Notice to walkers and List of Walks



First and foremost, walking on Madeira and the adjacent island of Porto Santo is invigorating, exciting and hugely rewarding.
 

List of Recommended Walking Routes


Learn more about the footpaths officially recommended by the Regional Government of Madeira, classifyed as small routes (PR) and identified by a sequential number.

Currently the List of Recommended Walking Routes includes 30 hiking trails, located in Madeira island of and three others are located in Porto Santo island, as displayed below:

 

 

Code Recommended Walking Routes Location Condition
PR 1

Vereda do Pico do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro-Pico Ruivo)
( Note: Accessible through the western part (tunnels).
(The eastern part of the footpath near Pico das Torres remains closed).

Santana
OPEN
   
PR 1.1  Vereda da Ilha (Pico Ruivo - Ilha) Santana
OPEN 
PR 1.2

Vereda do Pico Ruivo (Achada do Teixeira - Pico Ruivo)

Santana
OPEN   
 
PR 1.3 Vereda da Encumeada (Pico Ruivo - Encumeada) Ribeira Brava
OPEN   
 
 PR 2

Vereda do Urzal ( Curral das Freiras - Boaventura) 
(Note: This foothpath is temporarily closed between Lombo do Urzal area and
Levada dos Tornos starting on August, 1st.

Câmara de Lobos  
CLOSED
 
 PR 3 Vereda do Burro (Pico do Areeiro – Ribeira das Cales)
(Note: This foothpath is temporarily closed between Poço da Neve area and
Pico do Areeiro starting on June, 28th.
Funchal
PARTIALLY
CLOSED

 
 PR 3.1 Caminho Real do Monte (Ribeira das Cales – Monte)
 
Funchal
OPEN
 
PR 4 Levada do Barreiro (Poço da Neve – Casa do Barreiro)
 
Funchal
OPEN
 
 PR 5  Vereda das Funduras (Portela - Maroços)
 
Machico
OPEN
 
 PR 6 Levada das 25 fontes (Rabaçal - 25 Fontes) Calheta


OPEN
 

 PR 6.1  Levada do Risco (Rabaçal - Risco) Calheta
OPEN  
 
PR 6.2 Levada do Alecrim (Rabaçal - Nascente da Levada do Alecrim) Calheta
OPEN
 
PR 6.3 Vereda da Lagoa do Vento (Rabaçal- Lagoa do Vento) Calheta
OPEN
 
PR 7 Levada do Moinho (Ribeira da Cruz - Lamaceiros) Porto Moniz
OPEN   
 
PR 8 Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço (Baia d´Abra - Cais do Sardinha) Machico
OPEN 
 PR 9 Levada do Caldeirão Verde (Queimadas - Caldeirão Verde - Caldeirão do Inferno) Santana

OPEN
 
 PR 10 Levada do Furado (Ribeiro Frio - Portela) Machico
OPEN
 
 PR 11 Vereda dos Balcões  (Ribeiro Frio - Balcões) Santana


OPEN
 

 PR 12 Caminho Real da Encumeada (Boca da Corrida - Encumeada - Ribeira Grande)
(Note: The footpath between the Kilometric Point PK 7+680 (PK 0+000 at Boca da Corrida) and Encumeada will be temporarily closed to people, as of October 18, 2022, for a period of 18 months .
From this section PK 7+680 there will be an alternative detour, with an extension of approximately 6.1 km, to the center of Serra de Água.)
Ribeira Brava
PARTIALLY CLOSED
 PR 13 Vereda do Fanal (Assobiadores - Paul da Serra - Fanal) Porto Moniz
OPEN  
 PR 14   Levada dos Cedros (Fanal - Curral Falso) Porto Moniz
TEMPORARILY
CLOSED
PR 15 Vereda da Ribeira da Janela (Curral Falso - Ribeira da janela) Porto Moniz
OPEN  
 
PR 16 Levada Fajã do Rodrigues (Fajã da Amã - Ribeira da Janela) São Vicente

OPEN
 
PR 17 Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal (Lombo do Mouro - Caramujo - Folhadal - Encumeada) Ribeira Brava
​CLOSED   
 
PR 18 Levada do Rei  (Quebradas - Ribeiro Bonito) Santana
OPEN 
 
PR 19 Caminho Real do Paul do Mar (Prazeres - Paul do Mar) Calheta

OPEN  

PR 20 Vereda do Jardim do Mar ( Prazeres - Jardim do Mar) Calheta
​CLOSED   
 
 PR 21 Caminho do Norte (Encumeada – Ribeira Grande) São Vicente
OPEN
 
PR 22 Vereda do Chão dos Louros São Vicente
OPEN 
PR 23 Levada da Azenha (Azenha – Caminho Velho do Castelo)
(Description available soon)
Santa Cruz
​CLOSED   
 
       
  Porto Santo    
PS PR 1

Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã (ER 111 - Terra Chã)

Porto Santo
OPEN              
 
PS PR 2 Vereda do Pico do Castelo (Moledo - Pico do Castelo) Porto Santo
​OPEN              
 
PS PR 3
Levada do Pico do Castelo (Camacha - Ribeiro Formoso - Capela da Graça)
(Note: This footpath is accessible in the section between Camacha and Capela da Graça.
The remaining part of this footpath is closed (tunnel).

 
Porto Santo
​OPEN        
 

 

 


Code of conduct and Safety Regulations



Here we shall mention some codes of conduct and safety regulations that should always be followed. Please read the information below!



Walking Code

  • Avoid noise or actions against nature
  • Do not take plants or animals with you
  • Do not throw rubbish away (tissues do not easily decompose)
  • Do not light fires
  • If you are a smoker do not throw cigarettes ends on the floor, keep them for the dust-bin
  • Do not change or damage the signs



For your own safety 

  • Before starting out make sure you have update instructions on the route
  • Let someone else know where you’re going and when you expect to return
  • Be sure to confirm the time it will take so that you can finish before nightfall
  • Take some extra food and water with you
  • Wear suitable clothes and shoes
  • If possible take a mobile phone with you
  • In case of heavy rain or strong winds do not go on and/or turn back using the same route
  • Don’t take risks

 

       Browse the informative safety leaflets on walking in Madeira Islands - IFCN 

 

 

Contacts
Emergency number: 112
Civil Protection: (+351) 291 700 112
 

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