Walks

  • PR1 - Vereda do Areeiro

    PR1 - Vereda do Areeiro

    Conditioned Distance: VN 7,4km and VS 8,7km Degree of dificulty: Moderate
    (Obs. The western part of this footpath is accessible only through the tunnels.The eastern part of this trail through Pico das Torres remains closed).


    This 7km walk has a duration of about 3.30 hours and connects two of the highest peaks of Madeira Islands, this is a stunning walk, involves tunnels, and some steep ascents and descents, with fabulous views of the central core of the mountains.

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  • PR1.1 - Vereda da Ilha

    PR1.1 - Vereda da Ilha

    Distance: 8.2 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This walk has a duration of 3 hours, begins with a relatively short ascent to the highest summit of Madeira, Pico Ruivo, from where it begins a long and almost continuous descent to the village of Ilha.

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  • PR1.2 - Vereda do Pico Ruivo

    PR1.2 - Vereda do Pico Ruivo

    Distance: 2,8 Km (+ 2,8 Km return) Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail of 2,8km an d duration of 1.30 hours allows you to get to the highest summit of the island, Pico Ruivo. The trail climbs along the ridge that separates the cliffs of Faial and those of Santana.

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  • PR1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada

    PR1.3 - Vereda da Encumeada

    Distance: 11,2 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This energetic ridge walk begins just below Pico Ruivo, the highest summit, and heads west, high above steep, wooded slopes to the mountain pass at Encumeada.

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  • PR 2 - Vereda do Urzal

    PR 2 - Vereda do Urzal

    Distance: 10,3 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail starts at Fajã dos Cardos, located in the parish of Curral das Freiras and follows an ancient path, once used by residents to connect the south and the north coast of Madeira Island.

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  • PR 3 –Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro – Ribeira das Cales)

    PR 3 –Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro – Ribeira das Cales)

    Distance: 7,2 km Degree of dificulty: Easy

    Footpath linking Pico do Areeiro and Funchal ecological Park Welcome Centre, passing through areas with typical high-altitude flora and fauna of Madeira. 

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  • PR 3.1 - Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

    PR 3.1 - Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales - Monte)

    Distance: 4.2 km Degree of dificulty: Easy

    The path from Ribeira das Cales to Monte is a link between the natural mountainous environment of the Funchal Ecological park and the historic centre of the parish of Monte, with its interesting heritage of buildings.

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  • PR 4- Levada-do-Barreiro-(Poço-da-Neve-–-Casa-do-Barreiro)

    PR 4- Levada-do-Barreiro-(Poço-da-Neve-–-Casa-do-Barreiro)

    Distance: 5.2 km Degree of dificulty: Easy

    The Poço da Neve – Casa do Barreiro route connects the built heritage, the nature and the wide Funchal city views, following largely Levada do Barreiro, on the left bank of Ribeiro de Santa Luzia valley.

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  • PR5 - Vereda das Funduras

    PR5 - Vereda das Funduras

    Distance: 8,7 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail starts at the Portela Lookout Point, with a magnificent view of the North Coast of Madeira, and then heads towards Machico, winding its way through a mountain range where one will find the best area of Laurissilva Forest of the Southern part of the island, which is included in the European network of sites of community importance - Natura Network 2000.

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