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Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo “The Peaks” – 16 February 2013

Boca da Corrida - Encumeada

Boca da Corrida – Encumeada
Photo: Hugo Câmara / ClicksNature

Following our “notice to walkers” on 7 February 2012 regarding temporary closure of PR1 Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro-Pico Ruivo) which Nature Meetings offers every Saturday, due to the fact this walk is still closed, we will walk PR 12 Boca da Corrida to Encumeada.

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Notice to Walkers 2013-02-07 : PR1 Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro-Pico Ruivo) temporarily closed

The recommended route (PR1) between Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo is temporarily closed due a small rock fall which has damaged the safety wire, reducing the safety of this path.

Please check with Nature Meetings for further information  or visit the Forestry web page directly.

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Levadas da Madeira: uma obra hercúlea

Madeira´s Levadas are once again in the media for the great feat it was to build these water channels, which also offer great walks. The article also describes the benefit of guided walks and the added value of certified mountain guidest and all the information they can share with walkers!

This great article about Madeira Levada Walks can be read in OBVIOUS by Vítor Sousa

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Madeira Levada Walks on the News

Madeira levada walks and the Laurisilva Forest were on the news!

With more than 5000 walkers daily, the levadas walks are the perfect way to discover Madeira and its wonderful, ever new natural views.

And by the way, Nuno and Gerry are part of the Nature Meetings team who organized the walks shown on this piece!

— Nature Meetings. In Madeira, Walk with us.

Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2013

The Madeira Island Ultra Trail (MUIT) 2013 (5th edition) is confirmed between 23 – 26 May 2013.

Registration open until 10th April 2013

The Madeira Island Ultra Trail UT115 is now awarded 4 points to the UTMB (The North Face® Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®), as well as being the Portuguese national event to select national atheltes for the Trail World Championships in 2014 to be held in Italy.

More information at the organization´s website

Madeira é capa no Brasil


Madeira na capa do caderno Boa Viagem do jornal O Globo!

Mais um excelente artigo sobre a Madeira que dá a conhecer esta Pérola do Atlântico ao Brasil.

Leia o artigo “Entre o mar e a montanha, os encantos da Ilha da Madeira”.

– Nature Meetings. In Madeira, walk with us.

Canyoning in Europe: Madeira at the top

Madeira’s become one of the top places for Canyoning in Europe.

Canyoning in Madeira - Nature Meetings

Madeira is a haven for Canyoning. A well hidden secret for too long, Madeira’s natural conditions for canyoning and its development as an outdoor tourism activity in the island are now getting wider attention from the community as well as the media – and EasyJet’s Traveller magazine has just published a great article about it.

If you’re looking for great, fresh canyoning in Europe, Madeira is your place – and Nature Meetings’ your partner!

— Nature Meetings. In Madeira, plunge with us.

Madeira Cruise Holiday Options

The picturesque island of Madeira was discovered in the 15th century and has long been a popular holiday destination among people who are searching for intense natural beauty. There is an excellent range of cruise deals to Madeira available right now, which allows holidaymakers to save money to this idyllic cruise destination in Madeira.

The settlement of Funchal lies on the southeast coast of Madeira and boasts an excellent range of amenities, making it a popular place to use as a base while visiting Madeira island. There are plenty of luxurious hotels to be found here, which can be snapped out for a song during the low season. In addition to a wide range of excellent restaurants, shops and bars, Funchal also features a number of interesting attractions, such as the 15th century Cathedral, Santa Maria Maior and the stunning 17th century church “Igreja do Carmo”.

Exploring the Mercado dos Lavradores market in Funchal is a great way to get a feel for local life. People who are able to rise early will be rewarded by the sight of colourful flower sellers, local terrace farmers and fishermen, who all gather together at this marketplace to sell their wares.

Funchal also makes a good base for exploring other nearby destinations. People who want to sample Madeira Wine can do so in the many Wine Lodges in Funchal as well as head on over to the vineyards at Estreito de Camara dos Lobos, where they will have the chance to sample this locally produced tipple. There are many different types of Madeira wine that are just waiting to be tried, and people who have a sweet tooth are sure to enjoy sipping a glass or two of Malmsey or Bual, while Sercial wine is refreshingly dry.

Aside from its wine, Madeira is also famous for its sled rides. The sleds of Madeira are traditionally made from wicker and are driven by a pair of drivers. Twenty minute long sled rides are offered in the Funchal suburb of Monte, which is covered with cobble stones, ensuring that visitors receive a bumpy and exciting ride.

The island of Madeira is just 56 kilometres along and 21 kilometres wide, making it easy to explore for people who have their own transportation. There are 200 kilometres of coastline that are ideal for driving along, and the winding roads are marked with plenty of scenic viewpoints where motorists can stop and take in the scenery.

New Year 2013 in Madeira – Happy New Year!


Another great fireworks show in Madeira to welcome the New Year – 2013


If you enjoy fireworks and can´t wait until the next New Year,  join us in June for the Atlantic Festival with fireworks every Saturday and book you next New Year holidays in Madeira as soon as possible!

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Last places to watch Madeira New Year fireworks from the sea!

Madeira New Year Firework(3)

Considered by many as one of the best locations to see the New Year fireworks in Madeira. There are still a limited number of places left with some of our partners.

Meeting point is Funchal Marina, finger C by the Mermaid Statue at 23h10 before setting off in 12 seater sea rib speed boats, considered as one of the safest boats, with experienced skipper at the helm!

You are welcome to brink your own plastic glasses and drinks to celebrate the New Year!

Prices start at € 48 per person / reservation requiredcontact for further information and reservation.


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