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Levada dos Prazeres

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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.

Enjoy a Beautiful and Relaxing Walk Through Madeira’s Exotic Forests

Levada dos Prazeres begins in sunny Calheta on the south coast of Madeira Island. This easy and beautiful levada walk is ideal for everyone, offering pleasant weather almost year-round. The walk takes you through two distinct forests: an Exotic Forest with introduced trees and plants such as pine trees and acacias, and sections of the Laurissilva Forest, an endemic forest unique to Madeira.

The Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999 and one of the seven wonders of Portugal, showcases various native plant species. Along the Levada dos Prazeres, you can easily spot examples of trees from the Laurel Forest.

This relaxing walk along the levada lasts approximately two hours. Throughout the journey, the guide will share interesting facts about local traditions, flora, and fauna.

For those curious about levada walks in Madeira, this tour offers an excellent introduction to these wonderful water channels known as “levadas.” Explore the serene beauty and fascinating biodiversity of Madeira Island on this delightful and educational walk.

  • Diverse Flora and Fauna:
    Experience a delightful walk surrounded by various types of flora and fauna.
  • Scenic Pathway:
    The flower-lined levada meanders under a canopy of Eucalyptus and Oak trees, offering abundant flora and a patchwork landscape.
  • Sunny and Relaxing:
    Stroll through one of Madeira's sunniest spots, enjoying a serene walk in an exotic forest.
Prepare for an unforgettable hike by bringing comfortable shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Protect yourself from the sun with a good sun protector, and pack a windbreaker to stay warm against the high-altitude breezes. Don’t miss the chance to capture the breathtaking scenery and memorable moments, so make sure to bring your camera for amazing photos.
  • 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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