Travel Blogs from Canico
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 ...
... Berardo who founded the major museum of modern art in Belem in Lisbon
to house his collection.
Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are sometimes ranked along the
world’s most beautiful gardens. Like everything in Madeira, they’re very
vertical. You enter at the top and work your way down trails through various
themed gardens to the mansion and formal gardens. The pleasant mix of styles ...
... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.
We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...
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 ...
... and on it it said that if you were from Africa and are now living on Madeira you should write something onto the picture which Marilyn and Marc did. What a great way to end the "door" section.
Then it was off to the airport. It was a very sad farewell as we had an amazing time with Marilyn and Marc. Thank you once again, we felt very much at home and can highly recommend this wonderful place on the edge of the cliff with Shannon, Molly, Lucy and Puzzles. ...