It's not only from the highest peaks of the island that you can take a glimpse at the imposing valleys and mountains of Madeira.
You can also do that at the Bica da Cana viewpoint, located in an easily accessible place.
It is one of the most popular (and photographed) observatories in the archipelago.
As it is located at an altitude of 1580 metres, in the parish of Canhas, Ponta do Sol, this is the perfect place to let your gaze sweep across the island.
From the Bica da Cana viewpoint, you can get a unique view over the São Vicente valley, where the shades of green of the Laurissilva forest are predominant.
Many have been drawn to the Bica da Cana viewpoint to watch the sunrise.
The visual spectacle that this place can provide at that time of day is often enriched by a layer of clouds that build up below some of the higher rock formations.
In addition, near the Bica da Cana viewpoint you will also find access to various trails and the recently renovated Bica da Cana leisure area, which has a number of facilities and a picnic area.
Located at an altitude of 1580 metres, the Bica da Cana viewpoint offers a broad perspective over the São Vicente valley, marked by the density of the Laurissilva forest.