Mondays | About 8 km | 3 to 4 hours Hike | Moderate walk
Ribeiro Frio, a beautiful lush valley in the East Side of Madeira, it's know for the Trout's Farm, for the Balcões Walk and fot the Levada do Furado.
It is a great attraction among our visitors.
Although popular, we still want to show you some of the beautiful trails around this area, out of the beaten track.
We leave Funchal early in order to arrive to Ribeiro Frio before most touristic agencies.
Our walk begins in the popular, but beautiful Levada do Furado, the flat, easy bit of this walk.
After about 4 km, we start our uphill, technical and slippery walk towards Chão das Feiteiras.
This uphill is about 2 km and takes about 1 hour.
From Chão das Feiteiras, we will experience one of the old Caminhos Reais, the Royal Paths, ancient road system of the island.
These Caminho Reais are paved with cobble stones and therefore are extremely slippery.
Throughout this walk, we will be able to observe several endemic and native plants and eventually some birds.
For this walk, we advise:
Hiking shoes or boots;
Water (1 liter per person);
Pick-up/ Drop-off from Funchal area
Certified Mountain Guide
Please note that the walks in nature suffer a great natural pressure and we might need to cancel with a short notice due to rockslides, severe weather conditions or whenever safety conditions are not gathered.
This activity is licensed by the Portuguese Tourism Board and includes insurance.