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Balcoes de Ribeiro Frio

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“levada walk”(13 reviews)
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All reviews trout farm levada walk tree roots ribero small birds nice walk short scenic walk viewing point stunning scenery half way balcones viewpoint path muddy 3km chaffinches valley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The path from Ribeiro Frio to the Balcoes viewpoint is 1,5 km and flat. You walk along the levada. Nice view but not stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sidsel1962
Reviewed 4 November 2018

An easy one hour walk (back and forth) to reach a superb balcony with a view on the montains, the valley down to the ocean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bemaris
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It´s an easy levada walk of about 30 minutes to the viewpoint. Sturdy shoes are advisable because the ground is a bit uneven at times. The view at Balcoes is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

A walk not that long and difficult, but with a nice extra at the end of the levada walk, a great viewpoint with Madeira finches which are, on that point, all over the place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hansv245
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Fantastic on a clear day with 360 degree stunning views back into the valley of the nuns. Also the restaurants there are all very good. There is a signed walk which takes about 20 minutes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Edna080
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We drove to Ribeiro Frio and parked for free on the approach road, parking very close to the side of the road as it was quite narrow. The levada walk is well signposted and starts by the side of the road. Although it isn't particularly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RichardJB4
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The area is beatuiful loved the winding road where there just seemed to be another view I love to see trees and the shapes they form - loved the river and the trout very interesting

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 812foxy
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Off the bus (56) in Ribeiro Frio; 40m to the signed walk, wide and flat. 1500m can be covered in 15/20 minutes comfortably! Lovely long view on a clear day, best seen early in the day at peak holiday time...only 6 people at 9am but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SussexSmiley
Reviewed 17 August 2018

We were passing through this small town, and saw the sign, and the tourist shop, and decided to pull over. Thank goodness we did. The "Vereda Dos Balcoes" is about a 30minute walk. Take good shoes. We went on an overcast day, and it had...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rapariga_madeirense
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This beautiful trout farm is free to get into and walk around. There are plenty of fish to see in varying sizes. It has a few small waterfalls running through it. Conveniently located near to restaurants and gift shops.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ChrisT301
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10 April 2017|
Response from 798nh | Reviewed this property |
Hi The viewpoint is 880m above sea level so probably a few hundred meters above the valley floor.