Levada Caldeirao Verde
Levada Caldeirao Verde
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jockywockycocky
Tamworth, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Brilliant levada walk, path starts off wide and flat through lush woodland, then gets progressively narrower the further you go as the valley sides close in and get steeper.
4 x tunnels in total ranging from about 30m to 300m and best to bring a good head torch or torch, mobile phone torches are just OK but, as the tunnel floors can get a bit uneven and are quite wet in places, plus the tunnel ceilings are variable in height, a proper torch is recommended.
A new parking area is available at about 3 or 4 euros for the day but gets filled by approx. 9.30am, best to arrive early then all the walkers are travelling in the same direction (i.e.... towards the waterfall), and you only need to battle the walkers going in the opposite direction on your return.
Talking of passing people going in the opposite direction to you .... some parts of this levada have narrow paths, safely railings and high drop-offs to the side, so passing can be interesting in those areas. We found a 50/50 mixture of friendly people that kindly either move over to let you pass with a smile and a thank you from us ... or the ignorant people that do not even acknowledge the fact you have paused (and in many cases stepped off the narrow path) to let them pass ... this could get frustrating if you let it ... we just laughed it off.
The path to the waterfall at the end is closed but a 'bypass' is available for photos, it is a very impressive waterfall and location. The path onwards to Calidiero Infernio is also closed, shame as this is a nice exciting extension to Verde.
Stout, waterproof footwear is recommended, lots of people with muddy, soggy trainers or even flip flops at the end!
Recommended hike, and remember to look out for the wild brown trout in the levada.
Written 9 June 2024
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Sari S
114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Amazing! Views were so amazing! Paths are well informed, you can’t get lost in here. Just following the path by levadas, you’lö find your way from start to end. We took easy path, 11km and it took about 3h time. And we took pictures and two brakes as well. Easy it is not to walk, but seen few old couples on the way too :)
Written 30 August 2023
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Katarzyna K
Grantham, UK158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Fantastic walk, amazing nature! It is about 13 km both ways and it is in 98 % flat so quite easy walk, however very narrow in some places. It took us about 3h 40 minutes to complete with stopping to admiring views and taking photos. The waterfall is very impressive. Recommend having good hiking boots and flashlights for the tunnels.
Written 11 August 2023
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Cherie L
Calgary, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Loved this walk. Beautiful, peaceful. Easy trail with lots of natural flowers and flora. Would definitely do it again!
Written 29 July 2023
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ubud138
Munich, Germany106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Beautiful hike, absolute gem. best very early morning, as to avoid crowds. Relatively flat, hiking shoes however recommended
Written 7 May 2023
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Belchiro
Crosthwaite, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Another fine example of a levada. Amazing fauna and flora. Only one big down side for me was the amount of toilet tissue tossed at the side of the path. Why do people think it is ok to do this when there is not a speck of other litter left. Sorry rant over.
Written 23 March 2023
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tegsby
Cambridge, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The walk is amazing with lush vegetation and mini waterfalls to walk through (rainjacket with hood recommended). Some interesting tunnels that you will need a torch for (watch your head if tall like me). We were going to walk beyond the end to the Inferno walk but unfortunately that was roped off as the fence to prevent you falling down the mountain had fallen away. You could get past it and some people may have continued, but by that point we'd already had a good time getting to end of Verde and wanted to live to tell the tale, so returned the way we came.
Written 11 March 2023
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Alicja G
Blackpool, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I liked that levada becasue theres a huge waterfall and some smaller waterfalls along the way . It was a fun hike because you go under some waterfalls too and I got soaking wet . There are some tunnels to so you need a torch becasue if you use a torch on your phone you could drop it and I need to sell this phone once i get a new one soon so it cant be smashed . But that levada was real pretty and not dangerous at all like a walk in the woods or at a park
Written 6 February 2023
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar8,623 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
If you love trekking this one is fabulous
Me I started it in Roncho then I joined the beautiful pousada on Queimadas parc
Then I followed the levada, water distribution system , until the waterfall
If you have time I advice you to continue until the Caldeirao do inferno
View is stunning
Be aware that you have to go through some tunnel ! Take a light with you
Written 30 November 2022
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Veronika S.
Neuss, Germany225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
For us this has been one of the nicest walks on Madeira so far. I recommend to keep going to Caldeirão do Inferno as this part is even nicer and adventurous 🤩 Bring a lamp 🔦
Written 30 August 2022
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