Like a garden floating in the Atlantic, Madeira blooms year round with a diverse range of flora from all over the world, and walkers are spoiled with lush greenery even in the dry season from July to September. Yet Madeira offers much more than this: lovers of rugged, wild and natural landscapes will also find everything they could wish for in a perfect walking destination, right here.
The island features a jagged landscape with steep valleys and an indented coastline. Despite this, Madeira has something for everyone: from pleasant strolls along the levadas, the island's unique irrigation channels, to challenging walks of an Alpine character.
37 selected walks in all regions of the island – with trail maps at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000
Planning and selecting a walk – walks are classified by fitness level required as well as by difficulty of the terrain
Itineraries for all walkers – from easy strolls along the levadas (irrigation channels) to longer, more challenging hikes in the mountains
Practical information – getting to and from each walk by car or bus, plus places to eat along the way
Walking profiles – showing altitudes reached, walking distance and walking time
GPS tracks and waypoints – downloadable from the website