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Old trees all aroud you, forest untouched by human being. (ecept track you are going on).
Walking beside levadas, you can enjoy quiet and fairy tale-like surrounding.
Lot of humidity, water dropping from somewhere above your heads on you. If you go afternoon (make sure...More
On the slope facing North is the primitive Laurissilva Forest. We stopped by to admire and hug the tree, thanking it for offering shelter, fresh air and greenery to us. It is especially precious as we don’t have this in our tiny small country in...More
We came across the forest while driving on route E 209 from Ribiera Da Janela, southwards, on a foggy day which added to the atmosphere. The scenes of the forest were unique. Just watchout not to skid ...
No idea why so few reviews and I know not many people go there prefering widely advertised levada walks. This is a fantastic place, one feels like in an ancient forest from Talkien books. When we were there, there was a thick fog but it...More
Full day coach tour from Funchal to the North West of the island. one of the highlights was to go through the Laurel Forest on our way to the Northern resort of Porto Moniz.
We were very disappointed when approaching the forest area we were...More
This ancient woodland is one of many Unesco World Heritage sites which no visitor to Madeira should leave without seeing. I chose to see it as part of a guided levada walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portella, the last few kms of which are spent...More
There are several trails in Laurisilva, we did the Levada do Furado, which is 11 km between Ribeiro Frio to Porto da Cruz. We took bus 56 at 8 in the morning and bus 53 from Porto da Cruz back. It was just us and...More
We picked a short circular walk starting at the forestry building at Fanal from a book. Starting up and across moorland with cows grazing and then dropped down a narrow track with wooden steps. Turned onto PR13 and were soon walking through ancient laurel trees...More