Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Madeira

Bica da Cana Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainHillsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Paúl da SerraCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 4/10, Landscapes #33, A short stroll across the grassy hills for views of the mountains falling dramatically towards the North Coast, with rolling mists common early in the morning
View E from Bica da Cana Miradouro towards Pico Ruivo (L) and Pico do Arieiro (M), Bica da Cana (summit only) (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 5-Jun-03, AP136

   
Boaventura - Arco de São Jorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, BoaventuraCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)3-6Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 5/10, Landscapes #27b
Church in Boaventura and road past Solar Resendencial Boaventura, Boaventura - Arco de São Jorge (T), Boaventura, Madeira, Portugal, 10-Jun-03, AP120

   
Levada do Norte / Boca do Encumeada Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / UrbanDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Paúl da SerraCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 6/10, Landscapes #32, A higher altitude walk alongside one of the highest levadas, with excellent views towards the craggy peaks around Pica da Encumeada
Levada do Norte nr Boca da Encumeada, with Pico Topeiro/Pico da Encumeada (L) and Pico Grande (R), Boca do Encumeada - Levada do Norte - tunnel entrance - return (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 10-Jun-03, AP115

Levada do Norte and Pico da Encumeada (R) nr tunnel to Folhadal, Boca do Encumeada - Levada do Norte - tunnel entrance - return (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 10-Jun-03, AP116

  
Caldeirão Verde / do Inferno Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, SantanaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteQueimadas - Levada do Caldeirão - Caldeirão Verde - Caldeirão do Inferno - return
NotesRating 8/10, Landscapes #23. A walk into a damp green world high in the Madeiran mountains above a deep remote valley, the terrain made passable with the help of many tunnels.
Levada do Caldeirão Verde, nr Caldeirão Verde, Queimadas - Levada do Caldeirão - Caldeirão Verde - Caldeirão do Inferno - return (T), Santana, Madeira, Portugal, 12-Jun-03, AP124

Levada do Caldeirão Verde, from beyond Caldeirão Verde, Queimadas - Levada do Caldeirão - Caldeirão Verde - Caldeirão do Inferno - return (T), Santana, Madeira, Portugal, 12-Jun-03, AP125

  
Central Mountains Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, ArieiroCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)20Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro
NotesRating 9/10, Landscapes #19. Probably the single most spectacular walk in Madeira and one of the best day walks in the world. The path to the east of the tunnel route near Pico das Torres was somewhat eroded in a few sections in 2003, but still fine in dry weather.
Pico do Cidrão (1798) (NL) and Pico das Torres (1851) (R) from nr Pico do Arieiro (1818), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP171

Ninho da Manta (L) from S, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP173

Ribeira da Fajã da Nogueira from nr Ninho da Manta, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP174

Pico das Torres (1851) above lower path to E of main path with tunnels, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP177

Rock-cut table and benches and Pico das Torres (1851) from nr Pico do Cidrão (1798), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP178

Rock-cut steps leading to Ninho da Manta from nr Pico do Cidrão (1798), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP179

Pico do Cidrão (1798) (L) and Pico das Torres (1851) (FR) from Pico do Arieiro (1818), Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP180

Ribeira Seca leading to Ponta de São Lourenço from between Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo, Pico do Arieiro - Pico do Gato - tunnels - Pico das Torres - Pico Ruvio - Torres lower path - Pico do Arieiro (T), Arieiro, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP175

Encumeada - Ribeira Brava Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, HillsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Paúl da Serra / Ribeira BravaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteEncumeada - Levada do Lombo do Mouro - Ribeira Brava
NotesRating 6/10, Landscapes #31, A bus from Ribeira Brava up to the pass makes this a straighforward walk to plan. Although much of the first stage of the descent is in forest, there are some spectacular views down to Ribiera Brava on the second half of the walk.
Road between Boca da Encumeada and Lombo do Mouro, with Pico das Torres (M), Encumeada - Levada do Lombo do Mouro - Ribeira Brava (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 7-Jun-03, AP165

Ribeira Brava from below end of Levada do Lombo do Mouro (along Caminho do Lombo Cesteiro), Encumeada - Levada do Lombo do Mouro - Ribeira Brava (T), Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Portugal, 7-Jun-03, AP167

Ribeira Brava from below end of Levada do Lombo do Mouro (along Caminho do Lombo Cesteiro), Encumeada - Levada do Lombo do Mouro - Ribeira Brava (T), Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Portugal, 7-Jun-03, AP169

 
Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo (Prazeres) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, CalhetaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteSão Lourenço - Raposeira - Prazeres
NotesRating 9/10, Landscapes #41, Classic levada walking through quiet villages and adricultural terraces between with plenty of flowers in June. This was my favourite levada walking in Madeira.
Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, nr H124, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from São Lourenço to Prazeres (T), Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP99

Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo leading to Raposeira, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from São Lourenço to Prazeres (T), Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP130

Garden along Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in Raposeira, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from São Lourenço to Prazeres (T), Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP131

Road crossing Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in Raposeira, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from São Lourenço to Prazeres (T), Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP132

Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo nr Prazeres, Prazeres, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from São Lourenço to Prazeres (T), Calheta, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP134

   
Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo (São Lourenço) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Ponta do PargoCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)5Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 8/10, Landscapes #40, Classic levada walking through quiet villages and adricultural terraces between with plenty of flowers in June. This was my favourite levada walking in Madeira.
Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in São Lourenço leading to Raposeira, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from nr Lombada dos Marinheiros to São Lourenço (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP162

Track leading down from Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo to E of Ribeirados Marinheiros, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from nr Lombada dos Marinheiros to São Lourenço (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP159

Pink and White Valerian along Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo nr Lombada dos Marinheiros, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from nr Lombada dos Marinheiros to São Lourenço (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP157

Village in Ribeira de São João, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from nr Lombada dos Marinheiros to São Lourenço (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP160

Hydrangea along Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in São Lourenço, Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo, section from nr Lombada dos Marinheiros to São Lourenço (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP161

   
Levada da Central da Ribeira da Janela Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Porto MonizCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 5/10, Landscapes #42. A walk along a quiet deep, green valley
Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, São VicenteCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMiradouro to waterfall and return
NotesRating 6/10, Landscapes #29. Miradouro village itself is scenic, this short walk leads up the the levada behind the village past some good swimming spots.
Levada dos Tornos (Camacha) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, CamachaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteLombo Grande to Camacha
NotesRating 8/10, Landscapes #7. A good levada walk leading in and out of forest and contouring around steep valleys between quiet villages.
Levada dos Tornos close to tunnel W of Pico de Gaula, Levada dos Tornos, section from Lombo Grande to Camacha (T), Camacha, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP181

Levada dos Tornos at palm tree below Camacha, Levada dos Tornos, section from Lombo Grande to Camacha (T), Camacha, Madeira, Portugal, 8-Jun-03, AP182

  
Levada dos Tornos (Ribeira do Boaventura) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, CamachaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteLombo Grande - Levada dos Tornos - Ribeira do Boaventura nr Ribeira do Eixo
NotesRating 7/10, Landscapes #7. A pleasant levada walk countouring around seemingly endless valleys, although it feels less rustic than perhaps the Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in the west of Madeira.
Ponta de São Lourenço Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, MachicoCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 6/10, Landscapes #13. Away from the lush levada walking typical of the rest of the island, this area is very dry with some dramatic coastal cliffs.
Rocks off N coast of Ponta de São Lourenço, Ponta de São Lourenço (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 11-Jun-03, AP121

Casa do Sardinha nr Ponta de São Lourenço, Ponta de São Lourenço (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 11-Jun-03, AP123

  
Ponta do Pargo circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / UrbanDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Ponta do PargoCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePonta do Pargo - Lombada Velha - Cabo - Levada Calheta Ponta do Pargo - Ponta do Pargo
NotesRating 6/10, Landscapes #34
Along Levada Calheta-Ponta do Pargo in Ribeira da Vaca, Ponta do Pargo circuit (Ponta do Pargo - Lombada Velha - Cabo - Levada Calheta Ponta do Pargo - Ponta do Pargo) (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP151

Serrado from track above Pedregal, Ponta do Pargo circuit (Ponta do Pargo - Lombada Velha - Cabo - Levada Calheta Ponta do Pargo - Ponta do Pargo) (T), Ponta do Pargo, Madeira, Portugal, 6-Jun-03, AP152

  
Portela / Maiata / Boca do Risco / Maroços circuit Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Porto da Cruz / MachicoCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)24Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePortela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela
NotesRating 8/10, Landscapes #15,14,11. A long circuit, but a highly rewarding day walk giving a taste in one day of vitually everything Madeira has to offer while walking. The coastal balcony path is particularly pretty, as is the levada section above the terracotta rooves Maroços
Road leading up through Larano, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP187

Ponta de São Lourenço from nr Ponta do Espigão Amarelo, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP103

Pico do Arieiro (1818) (L) and Pico das Torres (1851) (MR) above Cruz da Guarda from nr Larano, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP102

Ribeira Seca and upper Machico from above Levada do Caniçal, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP105

Agapanthus in Ribeira Grande, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP108

Maroços and Levada do Caniçal, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP111

Maroços (Ribeira das Cales) and Levada do Caniçal, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Machico, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP114

Penha de Águia (R) from along Camino Municipal below Portela, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP183

Houses in Cruz da Guarda from Camino Municipal between Portela and Porto da Cruz, Portela - Maiata - Larano - Boca do Risco - Levada do Caniçal - Maroços - Portela (T), Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal, 9-Jun-03, AP184

   
Portela - Ribeiro Frio Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainForest, HillsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Porto da CruzCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)11Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RoutePortela - Levada da Portela - Lamaceiros - Levada do Furado - Ribeiro Frio
NotesRating 5/10, Landscapes #25. Although popular with tour groups this is one of the less rewarding walks on Madeira with much of the walk through forest, but it still a pleasant walk.
Levadas nr Rabaçal Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Paúl da SerraCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteStart/Finish walk on rd 211 1.5 km SW of junction from rd 110, walking first through tunnel to Rabaçal
NotesRating 4/10, Landscapes #37. A walk taking in damp gullies with high waterfalls and lots of damp, earthy vegetation.
Risco Waterfall and Risco Levada, nr Rabaçal, Rabaçal's Levadas (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP95

Along Levada das 25 Fontes, nr Rabaçal, Rabaçal's Levadas (T), Paúl da Serra, Madeira, Portugal, 4-Jun-03, AP96

  
Santa - Porto Moniz Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShort (One way)TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, Porto MonizCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)2-3Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesRating 5/10, Landscapes #0. Beautiful views down to Porto Moniz, it's worth stopping on the road up from Porto Moniz and taking a short stroll
Porto Moniz from along road to Santa, Santa - Porto Moniz (T), Porto Moniz, Madeira, Portugal, 5-Jun-03, AP148

   
Santana - São Jorge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainHillsDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceMadeira, SantanaCountryPortugal  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteSantana - Calhau - Ponta de São Jorge - São Jorge
NotesRating 4/10, Landscapes #18. A walk leading a suprisingly long way down/up below Santana.