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Queimadas – Caldeirão Verde Walk
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
If anyone asks me what the GARDEN OF EDEN would be like, well… What you see at the end of this trip could fit it. On this walk, you will experience everything: a Levada, big trees, bridges, aqueducts, tunnels, cascades and small waterfalls. We will start the walk in QUEIMADAS FOREST PARK IN SANTANA – a delightful little town well-known for its A-framed thatched houses. We will walk from here, following the path along the Levada, under the trees and the mountains, through the old hand-carved tunnels. When you reach the fantastic high waterfall – at the impressive CALDEIRÃO VERDE natural lake, you’ll feel you have arrived at paradise! You can enjoy a reinvigorating swim under the waterfall, relax, savour your picnic, and enjoy the stunning surroundings. You’ll see excellent examples of an ancient-looking forest, which could be the scene of the Jurassic Park films. The hike is majestic, with 100s of photo opportunities! BOOK NOW!
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- Certified Staff
- Entrance fees, when mentioned
- Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
- First aid kit (basics recommended by ATR)
- Torches, but if you prefer, you can bring your torch or head torch
- Air-conditioning vehicle
- Pickup & drop-off in Funchal, Caniço and for private tours.
- Drinks and meals (Please bring your picnic and water).
- Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:
These pick-ups require the supplier to confirm availability and pick-up time. We will send the detailed information by e-mail, and you will pay the driver directly on-site.
Outside the municipalities above, prices will be subject to availability.
Pick Up Funchal: 09h00 | Pick Up Caniço: 09h30
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A staff member will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.
Year-round, except on December 25 and January 1
The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 17:00.
Distance & Altitude
Distance: 13 km (8 miles)
Difficulty: Easy and Moderate
Max. Altitude: 980 m (3,215 ft)
Min. Altitude: 890 m (2,919 ft)
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
Punctuality & be fit to walk
What do you need to bring?
Non-slip walking boots and the more waterproof, the better; camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.
We also suggest taking your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and a hat in case you want to take a cold swim in the 25 Fontes “pool”. Only if safety conditions permit.
We provide torches (free), but if you prefer, you can bring your torch or head torch.
Take a bag to carry your litter away with you.
We remind you to bring your picnic and enough water as nothing is available on the route.
A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast. Walking poles might be a help.
Parents must bring a hiking child carrier backpack to carry their children under 4.
Good to Know
The first part of the walk is smooth going, flat, becoming challenging with up and down sections towards the end. There are fences to protect you from the steep drops. We will cross several tunnels, but the path is easy to walk, except for people with vertigo.
Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Don't take risks
Better to go with a guide and relax, instead of getting lost in the mountains of Madeira. Knowing that the mountain guide activates the emergency system is reassuring if you fall or feel unwell. He/she sends a warning and the group’s location to the local authorities, enabling a quick rescue. All well worth the money for the hike.
We pick you up from where you are staying and drop you off when finished. It is an easy and comfortable way to get to the walk. There are comfort breaks before and after the walk. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.
16:30 - 17:00
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
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