Fanal madeira

fanal madeira

Where is the Fanal forest in Madeira?

Located on the north-western end of Madeira Island, the Fanal Forest is quite easy to find as it has a dedicated parking area called ‘Faial Parking’ on Google Maps. Here you can park your car and walk a few hundred meters straight into the forest or to visit the nearby viewpoint, which is also just a few hundred meters away from the parking lot.

What to expect when visiting Fanal in Madeira?

Arriving at Fanal in Madeira is like entering a page in a fairytale book. We have driven up a deserted mountain road and has arrived at a small parking lot by the roadside. In front of us lies Madeira’s ancient Laurisilva forest. Hilly meadows and crooked tress everywhere.

What is a Fanal tree?

The trees are part of the laurel family which comprise much of the laurisilva forests of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Fanal lies on the ER 209, itself a great drive linking Ribeira da Janela with Paul da Serra.

How to get to the Fanal forest?

The Fanal forest is located at the mountain plateau Paul da Serra in the north-west part of Madeira around 10 km east of the town Ribeira Da Janela. If you are driving from Funchal the trip is 50 km long and takes around one and half hour. The only way to get here is by car and you can park at the small parking lot right here.

Where is the Fanal forest located?

The Fanal forest is located at the mountain plateau Paul da Serra in the north-west part of Madeira around 10 km east of the town Ribeira Da Janela. If you are driving from Funchal the trip is 50 km long and takes around one and half hour.

Why visit Madeiras Fanal forest?

Luckily, thanks to its UNESCO status, the Fanal forest will remain in pristine condition for years to come. Located within the Madeira Natural Park, it enjoys special protective measure to ensure that these ancient trees continue to flourish. Madeiras Fanal forest is known for its ancient trees and fairy-tale landscape.

Where are the trees in Madeira?

The trees are part of the laurel family which comprise much of the laurisilva forests of Madeira and the Canary Islands. Fanal lies on the ER 209, itself a great drive linking Ribeira da Janela with Paul da Serra. The area is frequently and quickly covered in mist and fog so keep to the trails to avoid getting lost.

What are the best forest walks in Madeira?

The Vereda do Fanal PR13 hike is very nice forest walk in Madeira and offers a lot of variety along the way. You walk through the enchanting UNESCO-listed Laurissilva Forest and via open paths with incredible views on the Rabaçal Valley to the Fanal Forest as spectacular finish.

Why is the Fanal forest so special?

The magical Fanal Forest is part of the Laurisilva forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ecological importance and beauty. Thanks to its UNESCO status, the Fanal forest will be protected and remain in pristine condition for many years to come so that these ancient trees can continue to flourish.

What is the Fanal area?

The Fanal area is one of Madeiras large laurel forests, located in the northwest of the island. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999 and as a Natural Heritage of Humanity, this dense forest is also protected by the Madeira Natural Park since 1982.

How to visit Fanal laurel forest?

Fanal is a particularly humid laurel forest, due to the subtropical climate of the island and the forest is very often in mist and fog. How to visit Fanal Laurel Forest? You can visit this dense and strange forest on foot, through the levadas and veredas. Where to find the forest?

What is the climate like in Fanal?

Fanal is a particularly humid laurel forest, due to the subtropical climate of the island and the forest is very often in mist and fog. How to visit Fanal Laurel Forest?

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