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The start of the great levada walking odyssey!
- Jun 16, 2008 - 4:52:43 PM
"falcons wafting in the sky and squawking at each other, a miscellany of small different types of birds twittering and warbling in fabulous profusion around me, small lizards scampering out of my way - darting across the levada water with such speed that it tingled the optic nerves, the rustle of quail and the scratching of other small fry in the bushes where hundreds and hundreds of butterflies fluttered along in dappled shade off age old trees, and so on, and so on. All that was missing was a fairy or an elf to transform it into the enchanting...".
An interesting, sometimes romantic, and amusing article describing one traveler's first serious levada walk. Highly recommended reading.
Madeira was made for walking
- Jun 5, 2008 - 10:22:12 PM
The island of Madeira brings together so many elements that help make it the ideal destination for walking holidays. The combination of mild weather, incredible scenery, and the abundant flora that humbles us into submission to Madeira's magnificence. Every flower and colour breathing energy and life. A rejuvenating experience not easily forgotten by anyone who has enjoyed the excitement of Levada walking.
Mountain walks on Madeira
- Jun 5, 2008 - 10:49:39 AM
Oliver Guenay, a professional mountain climber and paragliding instructor, visited Madeira in 2004. He wrote us his take on mountain walks in Madeira.