Larano Walking Tour

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From $37.03

16 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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We started this course in the village of Porto da Cruz and ended in Machico. The route is made by footpath, once used by locals to transport their crops from Porto da Cruz to Machico south.
Along the way we have fabulous views of the north coast and in some days you can see the island of Porto Santo.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 90

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Possibility Dizziness
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Wonderful walk in the paradise
leppari, 14-07-2022
Thank you for this wonderful walk. This was the second levada walk we did with this organiser and it was absolutely perfect from start to the end. We felt really well taken care off by the organiser. She gave us lots of information about the island and its wildlife and the many interesting plants found here.
Beautiful cliff walk
2021_zivile, 13-09-2022
A great walk with spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Madeira. Susana was a wonderful guide. She gave us a lot of information about the flora of the island.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!!! Obrigado!!!
Great walking experience in beautiful countryside, with an excellent Company.
AnnSteve D, 25-09-2022
This review is as much about the company Madeira Free Spirit Walks than the specific walks we did. They offer 12 different walks, with a variety of time, difficulty and locations. We did 2 walks with them - Larano and Rabacal 25 Fountains, and on both occasions had the same guide Alvaro, who was very knowledgeable and great fun but at the same time very safety and environmentally conscious. Group sizes are deliberately smaller than other companies, making for a much more personal and safe experience than was evident from other operators. Both our walks were graded "Moderate" at around 11km each, taking around 4-5 hours. We regularly walk that kind of distance in the Lakes and Dales in the UK, so the level of difficulty was not too onerous. There is some climbing and descent, but the paths are for the most part very well established and maintained. You do need to bring decent footwear (though hiking boots are not really necessary), and something to eat and drink. Walking poles and a lightweight waterproof jacket may also be useful, but Alvaro had some spares of each if necessary. Our preference was the Larano walk which was mostly cliff walking with a small amount of Levada - great views over the south and east coast, though maybe could be challenging if you suffer from vertigo. The Rabacal 25 Fountains walk is much busier generally, being the island's most popular Levada walk, so there's alot more stop/start with groups overtaking or passing from the opposite direction.
Hotel pickups were bang on time around 8:30ish with a brief toilet and drink stop around 10 minutes before the start of the walk, and another toilet and drink stop before the journey home. There is also some opportunity for "wild-wees" on the walks themselves, but a degree of advance notice to the guide is recommended particularly on the busy walks. The minibus journeys were around an hour each way, and we were back at our hotel before 4pm so time for a swim or chill before dinner.
Overall, two really enjoyable experiences with a superb company. Very highly recommended.
Stunning scenery and a wonderful guide
Keith W, 15-09-2022
Picked up at our hotel in a modern mini bus. Fantastic and amusing guide, who led us through wonderful scenery. Extremely interesting and informative. I can thoroughly recommend this walk with Madeira Free Spirit Walks. A great day
Enjoyable walk
JoanMC, 14-10-2022
An interesting walk through a beautiful landscape. Thank you to Madeira Free Spirit Walks for making my day enjoyable.

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