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BICA DA CANA PINACULO HIKE ‘THE PINNACLE’ ON MADEIRA

The Bica da Cana Pinaculo hike is one of the less popular trails on Madeira Island but it offers some incredible views. After enjoying the Bica da Cana viewpoint with scenes of the cloud-filled valley below and views out to Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro, you can then head off on the 4.7km loop …

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BICA DA CANA VIEWPOINT ABOVE THE CLOUDS ON MADEIRA

Bica da Cana viewpoint (also known as Miradouro Bico da Cana) is probably the most underrated viewpoint on Madeira Island. With views of Pico Ruivo, the highest peak on Madeira as well as good visibility all the way to Pico do Arieiro, this vantage point is as scenic as they come. The best part about …

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PICO DO ARIEIRO TO PICO RUIVO HIKE ON MADEIRA

The hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is the most famous hike on the island of Madeira in Portugal. This tunnel-route leads hikers along narrow pathways, up and down ominous staircases, and through dark tunnel chambers. It is an adrenaline-filled test of endurance with steep inclines, causing some serious quad and calf burning …

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PICO RUIVO SUMMIT ON MADEIRA: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Pico Ruivo is the highest point on Madeira Island in Portugal at 1,862m above sea level. With its panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, it has become a popular vantage point for both sunrise and sunset. It’s no easy feat reaching the summit of Pico Ruivo however, with several hiking options the only ways …

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RAPOSEIRA SUNSET VIEWPOINT ON MADEIRA ISLAND

The Raposeira sunset viewpoint, also known as Miradouro da Raposeira, is one of the best viewpoints on the south coast of Madeira Island. Despite being on the south coast, the orientation of the ridge-line means you look down the coast and can see the sunset over the ocean. It’s just a short walk from the …

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LEVADA DAS 25 FONTES AND RISCO WATERFALL HIKE IN RABACAL

The Levada das 25 Fontes is arguably the most popular hike on the island of Madeira, attracting a variety of tourists from around the world. They come from far and wide to see enjoy the iconic levada trail that leads hikers to the 25 fountains, which are the source of the levada. The weeping wall …

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LEVADA DO REI WATERFALL HIKE ON MADEIRA ISLAND

The Levada do Rei waterfall hike leads you on a peaceful trail into a jungle wonderland where you can find several stunning waterfalls! The trail follows the Ribeiro Bonito (Bonito River) through the jungle until you reach an atmospheric gorge featuring several small cascades and waterfalls. At the very end of the gorge you will …

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PICO DO ARIEIRO ULTIMATE GUIDE – EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on Madeira Island and is one of the most popular sunrise spots. Each morning crowds gather to watch the sun break through the thick sea of clouds that create an otherwordly atmosphere. The viewpoint is the start of the famous hiking route: Pico do Arieiro to Pico …

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PONTA DA LADEIRA SUNSET VIEWPOINT IN PORTO MONIZ, MADEIRA

Ponta da Ladeira is one of the most incredible sunset viewpoints on Madeira. You can find this epic coastal spot just near Porto Moniz on the north coast of the island. It’s just a few rickety steps down a dirt path to a small plateau, but once the sun begins to set over the ocean …

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LEVADA PONTA DO PARGO HIKE ON MADEIRA ISLAND

Levada Ponta Do Pargo trail is a coastal hike on the western side of Madeira Island. It’s an epic route for sunset with incredible views of the sea cliffs and azure blue waters. As well as the coastal scenery, the trail leads you up into the forest as you follow the Levada through the rolling …

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VEREDA DOS BALCÕES HIKE ON MADEIRA

Vereda Dos Balcões is the perfect trail for a small adventure with incredible views of the biggest peaks on Madeira. With a small 1.5-kilometer walk to and from the viewpoint, this is a hike great for families and those looking for an outstanding scenic spot without needing to trek for hours. The path leads you …

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