Madeira: Pain and pleasure – not all flat Levadas

Even that Madeira is mainly known for hiking at the amazing levadas, it is not as flat as you might think. As Madeira is a volcanic island it provides a lot of steep hikes that are in the technical section. Bringing hiking sticks is a good idea in order to hike the following hikes.Boca Do Risco Boca Do Risco – Coastal Hike Rabaçal - Levada do Risco and Levada das 25…

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Madeira: What a scenery (Vereda Da Ladeira)

For our last hike we choose the Vereda Da Ladeira near Porto Moniz. It is a short, 5 km hike, with 450 meter descent and climb. Even that this tour is really short, the amazing scenery and views make up for that.   During the whole descent you can see the ocean in the background. As the hike is really steep, it should any be hiked during try weather. Also bring hiking…

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Madeira: I was not expecting this (Bica Da Cana)

After our longer hikes in Rabaçal and Paul da Serra we wanted to do today a smaller tour on the Bica Da Cana. At least this was the plan. The hike start at a small street, in an areal that is much liked by cows. Even that we did not see cows at the Levada, the probability is there to share the Levada path with an animal. The hike itself starts…

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Madeira: Such clear water (Rabaçal)

Rabaçal is besides the Fanal area the most popular and beautiful area in the west of Madeira. The hikes start from a large parking slot. Which was actually not that full when we started our hike around 9:30 am. But got packed in the afternoon when we came back to the car. Starting from the parking lot two Levadas can be hiked. The Levada do Risco and the Levada das 25…

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Madeira: On the Paul da Serra plateau

After our great hikes in the east of Madeira, we were now open to discover the hikes in the west area of the island. One of the go to places is the area of Fanal. Even that this place is mostly known for the beautiful Levada dos Cedros, it has more to offer for example the Paul da Serra plateau. Unique trees at the plateau The hike from Fanal to Paul…

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Madeira: What a view (Levada do Rei)

The mostly known and in the high season mostly crowded hikes in Madeira are the  Caldeiro Verde, Pico Ruivo and São Lourenço. As there are alternatives for many things in life, it is also true for hikes in Madeira. A great alternative for the São Lourenço is the Boca do Risco and for Caldeiro Verde it is the Levada do Rei. An amazing view The Levada do Rei is a ~10 km…

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Madeira: A stunning coastal hike (Boca Do Risco)

In 2016, we hiked from Portela to the Boca do Risco path. Already at this time I wanted to see the whole coastal hike. As we had a planned hike schedule in 2016 and had no flexibility to change your given hike, I was curious to find the path and hike it this year. View at São Lourenço The hike is a point to point ~10 km hike from Porto da…

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Madeira: No luck with the peaks

Our first full day in Madeira we wanted to use with one of the most popular hikes, the hike to the Pico Ruivo. The Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira and in good weather condition is gives away a view over the whole island. The peak can only be reached by foot. In 2016, we hiked to the peak from Achada do Teixeira to Encumeada - but we…

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Madeira: A perfect winter escape

As this is year is all under the motto of exploring more of Europe and finding the beauty in our backyard, we started our first travel of the year to Madeira. This small island belongs to Portugal and is an all year destination. It has a high season between Mai and September and a low season between October and April. The temperature on the island is all year nearly the same,…

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World: Rewind 2017

Another year came to an end and it is reflecting time. 2017 was all about great outdoor adventures. Going out with the tent in Norway, hiking great trails in Madeira, walking on the path of Star Wars in Ireland and being back to heaven in Iceland.But it was also a start of new things, trying to include more outdoor activities in the daily life with starting Mounting biking with a club…

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