If you enjoy walks surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, spend a half day alongside one of the most beautiful levadas on Madeira. You’ll pass through a series of natural tunnels, and have spectacular views of São Jorge and the waterfall of Caldeirão Verde.
What to Expect
Caldeirão Verde means green caldron in Portuguese and well describes the environs of this 6.5-kilometer walk. This half-day levada walk takes you through the highest area of Santana. A levada is an aqueduct or irrigation channel that is unique to the island of Madeira.
This is without doubt one of the most beautiful levadas on Madeira. Located in the Laurissilva forest the highlights of the trail include fantastic views of São Jorge and a series of tunnels of natural basaltic rock.
Start out in the emerald green Queimadas rainforest and enjoy scenic views over villages as you follow alongside the winding levada and through 5 short natural tunnels. When you arrive at Caldeirão Verde you’ll marvel at the majestic waterfall.
- Official mountain guide
- Insurance (required by Portuguese law)