Walking in Madeira (Paperback)

By Paddy Dillon

Cicerone Press, 9781852845315, 315pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 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.