Ribeiro Frio (Cold River) is an natural playground situated in the north of the island, at a deep valley surrounded by mountains. That location is well-known by locals and tourists for its trouts and lovely walks along its nature trails.
For those who wish to go on a trek without Waiting for hours, the surroundings of are a must with its walks across the Levada (Levada is that the title of this gutters pushed into the rock so as to carry water in the entire island).
The stroll will take you to lovely promontories with views on the green and hilly landscape of this island.
Various types of laurels and endemic plants could be understood on the island in addition to rare birds such as the pigeon-tocaz, the smallest bird in Madeira.
Visit Ribeiro Frio
Tips: Park your car in and go for a digestive hour’s stroll towards Balcões. Doing this is essential to get a better knowledge of the island even for people who do not like walking. You may see its forests (Laurissilva forest / categorized World Heritage by UNESCO), which are the core of the island.
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