Short hike from Eira do Serrado to Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns), Madeira

Enjoy a short, half-day hike from Eira do Serrado to Curral das Freiras on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira with one of our hiking guides.




Trip Duration

1/2 day

People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip



  • Enjoy a 2 hour trek from Eira do Serrado to Curral das Freiras.

  • Marvel at the beautiful views of the island of Madeira.

  • Spend some time in the lovely village of Curral das Freiras.


There are a number of great hiking options on the Portuguese island of Madeira. And on this trip, which lasts approximately 2 hours, we would like to guide from the Eira do Serrado to the Curral das Freiras, otherwise known as the Valley of the Nuns.

This trek will cover approximately 2 kilometers. It will begin to the right of the Eira do Serrado hotel. From there, we will follow a downhill path to the Curral das Freiras. The path we will be taking zigags through rows of chestnut trees before opening up and exposing you to some spectacular views of Madeira. When you reach the village of Curral das Freiras, you will get to enjoy some wonderful food and drinks, as well as talk to the lovely people that call the area home.

The path we will be taking is called the Nuns path. It got its name because many years ago nuns used it to escape from visiting pirates to the island.

Due to the shortness of this trip, it is not very challenging. As a result, no experience is necessary. However, you should be in good enough physical condition to maintain a steady pace.

While short, this trek from Eira do Serrado to the Curral das Freiras is an amazing way to see the beauty of Madeira. To join us on this trip, all you have to do is send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

We can also take you on a trek through the Levada do Alecrim on this half-day trip.

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Price per person

Group of 1
22 EUR

Group of 2
22 EUR

Group of 3
22 EUR

Group of 4
22 EUR

Group of 5
22 EUR

Group of 6
22 EUR

Group of 7
22 EUR

Group of 8
22 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

All Levels

Fitness level required


Meeting point

Eira do Serrado hotel


About the Guide


We offer tours throughout the beautiful island of Madeira, in Portugal. Explore the island´s nature, traditions, beauty and much more!



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