Embark on the journey from Vale Paraíso to Rochão, a walk that is sure to astound you with its mesmerizing combination of natural beauty and cultural charm. This captivating walk offers you a unique opportunity to experience the quintessential appeal of Madeira Island.
Paradise Valley: Starting from the serene village of Vale Paraíso, known for its beautifully preserved traditional Madeiran houses, you’ll find yourself immediately enveloped by the calming atmosphere of the region. The village, whose name translates to Paradise Valley, lives up to its name with its lush green landscapes and peaceful surroundings. The path leading towards Rochão takes you through a blend of subtropical forests, verdant agricultural terraces, and stretches of local flora and fauna. Along the way, you’ll enjoy the sight of idyllic farms and vineyards, showcasing Madeira’s rich agricultural heritage. The well-marked trail meanders through beautiful laurel and eucalyptus groves, which provide a pleasant shade and add a soothing fragrance to the air.
Rochão: As you approach Rochão, you’ll be rewarded with a magnificent panorama of the south coast of Madeira, including the azure sea, picturesque villages, and the rugged mountain landscape in the background. This view is simply breath-taking and provides a perfect photo opportunity.
The final highlight of this walk is the chance to explore Rochão, a charming hamlet nestled amidst the mountains. Here, you can witness a slower pace of life and gain an insight into the traditional lifestyle of Madeira’s inhabitants.
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.