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Rota do Norte (Larano) Northern Route (Full Day Walk)

Rota do Norte (Larano) Northern Route (Full Day Walk)

By Madeira Sunrise Tours
This walk follows along the ridge of cliffs on the northeast part of Madeira. Stunning views over the sea and the north coast will provide for memorable moments and amazing photos. Here you will have a perspective of the exuberant beauty of the Northeast coast, where the contrast between land and ocean make this an unforgettable landscape.
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 8h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotels and accomodations in the following locations: Calheta, Ribeira Brava, Machico and Caniçal, will be charged 15€ per passenger. Other locations on request.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Marina Shopping, Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-216 Funchal, Portugal
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 227353P14

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 227353P14

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        • Madeira Sunrise Tours
          Funchal, Portugal
          Joined in July 2013
        • Guest2018March
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          No functioning safety-belt, guide gave me his seat. Company careless for life and safety of customers and employees.
          The vehicle provided did not have a seat for me with a functioning safety-belt. Our driver Davide and our guide Ruben were very professional about it and Ruben gave up his seat for me, but nevertheless I am shocked and disappointed with how little regard for life and safety the company seems to treat their guests and personnel. This is completely unacceptable! I hope this contributes to care and due diligence for future costumers and employees.
          Written January 5, 2024
        • TabathaYoung
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrible seevice
          We didn’t get to go in tour. Firstly they sent us the wrong time, (we didn’t know this) we confirmed the booking, then they changed the time, and hour earlier which meant we couldn’t go, I explained that due to the change we are no longer able to go! They responded saying you need 16 hours notice to cancel, so I said how can I do that you only just told me?? To which they said, yea sorry we got time wrong, but you still won’t get a refund? I am still chasing my money. There are many other tour operators out there who are very good. AVOID this one.
          Written August 24, 2023
        • C5850YEleslieh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A must see in Funchal
          What a fantastic experience. Great gardens and a fantastic way to spend several hours. Oh, and the cable car ride was a treat as well
          Written July 10, 2023
        • Dream16860492953
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Vale Paradise Levada walk Madeira
          The pick-up from our hotel was prompt, the driver & guide were friendly and very helpful. The walk was undemanding but interesting and the guide Yulia provided good commentaries on what we saw on the walk.
          Written May 11, 2023
        • 101sadiyaha
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          West Tour
          Seixal We would like to give a shout-out to Fernando who was an amazing tour-guide. He explained everything well and the whole day went smoothly. Thank you again!
          Written December 21, 2022
        • almudenap602
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worst sunrise experience ever
          We booked this tour with the option of watching the sunrise. The organization was a complete disaster: They were punctual but have us waiting for two hours and a half with cold and wind until the other group with the guide came. There were no place open to have a coffee and we had no possibility to contact them. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND SUNRISE TOURS.
          Written December 8, 2022
        • ronaj146
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour
          Nov 16 What can I say but WOW. Excellent tour and Wonderful guide. All the stops were timed perfectly. The Poco do Areiro and Levada was my favorite. The lunch stop in Santana was great food served was delicious fron starters to main meal to dessert and the wine included with the package. I can’t say enough great words towards our GUIDE. He was very attentive and informative and made sure we were all comfortable. Thank you for a great day. I so recommend doing this tour with PEDRO!
          Written November 16, 2022
        • mindasyougo
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very very disappointing
          Unfortunately not worth wasting a day. With the promise of viewing little thatched cottages beautifully painted who would want to miss this trip . Well what a disappointment. Firstly there are 4 houses not original . Put up to attract tourists . The rest of the trip was long and boring and the drivers just wants to waste time so they can call the tour a full day . The restaurant where the driver recommended us to eat obviously because he got a free meal was awful. Food and service . No one tells you to prepare for mist and a full downpour of rain . It was almost like no one wanted to tell the truth . Glad when it was over .
          Written August 16, 2022
        • CsillaH11
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip but with the horrible tour guide
          The tour was really nice, beautiful places. Unfortunately the tour guide was a horrible person really disrespectful, unpleasant and awfully arrogant. I believe he is in love with his voice too as he was talking in funny ways all they long. Also, he was driving way too fast and made comments such as "holle, hollala...etc. His name is Denis. He refused to tell me his real name, so I don't know how to spell. I made a formal complaint. I can still recommend this tour, but just be aware who is the driver.
          Written June 7, 2022
        • B5874QQigors
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great views, poor guide.
          Sadly there wasn't much to like about our tour on Friday the 3rd June. Firstly, the minibus was quite uncomfortable with the legroom far worse than on Ryanair planes and I'm not even that tall. Our other tour with a different company didn't have that issue. Secondly, the trip duration wasn't the advertised 8h unless the pick ups and drop offs were included. The actual proper trip started after 10am and completely missed off the first stop of Camacha, then went the anticlockwise way around, only stopping for 5 minutes at a viewpoint near Machico instead of the advertised 30 minutes in the town. We didn't stop in Faial either, the break in Santana lasted 2h instead of 3h but that's probably just as well as apart from the 'typical houses' there was really nothing to see there - if there was, the driver never said. He wasn't saying much anyway apart from the names of stops like Santa-ana which he amazingly repeated twice. Not sure if driving tours is his main job, perhaps he was just a stand-in driver, it certainly felt that way. Pico Arieiro was covered in clouds by the time we got there (it was clear in the morning when it was meant to be our second stop but as I said we went the wrong way around). Can't control the weather but it would be nice to make the most of it when the sun is out there. The views along the journey were amazing but we wanted to learn more about the island, which we sadly didn't.
          Written June 6, 2022
        • 945aleksandrah
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Charming place to visit
          In my opinion taking trail down to the valley from Eira do Serrado is the best way to visit the Nuns Valley. You can see the valley and experience its charm all the time along the way. The Nuns Valley itself doesn’t have that much to offer, just a few places to eat, gift shops and the old church. However taking the trail to go down, instead of getting there by car or bus can completely change your impression of this place.
          Written April 25, 2022
        • 558verginiaa
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Not recommend
          Our ecxurtion was been terrible, The driver doesn't stop to speaking what he like, we already have a headache. He stopped to all the stops not importants .It s reinnnig all the day but In the bus was very very cold.We gonna be sick tomorrow. Never again with this gide. Not recommend
          Written April 3, 2022
        • Dáša B
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          The itinerary is lie
          It is quite cheap tour, so I could accept very little space in the car. But I am very disappointed that we only drove through most of the most beautiful places. There is 30 minutes stop for Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra planned in your itinerary. No stop - we drove only. The same thing happened at the planned stops "Seixal Natural Pool" and Sao Vicente. We stopped instead these places at the friendly souvenir shop. Sorry, but it was a complete waste of time and money. Next time I'd rather pay for a taxi :-(
          Written April 2, 2022
        • NickRH14
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Valley side levada with lots to see
          Was a bit worried that this could be a bit ordinary being only a half day and being valley side after some of the high mountain trails. Being south of the island meant hot sun for us and the levada was reliably level so easy walking. The path itself was often narrow with precarious drops but one man's precarious is another man's spectacular views. Even a short tunnel towards the end. So many flowers and butterflies to see. Just 2 small negatives - there was quite a lot to fit in and although our excellent guide stopped a lot in the early stages, after the village it was more or less non stop which led some of the party to request a drinks stop. Also this is supposed to be a sugar cane walk but apart from a couple of fields on the way up the to the start it turned out that the tall plant unthought was cane was actually for basket weaving not sugar. Finally just a mention to our bus driver. All in a day's work for an islander I'm sure but for me the steep, narrow, twisty roads with their spectacular views are better from a passenger perspective. All in all a lovely morning
          Written March 9, 2022
        • Gwespyr
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          I free cold shower but fun!!
          This is a relatively easy walk and as it follows a levada there is no difficult slopes to negotiate. When we did it the weather was none too kind and although it did not rain all the time, when it did, it was a downpour. As the walk is at a little altitude it is sometimes in cloud and so the views can be obscured. We were taken up to the start point in Ribeiro Frio by mini bus from our hotel and were taken back to Funchal by mini bus after finishing the walk. The walk does have some sections that are close to the edge so those of a nervous disposition regarding heights might like to take note. The walk also crosses across cliff faces (no climbing required!) and, as water has a habit of finding the lowest level by the quickest route, it comes off the top of the cliff onto the path below. We had to negotiate about three such 'waterfalls' and that, together with the rain, meant that we got very wet! So be prepared and make sure any bags or back packs are adequately covered and that you have suitable footwear. Despite the weather and getting soaked we thoroughly enjoyed it and, if we return to Madeira we would certainly look to go on another levada walk. The guide was very knowledgeable and approachable and was able to speak several languages.
          Written February 17, 2022
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Budapest, Hungary2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was quite interesting tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. We have seen magnificent hills and breathtaking cliffs, recommended for all who is not afraid of heights.
        Written August 26, 2023
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        Rota do Norte (Larano) Northern Route (Full Day Walk) provided by Madeira Sunrise Tours

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