Unlock the Secrets of Madeira Island with

Levada Walks

But what exactly is a

Levada Walk

Way back in history people came up with this idea of digging levadas which would channel water from the North to the South of the Island. This would allow farmer fields and also just for local people who are growing their own fruit and vegetables in their gardens, to receive this water.


But the Levadas need regular maintenance so along with the channels of water there’s also paths alongside them not originally designed for hikers but instead for maintenance workers.


Nowadays locals, tourists, hikers are able to come and use these and wonderfully they’re completely free to access.

Most Beautiful Madeira Walks

Rabaçal - 25 Fountains

25 Fountains is famous for its 25 waterfalls that merge into a clear lake surrounded by green vegetation

Caldeirão Verde

Picturesque levadas & tunnels ending at Caldeirão Verde, a breathtaking waterfall. An unforgettable natural beauty experience

Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley, a 2 hours relaxing easy walk alongside a Madeira Levada with the aroma of eucalyptus in the air

Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo

Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo hike offers stunning views, challenging terrains and Madeira’s highest peaks natural beauty

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