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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 are around 2500 km of Levadas in Madeira. What better opportunity 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, the largest core of this forest. Do not miss this opportunity and join us walking through the fantastic Madeira Levadas, to make your holiday an unique experience.

Half Day Levada Walks

Levada dos Marocos
an easy walk of 6km on Sundays. The Levada dos Marocos takes you along the valley of Machico, the first city to be discovered in 1419 by Tristao Vaz Teixeira and Joao Gonçalves Zarco. Discover the fantastic views over the city of Machico and get to know th famous Poios Madeirenses (agricultural terraces). You may also get the chance to enjoy some of the fresh fruit that farmers sell along the Levada. This Madeira levada walk costs € per person and the trip takes approximately 2 hours.

The Madeira levada walks include an experienced guide, insurance and transport to and from your hotel in Funchal (or nearby towns). Advance booking is recommended.

Levada dos Marocos

Available every SUNDAY
Price per person: 25,00€
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Distance: 6.5km
Highest point: 250m
Lowest point: 220m
Location: Machico
Difficulty: Easy
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

NEW!!! Levada do Norte

Available every FRIDAY (Morning)

Price per person: 25,00€
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Distance: 6km
Highest point: 560m
Lowest point: 550m
Location: Campanário
Difficulty: Easy
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

NEW!!! Prazeres

Available every WEDNESDAY 
Price per person: 27,00€
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Distance: 6km
Highest point: 300m
Lowest point: 275m
Location: Prazeres (Calheta)
Difficulty: Easy
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Ponta de Sao Lourenco
a moderate walk of 8km on Tuesdays. This dramatic walk starts in the east of the Island, where the vegetation is completely different from the rest of the island. Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a nature reserve and an important site for nesting seabirds. From here there are breathtaking views over both the north and south coast of the island.

Available every TUESDAY 
Price per person: 36,00€
Duration: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
Distance: 8 km
Highest point: 110m
Lowest point: 5m
Location: Caniçal
Difficulty: Moderate
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Levada da Caldeirao Verde
a moderate walk of 13km on Thursdays
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of the Madeira levada walks. The route winds through lush emerald green Laurissilva forest watered by pretty streams and waterfalls. The forest is home to many interesting animals and birds such as the Bis-Bis (Firecrest) and the Tentilhao (Madeiran Chaffinch). There are fantastic views of S. Jorge and after exploring five tunnels of natural basaltic rock time to relax by the crystal clear waters of the Caldeirao Verde waterfall.  This walk includes tunnels and might not be suitable for vertigo sufferers.

Available every THURSDAY
Price per person: 36,00€
Duration: approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Distance: 13km
Highest point: 980m
Lowest point: 890m
Location: Santana
Difficulty: Moderate
Note: Tunnels and Vertigo
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Rabacal/25 Fontes Levada Walk
a moderate walk of 12km on Fridays.
Walk along one of the most beautiful walks in the whole of Madeira with many waterfalls and springs. This levada walk sets out from the largest plateau of Madeira, the Paul da Serra to Madeira’s prettiest valley, the Rabacal. Highlights of the walk include abundant water features including a spectacular turquoise lagoon and the chance to see a wide selection of interesting flora and fauna endemic to Madeira. This walk includes tunnels and might not be suitable for vertigo sufferers.

Available every FRIDAY
Price per person: 36,00€
Duration: approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes
Distance: 13km
Highest point: 1290m
Lowest point: 900m
Location: Rabaçal
Difficulty: Moderate
Note: Tunnels and Vertigo
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

Levada do Rei (Sao Jorge)
an easy to moderate walk of 10km on Saturdays.
The Levada do Rei is renowned for its tranquil beauty and as you walk along it you get a sense of the wild and exuberant landscape that the Portuguese sailors first saw way back in 1419. The route takes you through two different forests, in the first forest exotic species, that have been introduced over the centuries, flourish in Madeira’s gentle climate. Then you’ll enter the Laurissilva forest, one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, where you’ll find an abundance of native flora and fauna, many of which are unique to Madeira. This is a fascinating walk for naturalists and a chance for everyone to enjoy Madeira’s natural beauty and diversity.

Available every SATURDAY 
Price per person: 36,00€
Duration: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
Distance: 10km
Highest point: 719m
Lowest point: 530m
Location: São Jorge
Difficulty: Moderate
Note: Tunnels and Vertigo
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

NEW!!!! Vereda do Larano

Available every SATURDAY 
Price per person: 36,00€
Duration: approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes
Distance: 12km
Highest point: 350m
Lowest point: 10m
Location: Porto da Cruz | Machico
Difficulty: Difficult
Includes: Official Mountain Guide, transport and insurance (Required by Portuguese law)

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