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Best trails in Machico

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Looking for a great trail near Machico, Madeira? AllTrails has 6 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. If you're looking for the best trails around Parque Natural da Madeira or Parque Natural do Ribeiro Frio, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Ponta de Sao Lourenco Special Conservation Zone or Parque Florestal das Queimadas. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Machico ranging from 4.3 to 14.9 miles and from 738 to 2,142 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Machico
Top trails (6)
#1 - 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
#2 - Levada do Caniçal and Vereda do Larano
Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 10 h 18 m
#3 - Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 56 m
This trail has easy access and offers some amazing views over the São Lorenço peninsula. You can also drive straight to the viewpoint. There are parking right next to the Miradouro.Show more
#4 - Pico do Facho e Praia da Ribeira de Natal
Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m
Machico is located on the east coast of Madeira. This is the driest side of the island. You walk here on the old whaling path that has been connecting the villages of Machico and Canical for decades. The hike starts at the old Canical tunnel where the first part of this tour is the Pico do Facho rock. This 325m high rock or mountain offers a fantastic view of Machico and Madeira airport. After you have enjoyed the beautiful view you will return approximately 500m to the electricity pylon. There you will see the path on the right that you must follow down. You will immediately notice that it is a very bumpy and uncomfortable path to walk on and good walking shoes are no superfluous luxury here. Yet this adventurous path only offers pleasant vistas of the surrounding region. The path is marked with red balls that are placed on stones and rocks. Yet here and there you have to look for the right path. Arriving below you will arrive at the newly built beach of Praia Ribeira de Natal where it is possible to have a drink. You now walk a little further to the fishing village of Canical from where you can take the bus or taxi back to your vehicle. Show more
#5 - Porto da Cruz, Penha de Águia e Penha de Água
Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 5 h 7 m
#6 - Caminho das Funduras
Machico, Madeira, Portugal
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m