Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar.
The guide to Madeira for more than 30 years and a winner of the Thomas Cook Best Travel Guide Award.
It really is indispensable for walking in Madeira or seeing Madeira by car. Not only has this 14th edition been updated to take into account walks recently out of bounds for one reason or another, but the format of the book has been expanded with larger type and a wider layout. The maps have been annotated with waypoints, and there are free downloadable GPS tracks for all the walks.
While dedicated hikers will revel in the island’s mountainous terrain (Madeira is one of Europe’s top destinations for mountain walks), walking the ‘levada’ paths is one of the most popular activities with visitors. Levadas are watercourses that carry rainfall from the mountains to irrigate the cultivated terraces. Click to read about the history of the levada system in Madeira.
Area covered: The entire island is covered by over 100 long and short walking routes.
The best months for walking in Madeira are July till May (June can be overcast).