Levada Da Serra Do Faial
Levada Da Serra Do Faial
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Jane C
United Kingdom166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This walk is not advertised by companies, which makes it perfect as you don’t bump into big groups. The start is by the stadium of Madeira, don’t let any taxi driver drop you off anywhere else! Our taxi driver left us with over an hours walk along the road to get to the stadium! The first part is quite steep, but the rest is easy going terrain. There is an abundance of wild flowers and there are so many beautiful trees shading the route, the scents of eucalyptus really clear the nasal passages! When we arrived in Camacha it was a short walk to the bus stop. The sound of the running water in the levada was very tranquil
Written 31 May 2023
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gothgrl
Rhodes, Greece438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
This is a very easy Levada on the outskirts of Funchal, easily accessible by bus (Horarios). We went there a couple of days ago, on a really sunny, spring day - the all shades of green fauna glistening in the sun was incredible to witness - I’ve never seen such intensive green colours. All the flowers and plants in full bloom added even more pleasure to our walk. We walked accompanied by various birds, including Madeira chaffinch, canaries and even some birds of prey. It was a really relaxing walk, with some amazing views. After finishing this Levada, we walked down to Levada dos Tornos and caught a bus back to Funchal.
Written 18 April 2023
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,575 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Earlier today I went on my third Levada Walk organised by MB Tours and - compared to both Rabacal and Queimadas/Caldeirao Verde - see subsequent Reviews’ - this was to quote our excellent Guide Leonardo ‘A piece of Cake’!

This is based on the fact it is not a long Walk (Kms 6.33 which should take most able people no more than 2 hours) with the terrain not only flat but - besides a fallen tree or two - few obstacles to watch out for. There are also no sheer drops and very few scenic fews - particularly today as there was heavy cloud cover. The latter proved most frustrating as I was hoping to have an aerial view of Palheiro Golf Course (where I played last week - see subsequent Review) but this was simply out of the question.

That said, it was a most enjoyable experience and one - unlike Rabacal & Queimadas - that is not difficult to access by Public Transport and where a guide is not an essential requirement.
Written 2 September 2021
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A W
Newick, UK220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We left the bus stop in Camacha and turned north across the junction, following clear levada signs. About 1 km away the east and west versions of this levada leave the road - clearly signed - we turned right/east and walked along a very easy path past a pleasant village. Continue until a road crossing and zig-zag right then left and on down a road (once a day the 77 bus comes along this road, along which you must walk for about 3km). Eventually you’ll see a sign on your left for the levada Serra do Faial just before the tarmac goes steeply downhill to the main road. This leads you to the best part of a long walk: we spent nearly 4 hours altogether to our destination, always a little further away than we thought! At one stage, near a building company site, you can turn right down a tar road leading to the main highway and a bus stop - but only 3 buses a day - the ongoing levada sign shows “to Portela”. Continue and you cross a logging trail in dense woodland and go onwards for another 4/5km along a very picturesque trail until yet another rough, rutted road heads downhill, with the levada continuing towards Portela. Head steeply southwards and you approach a new Trout Farm building, go past and reach tar and then the main road. 500m to the right is the roundabout junction at the western end of Santo da Serra. Left takes you into the pleasant main street and all facilities, including the 77 bus terminal.
Despite parts of the walk being along tarmac we thought this was a worthwhile venture...lovely trees and flowers....cafes only close to Camacha and at the end of the walk.
Written 1 June 2021
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Andy M
Ellesmere Port, UK477 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Had a midweek break in Madeira late April 2019 and did the Serra dos Fiail levada walk while we were there. Nice walk with no major exertions required until you get to the end however views are quite limited due to trees, bushes and general vegetation on the route, but an interesting 2 hour trek. We booked a English speaking tour which was actually a dual German/English tour and the guide spent more time talking in German than English. Overall a good trip but maybe do it using local buses and save yourself a few Euros. Overall nice to get away from Funchal for a few hours and good to see these Levadas but not sure I’d do another
Written 5 January 2020
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Peter B
Scotland, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We were staying at Valle Paraizo close to Camacha and close to this levada; so it was our first and second walks - in different directions. On the second trip (towards choupana from valle paraizo) we combined it with a return walk on the lower levada dos tornos.

These stretches were easy walking, level (of course) along the dry levada, and passed through trees and around valleys - with good views down to the sea and across the little villages and communities. We thoroughly enjoyed it. There is good bus access at valle paraizo and camacha; at choupana we saw a taxi hoping for passengers and walked down beneath the football stadium to another road that does have bus service into Funchal.

Nice and close to Funchal; no tunnels or dangerous drops in the parts we did.

We downloaded the walkme app to help track progress and where to get on and off the levada.
Written 3 January 2019
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Plastiplasti
Malaga, Spain40 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
We visited this levada using M Btours. I was still waiting for the point of it all even towards the end. The only good things to say about it were the coffee at the end at €1.50 was reasonably priced and pleasant and the 5 miles of exercise undertaken.
After a few minutes of uphill walking at the start the walk is virtually level and devoid of both views and interest.
Seriously don’t bother.
Written 29 November 2018
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A W
Newick, UK220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Seven of us, ages 9 to 76 years, strolled for about 7 km between Monte and Camacho, stopping at a cafe just before Camacho. Unfortunately the entrance to the levada at Monte, near the cable cars, is still closed while several machines repair the pathway. We left the 129 Inter-urban bus from Funchal in the centre of Camacho and headed uphill for approx. 1km to the point where you choose to walk west or east. We spent 150 minutes on the return journey including a 10 min. stop at the cafe. It was very pleasant, easy walking and we passed about 20 more walkers during that time.
Written 15 August 2018
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ThunderRoad88
326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Firstly, unless you are on your own, don't waste money doing this walk as any organised tour. We did it as a family of four for 8 euros each, much better than the 25 - 27 euros each most companies charge. From the Porto Mate hotel, you can get a taxi outside up to Choupana for 25 euros. Go up the cobbled hill past the stadium about 300m and turn right onto the path, it is not signposted but is an obvious well worn path. It's a very easy trail to follow all the way to Camacha or Rochao and is signposted at various points. At Camacha, just go to the Bar Moisies and have a drink. Various bus numbers stop there and take you right into Funchal for 2.20 euros each. It is simple and if you time it right you can get the hotel courtesy bus back at 3pm or treat yourself to a taxi with the money you saved. The walk itself is a pretty woodland walk, not many great views but lovely flowers and fresh air if it gets too hot down by the coast.
Written 11 August 2018
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Jon
Anglesey, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
We even take our dogs...a great walk all the way from Camacha to Portela or Ribeira Frio.....trees, valley views, tumbling waterfalls and levadas. Whilst most of the Da Serra levada is dry the stage between Santo da Serra is now running with water ...lovely and safe!
Written 12 May 2018
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