Tag Archives: Madeira

Giving a Fig About Walking up Gorges

Walking on water . . . just for a change Continue reading

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Madeira: The Royal Road to Ruin (Pico Grande . . . nearly)

THIS is a tale of bewilderment and defeat in a strange and hostile environment. It started out like any other day in the mountains – one man with a cheery whistle and a bag of food. Then things deteriorated . … Continue reading

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Madeira: The High and Mighty (Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo)

The most spectacular walk in the Atlantic . . . Continue reading

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Madeira: So Let Me Get Right to the Point . . .

A clifftop path through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world . . . Continue reading

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Madeira: Walking with Water

Levada walking in the mountains of Madeira Continue reading

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Madeira: Stairways to Heaven

McEff discovers the mountains of Madeira. It’s more than a piece of cake . . . Continue reading

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