The Royal Path hike from the north to the south of Madeira or Caminho Real da Encumeada
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- The Royal Path linking the north and the south of the island
- Stunning views of the highest peaks
- Laurel forests
- Views of Nuns Valley and Encumeada
All about the trip
Walk the ancient road linking the north and the south of Madeira. Magnificent scenery is changing at every turn here. Enjoy breathtaking views of the highest peaks and the village of Nuns Valley nestled far below.
The 12.5-km long hike leads at the base of Madeira's highest mountains. You will see the island's endemic flora and fauna including laurel forests and many bird species.
There are quite a few climbs and descents during the hike but your efforts will be rewarded by fantastic views. Curral das Freitas or Nuns Valley is located in the center of Madeira and we will see the isolated village below surrounded by mountains.
What is included in the price
- Tour guide
- Transportation to the starting point of the hike
What is not included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Lunch and drinks
Please bring your own lunch box, some snacks and drinks for the day.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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