Walking in Madeira

Walking in Madeira

By Paddy Dillon

Cicerone Press, Paperback, 9781852845315, 315pp.

Publication Date: April 2009

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 levadas, their banks offering anything from a gentle stroll to an exposed cliff walk. This guide book includes a rich and varied selection of walks on Madeira, and also covers the neighboring island of Porto Santo.

About the Author
Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with over 60 guidebooks to his name, as well as more than a dozen booklets and brochures. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines and other publications, and produces material for tourism groups and other organisations. He 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. 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 US.