PICO DO MAÇARICO HIKE ON PORTO SANTO ISLAND
The Pico do Maçarico hike on Porto Santo Island is a great peak for either sunrise or sunset with panoramic views of the entire island. The route is short but very steep up the rough trail. There is no official path but you will find a worn trail that makes it easy to access the summit where you will find a large white cross overlooking the ocean and the whole island of Porto Santo.
PICO DO MAÇARICO HIKE DETAILS Hike Distance: The total distance of the hike was 2.5 kilometers from the main road.
Hike Duration: The hike will take you about 1 hour, not including the time you spend at the summit.
Hike Difficulty: This is an unofficial trail although you can see it was previously used more frequently. The incline is quite steep but shortlived. The trail begins with a march up the grassy hill and then you traverse the rocks towards the summit. You never need to clamber on the rocks with exposure to your side and can stay .... Continue Reading at Journey Era