How to escape the crowds in Madeira

It’s not easy to escape the crowds in Madeira. It is a popular tourist destination in Europe, especially for people who love to hike. So it’s no surprise a lot of tourists can be found at its best known sites and walking routes. Fortunately this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Madeira’s nature in its purest form with no one else around. If you are well prepared, it’s easy to escape the crowds. Here’s how I managed to enjoy Madeira with not too many people around.

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The ultimate travel guide to Madeira

Madeira sure put a spell on me as soon as I arrived. It made me climb mountains and cliffs I never would’ve dared imagine climbing. I conquered my fear of heights, drove the wickedest roads and I met so many nice people! So I can truly say my stay at Madeira was simply wonderful for many different reasons! So of course I needed to share this Madeira travel guide with you!

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Hiking in Madeira: 5 walks you must add to your bucket list

Hiking in Madeira is a must if you want to explore the island’s most beautiful places. The canyons, impressive landscapes and waterfalls that are hidden in the lush forests and mountains can’t be seen from the road. Especially the levada walks are very popular. There are about 2500 kms of levadas (irrigation canals) so if I tell you there are over 100 hikes spread over the Portuguese island, you know I don’t exagerate…

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Croatia road trip itinerary; from Zagreb to Dubrovnik

A road trip is the best way to explore Croatia, one of the most diverse countries I’ve ever been to. It has fantastic cities, cute little towns, amazing national parks with incredible nature, paradise islands and a dreamy coastline. So it would be a shame to visit just one or two places during your stay. Don’t have a driving license or don’t feel like driving yourself? Don’t panic! Croatia has a very practical and cheap bus network …

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Azores road trip, discover Sao Miguel in 3 days (incl. itinerary)

The Azores are all about nature with their volcanoes, crater lakes, waterfalls and hot springs. These paradise islands are one of the most impressive and beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are still unspoiled, not (yet) packed with tourists and probably the greenest islands you’ll ever encounter in your life. They are a true paradise on earth and they’re not called the Hawaii of Europe for nothing. Oh, and a fun fact; there are more cows than humans.

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