PR 19 - Caminho Real do Paul do Mar

Caminho Real do Paul do Mar is a short 1.8 km trail with an estimated duration of 1:20 hours, downhill from the parish of Prazeres to Paul do Mar, with a scenery composed of agricultural terraces.

Of moderate difficulty, Caminho Real do Paul do Mar begins at an altitude of around 550 metres.

Right from the start, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the perspective from the Lombo da Rocha viewpoint over the parishes of Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar.

This trail, which zig-zags downhill, is part of Madeira's historical heritage.

Paved with small steps, Caminho Real do Paul do Mar bears witness to the difficult access paths of the past, often travelled with heavy loads on the back.

However, it was the only alternative to the sea connection, which was too expensive for many and unavailable when the sea was rough.

At the end of Caminho Real do Paul do Mar, take some time to discover Paul do Mar, a small parish that still follows the fishing tradition that has always marked its daily life and which, over the last decade, has been rejuvenated with the opening of bars by the sea shore, which are a meeting point for locals and tourists alike.

Distance: 1.8 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1:20 hours
Start/End: Prazeres / Paul do Mar
Max. Altitude / Min. Altitude: 550 m / 16 m

IFCN Madeira
Rua João de Deus 12 F, RC C
9050-027 Funchal
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