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Uphill and downhill to the Ribeira Principal

A hilly route takes you up and down the north-western side of the Serra Malagueta range to the Ribeira Principal.

Character

Highly scenic route crossing the green slopes and deep valleys of the Serra Malagueta; suitable for sure-footed, experienced hillwalkers. Walking time of approx. 4 hours.

Navigation

The services of a guide are essential to avoid getting hopelessly lost on paths that can be extremely narrow.

Special features

Our gregarious guide makes a massive difference to this hike. He and his wife, who were born here, call in on friends and relatives during the tour.

Route

Pilão Cão - XaXa - Gongon - Hortelão