Vereda da Boca do Risco - Caniçal


Machico - Caniçal






One way


9 Km


4h - 4h30min

Max./Min. Altitude

549m / 166m


Irregular / Steep

About the walk...
Vereda da Boca do Risco to Caniçal is a spectacular trail that combines the rural atmosphere with exotic landscapes. Surrounded by diverse flora, the walk takes you on an idyllic route that presents you with the coastal scenery of Madeira.

The starting point of this walk is located at the "Casa dos Levadeiros", where you will find Levada dos Maroços. The canal leads you through rural surroundings, where small plots of land planted with various fruits and vegetables grow side by side with exotic forests.

The tranquil scenery of Levada dos Maroços is defined by the traditional terraced farmland known as “poios”. Look out for the signpost saying "Vereda da Boca do Risco" and follow the path to the right, leaving the Levada behind. This path, the Vereda da Boca do Risco, takes you through the rolling hills of the pretty Ribeira Seca Valley. After a short hike you will arrive at Boca do Risco, one of the most beautiful natural viewpoints on the East side of the Island and highlight of the walk.

Some hikers end their walk at the viewpoint, where they can contemplate the rugged landscape as well as the Atlantic Ocean.

Back on the main track heading east, the route leads to Caniçal. Only experienced hikers should attempt this route as a way of maintaining personal safety.

The walk unfolds along a natural and authentic track with impressive views of the coast.The majestic coastal scenery continues throughout the walk. As the trail approaches Caniçal, the geological differences are visible in the landscape. There are many geological curiosities to encounter during the final part of the walk, as well as Levada do Caniçal at about 100 metres altitude.

The trail ends at Rua das Feiteirinhas, near the Caniçal Cemetery.

To do this walk, it is recommended you hire the services of a tour operator and enjoy the walk with a guide. If you prefer to go unaccompanied, hire a local transport service to get back to your point of origin. Search the business directory and lookup companies that provide these services.

Remember, hiking involves specific risks associated with natural events, that the Municipality cannot be held responsible for. Refer to the Hiker's guide developed by VisitMachico® that will alert you to the safety rules and provide you with information about walking in Machico.
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