Join us on the Fanal to Assobiadores walk and let the natural beauty of Madeira Island envelop you. Experience the serenity of the forests, immerse yourself in the mystical ambiance, and embrace the tranquility of this unspoiled paradise. This remarkable hike offers an unforgettable journey through Madeira’s pristine landscapes, leaving you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the island’s natural wonders.
Fanal: Our adventure begins in the enchanting forest of Fanal, known for its ancient trees and fairy-tale-like ambiance. As you set foot on the trail, you’ll be surrounded by towering laurel trees, their gnarled branches reaching towards the sky. Take a moment to appreciate the tranquility of this magical starting point and let the serene atmosphere transport you to a world of natural wonder.
Mystical Forests: As you venture deeper into the trail, prepare to be captivated by the mystical beauty of the forests along the way. The path meanders through a dense canopy of trees, creating a serene and otherworldly atmosphere. Rays of sunlight filter through the foliage, casting an ethereal glow on the moss-covered ground. This walk offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Madeira’s verdant forests.
Laurissilva Forest: The Fanal to Assobiadores walk takes you through the Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest forests in the world. This ancient laurel forest is a botanical treasure, boasting a rich biodiversity and endemic plant species. Marvel at the unique flora that thrives in this pristine ecosystem, including delicate ferns, vibrant wildflowers, and the iconic Madeira orchid. The Laurissilva Forest is a sanctuary of natural beauty that will leave you in awe.
Assobiadores: The walk concludes at Assobiadores, a peaceful spot nestled in the heart of the forest. Here, you can bask in the tranquil surroundings and enjoy a moment of serenity amidst nature’s embrace. Take in the crisp air, listen to the birdsong, and let the calmness of this secluded haven rejuvenate your senses. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with the natural world and find solace in its beauty.
Photography Opportunities: The Fanal to Assobiadores walk offers abundant photography opportunities. Capture the mystical atmosphere of the forest, the vibrant colors of the flora, and the tranquil beauty of the surroundings. Each step along the trail presents a new composition and a chance to capture the essence of this enchanting journey.
At Madeira Sunrise Tours, your safety is our top priority. Therefore, please note that we reserve the right to change, postpone, or cancel walks at short notice if there are adverse weather conditions, landslides, or other circumstances beyond our control.
If you need to cancel your reservation, a refund will only be provided if the cancellation is made by 4:00 PM the day before the scheduled tour/walk.
Please ensure you come prepared with suitable walking shoes or boots and a warm coat, especially if temperatures are low in the mountains.
For full-day walks, please bring a picnic and water with you as they will not be provided by Madeira Sunrise Tours.