Madeira

Madeira is an island of fascinating natural beauty and enticing climate. It rises steeply from the Atlantic Ocean standing, with its small island neighbours, in splendid isolation off the coast of Europe and Africa.

An island of volcanic origin, it is a haven for those seeking a relaxing holiday in close proximity to nature. A network of levadas, built to carry water from the springs in the north to irrigate the cultivated areas of the south contour along the mountain sides, their banks planted with wild hydrangeas, lilies and agapanthus.

Its mountains are rugged and inspiring often with splendid sea views. Gardens and parks are everywhere planted with all manner of exotic trees, shrubs and blooms

Not for nothing is it called the Garden island or the Pearl of the Atlantic.

Madeira is an island of fascinating natural beauty and enticing climate. It rises steeply from the Atlantic Ocean standing, with its small island neighbours, in splendid isolation off the coast of Europe and Africa.

An island of volcanic origin, it is a haven for those seeking a relaxing holiday in close proximity to nature. A network of levadas, built to carry water from the springs in the north to irrigate the cultivated areas of the south contour along the mountain sides, their banks planted with wild hydrangeas, lilies and agapanthus.

Its mountains are rugged and inspiring often with splendid sea views. Gardens and parks are everywhere planted with all manner of exotic trees, shrubs and blooms

A number of walks follow levadas gently down hill and are one way in nature. The paths are generally of good quality with some uneven sections and also tunnels. They are a joy to walk along with the constant stream of water bubbling on one side and on the other, ever changing views of deep valleys and hillsides often with the sea in the background. Madeira is more than just levadas, offering dramatic cliff top walks along zig zag paths above the bubbling sea below and more challenging treks in the central mountain ranges. There is, however, plenty of easy terrain suitable for even the least experienced walker. Some walks, especially those which follow the levadas, do require a head for heights.

 

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Just wanted to drop you a line to express my thanks for organising such a great weekend of walking in such a lovely area . The guides were great - everything was organised so well yet the weekend didn't feel regimented - all very relaxed. We had great weather which helped a lot and met some lovely people too. The walks were as I expected from the Description of 'moderate ' in terms of length and terrain / difficulty etc . Thank you for being so organised and bringing this all together .I'll be keeping an eye out for my next walking trip with you . Our group was great company too - and it also was nice to be with a similar age group .Look forward to next time and thanks again for all of your help in the booking process, all my questions / requests etc.

Hazel Salisbury -Shropshire August 2017

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