Hiking at Madeira

Madeira

The Portuguese island Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean, just north-west of the Canary islands.

Madeira, Funchal

The famous “Levada” were developed to distribute water from the wet regions at the north of the island to the drier sunny regions of the south. By their very nature, the mini-canals are the ideal country walking paths and offer extroadinary views. One of them is the terraced hillside of the Ribeira da Janela valley.

Ribeira da Janela

Ribeira da Janela

The Levada leads to a long tunnel with a waterfall behind:

Madeira

Along the Levada da Bica da Cana it is often very cloudy but therefore you can observe cows;)

Madeira

Madeira

With a walk at São Lourenço  you can explore the very eastern part of the island with great Atlantic panoramas, colourful cliffs and bracing sea.

São Lourenço

São Lourenço

Colorful cliff at São Lourenço

Colorful cliff at São Lourenço

São Lourenço

São Lourenço

But my favourite view is from the Ponta do Espigão Amarelo along the sea cliff trail.

Espigão Amarelo along the sea cliff trail

Espigão Amarelo along the sea cliff trail

From the Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m (third highest peak of Madeira) you can see the north of the island with clouds around the Penha de Águia (Eagle Rock),

Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m

Pico do Arieiro, at 1,818 m

At Jardim do Mar you can also enjoy fantastic views:

Madeira

Madeira

Driving along the coast you will find more awesome sceneries.

Madeira

Madeira

 

 

 

 

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