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The Flower Island

Madeira: The Flower Island

The flower-filled island of Madeira is full of contrasts; the colonial charm of the towns and villages, the rugged and dramatic coastal scenery, the explosion of colours of the local flora and fauna, its lush green interior and the levadas, the traditional irrigation channels which form a network of paths across this sub-tropical island. This enchanting botanical paradise still has a sleepy charm which makes it a unique place to visit. The walks lead you through the High Plateau, giving you sweeping views over verdant valleys and on trails where the deep purples and enchanting scents of hydrangea and agapanthus lead you towards the coast.
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Darstellung
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 7,3 km
Dauer 3:30 h
Aufstieg 474 hm
Abstieg 474 hm

Discover the island's far east: exposed, grassy hills with magnificent cliff landscape descending dramatically to the sea. Starting at the car ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 12,4 km
Dauer 4:30 h
Aufstieg 225 hm
Abstieg 420 hm

The wide Machico valley and its green terraces give way to a magnificent panorama on the highest point of the track. Thereafter, the trail unfolds ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 15,6 km
Dauer 5:30 h
Aufstieg 425 hm
Abstieg 425 hm

The wide Machico valley and its green terraces give way to a magnificent panorama on the highest point of the track. Thereafter, the trail unfolds ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 13,7 km
Dauer 6:00 h
Aufstieg 133 hm
Abstieg 642 hm

Heavily eroded volcanic valley with steep sides. The surrounding ridge line traps the prevailing wind and moisture resulting in a humid tropical ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 12,9 km
Dauer 6:20 h
Aufstieg 538 hm
Abstieg 133 hm

This alternative walk is an option in case of wet weather, if the descent to Ilha is thought to be slippery. Heavily eroded volcanic valley ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 13,4 km
Dauer 5:25 h
Aufstieg 155 hm
Abstieg 900 hm

From the rugged highlands to the laurel forest conservation area, the route strolls down a beautiful mountain atmosphere in a landform moulded by ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 12,7 km
Dauer 6:00 h
Aufstieg 700 hm
Abstieg 900 hm

An old trail starting below Encumeada goes through several patches of woodlands and leads to another pass at Relvinha, facing Madeira's highest ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 6,7 km
Dauer 3:30 h
Aufstieg 170 hm
Abstieg 731 hm

This is an alternative walk, only to be walked if it is impossible to do the standard walk due to bad weather, etc. You will be advised locally ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 2,1 km
Dauer 1:10 h
Aufstieg 355 hm
Abstieg 357 hm

The climb to Pico Grande is an option on Day 6. You must be reasonably fit, sure-footed and have a head for heights. If you do decide to take ...

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
empfohlene Tour Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 15 km
Dauer 5:00 h
Aufstieg 60 hm
Abstieg 610 hm

Nest to the south facing flank of a volcanic mountain side, deeply eroded into penetrating valleys that run predominantly North/South.

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Schwierigkeit mittel
Strecke 2,1 km
Dauer 0:30 h
Aufstieg 146 hm
Abstieg 166 hm

This is an option to reach Cabo Girão on Day 7 avoiding the tunnel.

von Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure