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Day hike from Machico to Porto da Cruz in Madeira (Portugal)

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Discover a beautiful natural area in the main island of Madeira on this 1-day hike from Machico to Porto da Cruz along with experienced hiking guide Antonio.


1 Day

Apr, May, Sep, Oct




* Go from Machico to Porto da Cruz and discover a peaceful natural area.

* Take part of a demanding hike along with an experienced hiking guide.

* Contemplate the stunning views of the main island of Madeira.


Come with me on this 1-day hike and explore a fantastic natural area in the main island of Madeira, from Machico to Porto da Cruz.

On this hiking program, we’ll depart from the beautiful city of Machico, on the eastern coast of the island, and follow a trail to Porto da Cruz. We’ll go along the Levada do Caniçal and reach the viewpoint of Boca do Risco, from where we’ll get to see spectacular views of the island’s north coast. During the whole program, we’ll catch amazing sights of the surroundings and relax in the middle of a beautiful landscape.

As we move forward on the hike, we’ll notice that the difficulty of the trail increases. Keep in mind that we’ll cover a distance of 12 kilometers during the hike and spend 3-5 hours walking. Also, we might face some narrow sections on the last part of the path. Therefore, it’s important to have a good level of fitness and prior hiking experience.

Does this program sound exciting to you? Then don’t hesitate to send the request and book your place. I’ll be glad to guide you on this hike and tell you everything I know about Madeira Island.

Also, you can take a look at these hiking programs that I lead in Ribeiro Frio and 25 Fontes Levada, both in Madeira.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

We can arrange transportation for an additional cost of 80€.

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Pestana Palms Ocean Aparthotel Funchal Portugal
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Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean & Spa Resort Funchal Portugal
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Pestana Carlton Madeira Funchal Portugal
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