Unfortunately, due to the Covid pandemic, it was not so easy to travel. The situation eased in summer, so I took the chance and flew to Madeira. For good reasons, Maderia is often called the Hawaii of Europe. Our first trip went directly to the highest elevation (1862m), to Pico Ruivo, from where we could enjoy a beautiful view of towns, the sea and the landscape. Every bead of sweat was worth it. The first days we spent in the Santana region, in the northeast of the island, with hikes such as the Levada Caldeirao Verde. 

We then spent the 2nd part of the trip in the southwest of the island. Here there are some great levada hikes, which you should not miss. But also the Vereda do Fanal with the beautiful fairy forest is worth a hike, especially when it is foggy. At the end of our trip we spent some time in the natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz.

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