Achadas da Cruz Cable Car

… back in action

Achadas da Cruz Cable Car

It is another sign of a return to normality in the municipality of Porto Moniz after the recent fires in the municipality and heavy seas that have affected the north coast of the island. The Achadas da Cruz Cable Car resumed its normal operation yesterday.

After just over three weeks of closure, the restoration of telecommunications and electricity in that area allowed the reopening of municipal infrastructure.

The Mayor of Porto Moniz highlights that, during this period in which the cable car was closed, the municipality’s technicians took the opportunity to do some maintenance work, especially because the flames did not reach the infrastructure.

“The technicians were in the infrastructure and tested all the equipment, confirming their full functionality, and so we were just waiting for the telecommunications to be restored, by the competent companies, so that the normal operation of this cable car, which is not only used by farmers with properties in the pebble area, but which is also in great demand from tourists visiting the Region.

It is worth remembering that on October 12th, when the fire was still in the neighbouring parish of Ponta do Pargo, the Municipal Council of Porto Moniz carried out, preventively, the evacuation of Calhau and the area surrounding the Achadas da Cruz Cable Car, at 1:00 p.m. , anticipating the spread of the fire to the parish of Achadas da Cruz. Just over an hour was enough for the entire cable car area to be cleared.

The resumption of operation of the Achadas da Cruz Cable Car took place on November 2nd, albeit in a conditional manner, with the municipality making its use available only to farmers with properties in Calhau.

The infrastructure now resumes its normal operation, 7 days a week, during winter hours: 08:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 18:00 (Ticket sales: from 08:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:30).

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  1. Last time I was in Madeira visiting Achadas da Cruz instead going in the cable car I did hike down it is a great hike but anyone thinking doing you need be very very careful .With excellent views but be aware that the trail is very dangerous very slippery and unpredictable with a lot crumbing soil and and some parts of the trail you need to use your bottom very narrow without any space for making any mistakes .And if you never did any type of hikes I don’t advised doing and please don’t take with you any children or dogs .

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