RIBEIRA FRIO AND BALCÕES

Balcões, "Balcony" in English, is a viewpoint situated 870 above sea level, where we can overlook the valleys hundreds of meters below, as if we are standing on a real balcony.

Starting at Ribeiro Frio, a short levada walk (20 minutes) takes us through the laurel forest. Suddenly and quite unexpected the path ends at a rock.

As we make the final steps, the woods dissappear to make place for a dazzling spectacle of high mountains and deep valleys. We sit down by the rock where a wooden fence protects us from the abyss, and we listen to the silence of the wind sofly blowing through the valley.