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Veredas da Boca do Risco e Larano

Start/End

Machico - Porto da Cruz

Difficulty

Medium

Vertigo

Some

Direction

One way

Distance

9.5 Km

Duration

3h30min - 4h

Max./Min. Altitude

384m / 166m

Terrain

Irregular

About the walk...
Vereda da Boca do Risco to Larano 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.

To get to Larano, head back down to the main trail and head west.

Most coastal paths, such as this, were once used by locals to get from one village to another. Excavated from the cliff itself, these trails are vulnerable to erosion.

The path to Larano is visually stunning, but there are a few inherent risks that demand extra care, especially experience. Cables have been installed at some of the more eroded areas to aid in mobility.

At Larano, although exotic species replace the endemic vegetation the floral intensity remains. The path ends at Caminho do Cabo do Larano, where there is a small cable car.

From here you can continue down to the village of Porto da Cruz or hire specialised services. 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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Como Chegar



Utilize a ferramenta abaixo para encontrar o caminho mais rápido para o ponto de partida do percurso, estimando o tempo de viagem e a distância a percorrer entre o local de partida e chegada.

O percurso previamente traçado corresponde à distância entre o centro de Machico e o início do percurso.

Para calcular como chegar até ao destino, basta inserir a morada do local para onde pretende se deslocar e clicar e “calcular rota”. Por definição, o ponto de chegada encontra-se fixado no centro de Machico.

How to get here



Use the tool below to find the fastest route to you starting point, estimating the travel time and distance between the place of departure and arrival.

The previously mapped route corresponds to the distance between the centre of Machico and the beginning of the route.

To calculate how to get to your destination, simply enter the address and click on "calculate route". The arrival point is set in the centre of Machico by definition.

Comment y arriver



Utilisez l'outil ci-dessous pour trouver le chemin le plus rapide jusqu'au point de départ du parcours, en estimant le temps de trajet et la distance à parcourir entre le lieu de départ et le lieu d'arrivée.

L'itinéraire précédemment défini correspond à la distance entre le centre de Machico et le début du parcours.

Pour calculer comment arriver à la destination, il suffit d'entrer l'adresse du lieu où vous voulez aller et cliquez sur "Calculer l'itinéraire". Par défaut, le point d'arrivée est situé au centre de Machico.

Fahrzeit und Entfernung



Nutzen Sie das unten stehende Werkzeug um sich den Weg zu den Orten, die Sie besuchen möchten, anzeigen zu lassen. Es berechnet Ihnen die geschätzte Fahrzeit und Entfernung zum gewünschten Ort.

Als Zielort ist das Zentrum von Machico voreingestellt. Um zu berechnen, wie Sie zum gewünschten Ort gelangen, geben Sie einfach dessen Adresse ein und klicken auf „Route berechnen“.

Como Chegar



Utilize a ferramenta abaixo para encontrar o caminho mais rápido para o ponto de partida do percurso, estimando o tempo de viagem e a distância a percorrer entre o local de partida e chegada.

O percurso previamente traçado corresponde à distância entre o centro de Machico e o início do percurso.

Para calcular como chegar até ao destino, basta inserir a morada do local para onde pretende se deslocar e clicar e “calcular rota”. Por definição, o ponto de chegada encontra-se fixado no centro de Machico.