Hiking Highlight

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Recommended by 141 out of 149 hikers


  • Mandelkern

    This 'balcony' is a wonderful viewing platform and also suitable for bird watching. Especially if you lure them with a cooked potato, like the Madeira chaffinches!

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    • May 12, 2017

  • David

    Very many chaffinches on this tour. (Probably already know that there is something to eat here)

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    • April 13, 2018

  • manulie

    The chaffinches are very cute and trusting. They are literally begging for crumbs.

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    • June 18, 2018

  • daha

    Beautiful view of the mountains ⛰ and the sea 🌊.

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    • April 25, 2019

  • Hunsbuckel

    Spectacular views of the large mountains of the Massif Central of Madeira. The viewing platform is located more than 100 meters above the valley floor, where the mass of water, which is constantly flowing from the mountains, drives a power plant.

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    • May 3, 2019

  • turtle

    It is also worth going in the fog and waiting for the fog to move on

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    • August 24, 2019

  • Alex

    The easiest of the easy hikes around. No idea how Komoot classified it as "expert hike"????

    • January 4, 2020

  • Alex

    The easiest of the easy hikes around. No idea why it is classified as "expert"???

    • January 4, 2020

  • Peachi

    Very relaxed "hike"! Make sure to do it early in the morning. On the one hand, the whole village is not yet parked with tourist buses, on the other hand, the view is then better!

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    • February 7, 2021

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