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Funchal, Portugal
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more


Hike through a unique Madeiran landscape of Laurisilva on a full-day hiking tour from Paul da Serra to Fanal, trekking 6.7 miles (10.8 km) across the Paul da Serra plateau. You’ll have spectacular views of the world’s largest surviving laurel forest, climbing and descending through a series of scenic valleys. This 8-hour guided hiking tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Funchal, and it’s the perfect way to explore Madeira at its most untouched.
  • Full-day hiking tour from Funchal
  • Walk through a region with UNESCO-listed Laurisilva forest
  • See the island's scenic interior
  • Travel with an experienced hiking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in Funchal hotels
Pack a picnic lunch and some water, then meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for a 9am departure, traveling to a trailhead on the Paul da Serra plateau at the heart of the island of Madeira. As you ascend, you’ll enter Madeira’s Laurisilva ecosystem, a unique laurel forest that’s on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Set out alongside the hiking guide, leaving the road and development behind. You’ll keep a moderate pace throughout the day, covering terrain that’s great for active hikers, with a landscape full of climbs and descents. The trail from Paul da Serra to Fanal alternates between the dense forest and open sections, where you’ll have views across the Reibeira da Janela and Chão da Ribeira valleys.
As you approach the end of the trail in Fanal, you’ll enter a forest of tis trees, or ocotea foetens, an important part of the Laurisilva ecosystem. At the final trailhead, meet a driver for the return trip to Funchal, where this full-day hiking tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.


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, Apr 2018

Lovely lady leader with the funny name her comment fantastic personality and PASSIONATE about her job and knowledgeable as well. Fantastic walk. Helps if you are used to a few steep climbs.

, Mar 2018

Lovely walk through stunning scenery.

, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

Product code: 23651P17

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