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From the official Madeira Tourism website: 20 July 2012:

"The SRA - Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources, informs:

In an official statement dated from the 20th of July, this entity informs that the following footpaths are temporarily closed:

Madeira:

• PR 1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada (Pico Ruivo - Encumeada);

• PR3 – Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales)

• PR3.1 – Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

• PR4 -Levada do Barreiro (Poço da Neve - Casa do Barreiro)

• PR 7 - Levada do Moinho (Ribeira da Cruz - Lamaceiros);

• PR 12 - Caminho Real da Encumeada (Boca da Corrida - Encumeada);

• PR 17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal (Lombo do Mouro - Caramujo - Folhadal - Encumeada);

Porto Santo:

•Vereda do Calhau (Fonte da Areia - Calhau)

• The following footpaths are in good conditions:

Madeira:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo);

• PR 1.1 - Vereda da Ilha (Pico Ruivo - Ilha);

• PR 1.2 - Vereda do Pico Ruivo (Achada do Teixeira - Pico Ruivo);

• PR2 – Vereda do Urzal (Curral das Freiras - Boaventura) - New;

• PR5 - Vereda das Funduras (Portela - Maroços);

• PR 6 - Levada das 25 Fontes (Rabaçal - 25 Fontes);

• PR6.1 - Levada do Risco ( Rabaçal - Risco) - New;

• PR 8 - Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço ( Baia d´Abra - Cais do Sardinha);

• PR 9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde (Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde- Caldeirão do Inferno);

• PR 10 - Levada do Furado ( Ribeiro Frio - Portela);

• PR 11 - Levada dos Balcões (Ribeiro Frio - Balcões);

• PR 13 - Vereda do Fanal (Assobiadores - Fanal);

• PR 14 - Levada dos Cedros ( Fanal - Curral Falso);

• PR 15 - Vereda da Ribeira da Janela (Curral Falso - Ribeira da Janela);

• PR 18 - Levada do Rei (Quebradas - Ribeiro Bonito);

• PR 19 - Vereda do Paul do Mar (Prazeres - Paul do Mar);

• PR 20 - Vereda do Jardim do Mar (Prazeres - Jardim do Mar);

• Um percurso para todos: Queimadas - Pico das Pedras;

• PR 21 - Caminho do Norte (Encumeada – Ribeira Grande) - NEW (Description available soon);

• PR 22 - Vereda do Chão dos Louros (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales) - NEW (Description available soon);

•PR 23 – Levada da Azenha (Azenha – Caminho Velho do Castelo) - NEW (Description available soon);

Porto Santo:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã (ER 111 - Terra Chã);

• PR 2 - Vereda do Pico do Castelo (Moledo - Pico do Castelo);

The SRA - Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources, informs in a notice released on 30/10/11, that some uncertified Levadas and footpaths are closed to the public, as follows:

• Vereda da Boca do Risco ( Boca do Risco – Larano), municipality of Machico is closed to the public due to the occurrence of landslides which caused the partial destruction of the pavement.

The IGA - Investimentos e Gestão de Água, S.A. informs:

In a notice released on 19/08/11, this entity informs that due to maintenance works some uncertified Levadas are temporally closed, as follows:

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 0+000 e km 1+274);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - Tunnel 5 ( km 1+274 e km 2+875);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 17+200 e km 19+000);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 33+650 e km 39+380);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Norte - Tunnel 1 ( km 6+450 e km 8+850);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Norte - Ribeira João Gomes ( km 2+000 )

The IGA - Investimentos e Gestão de Água, S.A. informs:

In a notice released on 12/12/11, this entity informs that due to maintenance works some uncertified Levadas are temporally closed, as follows:

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 0+000 e km 2+875);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 18+000 e km 19+000);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 27+450 e km 29+750);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 32+000 e km 39+380);

• Levada dos Zimbreiros- ( km 0+720 e km 2+370).."

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1. Re: Walks closed

This is great, I was looking for some info on the walking situation after the fires. We arrive for our honeymoon towards the end of August, and chose Madeira partly for its walking routes. Do you know where we could get updates on the situation? Is there a website where you've got this information from, or will you update yourself on here?

Thanks!

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2. Re: Walks closed

We are happy that you found this info valuable

We post this info from several sources including the official Tourism website at bestofmadeira.wordpress.com

Paul, the editor

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3. Re: Walks closed

Madeirapaul18 is confused and is confusing people .He is posting things that is not correct to be posted with the title "WALKS CLOSED".

This part of his post nº 1 with " the footpaths in good conditions" is on the wrong title and supose not to be together with the "WALKS CLOSED"

" • The following footpaths are in good conditions:

Madeira:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo);

• PR 1.1 - Vereda da Ilha (Pico Ruivo - Ilha);

• PR 1.2 - Vereda do Pico Ruivo (Achada do Teixeira - Pico Ruivo);

• PR2 – Vereda do Urzal (Curral das Freiras - Boaventura) - New;

• PR5 - Vereda das Funduras (Portela - Maroços);

• PR 6 - Levada das 25 Fontes (Rabaçal - 25 Fontes);

• PR6.1 - Levada do Risco ( Rabaçal - Risco) - New;

• PR 8 - Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço ( Baia d´Abra - Cais do Sardinha);

• PR 9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde (Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde- Caldeirão do Inferno);

• PR 10 - Levada do Furado ( Ribeiro Frio - Portela);

• PR 11 - Levada dos Balcões (Ribeiro Frio - Balcões);

• PR 13 - Vereda do Fanal (Assobiadores - Fanal);

• PR 14 - Levada dos Cedros ( Fanal - Curral Falso);

• PR 15 - Vereda da Ribeira da Janela (Curral Falso - Ribeira da Janela);

• PR 18 - Levada do Rei (Quebradas - Ribeiro Bonito);

• PR 19 - Vereda do Paul do Mar (Prazeres - Paul do Mar);

• PR 20 - Vereda do Jardim do Mar (Prazeres - Jardim do Mar);

Um percurso para todos: Queimadas - Pico das Pedras;

• PR 21 - Caminho do Norte (Encumeada – Ribeira Grande) - NEW (Description available soon);

• PR 22 - Vereda do Chão dos Louros (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales) - NEW (Description available soon);

•PR 23 – Levada da Azenha (Azenha – Caminho Velho do Castelo) - NEW (Description available soon);

Porto Santo:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã (ER 111 - Terra Chã);

• PR 2 - Vereda do Pico do Castelo (Moledo - Pico do Castelo);

I have noticed on these last days in yours posts a strong promotion of your "bestofmadeira.wordpress", I think that you dont need to be too much repetitive using too mani times the link.

Edited: 26 July 2012, 22:02
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4. Re: Walks closed

Chavesdeouro

2 points

1 what I have posted is not wrong and I am not confused and confusing people because it was cut and pasted word for word from the Government site.

The information is from the Government Dept: the SRA

2 what I posted which was correct has now been superseded by 2 new documents titled

Trekking update status 26 July 2012 and

Notice to Walkers 25 July 2012

The links are at the end of this reply.

Here they are cut and pasted:

TREKKING UPDATE STATUS

Thursday, 26/07/2012 às 00:00

Following the last official statement issued by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources dated from the 25th of July, we inform that the following recommended footpaths are already crossable:

• PR 1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada (Pico Ruivo - Encumeada);

• PR 12 Caminho Real da Encumeada (Boca da Corrida - Encumeada).

It is still partly interrupted the following path:

• PR 17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal (is possible to walk only between Encumeada and Caramujo).

At the moment, we inform you that the following recommended footpaths are still temporarily closed:

Madeira Island:

• PR3 – Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales)

• PR3.1 – Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

• PR4 -Levada do Barreiro (Poço da Neve - Casa do Barreiro)

• PR 7 - Levada do Moinho (Ribeira da Cruz - Lamaceiros);

Porto Santo Island:

•Vereda do Calhau (Fonte da Areia - Calhau)

xxxxxxx

NOTICE TO WALKERS

Last update 25-07-2012

Some walking routes in the island are in current undergoing maintenance to ensure the safety of walkers.

The SRA - Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources, informs:

In an official statement dated from the 25th of July, this entity informs that the following footpaths are temporarily closed:

Madeira:

• PR3 – Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales)

• PR3.1 – Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

• PR4 -Levada do Barreiro (Poço da Neve - Casa do Barreiro)

• PR 7 - Levada do Moinho (Ribeira da Cruz - Lamaceiros);

• PR 17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal (Lombo do Mouro - Caramujo - Folhadal - Encumeada);

Porto Santo:

•Vereda do Calhau (Fonte da Areia - Calhau)

• The following footpaths are in good conditions:

Madeira:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro - Pico Ruivo);

• PR 1.1 - Vereda da Ilha (Pico Ruivo - Ilha);

• PR 1.2 - Vereda do Pico Ruivo (Achada do Teixeira - Pico Ruivo);

• PR 1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada (Pico Ruivo - Encumeada);

• PR2 – Vereda do Urzal (Curral das Freiras - Boaventura) - New;

• PR5 - Vereda das Funduras (Portela - Maroços);

• PR 6 - Levada das 25 Fontes (Rabaçal - 25 Fontes);

• PR6.1 - Levada do Risco ( Rabaçal - Risco) - New;

• PR 8 - Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço ( Baia d´Abra - Cais do Sardinha);

• PR 9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde (Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde- Caldeirão do Inferno);

• PR 10 - Levada do Furado ( Ribeiro Frio - Portela);

• PR 11 - Levada dos Balcões (Ribeiro Frio - Balcões);

• PR 12 - Caminho Real da Encumeada (Boca da Corrida - Encumeada);

• PR 13 - Vereda do Fanal (Assobiadores - Fanal);

• PR 14 - Levada dos Cedros ( Fanal - Curral Falso);

• PR 15 - Vereda da Ribeira da Janela (Curral Falso - Ribeira da Janela);

• PR 18 - Levada do Rei (Quebradas - Ribeiro Bonito);

• PR 19 - Vereda do Paul do Mar (Prazeres - Paul do Mar);

• PR 20 - Vereda do Jardim do Mar (Prazeres - Jardim do Mar);

• Um percurso para todos: Queimadas - Pico das Pedras;

• PR 21 - Caminho do Norte (Encumeada – Ribeira Grande) - NEW (Description available soon);

• PR 22 - Vereda do Chão dos Louros (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales) - NEW (Description available soon);

•PR 23 – Levada da Azenha (Azenha – Caminho Velho do Castelo) - NEW (Description available soon);

Porto Santo:

• PR 1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã (ER 111 - Terra Chã);

• PR 2 - Vereda do Pico do Castelo (Moledo - Pico do Castelo);

The SRA - Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources, informs in a notice released on 30/10/11, that some uncertified Levadas and footpaths are closed to the public, as follows:

• Vereda da Boca do Risco ( Boca do Risco – Larano), municipality of Machico is closed to the public due to the occurrence of landslides which caused the partial destruction of the pavement.

The IGA - Investimentos e Gestão de Água, S.A. informs:

In a notice released on 19/08/11, this entity informs that due to maintenance works some uncertified Levadas are temporally closed, as follows:

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 0+000 e km 1+274);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - Tunnel 5 ( km 1+274 e km 2+875);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 17+200 e km 19+000);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Sul - ( km 33+650 e km 39+380);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Norte - Tunnel 1 ( km 6+450 e km 8+850);

• Levada do Norte – Lanço Norte - Ribeira João Gomes ( km 2+000 )

The IGA - Investimentos e Gestão de Água, S.A. informs:

In a notice released on 12/12/11, this entity informs that due to maintenance works some uncertified Levadas are temporally closed, as follows:

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 0+000 e km 2+875);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 18+000 e km 19+000);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 27+450 e km 29+750);

• Levada dos Tornos – Lanço Sul - ( km 32+000 e km 39+380);

• Levada dos Zimbreiros- ( km 0+720 e km 2+370)

2 LINKS - the Govt pages these Notices are on:

www.visitmadeira.pt/…

www.visitmadeira.pt/…

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5. Re: Walks closed

Just diferent than yours because I have not add any personal ingredients to this is a "copy past "of the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources taken from www.visitmadeira.pt

"Trekking update status

Thursday, 26/07/2012 às 00:00

Following the last official statement issued by the Regional Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources dated from the 25th of July, we inform that the following recommended footpaths are already crossable:

• PR 1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada (Pico Ruivo - Encumeada);

• PR 12 Caminho Real da Encumeada (Boca da Corrida - Encumeada).

It is still partly interrupted the following path:

• PR 17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal (is possible to walk only between Encumeada and Caramujo).

At the moment, we inform you that the following recommended footpaths are still temporarily closed:

Madeira Island:

• PR3 – Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro - Ribeira das Cales)

• PR3.1 – Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

• PR4 -Levada do Barreiro (Poço da Neve - Casa do Barreiro)

• PR 7 - Levada do Moinho (Ribeira da Cruz - Lamaceiros);

Porto Santo Island:

•Vereda do Calhau (Fonte da Areia - Calhau)

For further information, and before going on a walk, please check the following area: Notice to Walkers

Edited: 27 July 2012, 09:05
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6. Re: Walks closed

Chavesdeouro

thanks for confirming that:

-I was not wrong

-not confused

-not confusing people

by cutting and pasting what I posted in post 4 of this thread in post 5!

What you refer to as "personal ingredients" was not "personal ingredients" it was detailed information referring to advice and a notice for all walkers conerning walkers safety. I checked and researched this last night because you posted in a public forum that I was confused and confusing people!

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