Madeira

6 Car Tours, 100 Long and Short Walks

Author: John Underwood,Pat Underwood

Publisher: Landcapes

ISBN: 9781856914987

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Page: 144

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Madeira

Car Tours and Walks

Author: John Underwood,Pat Underwood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914550

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Page: 144

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The guide to Madeira for more than 30 years and a winner of the Thomas Cook Best Travel Guide Award, this book is by far the most heavily reviewed guide on Amazon, with 86 reviews for the previous edition. It guides the visitor across the island by car and on foot. But it is primarily known as a walking guide. The 'Sunday Times' said, 'A remarkable paperback which may have done more than any other to change the way its readers spend their holidays: this book single-handedly turned levada-walking into something approaching a craze.' Levadas are watercourses that carry rainfall from the mountains to irrigate the cultivated terraces, and they have totally captured the imagination of visitors to the island - whether walkers or not. Many people use the book just to picnic or stroll in the idyllic surroundings beside a levada. Still, the island is one of Europe's top destinations for mountain walks. With this in mind, we've concentrated in this updated 12th edition on re-walking all the high-level routes - especially important in view of last year's path collapse on the major traverse from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. In addition to the 'classics', about half of the 100 different routes in the guide have been rewalked. Naturally all the car tours have been checked as well - and the new edition warns you about major road closures. As usual, there are fairly significant changes to all the maps - including the addition of two new breathtaking mountain roads for keen motorists. And all of this revision was carried out only two months prior to publication of this edition.
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Landscapes of Gran Canaria

A Countryside Guide

Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912303

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 7372

This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.
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Azores

Author: Andreas Stieglitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914543

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Page: 136

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"The Azores, nine islands in the Atlantic halfway between the Old World and the New, rise above sea level from a depth of several thousand metres. They are all volcanic in origin and all are covered in this guide. They are not the remains of the legendary continent of Atlantis, which is said to have sunk in the ocean once upon a time. Nonetheless, there is an aura of mystery about this lush green archipelago. The archipelago is a paradise for lovers of natural landscapes. There are awe-inspiring mountains (like Pico, the highest in Portugal), peaceful valleys with exotic plants, enchanting lakes of stunning beauty amidst extinct volcanic craters, charming hill country with fields and meadows, spectacular hydrangea hedges criss-crossing the landscape, and magnificent coasts lined by picturesque villages and historical towns. This thoroughly revised sixth edition is a must for anyone planning a walking holiday in the Azores, and a useful companion for anyone planning to explore the Azores by car. The guide, with accompanying fold-out touring maps, describes three car tours on Sao Miguel and one each on Terceira and Faial; all drives highlight places where you can stop for a walk or just a stroll to a lovely picnic setting. But the major part of the book is devoted to 30 main walks and their many variations, spread over all nine islands, and all illustrated with large-scale topographical maps (1:50,000). 5 car tours, 30 main walks, with many variations, 21 picnic suggestions. Plans of Ponta Delgada (So Miguel), Horta (Faial) and Angra do Herosmo (Terceira). Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to
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Walking in Madeira

60 routes on Madeira and Porto Santo

Author: Paddy Dillon

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1849656509

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6939

This book describes a varied selection of 60 walks to suit all abilities, covering the whole of Madeira and Porto Santo, as well as a cruise to the Ilhas Desertas. The routes explore the dramatic cliff coastline, wander along level levada paths, penetrate dense laurisilva forests and traverse stone-paved paths from peak to peak in the high mountains. Most of the walks on the island are linear, and most of them start and finish on bus routes. The steep and rugged mountainsides of Madeira do not easily support circular walks. The guide offers a comprehensive introduction to Madeira and Porto Santo in 7 sections, lavishly illustrated with photographs and contoured maps, showing options for linking routes for longer treks, and almost 800km (500 miles) of walking on a variety of terrains.
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Walk! Madeira

Author: Shirley Whitehead,Mike Whitehead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904946694

Category: Walking

Page: 176

View: 8733

Walk! Madeira completely revised to account for the storm damage and forest fires of 2010.
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Walking in Sicily

Author: Gillian Price

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783621176

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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This guidebook includes 46 walks throughout Sicily and the adjoining Aeolian and Egadi Islands. Particular highlights include walks on Mount Etna, and through the Madonie and Nebrodi mountains. Walks range from 2 to 23km long, and are graded according to difficulty and terrain, so the right walk can be easily found, whether for a short family stroll around Medieval Erice, or the challenging trail that traverses the lava and ash-covered Mount Etna. This guidebook combines detailed route description and mapping with fascinating insight into the history and geology of Sicily and the many points of interest along the way. Whether the active volcanic rumblings of Stromboli, or elaborate coastal forts, to prehistoric cave paintings; Sicily is home to some of Europe's greatest natural and historical wonders. The guidebook also includes practical information on travel to and around Sicily, the best time to go, as well as accommodation advice, information on facilities along the way, and a useful Italian-English glossary. The result is an ideal companion to explore all that Sicily has to offer the walker.
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Eastern Crete

Author: Jonnie Godfrey,Elizabeth Karslake

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856911979

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 5825

This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.
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Madeira and Porto Santo Marco Polo Guide

Author: Sara Lier

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 3829706693

Category: Travel

Page: 140

View: 4865

Marco Polo Guides are packed with unique insider tips. Straightforward information is presented in an engaging format which will appeal to the young and the young at heart. Includes a street atlas and a separate pull-out map.
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Nice

Walk & Eat

Author: John And Pat Underwood,Pat Underwood

Publisher: Walk and Eat

ISBN: 9781856914802

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Page: 144

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This pocket-sized full-color guide to walking in Nice and the Cte d'Azur is designed for short-break walking holidays using the excellent public transport services. Nice is easily and inexpensively reached by several budget airlines, and the climate makes for brilliant walking and excursions all year round. Besides Nice itself, the book describes walks and excursions in the most beautiful coastal and inland areas easily reached by public transport - from the Esterel in the west to Cap Martin in the east, and from the coast north to the Alps. Note: All of the 12 walking routes in this book are included in the same authors' Landscapes of eastern Provence (which has 36 walks), so do use the Look Inside' facility to compare coverage in the two guide books. Even non-walkers will appreciate the large-scale plan of Nice centre, descriptions of the sights, and recommendations for restaurants in Nice and places like Cap Ferrat, La Turbie, Menton, Thoule-sur-Mer. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the dcor and one of their dishes, sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialties. Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, local markets and specialties, glossary of local food terms, and a restaurant mini-vocabulary. A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to work. 12 walks and 2 fairly long excursions (1 by train and 1 by bus), with walks from each; plan of Nice; area map; large-scale (1:35,000) topo maps for the countryside walks. Free online update service with specific route change information on Sunflower Books website, maintained daily.
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Madeira Walks

37 Selected Walks in All Regions of the Island

Author: Oliver Breda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905864997

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Page: 208

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Hiking guide to the Portuguese island of Madeira, situated in the Atlantic Ocean. Includes 37 selected walks in all regions of the island and trail maps at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000.
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Sicily

Car Tours and Walks

Author: Peter Amann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914376

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 8807

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean and long a Mecca for culture freaks, also rewards the countryside lover with its magnificent landscapes. Peter Amann knows the island intimately; he leads walking groups on Sicily and works for the preservation of its monuments. There is enough material in this book for several holidays. For those touring Sicily by car, the eight car tours (mostly circular and covering 2000 km) follow little-used secondary roads wherever possible. If you're walking in Sicily, the routes are as varied in length and grade as the landscape itself - a distillation of the best on the island. GPS tracks are available from the author's website. 8 car tours (with accompanying touring maps), 60 long and short walks (illustrated with 1:50,000 topo maps), 27 picnic suggestions. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.
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Coastal Walks in Andalucia

The Best Hiking Trails Close to Andalucía's Mediterranean and Atlantic Coastlines

Author: Guy Hunter-Watts

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783623853

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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A guidebook to 40 half and full day coastal walks in Andalucía. The graded routes, which are suitable for any reasonably fit walker, range from 6km to 19.5km and can be walked all year round. The walks are located in seven of the region's most beautiful National Parks and protected areas (including La Breña y las Marismas, Los Alcornocales y del Estrecho, La Sierra de las Nieves and Níjar-Cabo de Gata) and are mostly circular in nature, negating the need for any logistical legwork. Step-by-step route descriptions for each walk are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping, together with information about points of interest en route. Also included is a useful glossary and route summary table, plus all the practical information needed to explore Andalucía's coast on foot - equipment, safety, when to go, refreshments, accommodation and more. The picturesque coastline of Andalucía is a walker's dream. Sandwiched between mountain and sea, walkers are rewarded with both dazzling mountain vistas and stunning seascapes. The sense of history embedded in these ancient coastal byways - which dates back to ages past - is an added delight, making the walking all the richer.
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Landscapes of Cyprus

A Countryside Guide

Author: Sunflower Guides,Geoff Daniel,John Oldfield,Christine Oldfield

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912297

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 7750

This guide to Malta, Gozo and Comina includes: topographical walking maps; fold-out touring maps; many short walks and picnic suggestions - suitable for hot summer days and for those with young children; and an update service with specific route-change information.
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Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira

Author: Lonely Planet,Marc Di Duca

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743609965

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire Se cathedral, wander awe-struck through Quinta das Cruzes Museum and Museu de Arte Sacra and hike the Levada paths; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Madeira and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Madeira map (included in print version), plus 15 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers West Funchal, East Funchal, North Coast, East Madeira, West Madeira Mountains of the Interior and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Madeira, a colorful, easy-to-use and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Madeira's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Portugal guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Europe guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
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Costa Blanca

Denia, Calpe, Benidorm, Alcoy, Alicante, Orihuela - 51 Walks - With GPS-Tracks

Author: Gill Round

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 3763348379

Category: Trails

Page: 160

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Introduces 50 routes which include details of the cultural history and reveal culinary delights. This walking guide features a fact-file of the important information, a detailed walk description, a small map showing the line of the route and an easy-to-read height profile, for each walk introduced.
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Lesvos

Car Tours and Walks

Author: Brian Anderson,Anderson Eileen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856914390

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 1351

Refreshingly free of high-rise hotels and beach-orientated tourism, Lesvos - the third largest island in Greece - is seizing an opportunity to rediscover itself through ecotourism in its totally unspoilt countryside. The island is a very popular destination for walkers, birders and horticulturalists, but no other books cater for them. Fascinating sites, often unprotected, allow you to do your own interpretation. Follow the authors' footsteps into villages still steeped in an old way of life and into a countryside as beautiful as any in the Mediterranean. The car tours, too, show off the very best the island has to offer and will take you to some secret places they have discovered. The island is a treasure house of very early ancient remains dating from the 7th century BC and boasts one of the finest natural monuments in Europe, the Petrified Forest, created 20 million years ago. Cloaked with forests of chestnut and oak, Lesvos becomes a riot of flowers in the spring and is renowned for its wild orchids (as many as 65 species) and with its own special endemic, Ophrys lesbis. The island's hills and mountains are riddled with little known ancient trails and cobbled donkey paths, many of which form the walks featured in this new edition. 4 car tours (with accompanying touring maps), 51 long and short walks (each with 1:50,000 topo map), 25 picnic suggestions. Plan of Mytilene. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily. The 'Landscapes' series, with 50 destinations, has been dubbed 'the blue Bibles' by the Sunday Times and led to Sunflower being one of only four publishers (from a field of 18) chosen as a Which? Recommended Provider of Guidebooks.
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Rick Steves Portugal

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1631216163

Category: Travel

Page: 370

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Portugal. With this guide, you'll explore this relaxed country at the western edge of Europe. Tour Lisbon's cobbled lanes and grand squares, reminders of Portugal's seafaring glory days. Step back into history at the palaces in Sintra and the bone chapel of Évora. Soak up the sun at the Algarve beach of your dreams. When evening comes, enjoy a dinner of fresh seafood stew, and raise a glass of port wine in a toast. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
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Landscapes of la Palma and El Hierro

A Countryside Guide

Author: Noel Rochford

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9781856912143

Category: Travel

Page: 136

View: 633

A car-touring and walking guide to the Canary Islands of La Palma and El Hierro. It presents advice on different walks, along with topographical walking maps and a fold-out touring map, which have been much revised for this edition. Many short walks for motorists are suggested, along with recommendations of areas for picnics.
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