Madeira Solo Travel: 24 Places to See in Madeira When Travelling Alone

Fascinating cliffs, charming towns, deep ocean, and lush greenery await the solo traveller on the beautiful island of Madeira. How can one navigate Madeira alone without a car? What are the must-see places in Madeira? What should one expect from the island, and what should be packed for a solo adventure? Check out my ultimate guide to solo travel in Madeira and discover how to prepare for this unforgettable journey!

São Lourenço solo hike

Great news for cliff enthusiasts! This island is adorned with stunning, massive, dramatic cliffs! If you’re a fan of mountains and the sea, you’re in the right place. Madeira offers both, and the island has much more interesting things up its sleeve.

In terms of nature, it reminded me of Tenerife which I visited back in Autumn 2022. The islands are only 498 km apart, and despite belonging to different climates (Tenerife has a subtropical hot steppe climate, while Madeira has a Mediterranean hot climate), the scenery is similar, though not identical!

Before diving into any comparisons, let’s explore the spectacular island of Madeira, the eternal spring destination that awakens all your senses.

What Is Madeira & Where Is It Located?

Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal, located in the Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal and northwest of Africa. It is an archipelago comprising four islands: Madeira, Porto Santo, and the uninhabited Desertas and Selvagens islands.

The largest and most populous island is also called Madeira, which is where the capital city, Funchal, is situated. Madeira is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including rugged coastline, lush forests, and mountainous terrain, as well as its mild climate, making it a popular tourist destination.

The popularity of Madeira has been growing especially during the last years. You might have spotted many travel influencers posting breath-taking reels from the island. And yeah, when you see a post starting with ‘Hawaii of Europe’ it certainly is the island of Madeira! Madeira has stolen many hearts and it took mine too.

Your Ultimate Solo Travel Madeira Itinerary: 24 Places to See in Madeira

In case you are a solo traveller without a car, I suggest you start your Madeira adventure in Funchal. It is the capital city of Madeira, and it has the best infrastructure. Madeira is a small to medium island, so if you’re not a fan of hopping from place to place but prefer having one base and exploring smaller places through day trips, Funchal is your city to stay in! You can easily reach the most well-known cities and places by bus.

DAY 1: Funchal – Your Madeira Solo Travel Base

Funchal is known for its picturesque harbour, historic architecture, lush gardens, and vibrant cultural scene. It has many great restaurants and lovely spots to enjoy a good cup of coffee with the typical Portuguese pastel.

1, Jardim Municipal do Funchal

This cute public garden located in the city centre is a popular tourist attraction and is known for its lush greenery, colourful flowers, and scenic views. It offers visitors a peaceful and picturesque environment to relax and enjoy nature in the heart of the city.

Jardim Municipal was the first place I visited in Funchal. I enjoyed there my homemade sandwich while watching several curious lizards navigate through the tall green grass. There is also a small café in the garden; however, their coffee didn’t taste very good. (I had the best cappuccino at Café do Teatro which is directly close to the garden.)

2, Zona Velha do Funchal

Zona Velha, also known as the Old Town, is a historic district located in Funchal, Madeira. It is one of the oldest parts of Funchal, featuring narrow cobblestone streets, traditional architecture, and colourful buildings adorned with painted doors and window shutters.

During my solo travel in Madeira I loved to stroll through the old city, taking pictures of the cute colourful murals, smelling the food of old town’s restaurants and enjoying the moments of being transported far away back in time.

3, Centro da Cidade do Funchal

This one is maybe way too boring, but I believe that seeing the city centre of your travel destination is a must! The Centro da Cidade do Funchal is the historic and cultural heart of Funchal.

Within the city centre, you’ll find numerous cultural landmarks, including historic churches, museums, and theatres. These landmarks showcase Madeira’s rich history, art, and heritage. I enjoyed an exhibition of old photography taken on the island dozens of years ago which revealed lots of information about the past life of the island.

Throughout the year, the Centro da Cidade do Funchal also hosts various events, festivals, and cultural celebrations. Therefore, the chances to see some life music and public concerts in this area are high. Many important historical landmarks in Funchal including the Sé Catedral, primal example of Gothic architecture of Funchal.

4, Funchal Bay & Promenade

I love bays, and I know that many other solo travellers love them too! Funchal Bay offers stunning views of the city, as well as the surrounding hillsides and mountains. The bay is often dotted with boats and yachts, adding to its picturesque charm. The clouds or mist that hang around Madeira from time to time add a bit of drama to the scenery.

The promenade is a great place to see purple evening skies as well. You can’t really see the sun setting, but both the sky and water reflect the rays of sun and show a variety of playful colours from yellow through orange to purple. There are also many ice cream shops, kiosks with drinks, or buffets where you can grab some snacks. This is also the spot where you can rent boat trips.

5, Parque de Santa Catarina

My most favourite place in Funchal? The Santa Catarina Park! Apart from being called the ‘Hawaii of Europe,’ Madeira is also known as the island of eternal springtime. Where else to enjoy the blissful flowers and plants than in a public park featuring lush greenery of all kinds?

The park offers beautiful views of the surrounding area, including glimpses of the ocean and the cityscape of Funchal.I was stunned by the gorgeous blooming flowers, little ponds, and fountains mirroring the greenery and plants around. This was truly the place in Funchal that made me very happy.

As I spent most of the daytime exploring the rest of the island, I didn’t manage to see everything the capital city. Other places to see in Funchal on your Madeira solo travel are Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Madeira Botanical Garden, Monte Cable Car, Teleférico do Funchal, or the CR7 Museum.

DAY 2: Explore the West of Madeira

Coastal towns, dramatic cliffs, natural wonders, traditional villages, and unbelievable sea views are typical for the western part of the island. To explore the western part of the island on my Madeira solo travel, I took a guided tour by Bearded Madeira.

It turned out to be a very cool trip. We were all girls and mostly solo travellers. Moreover, the guided tour was not really guided. It felt more like having a private driver who drives you to cool places which you explore on your own. I took this trip on my second day of Madeira solo travel and it quickly revealed what is the mysterious island about: amazing scenery, unique nature and cute, charming villages.

6, Câmara de Lobos

Câmara de Lobos is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, with its rugged coastline, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque harbour. Historically it has been a fishing village, and fishing remains an important part of its economy and culture.

We arrived at the village early, before all the crowds. The morning sun reflecting on the calm waters blinded my eyes, however I still enjoyed the pretty views of the bay full of little fishermen boats.

The town is also known for its wine culture, particularly the production of Poncha, a traditional Madeiran alcoholic beverage made from sugar cane rum, honey, and citrus juice. As it was only a few minutes after 9 am I decided to go for a little Portuguese espresso, but we will talk about Poncha later! Don’ leave your solo travel in Madeira without trying poncha.

7, Cabo Girão Skywalk

Commercial, crowded, small and little bit dirty for a skywalk, yet the views are worth it! You need to pay 2 euro entrance fee to enjoy the views from the highest cliff of Madeira (Cabo Girão is at 580 meters above sea level) and wait for dozens of other tourists to move away to be able to take a picture of the highest views of the island.

Despite of its popularity it still offers what it promises: breath-taking panoramic views of the coastline, the Atlantic Ocean, and the rugged landscape of Cabo Girão.

You can visit this skywalk even though you are usually scared, as the glass surface is not very transparent. It is painted with little dots, and it was – at least at the time of our visit – quite dirty so one doesn’t have a feeling of a real skywalk. It felt more like a regular bridge.

On the other hand, the balcony can make you dizzy as there is literally nothing under you and you watch the beach and sea laying 580 under you.

8, Ponta do Sol

Our next stop of exploring the western part of Madeira was a picturesque village of Ponta do Sol. This little town is situated approximately 25 kilometres southwest of Funchal, nestled between rugged cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean, offering stunning views of the coastline.

The town’s name means “Point of the Sun” in Portuguese and reflects its reputation as one of the sunniest spots on the island! Apart from the sun, beaches, and traditional Madeiran architecture, you can expect there amusing views of the ocean, surrounding mountains, and lush green landscapes.

9, Fanal

The mystic forest of Fanal is a must-see place on your Madeira solo travel itinerary. This breath-taking natural area located in the municipality of São Vicente, within the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is nestled in the mountains at an altitude of approximately 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) above sea level.

There are only two dangers which any traveller visiting fanal should be aware of: cow shit & heavy mist. Big chocolate ponds are all over the forest and as the heavy mist appears and disappears out of nowhere, it is very easy to step into it.

The forest is a very beautiful and mysterious place. It feels like visiting a completely different planet. I have to say I was very happy to visit it with a group of girls instead of being there completely alone. Thanks to the mist and the trees having the same shape it was somehow difficult to navigate ourselves. One can easily lose a track about the surroundings.

10, Ribeira da Janela

Situated on the northwestern part of Madeira close to Porto Moniz, Ribeira da Janela is a scenic valley with steep cliffs, cascading waterfalls, natural pools, and dramatic landscapes.

It is a popular destination for hikers, with several trails that wind through the valley and surrounding mountains. These trails offer opportunities to explore the area’s natural beauty up close and discover hidden waterfalls and viewpoints along the way.

The nearby village of Ribeira da Janela is a quaint fishing village with traditional whitewashed houses and a small harbor. Visitors can stroll through the village streets, visit local cafes and restaurants, and learn about the traditional way of life in Madeira.

11, Porto Moniz

This was possibly the most relaxing stop of the whole western tour. We started with having some drinks in a local bar. Some took the traditional poncha and I had the best and most refreshing white sangria in my life!

Afterwards we went to experience the main attraction of Porto Moniz – the natural volcanic pools. It required lots of courage and strong will. The weather got suddenly cloudy, windy, and much colder than before.

I hate entering cold water, and the rest of the girls seemed to share the same opinion. We all knew that fear has to go! It was the best decision ever! The water was so welcoming.

It is not very deep therefore it remained its previous temperature. Be very careful with the surface – I personally took my water shoes which really helped. It is a natural pool set in a sequence of rocks, so the surface is uneven, rocky, hard and very unpredictable.

12, Seixal Beach

If you fancy black beaches and especially black beaches rugged in between green bushy mountains with dark blue waters, Seixal is the place for you. Seixal is known for its natural volcanic pools. These pools are formed by lava rock and filled with seawater from the Atlantic, providing a unique and picturesque setting for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation.

Seixal is a tranquil and scenic destination, it brings together the tropical vibe mixed with the never-ending dramatic scenery. Time stops at Seixal when the dark beach offers a striking contrast to the blue waters of the ocean.

13, Miradouro do Véu da Noiva

Views, views, waterfalls, and more views. Miradouro do Véu da Noiva is a stunning viewpoint located on the northern coast of Madeira. he highlight of Miradouro do Véu da Noiva is the Véu da Noiva Waterfall, which translates to “Bridal Veil” in English.

This picturesque waterfall cascades down the cliffs and into the ocean below, creating a mesmerizing sight and providing ample photo opportunities.

Miradouro do Véu da Noiva is a must-visit destination on your Madeira solo travel, offering spectacular views of the coastline, waterfalls, and ocean that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

DAY 3: Take the Most Famous Hike of Your Solo Trip in Madeira

Touch of snowy clouds, a breath of fresh nature, one step closer heaven and absolute feelings of deepest happiness. This is how I would describe probably the top two places to see in Madeira on your solo travel.

14, Pico do Arieiro & 15, Pico Ruvio

Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo are two prominent peaks located in the Natural Park the island of Madeira. Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on the island, standing at an elevation of 1,818 meters (5,965 feet) above sea level. Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on Madeira, reaching an elevation of 1,862 meters (6,109 feet) above sea level.

The most famous hiking trail connecting these two is called simply Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo trail. There are many amenities at Pico de Arieiro, including toilets, cafeteria and mainly a big parking spot. You can hire a transfer to Areiro with a pickup at Ruivo after 6 or so hours. You can also drive to Areiro, hike to Ruivo and hike back to Areiro.

Why is this trail so popular? It offers stunning views of Madeira’s mountainous terrain, lush vegetation, and dramatic cliffs. No wonder, it is considered one of the most scenic hikes on the island, although it can be challenging due to its steep and rocky terrain. However, the breath-taking vistas along the way make it a rewarding experience for those who undertake it.

I booked a guided hike with Lido Tours, however you can easily do this alone as the trek is very well organized and marked. There are always enough people on this hike in case of emergencies. I was happy to join the guided hike as our guide was incredibly funny, full of knowledge and very helpful.

I visited Arieiro also second time, during the guided tour through the east of Madeira. This time we stopped at the peak for 20 minutes which was nice. I had much more time to take pictures of the snowy clouds.

DAY 4: More Views and Welcome Dip in the Atlantic Ocean

15, Cristo Rei

Cristo Rei in Madeira refers to a smaller replica of the iconic Cristo Rei statue located in Almada, Portugal. This replica is situated in the municipality of Caniço. Like the larger statue in Almada, the Cristo Rei in Madeira depicts Jesus Christ with arms outstretched, overlooking the surrounding landscape.

While not as large as the original Cristo Rei statue, the one in Madeira still serves as a symbol of faith and a point of interest for both locals and visitors to the island. I loved especially the panoramic views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Cristo Rei is a nice stop before getting to the Garajau beach.

16, Praia do Garajau

After I’d explored lush gardens of Funchal, dipped in the natural pools of Port Moniz, and climbed up the highest peak od Madeira, it was time to chill on the beach during my solo trip in Madeira.

There are two ways to get to a pebble beach with crystal clear water – Praia Garajau. The first one is driving or biking down the road towards the parking in front of the beach. The beach is additional 10 minutes of walking from the parkings spot.

Nikita drink

The second one is walking the all way down to the beach. And the third, the laziest way, is taking a short but sweet cable car from Cristo Rei.

On my way to the beach, I took the cable car which cost me about 5 euros both ways. The ride takes literally a minute. There is also a bar/restaurant at the Garajau beach and rentable sunbaths. The restaurant was extremely chaotic, but the food and drinks were good.

Finally, I tried the famous Nikita, a beer drink with pineapple juice and pineapple ice-cream. Unbelievable weird combination with unbelievably great taste.

DAY 5: Unusual Vereda – Easy Hike for Solo Travellers in Madeira

17, Vereda do Larano, from Machico to Porto Da Cruz

Those who fancy hikes with never-ending ocean views should make a note about Vereda do Larano. This trail is not incredibly popular, and you won’t find many guided tours offering this trail. It was not easy to find the whole trail in Kamoot or AllTrails maps. I had to do a proper internet research and read at least two blogposts (this one was my favourite). I also had to follow two app trails instead of a one.

The start of this Vereda is directly behind people’s properties

The first trail you can follow is the Vereda do Caniçal. After reaching Caniçal you can join the Vereda do Larano trail in AllTrails app – for some reason it starts only in Canical, even though the whole route begins at Machico.

To sum up this hike: Tak a bus number 113 from Funchal to Machico run by SAM. Tell the driver you’re doing the Vereda do Larano and he will advice you on which stop in Machico to get off. There are two buses with slightly different routes – a regular one and express one. If you take the regular one, you get off at the bus stop right before the tunnel that leads to Caniçal.

I made a mistake and took the express bus which stops on the other side of the already mentioned tunnel – on a highway. It is around 10-15 minutes’ walk from the start point of Vereda do Larano.

The route starts behind the backyards of people’s houses, so it feels a little bit weird. Nevertheless, follow the water stream or a channel – so called Levada, download a route for Vereda do Caniçal and just carry on straight. There are not many other routes on this hike which could confuse you to take off the path.

At the end of the hike, you reach a little fishermen village Porto Da Cruz, where you can enjoy the well-deserved beer and food. From Porto Da Cruz you can take a bus – they are usually late, so don’t get scared to wait more than 20 or 30 minutes.

If you wish to learn more about this hike, I am happy to prepare a separate article about it with tips, more pictures and information on the trail itself.

DAY 6: East of Madeira

On the day number 6 I booked a guided tour with Lido Tours to explore the east part of the island. I had probably the worst seat ever, squeezed in the back, directly in the middle of two big guys. I sweated all the way and didn’t understand anything what the guide said. However, it turned out to be a nice trip as we managed to see lots of beautiful places where I wouldn’t normally get without a car.

18, Caminho dos Pretos

Originally, the Caminho dos Pretos was built by slaves during the colonial period to connect the agricultural areas of the island with the city of Funchal. It served as a vital route for transporting goods, primarily sugar cane and other agricultural products, from the inland plantations to the coastal areas for export.

Today, the Caminho dos Pretos has been restored and transformed into a hiking trail, allowing visitors to explore the island’s history and natural beauty. The trail offers stunning views of Madeira’s lush landscape, with verdant valleys, terraced fields, and dense forests along the way.

19, Faial

Faial Parish is also known for its traditional Madeiran architecture, including quaint stone houses and chapels scattered throughout the countryside.

Praia do Faial

You can enjoy hiking trails that meander through the lush countryside, providing opportunities to explore the natural wonders of Madeira and experience its tranquil rural atmosphere. Additionally, the parish is conveniently located near other popular tourist destinations on the island, making it a potential stop for those exploring Madeira’s diverse attractions.

20, Santana

Santana is is known for its picturesque landscapes, traditional Madeiran architecture, and cultural heritage.The quaint, triangular-shaped houses with thatched roofs are known as “palheiros.” Many of these traditional houses have been preserved and restored, offering visitors a glimpse into Madeira’s past.

In addition to its traditional architecture, Santana is surrounded by stunning natural scenery, including verdant valleys, rugged cliffs, and lush forests. The municipality is home to several hiking trails and viewpoints that provide panoramic views of the coastline and the surrounding countryside.

21, Caniçal –  Miradouro do Pico do Facho

The Miradouro do Pico do Facho, or Pico do Facho Viewpoint, is a popular viewpoint located in Caniçal. You can enjoy here panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, including the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Desertas Islands. The viewpoint is named after the nearby Pico do Facho, a hill that rises above the town.

In addition to its scenic appeal, the Miradouro do Pico do Facho also serves as a starting point for hiking trails that lead into the surrounding countryside, providing opportunities for further exploration of Madeira’s diverse landscapes.

22, Miradouro Ponta do Furado

Miradouro Ponta do Furado is a scenic viewpoint located close to São Lourenço – dragon tail and it offers stunning vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, rugged coastal cliffs, and dramatic seascapes.

I especially enjoyed panoramic views of the ocean stretching out to the horizon, as I love observing the waves crashing against the rocky shoreline. I planned to hike to São Lourenço anyway, but this little sneaky peak of what it may look like there, persuaded me even more.

Like many viewpoints on Madeira, Miradouro Ponta do Furado provides a picturesque setting for photography, nature observation, and relaxation.

DAY 7: The Last Solo Hike and Sunset Boat Tour

23, São Lourenço

So called Dragon’s Tail is one of the most visited places in Madeira. Together with Pico Areiro and the Fanal forest is São Lourenço the most photographed place on the island.

Once I was encouraged to easily summon the Verado do Larano on my own, São Lourenço was a piece of cake! From all the places I have visited on my solo travel in Madeira, this one was the easiest to navigate in.

It is a piece of dry peninsula with little trees and bushes. There are only a few routes, so it would be difficult to get lost over there. However, the surface around the cliffs and the trail itself is slippery. Nevertheless, there are always many people around.

Wear proper shoes São Lourenço solo hike in Madeira. (You wouldn’t believe but I saw people wearing flip flops on their way up to the Dragon’s Tail!). Bring lots of water (there is no shadow), be aware of where you step, inform your hotel, take a power bank and try to stay on the main trail.

One important information – you need to pay an entrance fee of 1 € fee to enter the protected nature reserve. There is a QR code at the entrance which you can scan and pay by card. I’d recommend that you pay at home before the trip, because the QR code didn’t work well for me and for many other people. You can do so at this official page in advance.

Getting to São Lourenço on your Madeira solo travel without a car is very easy. You just need to take the very same bus as for the Vereda do Larano hike: number 113 and get of at the last stop called Baía dAbra. Be careful, not all buses in the official schedule reach out to Baìa. You can check the schedule here.

24, See Madeira from the Sea

What is the best way to experience the magnificence of Madeira’s beauty? To see its glorious cliffs, rugged villages, and monumental hills from the bottom – from the sea.

I always try to squeeze in my travel itinerary a little boat trip and I always enjoy it when it is on the last day of my holiday. It is like the final goodbye to the place. Exploring the island’s details from the sea while watching the sunset.

On the last day of my Madeira solo travel, after I sweated and got tanned reaching out the Dragon’s Tail São Lourenço, I hopped on a boat to watch the sunset and incredible panorama of the island of Madeira.

The initial plan was got to see some dolphins and whales, but they were nowhere to be found. I enjoyed the boat trip anyway. The scenery was marvellous, the sea was beautiful, the sunset was fabulous and the little dip in the ocean was fun too! I was surprised that the water wasn’t that cold.

I booked the trip from Gaviao Tours for 40 euros, and we had unlimited drinks, towels and snorkelling gear included. Our skippers were very friendly and funny. I couldn’t have chosen a better activity to do on my last evening in Madeira.  

When to Travel to Madeira Alone?

With the recent weather shifts, it is hard to predict the weather on an island with its own microclimate. I travelled solo to Madeira at the end of September and left at beginning of October.

According to many sources, these would be some of the best months for hiking due to drops in both temperatures and numbers of visitors. To my surprise, Madeira was still extremely hot and crowded too. The temperature even rose from 27 to 33 degrees at the end of my trip!

Hiking in Madeira in September and October was very challenging due to the strong sun and humidity. Two weeks after my trip, the island was struck by heavy rains.

I’d personally avoid visiting Madeira in the summer months of June, July, and August as these might be very hot and full of tourists. Spring and Autumn shall be the best times for hiking, but as already mentioned, Autumn can still be crazily hot and, apparently, crazily rainy.

Madeira is known for its eternal spring vibe and the best months to see the island in full bloom are April, May, or June. December can be pretty busy too, as many people flock to Madeira to get some vitamin D and vitamin sea.

Why to Choose Madeira for Your Solo Trip?

Madeira is firstly a very safe place for both male and female travellers. The locals are very friendly, always willing to offer you help or a guide during your trip. I felt very safe on the island, and I never encountered any, even a tiny bit dangerous situation.

Secondly, it is very simple to move around the island of Madeira, even without a car! Don’t believe the blogs telling you that it is complicated! Of course, renting a car is always much more convenient, comfortable, and efficient. However, if you don’t drive or just don’t want to, don’t get discouraged!

There are several bus operators on the island and many guided tours or transfers. One can also use the app Bolt which offers you many routes for a reasonable price.

The third reason to travel solo to Madeira is the island itself. The scenery is just breath-taking, the nature will heal your soul and the many of ‘Levadas’ and ‘Veredas’ will also help you stay fit. Madeira is an island to cherish your soul, mind, heart, and body at once.

What to Expect on Your Madeira Solo Travel

It is hot, humid and it may get windy: Madeira has its own microclimate. Follow the weather forecast. Pack a rain jacket and good shoeas if you plan to hike.

There is many mosquitos and they are agressive: Pack a really good repellent with deet of 40% or 50%. Madeira’s mosquitos were my complete nightmare! It was very hard to get rid of them and the natural aloe vera & lemon cremes didn’t help much.

People in Madeira are friendly: Good news for the extroverted solo travellers: you’ll find it easy to mingle, meet people and chat. The locals are very chatty and friendly. There are also many other solo travellers coming from around the world. You won’t feel alone if you don’t want to and you’ll find a peace for yourself if you wish so.

Solo Travel in Madeira without Car is Possible! You Just Need Patience and a Good Schedule: Don’t rely on the internet. Many shedules are not online. Find your nearest bus stops and take pictures if the timetables. The buses can be 10 to 30 minutes late but you get to the top travelling places with a bus very easy and cheap. Download the Bolt app and check som car transfers or guided tours.

What to Pack for Your Solo Travel Trip to Madeira?

It always depends on the objective of your trip and the season of your visit. If you plan to see mostly nature and hike, explore or swim during the day, while enjoying some dining out in the evenings, feel free to get inspired by contains of my luggage.

I travelled to Madeira at the end of September and stayed until the 4th of October. Surprisingly, the weather got hotter in October. For 7 days and 8 nights in total, I packed:

  • 150 ml body sun blocker (it was enough as I had legs and arms covered most of the time, take more if you plan more beach days)
  • 50 ml face sun blocker
  • No repellent – MISTAKE
  • Powerbank (highly recommended)
  • 1 cap (very important!)
  • 1 sunglass (essential!)
  • 2 linen shirts (great to cover your arms on a hot hike when you don’t want to protect your skin)
  • 3 Food foils (very hand for snacks, as well as a trash bin)
  • 1 pair hiking shoes (more recommended than usual sneakers)
  • 1 pair sneakers
  • 2 pair long sport leggings
  • 2 pair short leggings
  • 3 sporty bras
  • 5 pair socks (you can easily wash them in the basin)
  • 7 pairs underwear
  • 2 functional Tshirts
  • 1 pair flip flops (never shower without them!)
  • 1 bikini & 1 swimwear
  • 1 sweatshirt
  • 1 waterproof jacket (I never needed this one as the weather was suuuper hot)
  • 1 thick shirt (good wind protector up in the Pico Arieiro)
  • 1 jean shorts
  • 2 dresses
  • 1 skirt
  • 3-4 tops
  • Cosmetics
  • 2 pair of jeans (absolutely not necessary in September or October)

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