This off-road route starts at the Portela viewpoint, where you can admire the beauty of the districts of Porto da Cruz and Faial, near the imposing rock of Penha d’Águia.
The tour continues along the forest road of the Serra das Funduras, where we can observe the magnificent Laurissilva Forest on the northern slope of the Island, considered by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site and included in the European network of sites of Community importance – Natura 2000 Network. Along the trail through this forest you can admire the extraordinary beauty of the endemic flora and fauna of the island of Madeira. The verdigris of the trees, the melodious singing of the birds and the whole environment is almost magical and fantastical. Embrace the natural surroundings while you drive and enjoy unique places where you can relax a little. At the end of the route you will find the “Casa das Funduras”, a beautiful country house that supports the forest activities of the area. This trail is one of the most exciting, in which the driver has to apply himself or herself to overcome all the obstacles of the terrain.
Schedule: Everyday in the morning
Important to bring: we recommend the use of comfortable/warm clothes due to constant changes of climate/altitude