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Easy walk

Parzeres to Calheta is 14.4km and for the most part its easy but you must have a head for heights... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
Short, but could have Walked much longer!

The levada was wide and with pleanty of water. The side was also wide to walk on. Dry and dusty a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Parzeres to Calheta is 14.4km and for the most part its easy but you must have a head for heights as some of the walkway is narrow with a sheer drop. There are not always hand rails in these areas as some have collapsed or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The levada was wide and with pleanty of water. The side was also wide to walk on. Dry and dusty a lot of the way. A few places with drops to the side but almost always with a fence. Never felt any danger on this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very nice trip . you must not be afraid of heights!!! Very beautiful nature and maintained very well

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The beautiful landscapes are one of the main features of this walk. Between valleys and mountains, hikers can delight themselves with the magnificent views that arise. Small towns and plantations comprise a unique landscape. A unique landscape comprised by small settlements and plantations.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank vitors5
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Very normal levada, without any special interesting points. Easy walk from Prazeres to Calheta (reach big second water reservuar and turn down to Savoy hotel. Walk from Prazeres to Lambo Brazil (till turn down point) is about 16 km, so for us it was not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

This was a pleasant walk. We did about 4K, then returned. The part we walked was easy to follow starting in Prezeres. Two cute dogs came with us for the first part of the walk. Some great scenery at first, a little neglected agricultural land...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Signing for Levada's is at best poor but realistically awful.. We got rubbish instructions from the hotel so ended up actually walking from Calheta to Prezares which is about 2 1/2 hours almost all uphill so tough. The levada in Prezares is a little dull...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Picked up this lovely peaceful walk at Prazeres and a return walk of two plus hours alongside this Levada. We had walked these before in Madeira and found this one pretty easy in the area that we covered it climbed up and down at a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank RJ682015
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It is an easy and accessible levada walk with parking in the village but it is a boring walk as not much to see. Also the levada access terminates due to the path not being tended to. There is a great restaurant in the village...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Carolyn P
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Went for a 2 hour hike starting at the entrance to the trail above Calheta, which was a bit difficult to find. Search Google maps for "Levada Calheta-Prazeres". ER211 296, Estreito da Calheta, Portugal 32.7426485, -17.1602251 The trail to the East led out of a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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13 February 2017|
Response from Philip_Demain | Reviewed this property |
The buses involved are the 80 F-P.Moniz, 142 F-Ponta do Pargo (sometimes Faja d'Ovelho), and the 115 F-Calheta. These can be seen on rodoeste website . The 115 timetable transports workers to F and back, but there seem to be... More
14 June 2016|
Response from Allan J | Reviewed this property |
This tour was free the hotel ran a bus think it was on the Wednesday I would never book a walking tour in advanced