Jackson Groves Hikes the Royal Paths

The Caminho Real 23: Madeira’s Royal Path
This royal path, completely made of stones, was commissioned by the King of Portugal in the 19th century. It was essentially a road or passage designed to be used for walking, carrying items, and for sleds pulled by strong oxen. The road takes you around the perimeter of the island, with a few diversions inland for 170 kilometers with approximately 8000 meters of vertical gain on the route.
We camped our way around the island doing the entire trail in just seven days.
These are some of my favorite photos from our trip.

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