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Outdoor activities

Levada 2

Beginning in ​​Referta, Porto da Cruz, this route leads the hiker through a journey filled with several species of endemic flora and fauna, as well as beautiful landscapes that show some of the beauty and tradition of this island. In the first part of the trail you can admire the... Continue reading
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Surfing in Madeira

Porto da Cruz has two beaches ideal for surfing. Both for starters and advanced surfers there are perfect conditions and lessons to be taken on the two beaches called "Praia da Alagoa" and "Praia da Maiata". In case you would like to take some lessons, you can contact our Hotel... Continue reading

Trail running circuit

Porto da Cruz has a trail running circuit with several distances (35Km, 19Km, 9Km) From the sea to the 1600m altitude. These routes are indicated with indicative signs, allowing for training throughout the year. The beginning of the end of all the routes is the same - the center of... Continue reading

Madeira on Bicycle

Porta da Cruz has steep hills and beautiful scenery, made for walking and admiring by care, but you can also do them by bicycle! Porto da Cruz is the perfect scenery for practicing bike, whether in mountainous environment, whether in sea environment, offering a perfect promenade for a bike ride... Continue reading

Levada do Castelejo

Beginning in ​​Referta, Porto da Cruz, this route leads the hiker through a journey filled with several species of endemic flora and fauna, as well as beautiful landscapes that show some of the beauty and tradition of this island. In the first part of the trail you can admire the... Continue reading

Vereda da Boca do Risco

This trail has its start in Machico, near the old tunnel that connects Machico to Caniçal, and guides hikers to Porto da Cruz, through a path that was widely used by local people to travel between these two locations.. The beginning of the trail is accessible to anyone, made in... Continue reading

Vereda da Penha Da Águia

More than just a walk, this route represents a real challenge: climbing to the top of Penha d'Águia (Eagle Rock), one of the most emblematic rocks of Madeira. The slippery and pronounced slope increases the difficulty of this route, requiring extra attention and some resistance of hikers, so it is... Continue reading

Vereda das Funduras

This trail starts at the viewpoint of Portela, where you can admire the beauty of the villages of Porto da Cruz and Faial, near the imposing rock of Penha d'Águia (Eagle Rock). The walk goes on along the forest road of Serra das Funduras until it enters into the beautiful... Continue reading