Walking and hiking in Madeira
Backpack your hiking boots and discover the most iconic places of Madeira.
Madeira Island is home to many natural areas with great hiking trails, including the most visited Madeira Natural Park. You can find the most beautiful scenery, not only in the mountains but on the whole island.
Some hiking trails can be challenging, others not really! Mountain walks in Madeira and footpaths parallel to the Levadas (ancient irrigation channels) are the best options. You can go up and down the hills or walk on a flat path; You can walk for 2 hours (5,5 Km) or 5, 6, 7 hours (10-15 km).
Choose only the ones suited to your standard of fitness and experience, wear suitable clothing and walking boots, and take your mobile telephone with you. Better still join a group of walkers and go with a guide.
Check with your tourist guide or local organiser that it is safe to visit before setting off.