The walk in Maroços, Vale das Mimosas is a beautiful hiking trail located in Machico, on the stunning Madeira Island.
This trail takes hikers through a scenic valley and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
The hike begins at Maroços, a small village near Machico, where visitors can enjoy the traditional Madeiran architecture and take in the peaceful atmosphere. The path follows a levada, a water channel built to irrigate local agricultural land, and takes hikers through a lush forest with various plant species, such as mimosa trees, wildflowers, and ferns.
As hikers progress along the trail, they will come across several impressive tunnels and bridges that were built to provide access to the levada. These structures are an impressive feat of engineering and add to the charm of the walk.
The trail is relatively easy to walk, and visitors can take their time to admire the various plants and flowers along the way. Birdwatchers may also spot some of the local bird species, such as the Madeiran Firecrest or the Canary.
As the hike nears its end, hikers will come across a stunning viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of Machico and the surrounding mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. This viewpoint is an excellent spot to take a break, take some photos, and enjoy the scenic beauty of Madeira Island.
Overall, the walk Maroços » Vale das Mimosas is an excellent choice for those looking for a scenic and moderately easy hiking trail with plenty of natural beauty to discover. The stunning landscape, impressive engineering, and panoramic views make this hike an unforgettable experience.
For your own safety, DG Travel may change, postpone or cancel the walks with short notice. This will only happen due to adverse weather conditions, landsliding or other reasons beyond or control.
Should you need to cancel your reservation, you will only be refunded, should your cancellation be made at least until 16h00 of the previous day of the tour/walk.
Please prepare yourself with good walking shoes/boots and a warm coat (in case of low temperatures in the mountains).