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EPIC PICO CANÃRIO HIKE ON MADEIRA ISLAND

The Pico Canãrio hike is a physical challenge that will provide uniquely epic views of Madeira from perspectives you’ve never seen. Even after five months on the island, some of the landscapes surprised me. This loop is a strenuous 26-kilometer route with 1800 meters of incline. If you’re up for a battle through the forest …

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CAMINHO REAL DA ENCUMEADA HIKE (PR12)

The Caminho Real da Encumeada is an incredible, mountainous trail that leads you along an ancient path with views of Madeira’s highest peaks! I really love this trail because it is one of the King’s Paths, which were commissioned by the King to help link certain parts of the island together. This means the path …

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LEVADA DO CASTELEJO TO LEVADA DO FURADO HIKE

Levada do Castelejo and Levada do Furado are both great levada walks in their own right but when combined together on this adventurous route, you are in for a challenging and exciting hike on Madeira Island. The walk begins on the Levada do Castelejo with a cliffside path and views to Pico do Arieiro and …

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MADEIRA HIKING GUIDE: 60 BEST HIKES ON MADEIRA ISLAND

Madeira Island is one of the top all-year hiking destinations in Europe with a combination of easy levada walks, forest adventures, coastal routes, and steep mountain treks. With lush UNESCO-listed Laurissilva forests and consistent cloud inversions, you will be in constant amazement while enjoying this list of the Best 60 Hikes on Madeira Island. I …

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EMPENAS HIKE IN NUN’S VALLEY TO ‘THE WINDOW’

The Empenas hike is a challenging ascent in Nun’s Valley to reach a small passageway between two huge rock walls, which is known as ‘The Window’. The route involves lots of bouldering, using safety ropes, and over a vertical kilometer of climbing as you navigate your way up the steep, crumbly cliff-side. EMPENAS HIKE DETAILS …

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THE LEVADA DO PLAINO VELHO WATERFALL HIKE ON MADEIRA

The Levada do Plaino Velho hike on Madeira takes you from Estanquinhos to the stunning viewpoint of Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra. After the viewpoint, you head down into the Laurissilva Forest along the levada to reach the incredible Riberia do Inferno waterfall and tunnel passageways. The hike loops back up the steep climb …

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