Hiking in Madeira

The most beautiful hikes in Madeira!

Vereda do Pico do Arieiro - PR1

We start with one of the most beautiful and impressive walks in all of Madeira! But it is also one of the most tiring hikes on this beautiful island. This is because this walk connects two of the highest peaks on the island : the Pico do Arieiro (1818m) and the Pico Ruivo (1862m).

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço - PR8

Located on the eastern part of the island, this hiking trail offers incredible panoramic views! During the hike, you actually walk along the entire peninsula.

Levada das 25 Fontes - PR6

This is one of the most popular levada walks on Madeira and it is often combined with the Levada do Risco (PR6.1). This walk owes its name to the many small waterfalls and springs you encounter along the way and at the end of the route.

Levada do Risco - PR6.1

This levada is often combined with the Levada das 25 Fontes.To reach the starting point, just walk back from the PR6 until you reach the crossroads again.Here you will see another arrow pointing to PR6.1. The footpath is wider here than on the PR6, so if you want to combine both walks, I recommend starting with the PR6 and then doing the PR6.1 before returning to the car park.

Vereda dos Balcões - PR11

Looking for one of the easiest walks on Madeira? This trail gives you the biggest reward for the smallest effort! Vereda do Fanal - PR13

This is one of the most beautiful walks on Madeira and leads you through the magical Laurisilva forest.Fanal is a favourite part of the whole island and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Vereda Do Larano - Madeira's most beautiful coastal path

The Vereda do Larano is one of the most beautiful hiking trails on Madeira. This point-to-point walk takes you from Machico to the coastal town of Porto da Cruz and back. And meanwhile, you can enjoy the most epic views of Madeira's rugged coastline.

Levada do Caldeirão Verde - PR9 - The most beautiful levada walk on Madeira

Above all, the huge variety during the trail in nature is fantastic. If you only have time to do one levada, this one is highly recommended! The Levada do Caldeirão Verde takes you through Madeira's lush jungle, past several waterfalls and even lets you walk through tunnels!

Caldeirão do Inferno hike

The Caldeirão do Inferno is actually an extension of the Levada do Caldeirão Verde.

By completing this trail, you get to see a few more spectacular waterfalls and walk through a crazy gorge.You will definitely not regret this!

Hike from Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova

The waterfall hike from Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova is a favourite of many. Not only do you stand face to face with one of Madeira's most beautiful waterfalls.But you also walk through a beautiful valley the whole time. The Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova is located in Ponta do Sol on Madeira's south coast.Levada dos Tornos hike in Boaventura

The Levada dos Tornos hike
is one of the lesser-known levadas in Madeira. Chances are pretty good that once you start hiking, you won't meet anyone else.

Vereda do Pico Ruivo - PR1.2

The Vereda do Pico Ruivo is the shortest and fastest way to reach Madeira's highest peak, the Pico Ruivo. The hike starts at the Achada do Teixeira car park and in about 1 hour you'll be at the top of the island. Oh, and the views you encounter on the way are truly breathtakingly beautiful!

Bica Di Cana Viewpoint Hike - One of the most beautiful viewpoints on Madeira

It may sound strange, but the Bica Di Cana viewpoint is one of the most underrated vantage points on the whole island of Madeira.

On a clear day, you have views over the St Vicente Valley and can see both Pico Ruivo and Pico Areeiro!

And want to know the best? It's super easy to reach this viewpoint, as it's one of the shortest walks on the whole island!

Pico Ruivo do Paul viewpoint hike

The Pico Ruivo do Paul viewpoint hike is located on the beautiful Paul da Serra plateau.Located on the western side of Madeira, the Paul da Serra plateau is covered in yellow and orange flowers in spring. Driving through this beautiful landscape, you will not only see a few wind turbines, but also a small hill covered with these yellow flowers. This is where you will find the viewpoint Pico Ruivo do Paul.

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