Palheiro Nature Trails

Hiking, Running, Cycling & Bird Watching

Within the 130 hectare Palheiro Nature Estate we have created Nature trails for your pleasure. These can be enjoyed on bikes, for running, hiking, nordic walking or just a simple stroll in Nature. We ask you to please respect others' enjoyment of the Estate and to be quiet near the golfers.

The landscape of Palheiro Nature Estate has changed since 2012, when fires destroyed a large amount of forest. Subsequently, with the help of government funding, we have begun a huge reforestation programme planting indigenous Madeira species such as Til (Ocoetea foetens), Barbusano (Apollonias barbujana) and Laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), as well as removing invasive trees that were introduced to the island - Mimosa (Acacia podalyriifolia) and Eucalyptus. The result is a landscape offering stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Desertas islands, the bay of Funchal and the mountains of Madeira.

On your walks keep an eye out for some of our wildlife such as the rare Trocaz Pigeon (Columba trocaz) and the Eurasian Sparrowhawk of Macaronesia (Accipiter nisus granti).

All our trails begin and end at the Palheiro Golf Clubhouse where you can enjoy spectacular sunsets and the wonderful views over the bay of Funchal.

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  • 60€ PER PERSON

    for full board supplement

    (Breakfast + 3 course lunch & dinner menu including selected drinks during meals)

  • Special Offer

    Free daily green fees at Palheiro Golf

    when booking a Golf Wing Superior Room or Suite (Valid from May to September 2020)



    We offer special discounts for long stays of 14 days or more

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