Walking in the Island of Madeira: The High Mountains -1


madeira_slides-01027.jpg  We got the bus from Funchal up to Jardim da Serra Here you want the track that runs up through Achada to Pico da Malhada.

The views are fantastic, the path good for most of the way, but the descent is steep and tortuous

We got the bus from Funchal up to Jardim da Serra Here you want the track that runs up through Achada to Pico da Malhada.


madeira_slides-01025.jpg  When you get to the crest of the ridge, Here you can see your destination in the valley below!

This climbs out of the villages, up through sweet chestnut forests

When you get to the crest of the ridge, Here you can see your destination in the valley below!


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turn left on a good cobble path


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The path now winds north along the crest of the ridge, sometimes cut in a channel on the side of a cliff, sometimes through short tunnels


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madeira016.jpg  Here there is a very clear crossroads of the paths with a steep ascent in front going up to the peak of Casado. To the left -west - is a path that follows the base of cliffs down to Serra de Agua. We took the right fork heading east. make sure you are on t

The path descends to a slightly more rounded coll at the Boca do Cerro

Here there is a very clear crossroads of the paths with a steep ascent in front going up to the peak of Casado. To the left -west - is a path that follows the base of cliffs down to Serra de Agua. We took the right fork heading east. make sure you are on t