PR 17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal is a 15 km trail, with an expected duration of 6:30 hours, crossing a preserved natural area, both in terms of altitude - the highest point of the trail is at 1490 metres - and of the Laurissilva forest.

Beginning next to regional road ER 105, at Lombo do Mouro, Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal is considered difficult, following Levada da Serra and Levada do Norte.

At some points, however, hokers will stop following the 'levada' to take a stone-paved trail.

At the top of the trail, in the Pináculo area, there is access to a panoramic view over the Ribeira Brava valley with Pico Ruivo and Pico do Areeiro as a backdrop.

Along Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal, take a look at the 'municipal path', a section of public path paved with stone.

From the terrace at Levada do Norte, you can enjoy the surroundings created by the tunnels and waterfalls that regularly appear until you reach the Folhadal area.

At the end of Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal, you can also access Vereda da Encumeada (PR 1.3), which leads to Pico Ruivo..

Distance: 15 km
Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 6:30 hours
Start/End: Lombo do Mouro / Encumeada
Max. Altitude / Min. Altitude: 1490 m / 970 m

IFCN Madeira
Rua João de Deus 12 F, RC C
9050-027 Funchal
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