From the forest park of Queimadas, walk along this work of art built in the 18th century to irrigate the fields of the parish of Faial, which crosses the dense and abundant forest Laurisilva, which passes through four tunnels dug by man, who continues his race on the side of the mountain, which sinks into a gorge with vertiginous walls, offering spectacular adventures to the wild beauty of the place, finally ending up on the lagoon of the green cauldron and its waterfall. 100 meters high.
From the Paúl da Serra plateau, at an altitude of almost 1290 m, where the infinite blue of the sky and the greenery of the vegetation that lines the largest Madeira Valley, "Ribeira da Janela", seem to blend into the ocean in the distance. A hike that takes us to the heart of the original "Laurisilva" forest protected by UNESCO.
This pure mountain path, partly paved, connects two of the highest peaks of Madeira through its central range. At the same time sinuous, irregular and cumulating a lot of elevation difference positive and negative this route is physically demanding and is thus addressed to informed walkers.
From Funchal, we leave for Eira do Serrado, spectacular viewpoint located above the village of the valley of the nuns (Curral das Freiras), housed at the bottom of a cirque of mountains.
Dès lors, nous empruntons une route de montagne qui nous mène vers le troisième sommet le plus haut de Madère, Pico Arieiro qui culmine à 1818 mts d’altitude. Les vues à 360º sont spectaculaires et nous apercevons, par beau temps, l’île de Porto Santo, la presqu’île de St Laurent, la vallée des nonnes et au loin le plateau Paul da Serra.
The valley of the nuns, Pico Arieiro at 1818 mts above sea level, Cabo Girão at 580 m above sea level
From Funchal, we go to "Boca dos namorados" at an altitude of approximately 1000 meters from where we can see the valley of the nuns below. The next stop is Jardim da Serra, the land of cherries and its beautiful landscapes.
"Boca dos Namorados" at 1000 m altitude and "Cabo Girão" with its promontory in glass above the sea (580 mts).
From Funchal, the first stop is at Pico dos Barcelos, for a 360º view of Funchal. Then we leave for the village of the valley of the nuns, housed in the hollow of a valley, in a mountainous circus
The plateau "Paul da Serra", The natural volcanic pools of Porto Moniz and the famous vineyards of Saint
Let's explore north-west Madeira, on an off-road path, to the largest plateau of Madeira "Paul da Serra" (+ or - 1400 mts altitude) with fantastic views over green valleys and mountains.
Santana, the UNESCO protected biosphere reserve, you have the opportunity to visit its typical houses, and Machico, which was the first capital of Madeira, well known for its history.
Departure from Funchal for the north of Madeira. Passing through Ribeiro Frio, a natural park housed in a bucolic valley surrounded by mountains, we come to Santana, known for its traditional wooden houses and thatched roof.
Come visit the deserted islands, located 15 miles southeast of Madeira. Nature reserve, habitat of a rare colony of monk seals and nesting of rare birds. There the captain anchors in this small bay with crystal clear water where you can dive, swim, and have fun. After a good hot meal, a guided tour will take you to this uninhabited place.