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Poco das Pulgas - Wasserfall Wanderung off the beaten path auf Madeira




Join us as we delve into the wilderness of Madeira on a spectacular hiking trail, where the echo of waterfalls and the rustling leaves are the only soundtrack to our journey. Our trek to Poço das Pulgas transcends a mere hike; it's a gateway to an adventure leading us to hidden cascades of untouched beauty.


Gast Andi klettert über mit Moos bedeckte Felsen im dichten Dschungel von Madeira auf einer abenteuerlichen Wanderung zum Poço das Pulgas Wasserfall.
Climbing into the deep forests on the way to hidden waterfalls

We park in the cooling shade at Parque das Merendas, our starting point for exploration. The ‘Estrada das Fontes’ beckons us deeper into the forest's embrace. As civilization fades, we're enveloped by the forest's verdant hues.

Our path takes us past the enchanting Cascata do Rabo do Burro, its symmetrical fern drapery and gentle waters feeling otherworldly.


A waterfall named Cascata do Rabo do Burro flows elegantly down a lush, fern-covered cliff into a serene pool, epitomizing Madeira's enchanting natural beauty.
Unveiling the Hidden Gem: Cascata do Rabo do Burro's Mesmerizing Cascade

Following the blue signs, Poço das Pulgas calls to us. Yet, another picturesque waterfall graces our path, showcasing Madeira's raw beauty.


At Poço das Pulgas, serenity unfolds. Water tumbles down in stages, viewed through a curtain of vines and ferns.


For the intrepid, the route offers more—steep climbs reward us with views from Rocha dos Pombos, a breathtaking vantage point above Ponta Delgada, where one feels like an explorer in pristine nature.


Waterfall at Poço das Pulgas cascading through multiple lush, green tiers, surrounded by a natural curtain of vines and ferns, creating a tranquil haven within Madeira's jungle.
Nature's Symphony at Poço das Pulgas Waterfall: A Serene Escape

For the intrepid, the route offers more—steep climbs reward us with views from Rocha dos Pombos, a breathtaking vantage point above Ponta Delgada, where one feels like an explorer in pristine nature.


The return is a challenge, a descent on slippery trails, past more majestic waterfalls, leading back to our start.


This is a hike that fortifies both muscle and spirit, reminding us that life's most beautiful treasures often come through hard work.


Ready to join us off the beaten track to uncover Madeira's beauty? Visit the Instagram @madeira_hiking if you’d like to venture this trail with a guide. Remember, never proceed alone—safety comes first on these untamed paths.




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