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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 - ...
... other side of the tunnel we had a lunch stop in warm sunshine before beginning our descent to three more lower levadas, a mix of walks down steep trails and steps to each lower level levada followed by very long nearly flat walks along the levadas. However much we descended, though, where we met our vans after 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) of walking downhill, I suspect we still descended an additional 2,000 vertical feet further through the vineyards until we got to 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 ...
We took a taxi around 16.00 to the airport and checked our bags in. I was 5kg overweight and had to pay €70! Our flight left at 18.40 and we landed at Funchal around 20.15. Marilyn greeted us with the biggest smile and we then drove the 45 minutes to her house. It was still a bit light and we could see some of the island. Marc and Shannon were there to meet us and the champagne was cracked. What a wonderful welcome.