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Our fifth and last day hike on Madeira was the so-called Balcony Hike between the two highest peaks on the island, Pico Arieiro and Pico Ruivo. It's apparently called the balcony hike for a particular lookout spot on the trail that’s sometimes the turnaround point for those returning to Pico Arieiro rather than hiking through.
The road to Pico Arieiro climbed 6,000 feet from sea level near Funchal to the top of Madeira’s second highest ...
Our fourth hiking day began high up in the mountains at a
place called Boca da Corrida (mouth of the run?) at around 1,400 meters (4,600 feet)
altitude. After a short climb it was a series of ups and downs with some
significant descents through the day that ending at the island’s main
north-south road crossing at around 950 meters (3,100 feet). The 15 kilometer
(9 mile) walk to Encumienda was a ...
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 ...
... br> restaurant to try out a Madeiran specialty called Gaiado, a small tunalike fish
that’s dried and then served in strips with onion, tomato, and vinaigrette. The
flavor is intensely fishy, which I quite like, but not super salty like
The restaurant owner then invited us to his home wine cellar
for generous tastes of his 10-year aged Madeira wine. Madeira is fortified and generally
sweet and drunk abroad as a dessert wine, ...
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Well, we are down to our last week and a half on Madeira and looking forward to Carnival starting this weekend. Supposedly one of the best and biggest Carnival celebrations in all of Europe, it officially starts tomorrow but really hits its stride Friday with the morning Children’s Parade, followed by the afternoon Old People’s Parade, leading up to the evening Transvestite’s Parade (reputedly mostly just a bunch ...