Hotel Alpino Atlantico
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My tour with Explore Worldwide is named "Levada Hikes of Madeira" and to understand hiking in Madeira and why it's so popular you have to know a little about the geography of the island. Madeira is of volcanic origin and is very fertile where it’s not too steep to cultivate. Madeira is affected by prevailing northeasterly winds which result in the north and east (windward) sides of the 45 mile long island being windy, cloudy, and wet while ...
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 ...
... but as usual there were taxi's waiting and offering their services. We went for a private tour of the island, 75 Euro for 3 ½ hours and being returned to the ship. The island is basically volcanic so is very hilly. Houses are built into the mountainside. Our first stop was a fishing village, Camara Delobos, this was straight out of a classic story book, everyone seemed to step back in time. A favourite place for Winston Churchill in the 1950’s.
We were taken ...
Po osvežitvi s ponchom (zelo dobro in okusno, ampak kar močno alkoholno pijačo), smo se odpeljali naprej proti obali v 7 kilometrov oddaljeno Santano. Panoramska pot do Santane nas preseneti z eksotičnim rastlinjem - pravi botanični izlet. V Santani smo obiskali značilne "alpske" hiške in botanični vrt, nato pa smo si privoščili okusno kosilo ... "milho codizo" in ...
A couple random observations about Madeira:
Even though English has no official place here almost everyone we have met speaks at least some, and most speak it pretty well. We have four theories to explain it. 1) More and more people speak English everywhere these days 2) As a cruise ship port they receive their fair share of English speaking visitors 3) Portuguese is a seriously ridiculous language to speak or understand so they just ...