PR5 Vereda das Funduras
|Dificulty Level:Medium||Distance:8,6 Km|
|Start: Portela||Finish: Maroços|
|Time(going): 3 hrs||Time(back): 3 hrs|
|Highest point: 605 m||Lowest point: 175 m|
|Leaflet (Detailed Info PR5-Funduras Footpath)|
|Nº: 20 Sto Da Serra / 53 Faial |||Schedule |||nearby walk: Yes|
This levada begins by the Portela viewpoint, from where we have a magnificent view over the Porto da Cruz and Faial parishes which is dominated by the rocky outcrop of Penha d'guia. The hike begins along the forest road of the Funduras mountain range, and only later does it go along the footpath, inside the Laurissilva forest. Later on the levada crosses "Casa das Funduras" a building which supports forestry activities. At this point you can opt to walk to the Larano viewpoint where you can see a pretty view of the bay of the town of Machico.
ATTENTION: Take sufficient drinking water.