Steve Jermanok’s Active Travels: Madeira
Those of you who read this blog regularly know
that I like to promote small outfitters from each of their respective
countries. After all, who knows their region of the world better than a
local? That said, I just received an email from Jhonathan Rodrigues,
owner of Adventure Kingdom
on the island of Madeira. 35 miles long and 13 miles wide, Madeira is
best known for its mountainous interior, with Pico Ruivo rising 6100
feet in the center.
Cliffs plummet to the sea from towering heights,
ravines are cut into rough and hewn terrain to form more than 40
canyons. Indeed, it’s one of the best locales on Earth to go
canyoneering. Adventure Kingdom leads guided jaunts to do just that,
along with trekking deep into the heart of the island, and, for the
less intrepid, walking along the “Levadas,” irrigation channels built
hundreds of years ago, now laced with footpaths.Visit Active Travels.