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Madeira: Private 1.5-Kilometer Levada dos Balcões Hike

Product ID: 378124
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Beginning in Ribeiro Frio, hike towards the Balcões’ belvedere between the typical greenery of Madeira’s forest. Throughout your hike it’s possible to contemplate the many peaks of Madeira Island, as well as encounter many species of birds.
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Duration: 3 hours
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Pickup from your accommodation in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, or Ribeira Brava.

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  • Enjoy a private walk
  • Take in the the beautiful landscape from the Balcões viewpoint
  • Observe the endemic species of the flora and fauna of Madeira Island
Full description
Once having been collected from your Madeira accommodation, drive through the mountains before arriving to Ribeiro Frio. Following a short but grandeur walk through the beautiful Laurisilva Forest, arrive to the fabulous Balcões’ belvedere.

From this belvedere it’s possible to contemplate the many peaks of Madeira Island, from which Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro stand the highest. Pico do Gato, Pico das Torres, and the well-known Penhad’Águia also constitute part of this breathtaking scenery.

This area is also ideal for bird watching, due to the fact that it is home to a huge variety of different species. These birgs include the firecrest, the chaffinch, grey wagtails, blackbirds, robins, buzzards, and the very rare Madeira's long-toed pigeon.
  • Driver/local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking attire
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
• This product operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events
• Please contact in advance to schedule your pickup time
• Please note that you are responsible for your all your clothing for the activities
• There is an optional lunch available after the walk (payable on the day)

From £57.85 per person

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Pearl of the Atlantic

Product ID: 378124