Walking Funchal Santa Cruz

Walks from Funchal and Caniço

Madeira is known to hikers for its unique levadas, the water channels that are used for irrigation but are also ideal for hiking. In addition to the Levada hikes, Madeira also offers many other options for exploring nature on foot: coastal hikes, mountain hikes, panoramic hikes. With us you will find the most beautiful hikes with an English-speaking guide.

PRices:

Person Service Price
Person Guided walk from 25,- Euro
  • Free transfer from Funchal, Caniço, Câmara de Lobos
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Children from 5-11 years pay 50%
  • Children up to 4 years are free

Queimadas / Caldeirão Verde (Levada hike):

The Levada hike in the "Green Cauldron" (= Caldeirão Verde) is one of the most beautiful in Madeira. Through jungle-like vegetation you hike into the basin, in which a waterfall pours from a height of 50m. You can enjoy fantastic views of the east side of the island.

  • Day: Monday
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Length: 13km
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Price: € 41,-

Boca da Corrida / Encumeada (Mountain hike): currently not in the program

From the Boca da Corrida viewpoint, the route leads through the Madeira mountains to the Encumeada Pass. Past the 1,654m high Pico Grande, the old royal path leads us with great panoramic views of the highest mountains, the Nuná Valley, the Paul da Serra plateau and the Ribeira Brava valley to Encumeada.

  • Day: Monday
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Length: 14km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Price: € 42,50

Pico do Ariero / Pico Ruivo (Mountain hike):

This hike connects the three highest peaks of the island and is not for nothing considered a king's tour of Madeira. Experience spectacular views of the bizarre Massif Central and breathtaking panoramic views over the entire island to the neighboring island of Porto Santo.

  • Day: Tuesday
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Length: 10km
  • Difficulty: medium-difficult
  • Price: € 42,50

Maroços (Levada hike):

This Levada hike is located in the eastern part of Madeira. It is a leisurely walk along small settlements and through green valleys to Machico, the second largest city in Madeira. On the way you have great views of the sweeping valley of Machico and the local mountain Pico do Facho.

  • Day: Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Length: 7km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price: € 27,50

Levada Serra do Faial (Levada hike):

During this hike, the Levada takes you through mixed forest with fantastic views of the sea, the mountains and the capital Funchal. A varied and easy hike near Funchal.

  • Day: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Length: 7km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price: € 27,50

Assobiadores / Fanal (Panoramic hike): currently not in the program

A wonderful panoramic hike that takes you along the Paul da Serra plateau and above the laurel forests of Rabaçal to the fairy-tale forest "Fanal". Here you will find the oldest and largest laurel trees on the island, a mystical place.

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Length: 13km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Price: € 42,50

Rabaçal / 25 springs (Levada hike):

Probably the most famous levada hike in Madeira. The levadas in the laurel forest of Rabaçal have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are wildly romantic. The highlight is a rock cauldron from which water from 25 springs pours out of the walls into a small lake.

  • Day: Wednesday and Sunday
  • Duration: 3-3.5 hours
  • Length: 9km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Price: € 41,-

Ponta de São Lourenço (Coastal hike):

This hike offers the contrast program to the green levadas: the rocky coast in the east of Madeira. The path leads over basalt rock to the eastern tip of Madeira. Bizarre rock formations and fantastic views of the neighboring islands of Desertas and Porto Santo make this hike unique.

  • Day: Friday
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Length: 11km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Price: € 42,50

Ribeiro Frio / Potela (Levada hike):

A classic Levada hike in Madeira, with everything that goes with it: lush, subtropical vegetation, tunnels, great views, narrow gorges and valleys, rock breakouts. The hike leads along the 200 year old Levada do Furado through the laurel forest of Ribeiro Frio.

  • Day: Friday
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Length: 11km
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Price: € 41,-

Levada do Norte (Levada hike):

This hike starts at Cabo Girão, one of the highest cliffs in the world. From here you walk west on the Levada do Norte. Along terraced fields, colorful gardens and great views of the south coast of Madeira.

  • Day: Friday morning
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Length: 7km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price: € 27,50

Prazeres / Ponta do Pargo (Levada hike):

The varied Levada hike leads to the west of Madeira. The Levada Nova winds here through lush green valleys and along forested mountain slopes through the very rural area. In between, you will always be surprised by great views of the cliffs.

  • Day: Saturday
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Length: 12km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price: € 41,-

Boca do Risco (Levada and coastal hike): currently not in the program

The hike begins with a levada that winds through the Machico terraced fields. From here you climb to Boca do Risco, where the adventurous hike along the cliffs to Porto da Cruz begins. Here you can expect fantastic views of the Eagle Rock and the neighboring island of Porto Santo.

  • Day: Saturday
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Length: 13km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Price: € 42,50

Referta (Levada hike and visit of a market):

This easy levada hike near Porto da Cruz leads along terraced fields and small villages. You can enjoy fantastic views of the north coast and the Eagle Rock. After the hike we go to the traditional farmers market in Santo da Serra.

  • Day: Sunday
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Length: 6km
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Price: € 32,50
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