Vereda dos Balcões (PR11)

2.7 km
Round trip
Easy
1h
4.6
Round trip
1h

This walk begins in Ribeiro Frio and has as destination the fabulous Balcões’ belvedere, after a short but grandeur walk between the typical greenery of Madeira’s forest.

From this belvedere it’s possible to contemplate the many peaks of Madeira Island, from which stands out the highest: Pico Ruivo (1861m) and Pico do Areeiro (1817m). Pico do Gato, Pico das Torres and the well-known Penhad’Águia also constitutes part of this breathtaking scenery.

This place it’s also ideal to bird watching, since there is a huge variety that nicely greets visitors of this belvedere. Between this nice little creatures stands out the Firecrest, the Chaffinch, the Grey Wagtails, Blackbirds, Robins, Buzzards or the very rare Madeira’s long-toed pigeon.

The way back is made through the same way but don’t think that you saw everything yet. One of peculiarities of the Madeira’s levadas is that each time you visit, there’s always new findings, experiences and sensations that will make this activity unique.

Ribeiro Frio
Ribeiro Frio
LevadaPathBirdsLaurisilva ForestViewpointEndemic flora

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Elevation gain uphill

112 m

Elevation gain downhill

112 m

Elevation max

880 m

Elevation min

865 m

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Weather

Today

10 /8

Wed

11 /9

Thu

12 /10

Fri

12 /11

Webcam

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