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The trail between the two peaks is only something like 5 kilometers (3 miles) long. That makes it sound east, but it takes much longer than you might expect because so much of it is up and down steps and quite steep. Overall it was one of the most fun hikes I’ve done as well as having some of the best scenery. Most of the trail isn’t exactly primitive, though, with many parts of it paved and wooden or metal stairs installed in ...
around mountain peaks and clings to the sides of ridges with every turn opening
up a new and gorgeous view. I knew the scenery in Madeira would be beautiful
and different but didn’t expect quite such a perfect mountain day hike and with
great weather too – total sunshine but with a picturesque fog bank curling around
the peaks from time to time from the northern windward side of the island - ...
... 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 ...
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I tried a couple more island specialties at dinner at the
hotel restaurant. Madeira’s most famous dish is a type of fish locally called
Espada that’s translated as Black Scabbard Fish in English. It lives at very
deep elevations and is especially ugly in appearance but tastes delicious. The
traditional preparation is either with local bananas or with a passion fruit
sauce but is also sometimes just ...
... they sell fish, fruit and veg as well as other things. What was great is that you could taste all the different fruits that they displayed. We then went in search of some food coming across the running man statue along the promenade. I got a sneak preview of one of the doors in the old section on our way to a little cafe where we had lunch. We did a quick stop at the Madeira shopping centre where they have started to display flowers for the flower ...