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If you do only one way -11km- it's pretty easy but beautiful. Almost walking on the same level - not climbing up . Great views all the time . We had some rain shower ,fog and clouds ( January) so be prepared to get wet. Might be slippery, too.
If you miss the bus in Portela it's easy to grab the taxi there ( To Funchal ,6 Euro per person :) ).

The trail was awesome. Very well marked. The bus dropped us at the trail head then we had a coffee at the mini market and headed out. Steep but not a problem. Well taken care of. Steps in good shape.

4 days ago

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

Gorgeous, lightly utilized, many unique features.

Did this October 2018 and enjoyed every minute. Beautiful countryside.

A fantastic walk/hike... amazing views of the valleys and the lake. i will do it again!!!

Did this hike with my girls 2016. Amazing, you know the feeling inside... harmony, happiness, exitement.... don't miss it!! I will do the hike again in april -19.

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 nice walk...

hiking
1 month ago

Well marked, no waterfall but there are a couple ponds. Good challenging climb through the woods, over some trees and around the black volcanic rocks.

Not sure where exactly we started the hike, but it ended up being about 7 miles and ended at the Parish of Sete Cidades. Another absolutely phenominal hike. The views of Lagoa Azul are amazing. Lots of hydraingas, cows, etc.

Tip: Stop for a cold beer and/or ice cream in the town; need to stage a car or take a cab from the Parish. Sunscreen, hat, plenty of water recommended - no shade.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike back in July of this year. Epic is all I can say. The views of the Caldeira on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side are out of this world.

I highly recommend this hike.

Tips: a hat, water, & sun screen when it's sunny. It's an expose trail - no shade.

walking
1 month ago

Very very easy. Short but sweet views at the overlook.

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

Excellent course with stunning views! My GPS says it was 8.8 miles.

Easy scenic walk. I didn’t download the map so I didn’t do the exact course but highly recommended.

hiking
1 month 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.

I did this route in reverse. Beautiful easy trail with a variety of views.

Short but sweet and beautiful trail. Wear pants as the thistle bushes are overgrown, trail.

Such a beautiful hike. Stunning views the entire time. On the way back, we went for a swim in the Bengali caves, which were absolutely stunning. As it is December, the water was very cold but it is still worth it. This time of year was perfect for hiking and the trail was not busy at all.

I could imagine it being very hot and busy in the summer (although there are many beaches to cool off along the way - which is perfect for summer) I would come again at any time of year because the views are gorgeous!

hiking
1 month 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.

Easy path, ridiculously stunning views.

Fantastic trail with a wide mix of terrain and levels. First part is very easy. Second half gets more technical and hilly. Bring a headlamp for all the tunnels! Stunning views!

horseback riding
1 month ago

Loved it

The correct name is - SERRA DE SINTRA

Parking is very difficult to find and is not at the start of the trail. The trail itself is not difficult but I would not recommend it to anyone who suffers with knee problems.

1 month ago

Easy and amazing

So beautiful! Hiked it in November and the weather was gorgeous. Not warm enough for us to swim but there were a few people in the water.

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