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Day hike from Bica da Cana to Encumeada in Madeira

Come with experienced hiking guide Márcio on this 1-day hike in Madeira and discover the beautiful natural spots on the trail from Bica da Cana to Encumeada.

Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Discover the beautiful lagoons, waterfalls and tunnels of Madeira.

  • Follow the levadas and cross Bica da Cana, Folhadal and Encumeada.

  • Reach incredible viewpoints and explore the amazing Laurissilva forest.


Would you like to discover fantastic natural spots such as lagoons, waterfalls and tunnels in a beautiful island in Portugal? Then follow me on this day hike around Madeira and enjoy a wonderful walk across its incredible landscapes.

Situated in front of the northeastern coast of Africa, Madeira is an archipelago that belongs to Portugal. Its main island is known for its incredible natural areas and its variety of flora and fauna. Also, we can find the typical levadas, an irrigation system that crosses the entire island. If we follow these levadas, we’ll discover some of the best spots and views in Madeira. For all these reasons, it’s a great place to enjoy hiking.

On this 1-day program, we’ll start at an altitude of 1,600 meters in Bica da Cana, where we’ll contemplate great sights of São Vicente Valley. Then, we’ll begin our descent and cross the gorgeous forest of Laurissilva. We’ll follow different levadas, explore paths and discover tunnels and beautiful waterfalls. On the way, we’ll get to see the lovely trees of Folhadal, and reach the Encumeada viewpoint.

Please, keep in mind this program has a medium level of difficulty. We’ll cover a distance of 11 kilometers and spend 5 hours hiking. Therefore, it’s very important to have a good level of fitness for this trip.

So, do you think this hiking program in Madeira would suit you?  Then don’t hesitate to send the request and book your place. I’ll be glad to be your guide on this adventure.

Another great option on the island could be this hiking program that I lead to Pico Ruivo and Achada do Teixeira. Check it out!


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Don't forget to bring comfortable clothing, suitable footwear, a waterproof jacket, flashlight, food and water.



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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 124 each

Group of 2

EUR 78 each

Group of 3

EUR 62 each

Group of 4

EUR 62 each

Group of 5

EUR 57 each

Group of 6

EUR 52 each

Group of 7

EUR 52 each

Group of 8

EUR 52 each

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