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Ribeiro Frio

Created with Sketch. Ribeiro Frio, Portugal
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Duration

4 to 8 hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese

Overview

Considered one of the prettiest levada walks in Madeira, the Ribeiro Frio hike will not disappoint. Starting in the northern hills of the island, you’ll wind your way through the natural park, past mountains and valleys and through prehistoric laurel forests, all the way to where you’ll see Porto da Cruz stretch out in front of you.

Over 2,000km of aqueduct-like levadas criss-cross Madeira, delivering much-needed water to the dry south-west of the island, also doubling up as scenic walking trails. You’ll join up with a professional guide who will navigate the way as you follow the path along the beautiful Ribeiro Frio levada.

You’ll come across magical laurel forests hiding tiny birds like chaffinches and Trocaz pigeons, and you might even glimpse the shine of trout beneath the flowing water. As for panoramas, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the parish of Porto da Cruz and Eagle’s Rock far below. You’ll have just under five hours of total peace and tranquillity among nature.

 

 

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full day hike along the Ribeiro Frio levada
  • One of the prettiest walks on the island
  • Walk through a prehistoric laurel forest
  • Spot endemic species of flora and fauna
  • Panoramic views of Porto da Cruz and Eagle's Rock

Included/Excluded

  • Walking tour
  • Guide

Languages

English
French
German
Portuguese

Activities Categories

Day Trips
Hiking & Levada Walking
Nature & adventure

Services

Hotel pickup possible

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Ribeiro Frio, Portugal

FAQs

Not Suitable
Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility. Weather dependent. Food and drink not included. Uneven paths at times. Recommended to take a packed lunch. Important to bring shoes with a good grip or
walking boots. Be prepared for all weather conditions due to the changeable weather. Wear sunblock and a hat during summer, bring a light jacket during other months. Moderate walk of 4 to 5 hours. Walking Distance of 12 km.

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