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About this book
About this book
Rising steep and rocky from the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is a compact and mountainous island. Criss-crossed by a network of old paths and tracks, it is remarkably accessible and scenic. Enjoying a sub-tropical climate, it is suitable for year-round walking. As a result of volcanic activity it can be steep, but high ridges and the cliffs of its Atlantic coast are always in view. Water is conveyed around the island in flower-fringed lavadas, their banks offering anything from a gentle stroll to an exposed cliff walk. There are wooded valleys, rocky slopes, cultivated terraces and impressive cliffs to explore. The people are unfailingly friendly. The wine is excellent. This guidebook includes a rich and varied selection of walks on Madeira, and also covers the neighbouring island of Porta Santo.
Map: Madeira Introduction Location Geology Discovery and History Weather Landscape Language Island Trees and Flowers Island Birds Island Animals The National Park Getting to Madeira Getting round Madeira The Plan of this Guide Map: Starting Points of the Walks The Walks Walk 1 Levada dos Tornos - part 1 Walk 2Levada dos Tornos - part 2 Walk 3 Levada da Serra - part 1 Walk 4 Levada da Serra - part 2 Walk 5 Levada Nova - Santo da Serra Walk 6 Levada da Portela Walk 7 Levada do Furado Walk 8 Ribeiro Frio and Faja da Nogueira Walk 9North Coast Walk Walk 10 Levada do Canical Walk 11 Ponta de Sao Lourenco Walk 12 Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo Walk 13 Cedro and Pico do Areeiro Walk 14 Picos da Madeira Walk 15 Corticeiras to Boca da Encumeada Walk 16 Boca da Corrida to Curral das Freiras Walk 17 Boca da Encumeada to Curral das Freiras Walk 18 Corticeiras to Curral das Freiras Walk 19 Boca da Encumeada and Pico Grande Walk 20 Curral das Freiras to Boaventura Walk 21 Boca da Corrida to Fontes Walk 22 Fontes and Terreiros Walk 23 Levada do Norte - part 1 Walk 24 Levada do Norte - part 2 Walk 25 Levadas do Norte and da Serra Walk 26 Cascalho and Levada das Rabacas Walk 27 Paul da Serra Walk 28 Paul da Serra to Fanal Walk 29 Levada do Paul Walk 30 Rabacal and 25 Fontes Walk 31 Ponta da Pargo to Fonte do Bispo Walk 32 Levada da Janela Walk 33 Levada Calheta - Ponta do Pargo - part 1 Walk 34 Levada Calheta - Ponta do Pargo - part 2 Walk 35 Levada Calheta - Ponta do Pargo - part 3 Walk 36 Levada Nova - Ponta do Sol Walk 37 Lombo do Mouro Walk 38 Levada do Curral Walk 39 Levada do Piornais Walk 40 Levada do Negra Walk 41 Levada do Barreiro Walk 42Levada do Caldeirao Verde Walk 43 Pico Ruivo to Ilha Walk 44 Pico Ruivo to Santana Walk 45 Santana to Sao Jorge Walk 46 Poiso to Santana Walk 47 Pico do Suna and Porto da Cruz Walk 48 Penha de Aguia Walk 49 Porto Santo - West and South Walk 50Porto Santo - North and East
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over thirty guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for outdoor magazines and other publications, as well as for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. Paddy enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the USA. While researching routes, Paddy works directly onto a palmtop computer, so that his descriptions are precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them. Paddy takes his own photographs, has appeared on radio and TV, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild.