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We left Lisbon early Tuesday morning and have just spent 3 days on the island of Madeira. Madeira is part of Portugal, but is located off the coast of Africa just west of Casablanca. A small island of about 800 sq km. It's 55 km long and no more than 22 km wide. Amazing landscape. There's a mountain range in the middle of the island reaching to a height of almost 2000m. Now for the mathematicians amongst you, I can see you all realising that a 2 km rise ...
With one of world’s mildest climates, Madeira known for its
great gardens with species from around the world as well as its unqiue native
flora. Two of the best gardens are in the hills above Funchal, the Monte Palace
Tropical Gardens and the Madeira Botanic Gardens. They are both most easily
reached by Gondola that begins at a park along sea front in Funchals’s old town
which whisks you up ...
... tunalike gaiado, limpets (sea snails), and the ugly long black fish
Madeirans call Espada but translates to English as black scabbard fish.
My hotel was near the center of Funchal not far from the old
town, but the posher resort hotel strip lines the shore west of the city center
and harbor. The most famous hotel along the strip is historic Reid’s Hotel
where the rich and famous, possibly most ...
Our third hike day began with a spectacular drive up from the coast at Porto Moniz through extremely steep vineyards and then Laurasilva forest to an open area along the crest of the island at a place called Camara de Carga at around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) elevation. Along the start of the hike the villages and vineyards of south coast under clear blue skies and the mass of swirling clouds and fog covered the mountains and canyons toward the north coast were ...
Although my week-long Madeira tour with Explore was focused
on hiking, the hikes were not too long or extreme which led to some time in the
afternoons for some short stop at other sites around the island. After the
Ponta Delgada hike we continued along the north coast to the towns of Porto
Cruz and Santana. To say “along the coast” is not really accurate since at
several places along the coast between valleys the cliffs rise ...