Madeira Levadas Walks

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If you are coming to Madeira, the one activity you do not want to miss are the levada walks! 

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All about the Madeira Levadas Walks.

The famous Madeira levada walks take you through the UNESCO protected Laurissilva forests with their cascading waterfalls and exuberant wild flowers, past the mountains and green valleys, to the dramatic coastline. The levada walks are walkways created centuries ago to allow locals to access their water courses now they are an unforgettable way to explore this subtropical paradise. We currently offer a program of regular Madeira levada walks and also Walking Holiday Packages!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Guide services

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What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

Picnic lunch – we can arrange a traditional picnic lunch or a vegetarian salad lunch for an additional cost

  1. Half Day Levadas Levada dos Prazeres

    This levada walk will take you along the southern part of the island between two forests – the Exotic Forest and the Laurissilva Forest. Both are bountiful in rare plants and trees, so if you are a nature lover, this is the perfect tour for you! The walk itself is quite leisurely, with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities, so don’t forget to bring your camera! Our friendly guides will also point out the water channels along the way and a wealth of fun facts and traditions of Madeira!

    Availability: Wednesday

    Duration: 2 hours

    Distance: 6km

    Level: Easy 

    Price: 27 euros

  2. Half Day Levadas Levada do Norte

    Take a walk along one of the oldest and longest levada trails in Madeira! This is another really easygoing trail for families and for those who aren’t quite used to long walks, but still want to see these amazing structures. Highlights during the tour include Ribeira Brava and Campanario, as well as the spectacular views of the Atlantic. You will be spoiled for choice! Along this trail you will also also get to know the famous Madeira Poios, which are beautifully organized agricultural fields.

    Availability: Friday

    Duration: 2hours

    Distance: 6km

    Level: Easy

    Price: 27 euros

  3. Half Day Levadas Levada dos Marocos

    A beautiful walk along the valley in Machicho in the east. Along the trail, you’ll get to see irrigation channels, and beautiful valleys such as the Ribeira de Machicho. You will always be accompanied by amazing views along the way with highlights including the famous Madeira Poios and Exotic forest.

    Availability: Sunday

    Duration: 2 hours

    Distance: 6.5km

    Level: Easy

    Price: 27 euros

  4. Half Day Levadas Levada da Referta

    A spectacular walking experience along the north end of the island! We will start the tour at Ponta da Cruz, along farms with a wealth of vegetation. During your walk, you’ll get to view beautiful landscapes, with the highlight being the rock formation Penha d’Aguia, reaching 580 meters in height! Towards the end of our walk, we will see traditional houses dotting the fields, and sometimes, we will be greeted by the locals who are happy to share their knowledge of the island. At the end of this trail, you have the option to stop at one of the most famous bars in the area for a taste of the traditional Poncha, which is a liquor made with sugar cane from Porto da Cruz.

    Availability: Monday

    Duration:2 hours

    Distance: 6km

    Level: Easy

    Price: 27 euros

  5. Full Day Levadas Ponta de Sao Lourenco

    This trail leads you along the eastern point of the island with its breathtaking coastlines and lush paths. During your tour, you will get to see the Ilhas Desertas to the south, Porto Santo island to the north, and on a clear day, you will get amazing views of the northern and southern coastlines. One of the highlights of this tour is the Cais do Sardinha, and in the warmer months, we stop at these crystal clear waters for a swim! 

    Availability: Tuesday

    Duration: 3.5hr

    Distance: 8km

    Level: Moderate

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  6. Full Day Levadas Pico do Areeiro/Pico Ruivo

    A challenging walk, but one that is well worth it for the spectacular views at the highest points of the island! The steep mountain range offers the best views of Madeira, so if you are an avid walker, don’t miss this tour! Some of the highlights along the way include Nun’s Valley, Nogueira Valley Faja, and of course Paul da Serra, which is the highest plateau in Madeira!  From Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, prepare yourself for a network of ascents and descents, and in reaching the top of the mountain, your reward will be a breathtaking 360o panoramic view unlike anything you have ever seen! Our tour will end with a leisurely downhill walk to the beautiful Achadas do Teixeira.

    Availability: Wednesday

    Duration: 4h30min

    Distance: 10km

    Level: Difficult

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  7. Full Day Levadas Achada do Teixeira/ Pico Ruivo

    For those who would like to reach one of the highest points of Madeira by an easier route, we have designed the tour for you! Though there is an ascent of approximately 300 meters, it is a much more accessible route. Throughout your tour, you will catch amazing views of the Madeira mountain range including Encumeada, Pico Ruivo, Pico do Areeiro and also Paul da Serra. The view are unforgettable, so bring along your camera as our friendly guides will take you along the most beautiful lookout points. 

    Availability: Saturday

    Duration: 3h30min

    Distance: 6km

    Level: Moderate

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  8. Full Day Levadas Caldeirao Verde

    Starting at the Forest Park of Queimadas, you will enjoy the abundance of rare plants and birds, so if you love nature, you won’t want to miss this tour! Along the way you will travel into 4 different tunnels to the amazing Caldeirao Verde. this is a spectacular water cascade falling into a beautiful green lagoon. 

    Availability: Thursday

    Duration: 4h30min

    Distance: 13km

    Level: Moderate

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  9. Full Day Levadas Rabacal - 25 Bridges

    The Laurissilva Forest was named a World Heritage Site in 1999, and we guarantee this is one of the most spectacular tours we offer! From lush forest surroundings, we travel along beautiful valleys, including the Rabacal Valley, on our way to the highest plateau of the island – Paul da Serra. Along the way you will see beautiful waterfalls, such as the Risco waterfall, where we will take a break for photo opportunities. Surrounding the next section of the trail is the beautiful green foliage and sounds of nature leading you to the famous 25 Fountains, with its beautiful green lagoon.

    Availability: Friday

    Duration: 4h30min

    Distance: 13km

    Level: Moderate

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  10. Full Day Levadas Levada do Rei

    We begin this tour with a visit at Quebradas and its Water Treatment Station. Along the valley of Sao Jorge, you’ll find a wealth of medicinal plants and flowers, all of which our guides will be happy to point out and explain. This trail will lead us into the amazing Laurissilva Forest, where you will hear and see a variety of bird species, so if you’re an avid birdwatcher, you’ll want to join us! Our tour continues through a waterfall leading you to Ribeiro Bonito water site. Here we will take a break for a picnic lunch before heading back to the starting point.

    Availability: Saturday

    Duration: 3h30min

    Distance: 10km

    Level: Moderate

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

  11. Full Day Levadas Vereda do Larano

    Join us on an old footpath leading you from Machicho to Porto da Cruz! The first levada we will encounter is the Levada dos Marocos, where you will travel alongside mimosa trees and farm lands. Highlights along this tour include the beautiful Boca do Risco with its unforgettable viewpoint, Ponta de Sao Lourenco and also Penha d’Aguia. Upon arriving at Ponta da Cruz, you’ll get to see the sugar cane mill, famous for the most important ingredient in the traditional Madeira Poncha, and delicious honey cake!

    Availability: Saturday

    Duration: 3h30min

    Distance: 10km

    Level: Difficult

    Price: 37 euros

    You can bring along a picnic lunch or purchase our lunch boxes! 10 euros for a standard lunch box and 12 euros for a vegetarian picnic lunch!

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