Madeira Islands Walking Festival
Madeira Islands Walking Festival

Madeira offers some of the most enjoyable walks imaginable.  A celebration of all the good in this most popular leisure sport. The islands of Madeira are known for their mild climate and generally stable weather. January is no exception. As pedestrians in continental Europe struggle with wind and rain, here in Madeira, we enjoy a period of peace that will refresh you. We cannot say that it is not raining on Madeira; of course, it exists, so we have such a fresh and colorful landscape. But when it rains, there’s something like an excuse.

Throughout the year

the Madeira Islands – the Floating Garden in the Atlantic – are full of color and offer an encouraging environment for pedestrians of all abilities. Connected by narrow streams – levadas – which in themselves offer endless walks, the heart of Madeira rises to excellent and impressive volcanic peaks, rough walking in all its beauty, but rough walking balanced by easier options and walking along the coast, which is truly breathtaking.

Madeira island is a microcosm of beauty, a place where there is rich flora and fauna throughout the island and in the depths of the surrounding seas.

You can’t love that place. But don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourself. SPECIAL TIP: Porto Santo, heavenly rest

Porto Santo Island is located just 40 kilometers northeast of Madeira and has a number of natural health properties. An endless stretch of yellow sandy beach wash by a transparent blue warm sea, which heals and rejuvenates the body and mind.

Madeira Island – Pearl of the Atlantic

In Europe, there is a small Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, which has two main islands: Madeira and Porto Santo, and other small desert islands (Selvagens and Desertas). These islands were officially discovered by the Portuguese Tristão Vaz Teixeira, Bartolomeu Perestrelo, and João Gonçalves Zarco in 1419, who first found Porto Santo after the storm and later the main island of Madeira.

Madeira is located 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from Europe

  The climate in Madeira is mild due to its location with tropical features. Temperatures average 25ºC in summer and 17ºC in winter and you can swim in the ocean because its temperature is also very mild (average 20ºC).

In Madeira, you will find many attractive and natural places to visit. Nature there is exotic and lush. On the main island, you can’t miss the market in Madeira’s capital, Funchal. You will find a large number of exotic flowers, fruits, plants, fish, and other products. The best day to visit this market is Friday morning when it is full of people and vendors. You will have great fun!

On the east coast of the island, you will find the only natural black sand beach on the island. Due to its small size, it calls Praínha (Small Beach). Be prepared to have a great time sunbathing!

The west coast of the island is the sunniest coast

There you can visit Câmara the Lobos, a small fishing village that has become a popular place. You can visit and see the improvements that have been made there in recent years, including sculptures added to the promenade by Madeiran artists.

The north coast has the famous natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz. These amazing pools surround large and small rocks nestled in the sea. You can also taste the fish and shellfish of the north coast, which are a specialty of this area.

This is just a small sample of what you can visit on Madeira island. You can also book a trip at one of the many tourist offices you will find there, or just rent a car and find for yourself the many wonders the island has to offer. Either way, you will amaze by this little pearl of the Atlantic.

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