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Walking Holiday B



Madeiras Nordostküste
North Coast
Pico Ruivo
Pico Ruivo
North Coast

Walking Holiday B

Walking in the Northeast

Hike in the charming and always green northeast on some of the most beautiful levada trails, but also along magnificent coastal paths. The highlight of the Madeira hiking trip is surely the ascent of the 1862 m high Pico Ruivos, the red summit. From here you have a fantastic panoramic view of the entire island!

You can find the exact itinerary here





Price: 512,- Euro/person

(from 01.11.2023: 578,- Euro/person)

Additional information: 
Current rate 01.11.2022 - 31.10.2023
The rate is per person in a double room
Minimum number of 2 participants
Single room surcharge for 3rd person on request
Christmas and Easter on request




Weekly schedule

1. Day
Arrival and drive to the hotel in Machico. Machico is the oldest settlement on the island and the second largest today.

Overnight in Machico

2. Day
Drive to Camacha, the village of basket weavers and start on the Levada da Serra from Camacha to Santo da Serra. You will be picked up at the destination of the hike.

Overnight in Machico

3. Day
Drive to the entrance of the Levada Fonte Vermelha. Hike on the old coastal path to Porto da Cruz. This path was previously carved into the rock and is still fascinating today not only because of the incredible physical work! You will be picked up in Porto da Cruz and continue to Santo da Serra.

Overnight in Santo da Serra

4. Day
From the Levada da Serra at a height of approx. 600 m hike through eucalyptus and laurel forests, with tree heath and may flowers. Beautiful picnic areas, tunnels, streams, a waterfall and great views bring a lot of variety. From Ribeiro Frio drive to Santana, the place with the typical thatched cottages.

Overnight in Santana

5. Day
Pure nature! Drive to the Queimadas nature reserve and hike along the Levada do Caldeirao Verde (green cauldron). Through gorges and along many small waterfalls. The largest falls from about 70 m into a small mountain lake.

Overnight in Santana

6. Day
The decision is made by the weather! If the peaks are overcast, hike along the coast from Santana to Sao Jorge. For open hikers we recommend hiking from Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo (1862 m) and further to Pico do Arieiro (4.5 hours) when the weather is open. Your summit ascent!

Overnight in Funchal

7. Day
Leisure day - we have many tips for you!

Overnight in Funchal

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