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Penha d'águia

Penha d'águia

Jun 15, 2020

Penha de Águia, due to its magnificence, is probably one of the greatest geological symbols of Madeira whose formation and haughtiness do not leave anyone indifferent. With a height close to 600m, the Penha de Águia Footpath allows you to reach the top on a path that requires adventure and challenge on the part of the hiker.

Penha D'águia hike

How to get to Porto da Cruz, Madeira by bus

Buses you can get to Porto da Cruz From Funchal: Check the SAM bus website.

It’s usually the number 53, 78, or 208. 

What to do in Porto da Cruz?

  • Visit the old sugar cane factory of 1927
  • Taste the famous Gaiado sandwich at the bar ''A fragateira''
  • Taste Poncha in Praia da Alagoa bar- It has an award for the best Poncha

Poncha Praia da Alagoa

  • Surf in Alagoa or Maiata Beach waves or walk through the beach at the sunset

Surfing in Porto da cruz

  • Go up until the Fortim of Porto da Cruz, a quiet small mountain where you can do a picnic or watch a charming sunrise
  • Visit the Portela viewpoint, you can have a panoramic view of the village and Faial
  • Go and look round the Engenho Velho Museum – a small museum on the seafront full of antique tools and machinery
  • Drink a Nikita at Dino's bar

Dino's bar porto da cruz

What are the best places for outdoor activities in Porto da Cruz?

  • Boca do Risco- From Larano to Caniçal

Boca do risco- Larano, Porto da cruz
Photo by: Jackson Groves 
  • Penha D'águia- From Terra Batista to the Big Rock

Where to start?

Hike Distance: The total distance of the loop is 8 kilometers

Hike Duration: The hike will take you about 3 hours and a half

Hike Difficulty: This trail is undeniably steep. On the ascent, you will have a muddy, slippery track. You will need to manage some rocks, tree roots. There is always a defined path but it can be overgrown and a bit wild.

Penha d'águia hike porto da cruz

The descent must be along the same path, and be careful the floor is irregular, it may cause some imbalances. In the end, arriving at the starting point, you will be able to order from the local bars a drink of the regional specialty and to enjoy up close what at first seemed difficult to predict.

Penha d'águia

  • Castelejo levada walk- From Referta to Ribeiro frio

Castelejo levada walk porto da cruz

  • Funduras walk or 4x4 vehicle- From Portela to Machico

Places nearby Porto da Cruz

  • Quinta da Junta Santo António da Serra
  • Ponta do Rosto -caniçal
  • Fortim Faial
  • Balcões- Ribeiro Frio
  • Machico Beach

Where to eat in Porto da Cruz

  • Costa Linda
  • Pipa
  • Praia da Alagoa
  • Portela á vista
  • ''A fragateira''

Which experiences are best for outdoor activities in Porto da Cruz

Madeira Jeep Excursion to North

Scents & Flavours – Northeast

Pico do Areeiro and Santana Madeira Jeep Trip

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