Madeira Levada Walks

If you have ever got interested in Madeira, the wonderful paradise for walkers, you probably heard about our world-famous levadas.

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Levada Walks in Madeira

If you have ever got interested in Madeira, the wonderful paradise for walkers, you probably heard about our world-famous levadas. The truth is, you can walk this island far and wide. While in Madeira, you can’t miss this exotic and unique experience! Being in Madeira and not walking along these breathtaking levadas is like being in Paris and not visiting the Eiffel tower.

If you are a nature lover, Madeira Island is undoubtedly the perfect destination for you. We can say that when you are in this beautiful island, you’ll be dazzled by all the nature treasures that is offered to you. Walk along the most beautiful “levadas” and paths of Madeira. We know that everyone has other preferences and expectations about the difficulty level, length or surroundings. For that reason, we made a selection of the best walks and offer to all our visitors a walking schedule with different walks every day.

Do you already know what ‘levadas’ actually are?
The “Levadas” are extraordinary irrigation systems built by our ancestors in the 16th century to distribute water from the north coast to the south coast. Currently, there is around 2500 km of Levadas in Madeira Island. They have provided irrigation to southern plantations of sugarcane, banana trees and vineyards in the past. Levadas, except its basic function, are one of the best attractions of this wonderful island. Along with the levadas you can find special paths, which at the beginning were used by workers. These paths may lead you to spectacular, breathtaking views… Views that you will remember forever!

It seems to be the best opportunity for you to visit our greatest pride, the Laurissilva Forest, considered in 1999 by UNESCO a World Heritage Site, occupying approximately an area of 15,000 hectares, almost 20% of the island is covered by this unique and exhilarant forest.

Levadas & Veredas in Madeira

Our Levadas Activities in Madeira

Levada da Referta

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f Pleasant & easy walk

} 2 Hours Mondays

Levada da Referta

This fascinating walk starts and ends in Porto da Cruz, council of Machico, on the Northern side of Madeira Island. It is an easy levada walk with about 6km long, which goes along agricultural fields where the main local agricultural crops predominate.

Distance: 6 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Ponta de São Lourenço

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f Moderate

} 4 Hours Tuesdays

Ponta de São Lourenço

Ponta de São Lourenço walk runs along the eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Madeira Island. The harsh, almost totally deserted coastline makes the walk one of the most popular and spectacular in Madeira. This walk provides a sharp…

Distance: 8 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Levada Prazeres

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f Relaxing walk

} 2 Hours Wednesdays

Levada dos Prazeres

The Levada dos Prazeres begins in the sunny Calheta, on the South coast of Madeira Island. It is an easy and beautiful “Levada walk” ideal for everybody! In Levada dos Prazeres you can find good weather for almost 365 days per year.

Distance: 6 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo

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f challenging walk

} 4:30 Hours Wednesdays

Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo

There is not a more exciting mountain walk in Madeira. This mountain path links the three highest mountains of Madeira. The walk between the 3 peaks starts at Pico do Areeiro, at approximately 1818m above the sea level and ends at the highest point of Madeira…

Distance: 10 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Caldeirão Verde

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f Moderate

} 4:30 Hours Thrusdays

Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

This walk begins at the Queimadas Forest Park at 980 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Santana, next to a shelter house with thatched roof, that seems to be taken from a fairy tale. It’s inserted in full Laurissilva Forest (World heritage by UNESCO since 1999)…

Distance: 13 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Vereda do Larano

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f Moderate

} 4 Hours Thursdays

Vereda do Larano

This walk connects Machico to Porto da Cruz through an old footpath once used by the local people to move from one place to another to do exchange business. The walk starts in the Levada dos Maroços, so the first part of the route is easy walking along a Levada followed with Mimosa…

Distance: 12 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Rabaçal to 25 Fontes

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f Moderate

} 4:30 Hours Fridays

The Rabaçal and The 25 Fountains

Rabaçal is considered to be one of the most astonishing places to hike in Madeira island. Undoubtedly, the walk between Rabaçal and the 25 fountains allows you to enjoy the sheer beauty of the mysterious island. We operate in full…

Distance: 13 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Levada do Norte

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f Relaxing walk

} 2 Hours Fridays

Levada do Norte

This magnificent Levada do Norte starts just below the widely known Cabo Girão, one of the highest cliffs in Europe. During the walk, for approximately 2 hours, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, green fields, plantations, some houses and traditional buildings of Madeira.

Distance: 6 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Levada do Rei

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f Moderate

} 4 Hours Saturdays

Levada do Rei

The Levada do Rei begins in the Water Treatment Station in Quebradas in São Jorge. This route skirts the valley of São Jorge, where we can observe some herbs and medicinal plants and at the same time learn a little about them. Initially, we will walk in an exotic forest composed…

Distance: 10.5 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Achada do Teixeira

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f Moderate

} 3 Hours Saturdays

Achada do Teixeira / Pico Ruivo

This hike starts at “Achadas do Teixeira” and it goes for approximately 6km. This is not an easy path, but it is not as demanding as if you would start at Pico do Areeiro. It is more than 300 meters going up, as well as coming down, giving a total of approximately 3 hours walking.

Distance: 6 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person
Levada dos Maroços

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f Relaxing Walk

} 2 Hours Sundays

Levada dos Maroços

The Levada dos Maroços is a easy but really beautiful “Madeira Levada walk”, this “levada” takes place in the valley of the city of Machico that is the second largest town in Madeira Island and is located east of the Capital Funchal. Machico was the first city to be discovered in 1419…

Distance: 6.5 Km
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Prices are per person

Do not miss this opportunity and join us walking through the fantastic Madeira Levadas, to make your holiday a unique experience.

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