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Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio

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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Very fun, nice and easy walk as a first levada. Stunning view at the end, makes for a fun walk. Also possible to do the bigger walk to Portela after

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank r0binvb
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The path from Ribeiro Frio to the Balcoes viewpoint is 1,5 km and flat. You walk along the levada. Nice view but not stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sidsel1962
Reviewed November 3, 2018

An easy one hour walk (back and forth) to reach a superb balcony with a view on the montains, the valley down to the ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bemaris
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

It´s an easy levada walk of about 30 minutes to the viewpoint. Sturdy shoes are advisable because the ground is a bit uneven at times. The view at Balcoes is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank moniquee2016
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

A walk not that long and difficult, but with a nice extra at the end of the levada walk, a great viewpoint with Madeira finches which are, on that point, all over the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hansv245
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Fantastic on a clear day with 360 degree stunning views back into the valley of the nuns. Also the restaurants there are all very good. There is a signed walk which takes about 20 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edna080
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We drove to Ribeiro Frio and parked for free on the approach road, parking very close to the side of the road as it was quite narrow. The levada walk is well signposted and starts by the side of the road. Although it isn't particularly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RichardJB4
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The area is beatuiful loved the winding road where there just seemed to be another view I love to see trees and the shapes they form - loved the river and the trout very interesting

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 812foxy
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Off the bus (56) in Ribeiro Frio; 40m to the signed walk, wide and flat. 1500m can be covered in 15/20 minutes comfortably! Lovely long view on a clear day, best seen early in the day at peak holiday time...only 6 people at 9am but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank SussexSmiley
Reviewed August 16, 2018

We were passing through this small town, and saw the sign, and the tourist shop, and decided to pull over. Thank goodness we did. The "Vereda Dos Balcoes" is about a 30minute walk. Take good shoes. We went on an overcast day, and it had...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rapariga_madeirense
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April 9, 2017|
Response from 798nh | Reviewed this property |
Hi The viewpoint is 880m above sea level so probably a few hundred meters above the valley floor.