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Madeira Levada Walks

Março 14, 2019 by Aurélio Abreu

WALK 1  |  FULL-DAY 

The Valley of Rabaçal is one mother nature’s greatest masterpieces. Descending from the plateau of Paul da Serra, we arrive at the Rabaçal guesthouse and from there we walk to the Risco Waterfall. We then continue downwards towards the levada das 25 Fontes until reaching a small lake. This lake is located at the bottom of a cliff from where 25 natural springs cascade into the small lake. We shall return through a different path passing through a tunnel that carries water to the south side of the island.

Dif. Grade: Moderate Walk
Walking Time: 4 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 11km
Day: Monday (09h-17h /9am to 5pm)

RABAÇAL   |   RISCO   |   25 FONTES

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00   |   Caniço – 08:40

Prices per Person

Full Day 34€
Children(5-12) 24€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)

 


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WALK 2  |  FULL-DAY 

This is one of the most beautiful walks on the east side of the island. Very close to the village of São Jorge, you can see some of the most beautiful valleys of the island, as well as Ribeiro Bonito, which is one of the most beautiful clear water rivers on the island.

Walk through or behind a waterfall and arrive at a true paradise on earth. The sheer beauty of this place where the silence reign supreme, will take your breath away. A place that you will want to come back to again and again. Not to be missed.

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 4 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 10.2 km
Day: Wednesday (09h-17h /9am to 5pm)

LEVADA DO REI

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00   |   Caniço – 09:20

Prices per Person

Half Day 34€
Children(5-12) 24€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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WALK 3  |  HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON)

This is undoubtedly one of the lost, a magnificent route through the Laurissilva of Madeira, where you can appreciate the unique vegetation of the natural heritage of UNESCO. A first part of the course is composed of a mix of endemic vegetation and composed on-line after the discovery of the island. Not to be missed.

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 2,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 5.5km
Day: Thursday (14h-18h /2pm to 6pm)

PARADISE VALLEY

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 14h00   |   Caniço – 14:20

Prices per Person

Half Day 24€
Children(5-12) 14€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)

 


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WALK 4  |  HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON)

This route starts at Ribeiro Frio and is destined for the fabulous Miradouro dos Balcões, after a short but grand journey between the green typical of the Madeira Forest. This location is also ideal for birdwatching, as there is a wide variety that sympathetically welcomes visitors to this lookout point. Among these small and nice creatures stand out “o Bisbis, o Tentilhão, a Lavadeira, o Melro preto(blackbird), o Papinho, a Manta” and the rare “Pombo Trocaz”.

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 1,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 2.7km
Day: Sunday (14h-18h /2pm to 6pm)

VEREDA DOS BALCÕES

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 14h00   |   Caniço – 14:20

Prices per Person

Full Day 24€
Children(5-12) 14€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)

 


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WALK 5  |  HALF-DAY (MORNING)

When everyone thought that we had already seen the whole Madeira Island, we found more to offer. Madeira House Tours discovered an area of Serra de Àgua that is one of the most beautiful places on earth, from here we can see the South Coast, Encumeada, Ribeira Brava and Campanário. From a levada with 65 Km we have chosen the most beautiful 5 Km to walk along. A easy walk with a big variety of Fauna and Flora. One should not leave the island without seeing this natural beauty. Be sure to admire it!

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 2,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 5km
Day: Tuesday and Thursday (9h-13h /9am to 1pm)

Serra d’água valley

foto vale serra de agua 1

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00(9am)   |   Caniço – 08:40(8.40am)

Prices per Person

Half Day 24€
Children(5-12) 14€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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WALK 6 |  HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON)

[ Deep down in Machico’s Valley, well known as the Mimosa Valley you will walk along the maintenance path of Levada dos Maroços. Six Kilometres of natural beauty! ]
It is the route that gives to know the interior of the parish of Machico illustrating well the experience of the periphery of Machico, in a direct connection to the rural world.
The agricultural scenario is a constant throughout most of the course reflecting the art of working in a context of geographical difference, since the traditional “poios” and the apparent symmetry between them demonstrate the total capacity of our ancestors in shaping the earth according to the primary needs.
Levada dos Maroços is a pleasant course to do, because it is a flat course with few variations of altitude and therefore requires less of the physical condition.

Six Kilometres of natural beauty!

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 2,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 6,3 km
Day: Tuesday (14h-18h /2pm to 6pm)

Maroços

maroços 2

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 14h00   |   Caniço – 14:20

Prices per Person

Half Day 24€
Children(5-12) 14€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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WALK 7 |  Full-Day (Friday)

This path runs through the immense and grandiose mountains of Madeira Island. Along the way, you can appreciate the wonderful landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations, sometimes covered by the clouds, and here and there a village can be seen in the distance. Stop now and then and feel the great feeling of getting closer and closer to heaven.

 

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 2,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 5,4 km
Day: Friday (9h-17h /9am to 5pm)

 


Our Itinerary

  1. “Achadas do Teixeira” Walking
  2. Pico Ruivo House (5.4 km)
  3. Climb to the highest Mountain of Madeira Island (1862 meters)
  4. Return to “Achadas do Teixeira”
  5. Have a Special Lunch in Santana (Santana in Nature restaurant)
  6. Enjoy the amazing viewpoint of “Penha D´Águia”
  7. Visit to “Pico do Facho” and have an incredible view of Machico City.

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00(9am)   |   Caniço – 08:40(8.40am)

Prices per Person

Half Day 34€
Children(5-12) 24€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)

 


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WALK 8 |  HALF-DAY (AFTERNOON)

Our mountain walks are based on the recommended routes and have as background the lush forest of Madeira. From the walks along the famous levadas esplanades, which serve to transport the water from the most remote parts of the island to the farms and to the electrical production.

Dif. Grade: Intermediate
Walking Time: 2,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 8 km
Day: Friday (14h-18h /2pm to 6pm)

Levada Nova – Levada do Moinho

levada nova 2

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 14h00(2pm)   |   Caniço – 13:40(1:40pm)

Prices per Person

Half Day 24€
Children(5-12) 14€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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WALK 9  |  FULL-DAY 

Beautiful taken along by landscapes very rich in cultivation, see some of our most beautiful agricultural villages on the west side of the island. The most beautiful terraces of cultivation in Quinta Grande through the Campanário until Boa Morte. Along the way, it is possible to appreciate the fantastic views that are emerging, where the parishes of Câmara de Lobos and Campanário stand out. In these views the hiker can still observe the green fields, the carefully worked plantations and the set of houses and buildings that form the villages.

Dif. Grade: Intermediate Walk
Walking Time: 4h30 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 9,2km
Day: Saturday (09h-17h /9am to 5pm)

QUINTA GRANDE  |  CAMPANÁRIO  |  BOA MORTE

levada do norte 2

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00(9am)   |   Caniço – 08:40(8.40am)

Prices per Person

Full Day 34€
Children(5-12) 24€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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WALK 10  |  FULL-DAY 

This walk will take you to the interior of the Laurissilva forest. It will start at high altitudes in the Queimadas region and cross a forest area with many springs. You can see the Caldeirão do Inferno and also one of the greenest pastures of the island. A true fairytale in a green paradise that begins in the house of the Queimadas. Until reaching the majestic waterfall, the course is extraordinarily green. There are magnificent views over the village of São Jorge and the immense mountains. Water is always present during the course. Sprouting from the walls, running calmly by the levada, falling from the sky on rainy days.

Dif. Grade: Easy Walk
Walking Time: 4,5 Hours (aprox.)
Distance: 11,8 km
Day: Sunday (09h-17h /9am to 5pm)

PARQUE FLORESTAL DAS QUEIMADAS 

caldeirao verde 4

Pick up time at hotel

Funchal – 09h00(9am)   |   Caniço – 09:20(9.20am)

Prices per Person

Full Day 34€
Children(5-12) 24€

A pack lunch should be taken on the full day walks (not provided by the organization)


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