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Levada dos Maroços: a lovely rural trail in Madeira

If you’re looking for a levada hike in Madeira that’s a bit different (not to mention completely devoid of any crowds), then ...

Madeira hikes: The Royal Trail of Levada do Rei (PR18)

The Levada do Rei is an excellent medium-length hike that takes you through lush Laurissilva forests. Despite its incredible natural beauty, it’s ...

Madeira hikes: Into the Levada of the Green Cauldron (PR9)

The PR9 has one of the most enticing names of all the hikes in Madeira. The Caldeirão Verde (meaning green cauldron) refers ...

10 of the best beaches & natural pools in Madeira 

Being closer to Morocco than to mainland Portugal, Madeira’s sub-tropical climate lends itself well to some beach time. However, there are some ...

How to experience the enchanted misty forest of Fanal

Fanal is one of the truly magical locations in Madeira. This ancient laurel forest in the northwest of the island is regularly ...

Do you really need a car in Madeira?

One of the most asked questions about Madeira is whether you need a car to explore it. The answer is yes and ...

2 Incredible driving routes for Madeira (with maps)

With its towering mountain peaks, lush forests, epic viewpoints, and numerous small sights, Madeira is absolutely made for a road trip. Here, ...

Madeira hikes: The stunning cliffs of São Lourenço (PR8)

The Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço Hike (PR8) is one of the most popular trails in Madeira, undulating through stark volcanic ...

How long does it take to drive around Madeira?

Madeira is not a large island, but the driving times can be longer than you might expect due to the mountainous terrain ...

Canyoning in Madeira: rappelling down a 60m tall waterfall

Being a volcanic island, Madeira is almost entirely mountainous and has steep cliffs all over. It should come as no surprise that ...

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