Storm has not had lasting effect on the island
The Portuguese island of Madeira offers people planning solo holidays many different landscapes, "from all over the globe".
According to travel writer Rodney Bolt, the small island fits in a fantastic coastline, "pretty forested hills with a Home Counties air", as well as steep-sided valleys and mountain views.
The island - located around 400 kilometres north of the Tenerife and the outermost region of the European Union - suffered after being hit by an Atlantic storm last February.
However, according to Mr Bolt, the Portuguese region is "as beautiful now as it ever was".
"Walking along the Funchal promenade near the Old Town, at the mouth of one of [the] wall-lined rivers, it seems hard to believe there has been a flood at all," he wrote.
There are many walks that travellers on hiking holidays can take part in. People can trek the balcony walk to Pico Ruivo, which is Madeira's highest peak, standing at a majestic 1,862 metres high.