Walkers sharing their experiences

Madeira Walking blog is all about Levadas, the walks, travel information, weather, walking opportunities, eco tourism, culture, history, flora and fauna and so on. It is a collective blog in which hikers, tourists, guides, walkers across the world and from Madeira share their views, thoughts and experiences ... in their own language.

Self Guided walks

English June 6th, 2014

Madeira is well known for its walking facilities, and we noticed that more and more visitors to Madeira are walking on their own by using various information they find in books. Unfortunately, books are published in large quantities and are not regular updated with changes due to landslides and maintenance issues. Secondly, these books are translated from 1 standard language. This is causing serious problems on Madeira. Continue Reading »

As Levadas da Madeira

Portuguese - Português July 18th, 2013

Localizada no coração do Oceano Atlântico, a ilha da Madeira, com 57 km de comprimento e 23 km de largura, apresenta-se como a terapia ideal para todos aqueles que necessitam de recuperar do stress citadino, que ambicionam uma reconciliação com a natureza através de deslumbrantes caminhadas a pé e que pretendam usufruir de um serviço de qualidade exercido por profissionais exímios. Continue Reading »

Interview with Gerry Sluiter

English July 1st, 2013

This week we are featuring an interview with Gerry Sluiter. Gerry is Dutch, from The Netherlands, and lives for more than 10 years on Madeira Island, together with his Madeiran wife Guida, son Bart and daughter Annika Continue Reading »

Interview with Ulf Eklund

English June 10th, 2013

This week we are featuring an interview with Ulf Eklund. Ulf is from Finnö, Åland Islands, Finland, photographer and hiker. Continue Reading »

Madeira, Eiland in de Wolken

Dutch - Nederlands March 28th, 2011

Het Portugese eiland Madeira kreeg het vorig jaar bijzonder zwaar te verduren door hevige regenval en modderstromen. De schade is intussen hersteld en in het bloemenparadijs kan vandaag weer volop gewandeld worden. Continue Reading »

Photographers Paradise – One Island

English February 22nd, 2011

Every photographer has his or her favorite subject and interest to perpetuate it on an image. For most of them it means to travel around the world to find the desired objective. Only a few places in the world that one can find a large number of photogenic treasures into one place. Madeira Island is one of these places. Continue Reading »

Madeira Island – Levadas, Walking Paths & Mountain Ridges

English October 30th, 2010

See photos taken by walkers that visited Madeira IslandContinue Reading »

Walking trails are still magical

English October 4th, 2010

Travel Article: After the floods: Madeira’s hotels and walking trails are still magical (Mail Online)

Madeira’s levadas have long been considered one of the world’s great walking pleasures. Covering more than 1,200 miles, these narrow waterways link the wetter north to the dry south, every yard mirrored by shaded paths. The big relief to me was that most of these routes remained intact.

My best guess is that around 10 per cent of paths are affected by fires. As for those dreadful February storms, Andrew Zino, who runs walks company Nature Meetings, told me: ‘Forget storm damage. Madeira hass made an amazing recovery.’

Ribeiro Frio to Portela

English September 13th, 2010

Every Wednesday, we offer the Levada walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela.
It is a well known Levada walk, and due to its location, very popular for walkers. After a short visit to Madeira’s Trout Farm and knitting stalls entering we the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira (UNESCO World heritage since 1999, covering 149.5km2 of Madeira). Continue Reading »

Traditionelle Spuren

German - Deutsch September 10th, 2010

Samstag: Traditionelle Spuren

Nature Meeting lädt Sie ein in eine Zeit, als Menschen und Güter noch von den kleinen Häfen aus übers Meer transportiert wurden und es keine richtige Straßeninfrastruktur gab. Continue Reading »

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