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This is usually a stop on the tour of the west of the island and, cloud permitting, affords great views of the coast. I also understand that it is on a levada walk as well.
If the cows are still in the vicinity be aware...More
Don't miss out on climbing the Pico Ruivo (make sure you either have transport arranged or do a there-and-back-again walk), it's a fantastic viewpoint all over the island. You're above the clouds, it's sunny and the views are breathtaking. Hiking gear and UV protection is...More
We stopped at the top of the mountain on our way to Rabacal. The highway up the mountain is very steep and windy. We didn’t do the hike but saw the windmills and solar panels. There are no trees only scrub bush and it was...More
The trip is suitable for all people, there are 2 ways. You can go longer or shorter way. The longer way is not for older people, children and so on. It is quite challenging. The views are amazing. Be carefull for weather. It can be...More
It's all about the getting to and going from. The scenery changes initially to what resembles the new forest. Odd I know. Gorse heathland with cows and cattle grids but with valleys with clouds in them. You gradually rise and the scenery changes to deep...More
Be there close to the sunset, a couple of hours so you can explore several sites around you. Between 17:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT be there. If you are lucky you will feed yourself like inside the cockpit on a smooth flight. Just a few...More
There are absolutely brilliant views from up here, you can virtually see for miles on a clear day. There is a wee concrete tower which my husband climbed up, as I was too short to do so and he got some good photos. The scenery...More