See some of the most dramatic landscapes of Madeira on a levada walk of the old irrigation system set up by the original settlers. Marvel at fragile flowers, hike through the island's oldest heather forest and go to the highest point on the island.
What to Expect
Depart Funchal and travel to the start of your walk following the routes of the old "levada" irrigation system developed in the 16th century by Madeira's first settlers.
See rock formations that look like giant sculptures stretching towards heaven. Get breathtaking views on almost every step of your journey. Discover a profusion of unique plants and fragile flowers in their natural habitat, and be dazzled by the myriad colors in the springtime.
Walk through Madeira's oldest heather forest near Pico Ruivo, and see ancient trees that were alive when Zarco landed on Madeira for the first time. Admire the peak of Pico Ruivo, famous as the highest point on the island and known for its views from coast to coast.
- All taxes and fuel surcharges
Know Before You Go
• Please note that pick-ups from the harbor area are subject to a €4 per person surcharge
• Please bring your own food as you will not be able to purchase any on the levada trail