Madeira: An outdoor playground

With being to Madeira already two times, we know the popular touristic hikes. Which are stunning but also crowded. With having the pandemic still around, we wanted this time to explore the more unknown region of the north. Mainly around São Vicente and Boaventura, the places where we found nice AirB&B accommodations. In order to have the real local experience. Instead of staying in an impersonal hotel room. Boca das Voltas…

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Madeira: Never stop learning

This weekend we did a trip to Ponto do Pargo to do a hike at the Faja Grande. At the beginning of the hike was a small restaurant surrounded by its own garden. So far so unspectacular you might, would say. The interesting part was in the details, as the owner was taking the time to put a little sign in front of every plant to show what it is. I…

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Madeira: Just disconnect for a while

Levada do Norte Encumeada That 2020 was a crazy year, we can all agree on. Not many of us experiencing something comparable in your lives. It is interesting that in the beginning most of us thought this all will go away in a matter of a couple of months. Guess what we all been wrong. It is now over 10 months in quarantine, lockdown and a way different life as we…

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Madeira: A pure nature island

Hike among the east coast Traveling to Madeira was always special, as the landing on the island is already a highlight. With the airport right next to the ocean, the landing curve is going over the cliffs of the east cape. This is every time around an experience. As the Covid-19 cases in all over Europe are rising, on the island extra measure were taken. Either way you bring a negative…

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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…

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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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