Walking / Calheta Ponta Do Sol

Hiking Package

Explore the beauty of Madeira Island on 5 different walks across the island. Choose between levada walks, mountain hikes or panoramic routes. The hikes take place in small groups with English-speaking hiking guide and are all easy-moderate. The starting point and end point of the hikes are the hotels in Calheta, Prazeres and Ponta do Sol. Pick-up from Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar hotels can be arranged for a surcharge.



Person Service Price
Adult 5 Hikes 210,- Euro
Child 2-12 years 5 Hikes 105,- Euro
  • 5 guided hikes
  • Qualified, English-speaking hiking guide
  • Free pick up from hotels in Calheta, Prazeres, Ponta do Sol
  • Pick-up from hotels in Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar: € 25, - / hiking package

Detailed description of the hiking package:

Choose from our walks your 5 favorite hikes. You can choose between:

Monday / Thursday - Into the realm of the waterfalls

Walk with us through the impressive laurel forest along an old levada to the two highlights of Rabaçal: the 25 springs and the Risco waterfall. This landscape has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

  • Walking time: 3 to 3.5 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 150m
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Character: Levada


Tuesday - The highest peaks

From the third highest mountain with breathtaking views over Madeira to the highest mountain of the island. The alpine mountain tour mostly runs on staircases, which were laboriously carved into the rock.

  • Walking time: 4 to 4.5 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 500m
  • Difficulty: medium-difficult
  • Character: Mountain

Wednesday - The Eastern Cape

Spectacular views of the coast and the neighboring islands and bizarre rock formations line the path to the eastern tip of the island. About basalt and tuff we walk here in mostly glorious sunshine. For refreshment invites a dip in the sea.

  • Walking time: 3,5 to 4 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 150m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Character: Coast

Friday - To the green cauldron

The wildly romantic Levada in the "Green Cauldron" (= Caldeirão Verde) takes us to one of the most pristine regions of the island. We experience jungle-like vegetation, impressive gorges and waterfalls.

  • Walking time: 4 to 4.5 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 50m
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Character: Levada

Saturday - The fairytale forest

Along the green gorges of Rabaçal, this scenic route leads through varied nature to the fairytale forest after Fanal. Here are the oldest and most impressive laurel trees of the island.

  • Walking time: 4 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 300m
  • Difficulty: easy-medium
  • Character: High altitude walk

Sunday - A Valley Two Levadas

At the Levada Moinho we walk past fertile fields and with great views into the valley of the Ponta do Sol. After a short climb we reach the wilder Levada Nova. This leads us through a waterfall and a 200m long tunnel out of the valley.

  • Walking time: 3 to 3.5 hours
  • Difference in altitude: approx. 100m
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Character: Levada

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