"Madeira: spectacular island of tunnels" Top 5 Page for this destination Madeira Island by pikuu

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How to describe this island. Describe shortly and simply?

I have the word 'TUNNEL' in my mind.
The tunnels of nature.
The pathways under the tunnels of trees and bush.
The tunnels of flowers on the mountain slopes.
Tunnels in the vineyards and banana plantations.
Tunnels of levada streams - between rocks, plants and lizards habitat.
Not enough...
Tunnels of mountains - valleys, canyons, rivers' bottoms.
Tunnels in the caves (Sao Vicente) and between the islets anchored picturesquely.

Finally tunnels done by people. Narrow streets of small towns, breathtaking car tunnels on the ancient roads and modern tunnels of highway. Many, many road tunnels...

And besides it many, many SUNdays. Do I need more to return there? For sure. No :)

Special descrptions I devoted for my Madeira headquarter: Porto Moniz

  • Last visit to Madeira Island: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Aug 2, 2007
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Wow, you paint a very enticing picture of Madeira! As usual, all of your tips were fabulous but the wild Antiga road looks like something I would really love! Great food & customs tips too - mango & passion fruit are two of my all-time favourites.

  • zumodemango's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2009 at 6:41 AM

    love Seixal houses! wonderful page, i like your pages!

  • LauraWest's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2008 at 5:05 AM

    Fantastic tips! I am learning about such an amazing place that I don't know at all.Love your lizard tip! Laura

  • Toshioohsako's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2008 at 1:52 AM

    Hi, Your Madeira pics are very impressive and tips are very useful for my next trip there. I like Madeira and its nature very much. Have a good day. By the way, I liked krakow's architect and culture when I visited last November.

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Have been in Madeira and Porto Santo long time ago. Is the landing at Madeira between mountain and sea still so risky? For "Dulle Griet" you have to travel to Antwerp.

  • PALLINA's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2007 at 9:16 AM

    I will read your page about Madeira. Happy you liked mine. Ciao

  • Aug 1, 2007 at 11:22 AM

    Very well written tips and outstanding photography!! Something you never find in a"travel to Madeira magazine" Top page!!

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2007 at 12:56 PM

    Great work you have done here! I loved milho frito as well :-)

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2007 at 4:42 AM

    Madeira Island is on my wish list from a long time. Good tips. Ciao!

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2007 at 9:35 PM

    My friend always carries on about Madeira and I never understood why untill I visited your page. Now I wanna go ;-)


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