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Recommended by 227 out of 235 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

  • 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

  • PyrenäenTomTom

    Just beautiful here and lonely when you get there early enough.

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    • October 29, 2021

  • 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

  • Alex

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

    • 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

  • Christian Sommer

    As always, I recommend my video for the tour:

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    • August 18, 2021

  • ScoutTurtle

    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 why it is classified as "expert"???

    • January 4, 2020

  • Rainer Schmidt

    A simple levada leads to the very famous and beautiful viewpoint; However, you should be there as early as possible before all the tourist groups arrive and populate the lookout point in swarms.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • Damian

    One of the best view points on the island.

    • June 4, 2021

  • Alexander P.

    It's very nice here 👍

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    • January 16, 2022

  • Christoph Stoffel Bö

    Beautiful path to this vantage point, with an interesting view of the hilly landscape

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    • February 21, 2022

  • Klaus-Peter Ow Lex

    Did the hike at 5 p.m. and had the tour almost completely to ourselves. There are also enough parking spaces. However, the restaurants there close at around 6 p.m.
    The hike is beautiful, easy, and the forest is cool, somber, and enchanting.

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    • May 3, 2022

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