Spend the day hiking the remarkable Levada das 25 Fontes without any of the hassles of organizing transport, meals and more. On this small group hiking excursion, all of those things are pre-arranged for you. Catch your transport from Funchal and focus on the stunning landscapes of the Laurissilva Forest. Hike through to the center of the forest to get a close-up look at some of its natural highlights, including the dramatic 25 Fontes and Risco waterfalls.
Calheta is a town on the west side of Madeira, famous for its warm climate, exotic vegetation, lakes & waterfalls, deep valleys & mountains and also home for some of the best walking trails and Levada walks in Madeira. It's trully a unique experience where I'll introduce you to my favourite places on the island.
Although Madeira is most famous for its natural landscapes, the Portuguese island also harbors a rich history. Receive an introduction to the history of Funchal during a walking tour that offers a more intimate glimpse into the Old Town than you’d get traveling by coach or car. This tour, which proves ideal for first-time visitors, allows you to benefit from the insider knowledge and personalized attention of your guide.
Hike through the Madeira highlands on a half-day walk that follows the historic Levada da Serra do Faial, a century-old irrigation canal, through lush forest. You’ll cover 3.4 miles (5.5 km) of trail, earn views of Madeiran villages, and see a wide range of plants in a scenic, natural environment. This 4-hour, guided walking tour includes pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels.
Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
Taste your way around Madeira on this food on foot walking tour. You won’t have to worry about language barriers as you’ll have a guide to translate and order for you. Save time researching and planning your trip by having a guide to show you around. You’ll make the most of your day by visiting seven different places and tasting local specialities. Conveniently, all food and drink is included.
This trail begins at Ribeiro Frio in the municipality of Santana and follows the pathway accompanying the levada of Serra do Faial at an elevation of 860 metres up to the station where the waters divide, descending from there to the area of Lamaceiros and terminating at the Portela belvedere in the municipality of Machico.
Get acquainted with the verdant natural splendor of Madeira on a full-day tour of North West Madeira from Funchal. Alongside a knowledgeable guide, discover the secreted treasures of the Laurisilva Forest and enjoy the tranquility exuded by its abundance of flora and fauna. Continue to the spectral Rabacal Lake, home to 25 fountains and beautiful cascading waterfalls, and spend some relaxed free time enjoying the area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Funchal hotel on this enriching excursion.
Ascend to Madeira’s highest peak on an 8-hour levada walk to Vereda do Pico Ruivo, from the top of which travelers are rewarded with spectacular panoramas of Madeira. Ideal for visitors with a moderate fitness level, this tour takes you through an ancient heather forest and reveals a plethora of flora and fauna native to the island. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Slow down and explore the lush heart of Madeira island on this half-day walking tour from Rabaçal to 25 Fountains. Led by a local guide, you’ll learn about Madeira’s levadas (canals), catch stunning views of Rabaçal Valley, wander through a laurel forest, watch for the elusive trocaz pigeon—a bird found only on Madeira—and marvel at the clear, green water of 25 Fountains.
Journey to the mystical land of Rabaçal on this full-day walking and Jeep tour, from Funchal. See the beautiful fountains and waterfalls on the “25 Fontes” Levada Walk as well as the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão. Then, hop in a stylish 4x4 Jeep for some more adventure. Along the way, see local wildlife and learn about this fascinating region from your expert guide.
Have you ever dreamed about celebrating a start of the new day on the very top of the paradise Madeira island? Just allow yourself to dream and we will make this fantastic experience real! We’ll start our walk still in the dark and we’ll be walking up for 2.5 kilometers, admiring the magnificent night sky, with billions of stars just above our heads. After ~1.5 hour we’ll reach Ruivo Peak, the highest point of the island, and there, being at the highest point for hundreds of kilometers away, we will meet the new day, inspired and motivated to reach any further goals you have.
Situated in Campanario and with a reasonable access for all walkers (about 30 minutes walk) lays one of the most beautiful paradise of Madeira the pebble beach "Calhau da Lapa" crystal clear water and absolutely silent and tranquilizing. We will visit two more locations, one with a cultural point of view: Madeira Ethnographic Museum and to the other a fantastic viewpoint over the beautiful city of Ribeira Brava.
This is the perfect tour for hiking fans and nature lovers. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free day without any transport to organize as hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers are included. See the three highest peaks of Madeira—Pico do Arieiro, Pico das Torres, and Pico Ruivo with scenic trails along the way. No need to worry about getting lost, as a guide leads the way.
Madeira may be known for its cliffs and hillsides, but that doesn't mean you need to be in top physical shape to enjoy a hike in the wilderness. On this easy walk near Porto da Cruz, follow a beginner-friendly trail packed with local flora, and enjoy the lovely landscape that surrounds. Best of all, you can enjoy views of the stark Penha de Águia rock face as you walk.
Please note this walk its not the standard lakes or 25 fountains offered by the big group companies, it has a longer distance and a harder level, its done in Levada, and trails in the middle of the vegetation.This is a small group guided walk, done in 17km covering the most and more important part of Rabaçal Area
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.
Hike through the spectral landscapes of the UNESCO-listed Queimadas Forest Park, Madeira, on an enriching 5-hour excursion from Funchal. Accompanied by an expert guide, stroll at a leisurely pace through landscapes reminiscent of fairytales; see thatched-roof cottages, ancient trees and exotic bird species as you explore. Gaze at the emerald green lagoon beneath the famous Caldeirão Waterfall before taking the same route back to the start point.
Experience the stunning natural landscapes of Madeira on this full-day hiking adventure. Accompanied by a local guide, set out on a thrilling 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) trek around Larano Mountain and enjoy spectacular views along the coast, including the São Lourenço peninsula and Porto Santo Island.
Explore the wonders along Madeira’s famed Levada do Caldeirão Verde on this leisurely guided walking tour. Your day begins with a convenient pickup from your central Funchal hotel, then set off on a short 45-minute ride to the starting point. As you stroll the path, your local guide will illuminate the surroundings with informative anecdotes. Admire a tranquil laurel forest, historical local paths, traditional irrigation channels, and sweeping vistas of the island’s north coast.
The 25 Fontes (25 fountains) levada is one of the most popular in Madeira Island. Its name lives up to the number of fountains or little waterfalls that’s possible to count once you arrive there
Stating in Rabaçal and going to the 25 Fontes, the path reveals many landscapes and wonderful sensations. Along the way it’s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region. Enjoy the contact with nature and absorb everything that it has to offer!
After arriving to the 25 Fontes delight yourself with the landscapes and the environment, like the waterfalls gushing toward a magnificent lagoon. Take a break and open your mind. There are even people that dive into the gelid waters.
Rabaçal is a unique and magic place, abundant with cascades, fountains, lagoon and much more! Come and discover!
It includes: Levada, Lagoon, Waterfall, Birds, Viewpoint, Endemic flora, Abyss
About 4 hours and 30 minutes, starting at Paúl da Serra, going down to the Rabaçal valley for the first levada, which takes us to the first waterfall, the Risco waterfall.
We descend to find the second levada of the 25 fountains thus providing wonderful and unique views of the Rabaçal valley, finding endemic species of fauna and flora along the way to reach the 25 fountains lagoon. On the way back we passed a tunnel of about 800 meters
Calderao verde Walk begins at the Queimadas Forestry Park and winds along the walkway of the levada of Caldeirão Verde in the municipality of Santana.
Walking through the 4 tunnels on the route, Caldeirão Verde appears on the left of the levada and one has only to climb a few metres along the stream bed to reach it.
The Caldeirão Verde lake is formed by water that falls from the bed of the Caldeirão Verde stream bed from a height of approximately 100m.