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Mountains of Madeira Island

Did you know that Madeira island has three of the highest mountains in Portugal?   Therefore we’ve decided to let you know a bit more about one our favourites mountains, but first things first so let’s start with some presentations. The highest mountain in the Island is “Pico Ruivo” with 1861m (6105ft) and is accessible…

The Hotspot

Like Hawaii Yellowstone or Iceland, Madeira Island has it’s origins in a volcanic event know as an Hotspot. However, the one we present to you today is a completely different one. It’s an outdoor activity an leisure hotspot. The area we’re referring to is Ponta de São Lourenço, on the far-east end of the island….

Fanal the Fairyland

Fairies and gnomes? When you think of this subject, certainly you in-visualize a green area with ancient trees and water flowing gently…  So we present to you today the magical area of Fanal, the place that if Fairies, gnomes exist this is definitely their home… Since we haven’t had any rain this winter, this is…

Day 5 – Hiking Week – Caldeirão Verde

Our day 5 of our EPIC Hiking Week was spent on the Caldeirão Verde route. It’s one of our ‘out-and-back’ hikes with around 13 km of extension with a moderate level of difficulty. This Levada built in the 18th century is still carrying the water from the highest mountains to the farmlands below. This hike…

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May 16, 2019

Day 4 – Hiking Week – Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo (Highest Peaks)

Day 4 of our EPIC Hiking Week, one of the most sought out hikes in Madeira Island passing along and through the highest peaks on the Island, Pico do Areeiro (1818 m), Pico das Torres (1851 m ) and Pico Ruivo (1861) the third highest in Portugal. This hike has a medium to difficult level…

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May 15, 2019

Day 3 – Hiking Week – Ponta São Lourenço

On day 3 of our EPIC Hiking Week, we went to Ponta de São Lourenço. It’s also one of our favourite places since we usually go there to do climbing tours or our famous coasteering. The environment is completely different from everything else on the island. This area is a natural reserve. Its path goes…

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May 14, 2019

Day 2 – Hiking Week – Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues

On the second day, we had to make a small change from the initial plan. The weather wasn’t appropriate to go high up on the mountains it was cloudy, so the astonishing views weren’t available 🙂 We decided to go to the north side of the island and walk on a very green Levada, with…

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May 13, 2019

Day 1 – Hikking Week – 25 Fountains

On Day 1 of our EPIC Hiking Week, we’ve started with one of the most famous walks on the island, the 25 Fountains in Rabaçal. It’s the perfect way to assess the hikers’ fitness level since it can be adjusted to everyone’s level; it’s the perfect first day. This exceptional tour is located on one…

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May 5, 2019

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EPIC Hiking Week in Madeira Island

Our EPIC Hiking Week starts on the next 02 of May 2019, and it will go all over the island, with hikes in the mountains and by the sea. So you can enjoy the most amazing and beautiful places that Nature in Madeira has to offer. May is definitely one of the best months to…