Alvaro was our guide on the Paradise Valley walk, which is a fairly untaxing short walk. But you'll learn a lot about the culture of the island, it's history and what grows there. More to the point how big or fast it grows. I've been on another much longer walk which in a way is more rewarding, but as a starter or a warm up walk this could be worth doing. Wear layers though, as it can be much colder up in the hills than it is in Funchal or when you step off the plane.
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