Begin your enchanting journey with the Maroços – Vale das Mimosas walk, a picturesque trail that brings together the allure of Madeira’s unique natural splendor and cultural charm. This walk is not merely a trek, but a deep-dive into the heart of Madeira’s vibrant ecosystems and rich agricultural tradition.
Maroços: Your adventure starts in the quaint village of Maroços, often referred to as the “smiling land,” due to its friendly inhabitants and the stunning sea views that will accompany you throughout the trail. The warm, welcoming atmosphere sets the tone for the rest of your unforgettable journey. One of the distinguishing features of this walk is the delightful levada path – the ancient irrigation channels synonymous with Madeira. The levada you will follow meanders through lush landscapes, rolling fields, and endemic flora, offering a serene walking experience unlike any other.
Terraced Fields: As you make your way along the trail, you’ll pass through flourishing terraced fields and farmlands, rich with local produce including bananas, sugarcane, and a variety of vegetables. These are the backbone of Madeira’s economy, offering you a first-hand insight into the island’s agricultural practices. The natural beauty of the trail is truly remarkable, with spectacular views of the coast, a plethora of colorful flowers, and the fragrant scent of eucalyptus trees, filling your senses with the intoxicating essence of the island.
Mimosas Valley: But what makes this walk truly unique is the mesmerizing Vale das Mimosas – the Valley of the Mimosa Trees. This breathtaking segment of the trail boasts hundreds of these stunning trees, blossoming with vibrant yellow flowers. During spring, the entire valley is aglow with a golden hue, creating a sight so spectacular that it feels almost surreal.
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.