Levada dos Prazeres

From: 27/per person

Quick Details

  • Availability: Wednesday.
  • } Duration: In total, including with transportation this tour takes about 4 hours 30 minutes, being the hiking time around 2 hours.
  • Distance: 6 Km.
  • Highest Point: 300m.
  • Lowest Point: 275m.
  • Location: Prazeres (Calheta).
  • Difficult: Relaxing levada walk.

From: 27/per person

Levada dos Prazeres

Highlight:
  • Beautiful levada walk with different types of flora and fauna.
  • The flower lined levada trickles along underneath a canopy of Eucalyptus and Oak trees. Enjoy the abundant flora and patchwork landscape that makes this walk delightful.
  • Be delighted by one of the sunniest places in Madeira enjoying a relaxing walk in the middle of an exotic forest.

About 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.

This walk is developed in the middle of two forests: The Exotic Forest composed by introduced trees and plants, such as the pine trees and acácias; and also a part of plants from the Laurissilva Forest, an endemic forest, composed by plants and trees that can only be seen on Madeira Island
The Laurissilva Forest of Madeira is a world heritage site by UNESCO since 1999 and is one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Here is easy to find some examples of trees that belong the Laurel Forest.

This is a very relaxing walk along the Levada and has the duration of approximately two hours walking. During the tour, the guide will explain you some curiosities about the local traditions, flora and fauna.

If you have a curiosity about what is a Levada walk in Madeira this tour will be probably the most indicated to explore this wonderful water channels called “levadas” with all your family.

FAQs
What is included in the price?
Official mountain guide, transportation and personal insurance (according with the Portuguese law).
What is a levada walk?
The Levadas are a series of channels carved into in the cliff faces, carrying water from the mountainous north to the farms and plantations of the south, the oldest of which have been around for over 500 years. Nowadays are one of the most important touristic attraction on the island.
This hike is ideal for me?
The levada dos Prazeres is an easy levada walk, to do it you don´t need to be a hiking expert you just need to be in relatively good shape to hike during approximately 2 hours. If you hear about Levadas and you are curious about it this is the best walk for start exploring the island.
What kind of equipment I need to bring?
For this kind of easy levada walk we recommend you bring comfortable clothes, rain and sun protection and good shoes (never sandals or flipflop). Also, we recommend you to bring plenty of water and some fruit if you want.
Is food included on the tour?
In the easy levada walks the food is not included and we are not able to provide you picnics pack but no worries you will be back at time for the lunch.
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