Prazeres: Full-Day Nature Walk

4.7 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: MBtours

Prazeres: Full-Day Nature Walk

Activity provider: MBtours

From US$ 44.56 per person

Starting out from the extreme west of Madeira, your nature walk will take you through breathtaking landscapes of high mountains, deep valleys, and luxuriant vegetation, with the ocean always at your side. Tour the charming town of Ponta do Pargo.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up is provided at hotels in Funchal city, the Caniço area, and Calheta village.


  • Walk through breathtaking landscapes of mountains and valleys, with constant ocean views
  • Look down on picturesque coastal villages such as Paul do Mar and Ponta do Pargo
  • See Prazeres, a relaxed village whose name means “pleasure”
Full description

You’ll begin your nature hike in the western part of the Island. Your mountain guide will take you on a route that passes through spectacular mountain scenery and offers views of coastal villages below. In addition to the luxuriant vegetation, you’ll have constant views of the ocean. This pleasant half-day walk is rated as easy. Enjoy views of the fishing Villages of Paul do Mar and the coastal town of Ponta do Pargo along the way. See Prazeres, a small village where relaxation is an art form! Your walk ends at Ponta do Pargo, a charming town located on Madeira’s western coast. It’s known for its strategically located lighthouse, stunning cliffs that descend to the sea, and its apple festival.

  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel
  • Mountain tour guide
  • Meals and beverages
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Please note the following:
  • the walk is rated as easy
  • the distance is around 12 kilometers
  • be sure to confirm the pick-up time in advance
  • wear suitable clothes and shoes for walking
  • bring some food and water
  • always follow the tour guide’s instructions
  • No refund can be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure of excursion
  • - Please inform the name and address of the Hotel or the private house/apartement with the full address where you are staying in.
  • IMPORTANT: If you are staying in a private apartment/house, you must confirm with us the meeting point location and pick-up time
  • Please note that without this information we may not be able to accept your booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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A wonderful easy hike with beautiful views of the bays and the sea again and again. Our guide taught us a lot about the irrigation system, the flora, fruits and vegetables. In addition, he always showed consideration for the slower among us when it came to pacing. I can only recommend! A small drawback: the minibuses used in Madeira are only intended for small and narrow people. You really have very little space there.

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February 25, 2020

Very good guide who introduced the small group to nature, the country and the people in German, English and French. A beautiful, varied, easy to walk route with wonderful motifs, which is why one would have wished for a little more time to take pictures. The 12 kilometers with a 20-minute break were hiked within just under 4 hours. Absolutely to recommend.

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February 3, 2020

An easy levada hike

Pick up directly from the hotel. The guide (speaking English and German) led us directly along a levada through nature and smaller towns, always had a careful eye on his group and gave a lot of valuable information about the fauna. Although the route is 12km, there was almost never any notable uphill or downhill and our guide walked at a reasonable pace, not too fast. We started at a supermarket, so that we could go to the toilet again and stock up on something to eat and/or drink. This option is no longer available on the road. At the end of the hike, stop at a cafe where you can get refreshments and go to the toilet. This levada hike is a good way to warm up physically, to “immigrate”, so to speak. Absolutely recommendable and therefore full marks. Thank you for this great and memorable tour.

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June 18, 2018

Product ID: 34336