Turismo de Portugal has distinguished the Green Mountain Madeira with the Clean & Safe stamp in recognition of good practices in the implementation of the recommendations of the World Health Organization and the NHS concerning Covid-19.

Before starting the tour and with all the participants already properly equipped with hygiene and safety material, the guide disinfects everyone’s hands and explains what procedures to adopt during the tour as far as it concerns:

– To opening and closing doors;
– To social distancing;
– To the place where the excursionists will sit (you cannot change seats);
– Contact with the hands;
– Visits and points of interest during the tour, namely how the
behaviour to avoid unnecessary risks with third parties;
– To the recognition and obedience to the group’s imposed hygienic rules;

CR23 – Calhau Route

Full day

These tours are for hiking lovers. Here you can enjoy real Royal Paths or Royal Roads, which are ancient land roads built in the second half of the 19th century by representatives of the Crown.

These were used for transportation of people and goods when the sea conditions were too rough to allow navigation. These roads put a term to the isolation in which a large portion of the rural population was submitted to.

Built by hand, they were maintained by the entire population of the island, who were called upon to contribute days of work, in a tax created for this purpose and called a “road wheel”.


This trail, characterized by bucolic, agricultural and coastal landscapes along the northern mountain range of the island, begins in Santana, and along the way several specimens of endemic flora can be observed. The unique beauty of Calhau de S. Jorge, where this Royal Path flows, accompanies the walker all along the trail.

  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    Arrive at 8:45 for a 9:00 departure
  • Return Time

    Approximately at 6:00 p.m
  • Dress Code

    We recommend the use of appropriate footwear, cap, sunscreen and raincoat. Water and a snack should be part of your travel kit
  • Included

    Clean & Safe Stamp
    Personal Guide
    Pick & Drop Hotel
  • Not Included



This route, characterized by bucolic, agricultural and coastal landscapes to the along the north ridge of the island


Start in Santana


Along the way, several specimens of the endemic flora can be observed

Unparalleled Beauty

The unique beauty of the Calhau de S. Jorge, where this Royal Path flows out, accompanies the walker along the entire trail.

Pontuações da revisão da excursão e repartição da pontuação