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This is where the 50 shades of green meet the 50 shades of blue, the northwest of the island!
Come join me on this tour, we will learn how the people live in the countryside regions. The evergreen mountains and cliffs surrounding the geometrical lines of the terraces and farms marking the landscape in a harmonious way.
We will walk in the pre-ice age protected by UNESCO Laurell forest that can be found basically in every Northcoast village outskirts, walking alongside a “Levada” (man-made irrigation channels) or ancient footpaths crossing the forest and connecting the villages. We will see beautiful waterfalls, visit lava rock pools where you can swim and some breathtaking sightseeing points hidden from most of the visitors and even locals.
These tours can be customized to your expectations. Flexibility is my middle name, nothing is too much trouble for me.
This tour can be extended 1 or 2 hours without any extra cost. If you decide to visit the Volcanic Caves of São Vicente, the tour will extend 2 hours.
If you are a solo traveller or travelling with another person, please ask for a special quote.
-After picking you up, the tour starts in Cabo Girão, a glass-bottom sightseeing point over a 580 meters cliff.
-Then we head to Ribeira Brava, Serra D'Àgua, Encumeada, Paul da Serra, stopping in the mystical Fanal for a short hike, Ribeira da Janela, Porto Moniz, Seixal, Ribeira da Janela, São Vicente and return to Funchal or where you where picked up. It is a round tour where the order can be inverted according to the weather conditions and tides if you want to stop for a swim.
If you request a lunch break, we can stop at a typical non-touristic restaurant where several options will be presented for you to choose from.
-The itinerary can be customized according to your preferences if required.