Description

The route starts from the endpoint of the road ER109 (32.743108,-16.701116). Just follow the path that is clearly visible. When you almost reach Casa Sardinha (a building surrounded by palm trees), the path splits into two different paths near a signpost “Casa Sardinha”: choose the left options because this path leads to a viewpoint that is quite nice. After that when the path returns to Casa Sardinha, the route proposed by Madeira tourist authorities finishes. Nevertheless you can continue following the path that goes up the cliff (Pico do Furado) and reaches a viewpoint on its top. On the way back after you descend from Pico do Furado you can visit a small cove with a wild stony beach (Cais Sardinha) if you walk round Casa Sardinha from the left.

IMPORTANT REMARKS AND SUGGESTIONS

PATH

If you continue beyond Casa Sardinha, you need to be very careful because the path there is partially destroyed

SUN

Along the whole trail there is no shade at all, so think about good sun protection.

SWIMING

There are two points on the route where the trail comes closely to the sea. On the way back you can take a path going to the left in one of this points to have a swim. The first one is located near Casa Sardinha and the second one is not far from the starting point. In both cases it takes less than 5 minutes to reach the sea from the trail

CLOTHES AND SPECIAL EQUIPMENT

Сomfortable shoes; mountain boots are not necessary, but hiking sticks could be helpful for this route if you are accustomed to use them .

HOW TO REACH THE STARTING POINT

By Car

Starting point - Baia D’Abra, you may use reach it by taxi  or car. There is a free parking.

By Bus

Bus route 113 from Funchal, Canico, Santa Cruz or Machico which terminates at the starting point of the route (Baia D’Abra)

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