Day 5 – Hiking Week – Caldeirão Verde

Our day 5 of our EPIC Hiking Week was spent on the Caldeirão Verde route, it’s one of our ‘out-and-back’ hikes with around 13 km of extension with a moderate level of difficulty.

This levada built in the 18th century is still in use carrying the water from the highest mountains to the farm lands below.

This hike has an impressive amount of endemic species (even the rarest of them can be seen here) .

Along the way there are several tunnels, so a flashlight is absolutely necessary. But the most impressive thing you’ll see besides the landscape is undoubtedly the huge waterfall.

For expert hikers we can also make an adjustment to the route, going all the way do Caldeirão do Inferno and finishing at Fajã da Nogueira Hydro power-plant.

As always here are the pictures of the day:

Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
The thatched roof house at the beginning of the hike

Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Just stop and admire
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Photo moment
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Admiring the landscape
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Inspired by nature
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Entering a tunnel
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Tunnel Window
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
How about this view?
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
Sitting down by the waterfall
Madeira Island Hiking trekking Week - Caldeirão Verde  green Calderon
And here is the impressive waterfall

Still one more day to come, don’t miss the next post