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Levada dos Balcões

Levada dos Balcões

Distance Difficulty Duration Start/End Altitude min/max
1.5+1.5Km 1 of 3 1 hour Ribeiro Frio Min: 860m- Max: 870m

Beginning at Ribeiro Frio, it has as its destination the imposing viewpoint of the Balconies, a short but majestic route between the typical green of the Madeira forest. It is possible to contemplate several peaks, standing out the two highest peaks: Pico Ruivo (1861m) and Pico do Areeiro (1817m). The Pico do Gato, Pico das Torres and the rock of Penha d'Águia are also part of this paradisiacal scenery.

It is ideal for Ornithology (bird study) because there is a great variety of birds that will present with their chirping who visits this viewpoint. As examples, the Bisbis, the Chaffinch, the Washer, the Blackbird, the Papinho, the Manta and the rare Pigeon Trocaz stand out.

The return is made by the same route.