The recommended footpaths are signalized with internationally recognised marks and codes.
There are 3 types of footpaths available : Short Trail (ST), Long Trail(LT) and Advised for All:
- Short Trail (ST) – Extends up to 30km, or takes less than a day to cover. Are signalized in red and yellow.
- Long Trail (LT) – Extends to over 30km, or takes more than a day to cover. Are signalized in red and white.
- Advised for All - Suitable for everybody, even for people with sight and physical impairments.
In the Autonomous Region of Madeira the recommended footpaths by themselves, are all Short Trails and are signalized as follows:
Change direction to the right
Change direction to the left