The Madeira Royal Road (Camino Real) Association (ACRM) starts from this Saturday March 24th, the second round of the 8-day Royal Route 23 to the island, inviting its associates and other hiker enthusiasts. This initiative, which has been organized by the ACRM during the Easter break, will start at Ponta do Sol and will travel along the coast about 184 km of the Camino Real 23 counter clockwise, passing through 10 municipalities and 37 parishes, in a rediscovery of our history, patrimony and culture. The walkers will record their passage in the network of partners that the ACRM has established throughout the island, using for this purpose the ‘Camden Credential’ which constitutes an individual passport where stamps will be affixed to certify the passage in the different localities.
Dia 1 – 24/Março: Ponta do Sol (Igreja) – Funchal 26,0 km
Dia 2 – 25/Março: Funchal (Sé) – Machico (Igreja) 29,5 km
Dia 3 – 26/Março: Machico (Igreja) – Santana 24,6 km
Dia 4 – 27/Março: Santana – Ponta Delgada 18,7 km
Dia 5 – 28/Março: Ponta Delgada – Porto Moniz 27,8 km
Dia 6 – 29/Março: Porto Moniz – Fajã da Ovelha 24,8 km
Dia 7 – 30/Março: Fajã da Ovelha – Estreito da Calheta 15,5 km
Dia 8 – 31/Março: Estreito da Calheta – Ponta do Sol 17,1 km
Anyone unable to attend can follow the event at site www.caminhoreal.pt or on the Facebook page ‘Caminho Real da Madeira‘. Note: Interested parties must be present at the place of departure at the agreed time each day, with no payment or reservation of seats required. Meals and accommodation will be the responsibility of the hikers, and ACRM may recommend or suggest some to those who need it.