1. Hiking in Madeira: Levada do Rei
This tour takes place in São Jorge, on the Northern side of Madeira Island. This adventure is an 11 km easy hike, along a flat trail that penetrates the pristine Laurissilva Forest, and its unique vegetation which is a UNESCO heritage listed location. The first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation during the colonisation of the island. At certain parts of the walk it is possible to see views of São Jorge and Santana villages at a distance. In the second part, the trail penetrates the deepness of the valleys, and the natural endemic flora and fauna of Madeira, surrounding the trail. After 5.5 km of hiking, take a break at Ribeiro Bonito, a river stream that cuts through the pristine Laurissilva forest, before heading back to the starting point.