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This is where 50 shades of green meet 50 shades of blue!
This is a special tour for me as one of my grandfathers was from São Vicente, Northwest. He moved to Funchal looking for a better life back when roads were primitive and cars a luxury for few. Never had the chance to explore his village with him, so I seize the opportunity to do it now with you.
This tour will show how people live in the countryside. The evergreen mountains and cliffs surrounding the geometrical lines of the terraces and farms, marking the landscape harmoniously.
We will walk in the pre-ice age protected by UNESCO Laurell forest that can be found in every north coast 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.
Come join me in a day full of history and nature!
This tour can be extended 1 or 2 hours without any extra cost.
-The tour starts in Cabo Girão, a glass bottom vertiginous sightseeing point 580 meters above sea level. After this, we will stop to visit the following places:
Paul da Serra
Ribeira da Janela
Ribeira da Janela
If you request a lunch break, we can stop at a typical non-touristy restaurant where several options will be presented for you to choose. The itinerary can be customised according to your preferences, please inquire
Yes. Suited for kids all ages, let me know how tall/weight they are to bring a proper seat.
Pickups outside Funchal/Caniço/Camara de Lobos area will be charged extra 5 euros per person.
Upon your booking, you will receive an email. You just need to show the email to the agent.