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Câmara de Lobos Municipality

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  • Mar8

    Madeira's Hidden Valley

    March 8, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    It’s hard to believe that such a small island can be so full of amazing views and yet once again, we were slack-jawed by the sight we saw today, in the middle (bellybutton) of the island.

    Before we came to Madeira I had read an interesting story about a hidden valley in the mountains just north of Funchal. In 1566, a group of nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from Moorish pirates who were attacking Funchal over an extended time, and hid in this valley with other women and children. The nuns also brought their convent treasure here and lived in this area in isolation. The only connection to the outer world was a winding footpath along the steep mountain face. Eventually the nuns left but the village remained remote until a road was built to it in 1959.

    The valley that they lived in is called the Curral das Freiras, or Corral of the Nuns and we heard that it was pretty spectacular.

    Since today is our last full day on Madeira Island, we decided to take a drive to this valley to see for ourselves how spectacular it is.

    The road to the valley is a bit of a nail biter. It is very windy, very narrow and the sides drop off steeply. At points we saw guard rails that had been run into. On our way up to a viewing point, a bus came around a corner and Chris had to back up. We both didn’t fit. The road builders had wisely added a few fatter sections in the road for this purpose. It was pretty hard for Chris to keep his eyes on the road because of the out of the world views but he kindly did, as a favour to me.

    It was a beautiful drive though through giant eucalyptus trees, chestnut trees and spring flowers. But the best was yet to come - the amazing view of the village from the mirador, Eira do Serrado, 1094 m above sea level!

    Note - None of the photos we took, were taken from a plane. We were on a walkway on the side of the mountain.
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  • Day7

    Vom Cabo Girao durch die Weinberge

    December 15, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Heute nehmen wir anstatt unserem Auto, den Bus der von Estreito de Camara de Lobos (wo unser Hotel ist) zum Cabo Girao.
    Nachdem wir nochmals das Cap besichtigt haben, laufen wir von dort in ca. 3 Std. auf der Levada de Norte zurück. Es ist eine interessante und abwechslungsreiche Levadawanderung, wir laufen vorbei an vielen Gärten, Häusern und Weinreben wo sich das ganze Leben Madeiras abspielt. Dann wird es ruhiger und wir laufen durch ein weites, wenig bebautes Tal.
    Fast immer haben wir einen schönen Blick hinunter auf den weiten Atlantik.
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  • Day33

    Miradouro do Cabo Girão

    July 7, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We started a trip around the island today. The first viewpoint we stopped was a 580 Meter high skywalk with a great view on the coast.

    Heute haben wir die gesamte Insel mit dem Auto umrundet. Den ersten Stop legten wir an einem 580 Meter hoch gelegenen Aussichtspunkt ein. Der Blick über die Küste war wirklich super.Read more

  • Day2

    Cabo Girão

    October 11, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Nach 2:50 Std. erreichen wir die Kliffküste Cabo Girão. Mit 580m Höhe die zweithöchste in Europa. Wir genießen die Aussicht auf den Skywalk und stärken uns.

    Mit zwei deutschen Mädels, die wir auf der Wanderung kennengelernt haben, teilen wir uns das Taxi zurück nach Estreito de Câmara de Lobos...Read more

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Câmara de Lobos, Camara de Lobos, Câmara de Lobos Municipality

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