Madeira is shaking off its reputation for being a group’s senior coach tours to a top-notch trendy destination. Younger travelers are today drawn to Madeira in search of adventure.
From intrepid trails deep in the Laurisilva forest to the most amazing food, Madeira is filled with surprises that are perfect for all types of travelers of all ages.
For adventurous hikers and nature lovers, the north part of the island is the perfect choice.
Portugal Premium Tours has the Sunrise tour, that will allow you to explore some of the best levada walks and views the island has to offer.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and will drive you through the clouds to reach a breathtaking plateau located on the summit of Pico do Arieiro from where you’ll enjoy a beautiful sunrise and endless views.
The most celebrated mountain walk is Vereda do Arieiro which links Pico do Arieiro to the island’s highest mountain, Pico Ruivo.
This hike is demanding and for experienced hikers. It can take about five hours if you decide to do the roundtrip, or three hours if you decide to end at Pico Ruivo.
Another option is to do one of the most popular levada paths on the island, the Caldeirão Verde, a path that goes deep in the Laurisilva forest providing you with the most unique hikes you’ll ever do.
Madeira has over 860 miles of levadas; a network of water channels made by man to deliver water across the whole island range.
Near Pico Ruivo, you have hundreds of miles of trails and you can choose the one that best fits your needs.
Before returning to your hotel you’ll stop at Santana, a village famous for the triangular shape houses in bright colors with roofs made from reed. These unique houses were used by the first Portuguese immigrants, in the 16th century, becoming, a symbol of Madeira islands.
Madeira has a lush green forest with colorful flowers and tropical plants, dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches surrounded by the most transparent dark blue ocean.
Don’t miss out on all this beauty!
Portugal Premium Tours team