year. Walking routes include:
- Walking route summary.
- Ratings for effort, time, distance, Ascents/Descents, refreshments and vertigo risk.
- Fully detailed walk descriptions, including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress.
- GPS waypoints at every key point on every route.
- Full colour 1:25,000 scale mapping for each route.