Discover the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira on this 4-hour guided walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela. Explore the natural vegetation and admire the fantastic views over the gorges and valleys as you walk along Madeira’s levadas (aqueducts).
What to Expect
Every Friday you can enjoy this 4-hour walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela. It is a well-known levada (aqueduct) walk, and due to its location it is very popular for walkers. After a short visit to Madeira’s trout farm and knitting stalls, you enter the Laurisilva Forest of Madeira which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, covering 149.5 square kilometers of Madeira.
During the walk you see all the laurisilva vegetation with beautiful views into the valley located on the north side of Madeira (Porto da Cruz). If you look into the levada you might even see some trout. The walk ends at Portela, where you can relax after the long walk and admire the wonderful views over Porto da Cruz and Faial villages.
- Return transportation from the hotel
- Mountain tour guide
Know Before You Go
Difficulty degree: Moderate
Distance: 10 kilometers
Be sure to confirm the pick-up time with the tour operator.
Wear suitable clothes and shoes.
Bring some food and water with you.
Always follow the tour guide's instructions.
No refund can be given for cancellations made within 24 hours of departure of excursion.