Walking in Madeira

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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 ...
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Walking in Madeira: 60 routes on Madeira and Porto Santo

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Overview


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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852845315
  • Publisher: Cicerone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 315
  • Sales rank: 1,403,927
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Paddy Dillonis a prolific outdoor writer with a score or more books to his name. He writes for a number of outdoor magazines, as well as producing information for tourism groups and organisations. He lives in the English Lake District, and has enjoyed walking since childhood. He generally leads at least one guided walking holiday overseas each year, and has walked in many parts of Europe, as well as Nepal, Tibet and the Canadian Rockies.
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