Madeira: The Sunny South West

A walking adventure exploring the sunniest corner of Madeira, a great year-round walking destination and a nature lover’s paradise. 

An island of contrasts, explore the rugged coastline, lush interior and towns and villages of the ‘Flower’ island. Madeira’s levadas, a network of traditional irrigation channels, make for fantastic walking routes taking you to spectacular viewpoints.

As well as exploring Funchal, take easy-going walks to the Risco waterfall and Pont do Pargo, the most westerly point of the island, before finishing in the coastal village of Jardim do Mar.
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Hiking trail · Madeira
Walk in the Tabua Valley
10.4 km
4:30 h
507 m
701 m
A nice walk with good views which is rather exposed in some sections and includes a walk through a 75m tunnel. The descent to Ribeira Brava is ...
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Madeira
Walk Levada do Moinho
11.7 km
5:00 h
1242 m
1242 m
 A steep ascent before following the Levada
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
10 km
4:00 h
287 m
567 m
A mainly easy and enjoyable walk in beautiful surroundings. Some exposed areas.
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Madeira
Walk to Prazeres
12.5 km
4:10 h
514 m
544 m
Walk on mostly easy terrain on forests paths, concrete paths or hard packed earth. There are several crossings of river tributaries.
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Madeira
Loop Walk from Ponta do Pargo
12.2 km
4:45 h
840 m
816 m
A combination of paved roads and grassy or earth paths following the levada. Includes an optional descent to the beach.
from Laura Paterson,   Macs Adventure