Madeira Walks Guide Book Specification Contents

           Madeira Walks volume 1 Leisure Trails £12.99 
Specification:    new book replacing previous 'Walk! Madeira' and 'Shirley Whutehead's Madeira Walks'. 160 page full colour paperback guidebook, stitched & perfect bound.
Page size 210mm by 120mm. Weight 330 grams.
Map sections from the new 8th edition Madeira  Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map.
Published April 2015. isbn 9781782750031


 
   

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Contents:
The Authors. Acknowledgements. Preface.
Introduction:- Topography. Climate. The Levadas. Flora and Fauna. Walking. Getting Around. Places to Visit & Other Things To Do. 

Symbols Rating Guide
Map Information:- Walk Locator Maps. Map Notes & Legend. Using GPS on Madeira. 
THE WALKS
WALKS IN FUNCHAL & THE CENTRAL REGION
1.  Praia Formosa to Cámara de Lobos.
1 walker, 1¼ hours, 3km , ascents/descents negligible, refreshments 4 (linear one way, circular with bus).
2.  Romeiros to Jasmin Tea House and Palheiro Gardens.
1 walker, 2 hours, 8km, ascents negligible, descents 100 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 2 (linear one way, circular with bus).
3.  Levada do Norte & Levada da Rabaças – Encumeada.
1 walker, 2 hours, 6km, ascents & descents negligible, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
4.  Levada do Norte: Estreito de Camera de Lobos - Cabo Girão.
2 walker, 2½ hours, 8km, ascents 35 metres, descents negligible, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
5.  Levada dos Piornais - Madeira Shopping to Funchal Lido area.
3 walker, 3½ hours, 9km, ascents negligible, descents 240 metres, vertigo risk 3, refreshments 4 (linear one way).
6.  Levada dos Piornais - Santa Rita circular.
2 walker, 2 hours, 5km, ascents & descents 160 metres, vertigo risk 3, refreshments 1 (circular).
7.  Eira do Serrado to Curral das Freiras (Nun’s Valley).
2 walker, 1¼ hours, 2.5km, ascents negligible, descents 405 metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
8.  Ecological Park to Monte (PR 3.1 Caminho Real do Monte).
3 walker, 2 hours, 5km, ascents 30 metres, descents 620 metres, refreshments 3 (linear one way, circular with bus).
9.  Monte - Bom Sucesso – Funchal.
3 walker, 2 hours, 7km, ascents 20 metres, descents 550 metres, vertigo risk 2, refreshments 0 (circular, with bus/Teleférico).
10.  Levada dos Tornos  Monte - Babosas - Curral Romeiros.
3 walker, 1 hour 50 mins, 6km, ascents & descents 200 metres, vertigo risk 3, refreshments 3 (circular).
WALKS IN SOUTH EAST AND NORTH EAST REGION
11.  Levada da Azenha - Caminho Velho do Castelo (PR23).
1 walker, 1 hour, 2.6km, ascents & descents negligible, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
12.  São Lourenço:  Prainha - Pico da Piedade.
1 walker, 1 hour, 3km, ascents & descents 120 metres, refreshments 1 (circular).
13.  Arco de São Jorge to Boaventura.
2 walker, 1¾ hours, 4km, ascents 230 metres, descents 200 metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
14.  Santana - Fajá da Rocha do Navio.
2 walker, 2 hours, 6km, ascents 50 metres, descents 420 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 1 (circular, with Teleférico).
15.  Levada do Caniçal (East).
2 walker, 1½ hours, 5km, ascents 20 metres, descents 230 metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
16.  Levada do Castelejo, São Roque.
2 walker, 3 hours, 8km, ascents & descents 50 metres, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
17.  Pico do Facho – Machico.
3 walker, 1¼ hours, 3km, ascents 90 metres, descents 320 metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
18.  The Old Trail to Caniçal .
2/3 walker, 2 hours, 5.5km, ascents 90 metres, descents 310, metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
WALKS IN CENTRAL EAST REGION
19.  Vereda dos Balcões - (PR11).
1 walker, ¾ hour, 3km, ascents & descents negligible, refreshments 3 (linear out and back).
20.  Santana - Pico das Pedras to Queimadas.
1 walker, 1¼ hours, 5km, ascents & descents negligible, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
21.  Abrigo de Pastor Circular – Poiso.
1 walker, 1½ hours, 4km, ascents & descents 120 metres, refreshments 1 (circular).
22.  Santo da Serra - Serrado das Ameixieras - Madre de Agua.
2 walker, 2½ hours, 8km, ascents & descents 100 metres, refreshments 1 (circular).
23.  Pico do Areeiro - Juncal Viewpoint - Ninha da Manta.
2 walker, 1½ hours, 3km, ascents & descents 150 metres, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
24.  Levada do Furado (PR10) Ribeiro Frio to Portela.
3 walker, 3½ hours, 11km, ascents negligible, descents 200      metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
24A.  Levada do Furado: Ribeiro Frio to Santa da Serra.
3 walker, 4 hours, 14km, ascents neg. descents 190 metres, vertigo      risk 1, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
WALKS IN CENTRAL WEST REGION
25.  Rabaçal: Levada do Risco (PR6.1).
1 walker, 2 hours, 4.2km, ascents 20 metres, desents 240 metres, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
26.  Rabaçal: Ribeira Grande.
1 walker, 2 hours, 6km, ascents & descents 20 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
27.  Levada do Paul - Cristo Rei - Fátima Chapel, Rabaçal.
1 walker, 3½ hours, 10km, ascents & descents negligible, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
28.  Around Fanal.
1 walker, 1¼ hours, 4km, ascents & descents 70 metres, refreshments 0 (circular).
29.  Cristo Rei - Levada Bica da Cana.
2 walker, 2 hours, 6km, ascents & descents negligible, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
30.  Vereda das Chão dos Louros  - São Vicente Valley (PR22).
1 walker, 1¼ hours, 1.9km, ascents & descents 60 metres, 0 refreshments (circular).
31.  Estanquinhos to Pico Ruivo do Paúl.
3 walker, 2 hours, 5km, ascents & descents 170 metres, refreshments 0 (figure of eight circular).
32.  Fanal to Curral Falso - (PR14  Levada dos Cedros).
2 walker, 5 hours, 11.6km, ascents & descents 290 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
33.  Curral Falso to Ribeira da Janela -  (PR15).
2 walker, 1½ hours, 2.7km, ascents negligible, descents 440 metres, refreshments 1 (linear one way).
34.  Bica da Cana - Pináculo - Bica da Cana.
3 walker, 2½ hours, 6km, ascents & descents 160 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 0 (circular).
35.  Levada das 25 Fontes (PR6) via Calheta Tunnel         .
2 walker, 3 hours, 8km, ascents & descents negligible, vertigo risk 2, refreshments 0 (linear out and back).
WALKS IN SOUTH WEST AND NORTH WEST REGION
36.  Levada do Moinho - Achadas da Cruz - circular           .
1 walker, 2 hours, 6km, ascents & descents 100 metres, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 2 (circular).
37.  Santa - Porto Moniz circular.
2 walker, 1½ hours, 5km, ascents negligible, descents 462 metres, refreshments 5 (linear one way).
38.  Levada Nova - Fajã da Ovelha to Ponta do Pargo.
2/3 walker, 3 hours 10 mins, 10km, ascents 0m, descents 150 metres, refreshments 1 (linear one way).
39.  Levada da Ribeira da Janela –Lamaceiros.
3 walker, 4 hours, 12km, ascents & descents negligible, vertigo risk 1, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
40.  Ponta do Pargo to Cabo.
2 walker, 3¼ hours, 8km, ascents & descents 225 metres, refreshments 1 (linear out and back).
41.  Fajã da Ovelha -Paúl do Mar.
3 walker, 2¼ hours, 7km, ascents 20 metres, descents 610 metres, refreshments 2 (linear one way).
Glossary
Appendices:-
A         Useful Information.
B          Gardens,Nature Reserves, Natural History, Museums, Festivals & Events.
C(1)     Official Recommended Trails For Hikers.
C(2)     Disabled Routes.
D         Reference Sources.
E          Bus Information.
Place Names Index.

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