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Levada Ribeira de Janela

Porto Moniz, Madeira, Portugal
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Great walk

If you're looking for lush forests, impressive waterfalls and dingy tunnels then this walk is for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
g m
Bristol, United Kingdom
Great walk.

Another of Madeira's fabulous levada walks. An interesting assortment of plants along the way. Some... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Carl w
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for lush forests, impressive waterfalls and dingy tunnels then this walk is for you! Recommendations: 1. Wear walking shoes, the more waterproof the better 2. Bring a torch, ideally one torch per person and even more ideally a head torch to leave...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Another of Madeira's fabulous levada walks. An interesting assortment of plants along the way. Some native ones besides all the invasives.

1  Thank Carl w
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We just went until the waterfall which is after the tunnel. Bring a flashlight. We had the flash from our phone which was ok but a flashlight is usefull. The waterfall is quite impressive. The hike is an easy one.

2  Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I don't normally do 'walk'. I'm lazy. I did this one, however, up to the tunnel and through, then we turned round. About 15k round trip, I think... Wonderful views, great nature, my wife loved being able to pick passion fruit right from the tree!...More

1  Thank Iain B
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Wear hiking gear, take a torch & a lekki stick if you usually use one. Really enjoyed this walk and it's worth taking a drive across the sierras for the views above the clouds.

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

From the snack bar starting point, you can trek as far along this popular levada as you choose. Most walkers will return to the start. The full walk is some 25kms taking 8 hours, requiring a third party to meet you on the far side.

1  Thank ronaldsole
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very easy track with awesome views and flowers everywhere. You can find there wooden tables, perfect for picnic. If you want to take the whole levada walk, don't forget to bring your flashlight as there is more than one tunnel to pass through (the only...More

2  Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A simple walk, in that it was flat unlike other walks we had done. We walked along the levada (water channel) deep into the valleys where spectacular vertical green cliffs can be seen. The walk requires you to retrace your steps. At the end of...More

1  Thank BWS123
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for long walking (15 km one way and 15 km back from levada starting point till the end of the latest seventh long tunnel). Easy going by levada. Interesting experience going through seven tunnels. The latest long tunnel is 1,7 km and there...More

2  Thank Bumali_Bumali
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Walked this levada with an 8 and 12 year old, it's fairly level so not overly exhausting. You get to the first tunnel after about 75min walk, it's a fairly long one so torches are a must. Straight after is a waterfall one has to...More

1  Thank greenpaul
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