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If you prefer an easy and beautiful walk, then this levada is the one for you. Nice scenery and not challenging at all. At a normal pace, it will take you about 3 hrs and 30mins.
Careful: it can get quite muddy if it rained...More
I have visited 4 Levadas (Caldeiaro Verde, 25 Fontes and Cascada do Risco) and this one was the best for me. It takes 2-3 hours and we haven't meet many tourist during this trip which we really enjoy. I highly recommend it.
Beautiful peaceful walk with great views. The terrain is easy but could become wet underfoot in bad weather. We joined a guided walk but could easily have followed the path on our own. The guide provided information on flora and fauna but this wasn’t essential....More
this is a beautiful levada walk, with lovely views, a short tunnel and small waterfall over the path. There are some steep drops but there are barriers where needed. A great introduction to levada walking. We saw some beautiful firecrest birds very close to the...More
Follows a levada, so flat. Varies between wide walk paths and narrow paths, but almost all stretches along steep hills are fenced. Be aware though that you have to pass through a low (but five meter short) tunnel and inside(!) a (small) waterfall. So you...More
Organised this through the reception at our hotel in Funchal. Porto Santa Maria. Excellent guide, Jessie. Walk started at the levada do Rei cafe and went up into the beautiful native Laurissilva forest as far as the source of the levada at Ribeiro Bonito where...More
When we visited Madeira in July 2018, we decided to the Levada do Rei trail as our first levada walk. Even though we started our walk at ~13:00 and finished around 3 hours later, we only occasionally encountered other hikers - what a difference with...More
This was our first Levada walk, so we chose what looked like an easy one, and it was no problem at all. Although the official guide says a torch is essential, it was not needed on a bright sunny day. A little muddy under foot...More