São Jorge 1 Hard Madeira Trail Tour


São Jorge 1 Hard Madeira Trail Tour - This Trail Tour starts in Calhau de São Jorge and takes you until of Madeira Island highest peaks.

Calhau S. Jorge – Ilha – Vale da Lapa – Queimadas – Achada do Teixeira – Pico Ruivo – Pico Canário – Miradouro das Voltas – Levada do Rei – Jogo da Bola – Fio – Calhau S.Jorge

Guide, Insurance, thermal blanket, whistle, 1 Water, 1 snack bar







Starting this hard Madeira trail tour in Calhau de S. Jorge by the road toward the old bridge coming into a dirt road to start the ascent in a path of endless steps to the parish of Ilha. Here we follow the road until entering a path always ascending crossing a few times some dirt roads, through the Laurens Forest of Madeira, ending up in Vale da Lapa where we find the Levada do Caldeirão Verde and follow it to the left towards Queimadas. Along this levada we can envision some waterfalls and a whole immensity of green that makes up the Laurens Forest. Arriving at Queimadas we start going up nest to the shelter where exist a stone path, becoming later in a trail of steps excavated in the rock surrounded by Heather (Erica arborea) until you reach a curious formation of stacked stones that is given the name of man standing.

Arriving to Achada do Teixeira, we climb towards the highest point of the island, Pico Ruivo (1861m) following next the path along the Central mountain massif climbing after through an opening in the vegetation that later turns into a technical track, passing through the Pico do Milhafre, and climbing after to Pico Canário, where we can have a unique perspective of the Pico Ruivo. From here the trail is always descending between centenary Heathers (Erica arborea), until we find a dirt road going through it until we reach the viewpoint of Voltas, where we have a view of the village of Boaventura. Following again a dirt road, we reach the forest house of Cascalho. From here we descend an dirt staircase to the Levada do Rei going through it in the direction of the water current of the Levada. Arriving the road we follow a few tens of meters to go into tracks and footpaths through agricultural plantations on the place of Jogo da Bola and descending after through the Fio stone path steeped in the hillside with a top view on the sea, to return again to Calhau de São Jorge.

Trail Route: Calhau S. Jorge – Ilha – Vale da Lapa – Queimadas – Achada do Teixeira – Pico Ruivo – Pico Canário – Miradouro das Voltas – Levada do Rei – Jogo da Bola – Fio – Calhau S. Jorge
95,00 €
sunday - 07:00 to 15:00;
monday - 07:00 to 15:00;
tuesday - 07:00 to 15:00;
wednesday - 07:00 to 15:00;
thursday - 07:00 to 15:00;
friday - 07:00 to 15:00;
saturday - 07:00 to 15:00;

€ 70 from 2 people / € 95 only one person
Pick Up at 07 am – between Caniço and São Jorge (passing by Machico) – Outside this area: pickup 10 €
Same as pick up
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Free Cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.
Allows a full refund when canceling up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If the start time is not defined, the deadline to change or cancel the reservation will be two days before the date of travel, at 23:59 (local time of the supplier).


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