Fanal (Assobiadores) - Guided Walk
In the heart of Laurissilva World Natural Heritage by UNESCO, the trail goes along a mountain crest that connects the Paul da Serra plateau and Fanal. The path is mostly surrounded by high bushes, interrupted bv short crossings of tree covered areas. The walk zigzags and in gentle sloaps descend and climb a few of moderate level leads to viewpoints south that offer a glimpse of the Valley of Ribeira da Janela, and sometimes takes to the northern side of the Island and the valley over Chão da Ribeira and Seixal. The trekker is often surprised by hundred-year-old Laurels and Stink Laurels, which will have a wider and wider trunk towards Fanal, where a lot of them are more than two hundred years old, covered by hanging lichens, evidence of the pureness and moistness of the air, that carries a wondering mist created by Föhn effect that crosses the landscape showering the visitor with an everchanging perspective created by the light momentarily cut by shade adding a magical, mysterious feeling. Before arriving at Fanal, the Viewpoint Fio gives the feeling of hanging over Chão da Ribeira, and shows the northern Madeira Shoreline. From the ridge prior to the last descent to Fanal stands over the most isolated village in Madeira with few inhabitants, Ribeira Funda. 🚶🏼 Distance: 10.8 km ⚙️ Difficulty: Moderate 🚍 Pick-up/Drop-off Information: • Pick-up/drop-off is free for travelers in Funchal, Santa Cruz and Câmara de Lobos; • Pick-ups/drop-offs outside these locations will have a cost of 10€ per person (to be paid at the pick-up time); • After reserving this tour, you'll be contacted by the Tour Operator to arrange the pick-up/drop-off; • Drop-off is also included. ℹ️ Additional Info: • Comfortable clothes and sunscreen are recommended; • Water should be packed; • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Hiking & Levadas
- Gardens & Nature Reserves
You can cancel the reservation and get a full refund up to 24 hours before the tourly.