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#1 of 2 Natural Parks in Madeira

Best trails in Parque Natural da Madeira

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Looking for a great trail in Parque Natural da Madeira, Madeira? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, views trails, wild flowers trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 7 hard trails in Parque Natural da Madeira ranging from 3.7 to 11.8 miles and from 3,126 to 5,967 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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The Madeira Natural Park is a natural and cultural heritage that offers beautiful landscapes and several options for recreation and leisure amidst nature. Visitors can choose to take a walk by the sea, going up the slope, through the agricultural fields with the characteristic haystacks and pits, or trails passing through the dense forest and continuing up to the high mountains, observing various natural and humanized ecosystems. Many of which stand out for their high biological values, such as Laurissilva da Madeira, Maciço Montanhoso and Ponta de São Lourenço.

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#1 - Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 5 h 28 m
This trail takes place in the immense and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations, sometimes covered by the clShow more
#2 - Miradouro do Ninho da Manta, Pico do Gato e Pico Ruivo
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 49 m
Miradouro do Ninho da Manta, Pico do Gato e Pico Ruivo is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Santana, Madeira, Portugal that features beautiful wild flowers and is only reShow more
#3 - Levada do Caniçal, Boca do Risco e Miradouro do Paraíso
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 17.5 mi • Est. 10 h 7 m
Levada do Caniçal, Boca do Risco e Miradouro do Paraíso is a 17.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Machico, Madeira, Portugal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated aShow more
#4 - Folhadal Waterfall e Lombo do Mouro via PR 17
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 11.3 mi • Est. 7 h 45 m
If you have to choose one walk on Madeira, this is the one. Every single step is an adventure. It is suggested to start with the Levadas and climb to the Levada on the rough road. Walking down is bettShow more
#5 - Pico Grande
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
The Pico Grande is one of the peaks that surround the valley of Curral das Freiras. The Pico Grande culminates at 1,654 m.Show more
#6 - Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 51 m
The Levada do Moinho starts on Lombada da Ponta do Sol, near the Church of the Lombada. At the beginning of this trail stand out the well cultivated farmland, providing a pleasant sight to walkers. AShow more
#7 - Encumeada Trail
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 8 h 29 m
Encumeada Trail is a 11.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boa Ventura, Madeira, Portugal that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nShow more
#8 - Boca da Encumeada to Boca da Corrida
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 6 h 28 m
An absolutely fantastic walk, beautiful views and not too much climbing. If hiking point to point, you need to arrange transportation to get back to the starting point at Boca da Corrida, as there areShow more
#9 - Bica da Cana
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Save this walk for a clear day. High up on the Paul da Serra, you start by the Bica da Cana viewpoint to begin your walk. It takes you down to a path with a levada and then it's a gentle stroll to a rShow more
#10 - Levada Nova da Calheta
Parque Natural da Madeira
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Length: 25.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Levada Nova da Calheta is a 25.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Calheta, Madeira, Portugal that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
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