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Madeira's Levadas

By Viator, July 2017

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More than 1,350 miles of irrigation channels were originally constructed to carry water to crops in the dry southeast. But today, these levadas provide travelers to Madeira with an extensive network of walking paths and scenic trails. Visitors can wander along the relaxing countryside or tackle the crumbling ledges known for inducing instant vertigo.

Levada do Caldeirão Verde
This popular hike travels some 23 miles and begins in the Queimadas Forestry Park. Hikers climb 990 meters of elevations and wind through Santana. Levada do Caldeirão Verde tunnels through mountainsides, so flashlights are necessary to navigate darker passes. The path’s steep ascents are known for causing vertigo, which means visitors should precede with extreme caution.

Levada do Caniçal
An easier pass, Levada do Caniçal covers 7.1 miles from Marocos to the Caniçal Tunnel. A well-kept path loops through indigenous acacia, making it a peaceful, scenic route through the countryside.

Vereda do Pico Ruivo
Spend about 90 minutes climbing this trail to the island’s highest peak, where travelers are rewarded with spectacular views of Madeira mountains and the vast Atlantic coast. Vereda do Pico Ruivo also connects to three other trails that lead to the second highest peak, the central mountain range and the western side of the island, making it an ideal starting point for a longer Levada adventure.

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Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour, Funchal, null
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Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Rabaçal is a unique and magical place, full of waterfalls and fountains. The “25 Fontes” Levada Walk is one of the most visited in Madeira and Cabo ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.27
Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Madeira East Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

On the East side of Madeira lies a really popular tour which offers dramatic mountain and forest views, as well as some of the best coastal views available on ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.27
Caldeirão Verde Levadas Walk in Madeira, Funchal, Full-day Tours
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Caldeirão Verde Levadas Walk in Madeira

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the Levada do Caldeirão Verde, one of the best walk in Santana. Learn about the 'levadas', irrigation channels originally constructed to carry ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.14
Madeira Peaks - Mountain Walk, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Madeira Peaks - Mountain Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This walk will give you a more complete picture of the real beauty of this island.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.27
Levada do Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk from Funchal, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Levada do Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk from Funchal

A walk along some of the most remote places of the island is highly recommended!

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.27
Madeira Levada Walk - Caldeirao Verde, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Madeira Levada Walk - Caldeirao Verde

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Walking Madeira in the middle of the laurisilva silva (world heritage by UNESCO) with professional guides and staff.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.02
Fanal Assobiadores - Mountain Walk, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Fanal Assobiadores - Mountain Walk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

A very special foot expedition for regular walkers! Starting at Paul da Serra and finishing in Fanal, this full-day breathtaking 7.15 mile (11.5km) walk is one ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.27
Madeira Levada Walk - Rabacal Lakes and Fountains, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Madeira Levada Walk - Rabacal Lakes and Fountains

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The levada walk will allow hikers to enjoy the evergreen and luxuriant Rabacal valley situated within the natural park of Madeira, in the North West of the ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.14
Serra D'Água Valley - Levada Walk, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Serra D'Água Valley - Levada Walk

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

From a levada with 65 Km we have chosen the most beautiful 5 Km for our tour on foot. An easy walk with a wide variety of fauna and flora.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.76
Full-Day Rabaçal Levada Walk from Funchal, Funchal, Walking Tours
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Full-Day Rabaçal Levada Walk from Funchal

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

The Valley of Rabaçal is one mother nature's greatest masterpieces.

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.27

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