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Sunrise in Pico do Areeiro and Laurisilva levada walk Half Day tour

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Up to Pico do Areeiro before dawn, so that we can watch the sunrise, and all colors, ranging from deep blues and purples to fiery oranges and reds.
The view from the top of Pico do Areeiro is breathtaking, so once we get our breathe again we will then go and hike on a small strech of Levada dos balcões about 2km (30 min. optional) and go for a cofee to really wake up before heading back leaving you a fullday still to explore!

  • Small Group Tour
  • 4 Hours Aprox
  • Stop for local Drinks
  • We can adapt regarding the weather
Some details of the tour :D

As you make your way up to Pico do Areeiro before dawn, the air will be crisp and the darkness will add to the anticipation of what’s to come. As the sun begins to rise, the sky will slowly transform into a vivid canvas of colors, ranging from deep blues and purples to fiery oranges and reds.
As the first rays of sunlight start the distant valleys and the coastline will start to slowly emerge from the shadows. The clouds that were once blanketing the landscape will also begin to take on a new life, as they change colors from a dark gray to a warm pink and orange.

As the sun continues to rise, the surrounding landscape will become increasingly illuminated, casting a warm and golden glow over the mountains, hills, and valleys. The view from the top of Pico do Areeiro is breathtaking. We will then go and hike on a small strech of Levada dos balcões about 2km (30 min. optional) and go for a cofee to really wake up before heading back leaving you a fullday still to explore!


Pickup and Dropoff

Let us know your Hotel, for an easier pickup / return plan!

Pickup in Funchal and Caniço are included, others are possible as well under arrangement.

If you plan to join us in Funchal and need free parking for the day, we can provide it.

Our Price Includes

  • We pick you up from most hotels and Airbnb in the regions of Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Caniço for free
  • We can do this tour in a comfortable SUV or our 8 seater Mini bus
  • Small group max 4-8 persons
  • Local Guide
  • Outdoor Activity Insurance

We recommend

  • Bring Comfortable Clothes and Shoes
  • Be prepared for some cold and sun in the Mountain
Some more details of How We Roll

Our tours, Up Mountain Madeira Tours, are all done in a very calm, safe and relaxed way by a local certified guide. During this tour, each time a good photo opportunity arises, we will stop, and along the way talk about the places and life of these regions of Madeira, in a relaxed and informative way. With us, you will always pay the local price as you experience local life, we love to show you the island from our point of view, at your own pace. The main reason we work, is giving you a great day in Madeira!

  • We Assure that you will be in a Small Group
  • We can Pickup in any Hotel, Airbnb and Cruise Port - Ask us how
  • Our tours are like we live life, in a very laidback way, but our Job is very Serious and Professional
  • Our Team is a Young Pationate team of Certified Guides
  • We can Costomize this tour to your needs - Private tours are avaialble were the jeep is reserved for you!
  • We can also acommodate bigger groups - Contact us for special group rates! We love BIG Families :D
Our itinerary - Here are some of the Highlights of our sunrise tour on the peaks

Pico do Areeiro

Pico do Areeiro is a mountain peak located in Madeira, Portugal. It is one of the highest peaks on the island at 1818 meters, as the highest is Pico Ruivo and second highest pico das torres, Pico do Areeiro is the only one we can reach by car, and experiencing the sunrise from there can be an awe-inspiring experience.

Ribeiro Frio

Ribeiro Frio is a place in the north interior of the island of Madeira. It is located in the parish of São Roque do Faial, in the municipality of Santana, between Porto da Cruz, in the municipality of Machico, about 15 kilometers from Funchal.
It is a starting point for pedestrian walks along the levadas of Furado PR10 and A vereda dos Balcões PR11 which leads to the viewpoint of Balcões

Vereda dos Balcões

The Vereda dos Balcões is a small trail, about 2 km long, that takes you to enjoy the views from the Miradouro dos Balcões. Starting at Ribeiro Frio, this trail of easy difficulty, and expected duration of 30 minutes, accompanies the Levada of Serra do Faial.

On the way through Vereda dos Balcões you will have the opportunity to come across the indigenous and endemic species of Madeira, the Laurissilva.
At the end of Vereda dos Balcões, you will arrive at the Miradouro dos Balcões, where on days with good visibility you will have a glimpse of the central mountain range of the island, where Pico do Areeiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo stand out.

Laurisilva Forest

The Laurisilva of Madeira is an outstanding relict of a previously widespread laurel forest type. It is the largest surviving area of laurel forest and is believed to be 90% primary forest. It contains a unique suite of plants and animals,

Some of our half day trip sunrise Photos
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