Valley of the Nuns Hiking

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Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

1. Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

On this picturesque private half-day trip, you will be driven from Pico dos Barcelos to Nun's Valley. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, 1165 ft above sea level. It is an excellent way to view Funchal from the sea to the mountains, and Islas Desertas directly across can be spotted on a clear day. This belvedere at Eira do Serrado has a spectacular rock ledge that overlooks “Curral das Freiras,” a horseshoe-shaped valley below. This valley has three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Make your way down to the Village of Nuns Valley (Curral das Freiras). See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. It is one of the most spectacularly situated rural settlements on the island, in a huge natural amphitheater surrounded by Madeira’s highest mountain peaks. Finally, you will be dropped back at your original pickup point.

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What people are saying about Valley of the Nuns

Amazing spot for canyoning in the picturesque mountains in central Madeira. Guides were super friendly and attentive to keep everyone safe. Equipment was also in good shape and fitting. However, trip could have been a little longer as the real canyoning part took only about 2,5h.

Such a Great experience with super nice and caring guides. We were a bit afraid that the water might be too cold but that was not the case. I can definitely recommend this amazing trip!

It was amazing. Super beautiful, lots of fun, amazing slides and small jumps. I would totally recommend it and the guys are super friendly and helpful. Great day. Thank you so much ❤️

All around a great experience. There are no points that we can complain about. We will definitely repeat it and can only recommend it!

Very nice activity with awesome instructors! At all time they gave us good instructions and took care of our safety. Great vibes!