Another interstation between Funchal/Corujeira and Pico Arieiro. After you started in Corujeira and logged the caches“Aguas dos Tornos” and “Hells Throat”, your climb becomes a little bit harder. A few meters before the cache “Aguas dos Tornos” you can see a steep and narrow track leading up (yellow and red mark). You should reach at N 32º 41.675 W 016º 54.704 a farm track. Turn right and at N 32º 41.703 W 016º 54.662 your climb continues.
Follow the marker “Poço da Neve” or “Levada do Barreiro” (Spoiler1) always along the water channel. More or less an hour after you started at the levada do Barreiro, you have to look for a marker (Spoiler2). Take this small track up and after a few meters you meet another farm-track N 32º 42.477 W 016º 55.052 .You are short before the cache (Spoiler3-5) After you logged the cache, go down again to the levada and continue your way up to “Poço da Neve” and, of course, “Pico Arieiro”. Congratulations if you manage this in one round. 1200 m altitude difference. Your reward is 5 caches.
For a shorter version of this hike you can start at “Casa do Barreiro” in the natural reserve “Parque ecológico do Funchal”. It is unnecessary to tell about the great views and nature on this hike. Make your own mind.
Don’t go this way when it rains or on days with dense fog. It becomes slippery and dangerous. You have to be free of vertigo. Anorak and mountain boots are a must. The weather can change very quickly. Take to eat and to drink with you.