Ribeiro Frio To Portela / Watercolour Wood_481111


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Ribeiro Frio To Portela / Watercolour Wood

Reviews (8)
time-raw8 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Funchal
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Exuberant landscapes are one of Madeira's biggest tourist attractions. Incredible scenarios awaken the senses and leave a permanent mark, no matter what time of year you come to visit. With such diverse and magnificent natural spaces, you can choose a more calm activity, or awaken your adrenaline with extreme sports. Get ready to discover settings alive with color and movement that is so fabulous you will want to keep coming back time and again.

What to expect?


Stop At: Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio, Madeira, Madeira Islands

  • This is perhaps the most well-known area in Madeira. As we walk along this footpath you will marvel at the display of light and shade filtering through the laurel and heather trees.
  • The trout swimming in the Levada alongside the path, dash for cover as they perceive our approach. As we near Lamaceiros, the view of Porto da Cruz and Eagle Rock far below are out of this world.
  • A walk that should not be missed.

Stop At: Miradouro da Portela, Machico, Madeira, Madeira Islands

  • The Ribeiro Frio to Portela hike is ranked as one of the most challenging walks in the country and covers 7 miles (11 km). Follow your expert guide through the indigenous flora and fauna of the Laurisilva (laurel forest). Gain insight into the daily life of the Madeira people as you take in the breathtaking views of Porto da Cruz.
  • A considerable portion of the island acts as a protected conservation area, Madeira Natural Park. Walking these levadas is an ideal way to discover the rare plant life that thrives here.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.
  • Note: This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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