Caldeirão Verde

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The trail is part of the Madeira Natural Park and leads hikers to the spectacular Caldeirão Verde waterfall.

The walk from Queimadas to Caldeirão Verde is a breathtaking hiking trail that takes you through some of the most stunning natural landscapes in Madeira Island.

Aprox. 5 hours



The start

The trail starts in Queimadas, a small village known for its charming thatched-roof houses and beautiful gardens. The path is well-marked and easy to follow, taking hikers through a lush and verdant forest of laurel and heather trees. Along the way, hikers will cross several streams and small waterfalls, and pass by interesting rock formations and panoramic viewpoints.

Caldeirão Verde

The highlight of the hike is the stunning Caldeirão Verde waterfall, which is located in a deep and narrow ravine. The waterfall is around 100 meters high, and its crystal-clear water cascades into a turquoise pool surrounded by towering cliffs and dense vegetation. Hikers can relax and take a refreshing dip in the pool or have a picnic surrounded by nature’s beauty.

The trail to Caldeirão Verde is considered moderate in difficulty, and hikers should be prepared for some steep and rocky sections of the path. However, the trail’s stunning scenery and natural beauty make it a rewarding experience for any nature lover. The walk takes approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the pace and stops along the way.

Overall, the walk from Queimadas to Caldeirão Verde is an unforgettable experience for hikers visiting Madeira. The trail offers a unique opportunity to explore the island’s lush forests, crystal-clear streams, and stunning waterfalls, leaving hikers with unforgettable memories of the island’s natural wonders.

Important Information

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).

For full day walk, please pack a pic nic and water to take along, as such is not provided by DG Travel.