Funchal, Portugal

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 4 more


Follow a Madeiran levada, or canal, though the São Jorge Valley on a full-day hiking tour from Funchal, exploring a landscape of lush plants and thriving forests. You’ll cover 8 miles (13 km) of trail and stop at a peaceful waterfall, while taking in Madeira at its most untouched. This full-day, guided levada walking tour includes round-trip transport from select hotels in Funchal, and it’s the perfect introduction to Madeira hiking.
  • 8-hour levada hiking tour from Funchal
  • Follow an irrigation canal through a scenic valley
  • See native plants in a natural environment
  • Explore a less-developed side of Madeira
  • Walk with an experienced hiking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at select Funchal hotels
Meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for 9am departure, then travel to a trailhead for the São Jorge Valley.
Come prepared with sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring a packed lunch for a meal on the trail, as you’ll be hiking through a remote area throughout the day.
Set out on the trail into the São Jorge Valley, following a levada that stretches 8 miles (13 km) through the scenic valley. Designed to bring water into the driest parts of the island, Madeira’s oldest levadas date back to the 16th century. As you walk, you’ll see some of the herbs and medicinal plants that thrive in the lush valley—your guide can help point out the most important species.
One highlight of the walk is a picture-perfect waterfall, where you can slip behind the falling water to find a peaceful spot. This 8-hour hiking tour concludes with return transfer to Funchal, and drop-off at your original departure point.
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(888) 680-5731
(888) 680-5731
Product code: 23651P18

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