Explore the most popular Trail Running trails in Madeira with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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no shade
2 days ago

Great trail and easy to walk but many steps up and down so be prepared and bring walking poles if you feel uneasy in such surroundings. View is spectacular!

hiking
13 days ago

Amazing views. Trail is slightly longer if you choose to go up the hill behind the café.

hiking
23 days ago

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no shade
rocky
23 days ago

2 months ago

It’s more like 6-7 miles round trip if you go to the end (past the cafe). Loved it

I did the trail with my girls 2016, we loved the view. Planning to bring my sister and parents in april -19

Amazing views and and scenery, one of the best hikes I’ve done...worth it, just amazing..!

Very easy and super beautiful! Explored off the course too which is worth it! Stunning views!

hiking
3 months ago

Description is incorrect. This course is actually closer to 16 miles. Quite hard and long. Plan for at least 8+ hours. I was expecting it to be 12 miles so I did not plan accordingly and could not finish it.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful but quite difficult trail. Map a little bit hard to follow as I was never able to get to the end but worth a shot.

Great hike, plenty of parking with clearly marked trail.

Awesome hike.

Very easy to park right near the entrance for free. Great views along the path.
Well marked

This has to be my favorite hike of them all so far—I loved the trail, you get a mix of terrain but defined paths. Elevation is a nice steady flow of up hills and down hills. Definitely a great trail to run on if you go early in the day aka before 10. Go early for the sunrise. Even if you go around 8 you’ll still be fine. It doesn’t start getting crowded until 10-12. There are a couple of beaches you can trek down to(there are stairs/defined paths, we didn’t see the first path for the first beach until our way back). There is also a little snack shack before heading up to the summit but please be aware there will not be a bathroom for you to use and they do not accept credit cards so take euros!!! They have water/drinks/pastries/sandwiches..and shaded seating.

Beautifull views !

Pretty amazing view and a unique scenery and landscape compared to the rest of the island. Five stars

hiking
10 months ago

When we tried to find the trail Levada da Norte, that passes under the ER105 near Boca da Encumeada (we didn't realised that until some french people told us with better informations then our map), we decided to go to Levada da Serra and it was super beautiful! There were a lot of rocks that fell down and waterfalls that end up on the actual trail (so prepare to get wet), but it is a really nice little climb to get to the the plateau: at the end to the levada da Serra you will switch on Bica da Cana trail to get to the Plateau where you'll see the "Parques Eolicos do Paul da Serra", which is really nice and flat ^^... for once!

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is always going up and down (can be hard on the knees, especially if you have backpacks) and can be dangerous when there is fog, rain and big winds. We had for two days, starting from Pico Areerio to Boca do Encumeada only fog and little rain... it was sad. But if you can have a good clear sky this, is an epic hike to do and you can camp along the way! We were the only one hiking this trail in early May, because it can be temporarily closed, so beware!

hiking
10 months ago

Pretty hike, fairly easy. It's about 4 miles out and back to a lookout on the peninsula. Just navigate out to the very end of ER 109 to find the trail head. Start looking for parking on the side of the road just before you get there. It's a bit touristy but the views of the water and lava rock were lovely, as were the wildflowers in May. We finished this one in 2-2.5 hours.

a beautiful hike. the waterfall was beautiful

hiking
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Interesting levada which changes scenery a couple of times. Starts with an open farmland valley and eventually goes into more dense and lust vegetation. Has a nice little picnic zone next to a tiny lake and waterfall and later on the bigger waterfall is very pretty. Some parts of the last section through Levada Nova are not protected so beware.

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22 days ago

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