This tour will go throught the following interest points:
1) Funchal 2) Ribeira Brava 3) Paúl da Serra 4) Porto Moniz 5) São Vicente 6) Encumeada 7) Return to Funchal
Approximately 8 hours (09:00 – 17:00)
We depart from Funchal towards Ribeira Brava village. After a small stop for sightseeing, we’ll start climbing towards Paúl da Serra, a plateu in the centre of the island with spectacular views. To arrive here we’ll go through Ponta do Sol and Canhas, two pictouresque villages and drive off-road. There is the possibility to make a small levada walk (approximately 20 minutes).
In Paúl da Serra, at 1500 meters, we’ll start our descent through Fanal, an area with Laurel Forest classified World Heritage by Unesco, until we arrive a viewpoint in Ribeira da Janela with breathtaking views.
At Porto Moniz we’re greeted with an amazing scenery built by the natural swimming pools. These pools created by volcanic lava, have crystal clear waters thanks to the sea and manages to enter and bring fresh sea water. Here we will stop for a lunch.
After we’ve gathered our strenghts, we will carry on near the coast towards Seixal and São Vicente villages. We end our day at 1007 meters high, in Encumeada viewpoint, next to a mountain range that allows for magnificent views over the deep valleys of Ribeira Brava (south coast) and São Vicente (north Coast). Here we end our trip and return to Funchal.