Stay at Quintinha de São João and walk with Nature Meetings this Christmas!
Enjoy Madeira’s to the fullest and get into the Christmas spirit by staying at Quintinha São João and joining a fantastic walk through the island’s amazing landscape.
With prices from € 875 per person based on two people sharing a twin room and with optional spa treatments and extra walks, our special Quintinha de São João “Christmas Walk” is a great choice for your Christmas holidays in Madeira Island!
Veja o nascer do Sol no Pico Ruivo, o ponto mais alto da Madeira!
Devido à previsão meteoreológica para este fim-de-semana na Madeira, a data deste passeio foi alterada para dia 26 de Outubro (Domingo).
Depois da magnífica experiência da edição de Julho passado e da indelével memória que deixou em todos quantos assistiram a esse maravilhoso espectáculo, repetimos este programa que promete tornar-se um dos mais emblemáticos da nossa oferta.
NASCER DO SOL NO PICO RUIVO
26 Outubro 2014 PREÇO
€ 14,50 / pessoa
Caminhada de 90 minutos da Achada do Teixeira até ao miradouro do Pico Ruivo;
Nascer do Sol (às 7h20);
ATENÇÃO: a hora muda na noite de 25 para 26!
Fantástico pequeno-almoço servido pela Quinta do Furão no miradouro do Pico Ruivo!
“Madeira on Ice” servido na Quinta do Furão, com vista sobre a costa norte da Madeira.
PONTO DE ENCONTRO
Achada do Teixeira, Santana, Madeira.
HORA 05h30. (Última saída às 06h00).
ATENÇÃO: a hora muda na noite de 25 para 26!
Café, pão de casa, compotas, banana, bolo (servido pelo Restaurante “Quinta Do Furão”)
Enchanting all year round, this tranquil Levada walk will expose its hidden beauty to the unsuspecting walker. Forest, valleys, panoramic views of the south-west coast and terraced fields are the many contrasts that the old Madeira reveals on this gentle Levada that is lined with a vast array of flora.
Due to the damages resulting from last month’s weather conditions, we are forced to change our Half Day Walk: Amazing Vistas (Thursday & Sunday). This walk will not be available before February 2014.
Until then, we are offering a new Half Day Walk in Prazeres: Serene Settings!
Enchanting all year round, this tranquil Leveda walk will expose its hidden beauty to the unsuspecting walker. Forest, valleys, panoramic views of the south-west coast and terraced fields are the many contrasts that the old Madeira reveals on this gentle Levada that is lined with a vast array of flora.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate and contact us.
All Nature Meetings levada walks will take place normally during the 2013 Madeira Rally (August 2 to 4).
The only exception is The Peaks walk (Pilgrim’s Path), on Saturday the 3rd of August, which will be walked “the-other-way-around”, from Achada do Texeira (Pico Ruivo) to Pico Arieiro.
If you’re an independent walker or if you choose to follow the rally, please keep your safety and that of others in mind at all times. Always cooperate with the rally Safety Marshals, the police, and with any member of the organization. For further info, check the RVM website and get to know their spectator safety instructions.
Brisk walking reduces the risk of heart disease more effectively than running when the energy expenditure of both activities is balanced out, a compared study has found.
The effects on participants, aged 18 to 80, were observed over a period of six years.
Running reduced the risk of heart disease by 4.5% while walking reduced it by 9.3%.
Calorie for calorie, walking also had a stronger impact on heart disease risk factors:
the risk of first-time high blood pressure was reduced by 4.2% by running and 7.2% by walking.
first-time high cholesterol risk was lowered by 4.3% by running and 7% by walking.
the risk of first-time diabetes was reduced by about 12% by both walking and running.
“Walking and running provide an ideal test of the health benefits of moderate-intensity walking and vigorous-intensity running because they involve the same muscle groups and the same activities performed at different intensities,” said study leader Dr Paul Williams, from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California.
“The more the runners ran, and the walkers walked, the better off they were in health benefits. If the amount of energy expended was the same between the two groups, then the health benefits were comparable.
“People are always looking for an excuse not to exercise but now they have a straightforward choice to run or to walk and invest in their future health.”