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The Best Hiking Trails in Madeira (Portugal)

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Photo of Fanal highland, Laurisilva forest Photo of PR1 Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo and back Photo of Pico Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira
  • Fanal highland, Laurisilva forest

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    near Ribeira Funda, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    4.71mi
    Elevation +
    636f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofFanal highland, Laurisilva forest Photo ofFanal highland, Laurisilva forest Photo ofFanal highland, Laurisilva forest

    Laurisilva, laural forest, very old trees, some dating back to the discovery of Madeira. Magnificent hike! Definitely a must if you are in Madeira. One of the best places in madeira and one of those which you will rememb...

    Nice and interesting walking . Thanks for sharing
    Escursionisti pacati
  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.18mi
    Elevation +
    2946f
    TrailRank
    80| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPR1 Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo and back Photo ofPR1 Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo and back Photo ofPR1 Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo and back

    This out-and-back trail near Santana, Madeira. Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 6 h/7 h to complete. This is a very popular area for backpacking and hiking, so you'll likely encounter othe...

    Nice trail. Thanks for sharing
    Escursionisti pacati
  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.79mi
    Elevation +
    3819f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPico Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira Photo ofPico Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira Photo ofPico Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira

    How to get there: -Pico transfers offers a van for hotel pickup and drop-off, bringing people at the beginning of this hike and taking them in the end (both for Sunrise or Morning schedules) for around €35. -Car There is...

    Excelente ruta, con unas vistas impresionantes. Lamentablemente muy masificada.
    Medano
    Schöne Strecke die zwischendurch sehr anstrengend wird. Es lohnt sich aber auf jeden Fall.
    Schotte N
  • near Ribeira Funda, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.79mi
    Elevation +
    187f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 4.78
    Photo ofPR18 Levada do Rei (Sao Jorge) - Madeira, Hiking Trail Photo ofPR18 Levada do Rei (Sao Jorge) - Madeira, Hiking Trail Photo ofPR18 Levada do Rei (Sao Jorge) - Madeira, Hiking Trail

    Please give me a “clap” or comment if you did this trail - I really appreciate it! ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ *1st photo is illustrative photo for the trail* More info, videos and photos on www.anissa.online ——- Hiking trail Levada Do R...

    Eu fiz esta trilha.
    Roger Explorer
    Trilha maravilhosa com vista constantemente distraída entre a levada e o esplendor da encosta da floresta Laurissilva
    Coolimero
    Easy trail, beautiful scenery!
    Renatos Vasilakis
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  • near São Vicente, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.47mi
    Elevation +
    151f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 4.83
    Photo ofPR16 Levada Fajã do Rodrigues - Sao Vicente Hiking Trail - Madeira, Portugal Photo ofPR16 Levada Fajã do Rodrigues - Sao Vicente Hiking Trail - Madeira, Portugal Photo ofPR16 Levada Fajã do Rodrigues - Sao Vicente Hiking Trail - Madeira, Portugal

    Please give me a “clap” or comment if you did this trail - I really appreciate it! ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ *1st photo is illustrative photo for the trail* More info, videos and photos on www.anissa.online — INFO: 1. I suggest to park ...

    Heel mooie levada met 2 kleinere tunnels en één heel lange tunnel van 1km. De levada eindigd aan de madre en men dient d...
    rudy0808
    Nice trail. No suggested for claustrophobic person due to the long dark tunnel . Perfect for hot days. Thanks for sharin...
    Escursionisti pacati
    Highly recommend! 1km tunnel is an unforgettable experience
    Daho4ka
  • near Paul do Mar, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    3.86mi
    Elevation +
    2493f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofPaúl do Mar to Prazeres, Madeira Island (Portugal) Photo ofPaúl do Mar to Prazeres, Madeira Island (Portugal) Photo ofPaúl do Mar to Prazeres, Madeira Island (Portugal)

    I say "Moderate" because it goes up and up, and it was a very heat day, but it was a real good trip, remember water. Approx.: 6,2 km 14-07-2017

    Bello, bello
    Eusebio Casillas
  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    8.32mi
    Elevation +
    6260f
    TrailRank
    68| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofPico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and Back Photo ofPico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and Back Photo ofPico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and Back

    Outstanding tour on the heights of Madeira. This Tour have everything a hiker needs. Mountain, Views and Tunnles. The Tour is mostly secured with fences but carefully sometimes they are damaged and you should not have fe...

    Very nice walk, easy to follow, safe. A lot of stairs to climb but the view worth it. Make sure to check the weather fi...
    Dotan
    Good discription. Great tour but hard. It's wurth it. For people who don't wanna walk back. Just walk to Teixeira and ta...
    Vos Wim
  • Ribeira da Janela

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    near Lanceiros, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    9.62mi
    Elevation +
    69f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofRibeira da Janela Photo ofRibeira da Janela Photo ofRibeira da Janela

    A beautiful levada tour with a great view up to Rabaçal and adventures elements like wet tunnel trips and waterfall crossings. !!!Take lights and a rain jacket with you!!! Start: Lamaceiros (Water house) If you want t...

    Easy one. There are many trouts all the way in the waterway. You can extend the path and make it a bit longer if you wan...
    luiii
  • near Campanário, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.96mi
    Elevation +
    157f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofLevada Norte to highest cliff of europe Photo ofLevada Norte to highest cliff of europe Photo ofLevada Norte to highest cliff of europe

    A beautiful one way trip along the rims of the sothern coast valleys. You'll pass great views, some nice gardens and go through a lot of fields and wine stucks. In the end there's a short tunnel before you go up and visi...

    Dit was niet de ‘droom wandeling’ want doorlopend geluid van verkeer ed uit de stad eronder.
    Rogerkersten
  • near Ribeira Funda, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    7.00mi
    Elevation +
    951f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofPR 14 - Levada Dos Cedros Loop Trail - Madeira, Fanal Pond, UNESCO Forest Photo ofPR 14 - Levada Dos Cedros Loop Trail - Madeira, Fanal Pond, UNESCO Forest Photo ofPR 14 - Levada Dos Cedros Loop Trail - Madeira, Fanal Pond, UNESCO Forest

    Please give me a “clap” or comment if you did this trail - I really appreciate it! ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ *1st photo is illustrative photo for the trail* More info, videos and photos on www.anissa.online || MORE INFO: Please note the...

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing !
    Frederic.Frey
  • Levada do Moinho - Levada Nova

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    near Canhas, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.12mi
    Elevation +
    354f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo ofLevada do Moinho - Levada Nova Photo ofLevada do Moinho - Levada Nova Photo ofLevada do Moinho - Levada Nova

    English (castellano debajo): The Levada do Moinho starts on Lombada da Ponta do Sol, near the Church of the Lombada where you can find few parking spots. At the beginning of this trail stand out the well cultivated...

  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.56mi
    Elevation +
    1539f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofCurral das Freiras BEST CIRCLE ROUND Photo ofCurral das Freiras BEST CIRCLE ROUND Photo ofCurral das Freiras BEST CIRCLE ROUND

    This trail has been done with 12 years old boy. We are 50 ages. Do this trail as same way as we did. First clim up the hill and then come down along the closed road. Be aware. The rocks might walking down from the hillsi...

    Very nice hike! The way through the abandoned road and tunnel gave it an additional dose of adrenaline - thanks for prop...
    Sara Kaczyńska
  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.13mi
    Elevation +
    2037f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofCR Adventures 4920: Curral das Freiras y Pico Grande - Madeira Photo ofCR Adventures 4920: Curral das Freiras y Pico Grande - Madeira Photo ofCR Adventures 4920: Curral das Freiras y Pico Grande - Madeira

    This adventure wasn’t meant to happen as we just wanted to explore the Nuns Valley with all it’s beautiful history. We decided to do this hike though intending climbing to the summit of Pico Grande to enjoy the beautifu...

  • near Achada do Marquês, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    14.90mi
    Elevation +
    531f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Caldeirão Verde and Inferno Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Caldeirão Verde and Inferno Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Caldeirão Verde and Inferno

    This Madeira Lavada adventure starts in the Parque das Queimadas altitude 883m with a relaxing drink adjacent two beautiful traditional houses where we pick up the sign directing us to the Caldeirão Verde which will natu...

  • near Ribeira da Janela, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    6.94mi
    Elevation +
    1017f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo ofRibeira da Janela - Levada dos Cedros Photo ofRibeira da Janela - Levada dos Cedros Photo ofRibeira da Janela - Levada dos Cedros

    Levada dos Cedros path from the lower point. Lots of water because of the storm the day before. Usual in Madeira. We had to walk barefoot 100 m to keep our bots dry (not a problem). At the end more than 1000 steps to get...

  • Levada Moinho and Brasileiros

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    near Salão, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    10.03mi
    Elevation +
    1220f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 3.0
    Photo ofLevada Moinho and Brasileiros Photo ofLevada Moinho and Brasileiros Photo ofLevada Moinho and Brasileiros

    A wonderful loop. There is an odd climb for 15 minutes after 7,7 km. It is completely overgrown with blackberry with stinging thorns. Wear long trousers and sleaves. Consider returning at this point. It is NOT possible ...

    Just as the author said: only do the Levada do Moinho (which is vbeautiful!) max. until its end. Then go back the same w...
    tobiasbcn.mail
    Amazing loop with incredible views, beginner-medium level.
    Bremmer Rodrigues
    Percurso facil ate terminar o PR7, a partir daí é mais dificil e como se tratam de caminhos em areas com elevado declive...
    jonnypifpiu
  • near Nossa Senhora do Monte, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    4.41mi
    Elevation +
    472f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 2.67
    Photo ofMonte,  1,7 km tunnel hike, Levada Dos Tornos, Madeira Island, (Portugal)(click for info) Photo ofMonte,  1,7 km tunnel hike, Levada Dos Tornos, Madeira Island, (Portugal)(click for info) Photo ofMonte,  1,7 km tunnel hike, Levada Dos Tornos, Madeira Island, (Portugal)(click for info)

    You can take a Bus to Monte, or a Bus to Babosas or the cable car. REMEMBER: a good LAMP 24-03-2013 Approx.: 7,1km

    Paths are alright and the tunnel was fun. The path just west of the tunnel is not good, so go directly to the bridge.
    Arnbjørn Maressa
    nice trip at the end of our holiday, easy to find , easy to walk. Nicely nearby Funchal
    robkuijpers
    Path in bad conditions! Too dangerous!
    cicerocastro
  • near Curral das Freiras, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    9.74mi
    Elevation +
    7116f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofPR-1 Vereda do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo Photo ofPR-1 Vereda do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo Photo ofPR-1 Vereda do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo

    CORRECTION: total elevation will be closer to 1500 meters. Start your walk at the top of Pico do Areeiro (1810m) early in the morning. You will catch the sunrise, will avoid the big crowds and be back just after noon wi...

  • near Caniçal, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    5.79mi
    Elevation +
    1473f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Vereda da ponte de san lorenco Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Vereda da ponte de san lorenco Photo ofCR Adventures - Madeira: Vereda da ponte de san lorenco

    A beautiful hike which in English translates to “Footpath of the San Lorenco Bridge” Ponta de São Lourenço is a Nature Reserve located on the easternmost part of Madeira, is a Nature Reserve. Blessed with stunning panor...

  • near Terreiro da Luta, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    3.44mi
    Elevation +
    92f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofFrom Monte to Funchal: Levada Do Bom Sucesso Photo ofFrom Monte to Funchal: Levada Do Bom Sucesso Photo ofFrom Monte to Funchal: Levada Do Bom Sucesso

    This levada way is an alternative way to toboggan :) please note, there are no toboggan rides on Sundays! Please give me a “clap” or comment if you did this trail - I really appreciate it! ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ *1st photo is illust...

  • Paul do Mar Loop

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    near Paul do Mar, Madeira (Portugal)
    Distance
    11.99mi
    Elevation +
    3930f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo ofPaul do Mar Loop Photo ofPaul do Mar Loop Photo ofPaul do Mar Loop

    We did the loop the opposite way. Steep incline and declines but the ridge is long and flat. At mile 6.7 and then 9.6 Wikiloc recorded the elevation increasing to 4,700 ft but we were actually descending at this point....

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