Best Hiking in Madeira Portugal
Hiking is one of the best things to do on Madeira, and with one of the best year-round temperate climates in Europe, it’s a beautiful winter getaway to escape the cold.
Our selection of the most interesting hiking in Madeira is broken down into hiking styles and varying hiking levels. We have also included some valuable tips to help you plan your trip to Madeira.
Levada das 25 Fontes
Levada das 25 Fontes is usually combined with another nearby hike – Levada do Risco, a short and easy hike where you can admire the magnificent Risco waterfall.
Levada do Caldeirão Verde PR 9
The trail will take you past small waterfalls, you’ll navigate through a series of tunnels (you will need a torch) and narrow levadas with incredible mountain vistas.
Levada Fajã do Rodrigues PR 16
You will be able to enjoy impressive, lush forests, incredible canyons, waterfalls and lagoons – a beautifully serene place to enjoy a snack before the return hike.
Vereda do Pico Ruivo from Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo PR 1.2
You will still experience the incredible mountain range views but without the length or difficulty of the PR1.
Vereda do Larano
One of the best hikes on Madeira, this point to point hike follows a cliff-side trail along the north-eastern side of the island offering some of the best coastal views on the island.
Vereda da Ponta do São Lourenço Hike PR 8
This hike offers magnificent coastal views, jagged cliffs and hills, and unique rock formations formed over millions of years of being battered by the Atlantic.
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