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Madeira Island has a very unique irrigation system that dates back to the 16th century!
These extensive watercourses distribute water from rainfall and wet regions to the drier regions of the Island. Still today, the narrow water canals continue to deliver water to vineyards, banana plantations, fruit and vegetable gardens and the hydro-electric power stations around Madeira. The irrigation system now comprises more than 200 levadas, with an impressive 1,864 miles of mini canals and 25 miles of tunnels.
The famous levada walks are walking trails in narrow paths beside the levadas. They are the perfect activity for the explorer and nature lover that wants to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing walk away from the city. Levadas are inaccessible by car. They allow you to disconnect and venture into the island, without being afraid of getting lost.
If you want to learn more about the Islands fauna and flora, admire panoramic and breathtaking landscapes and reconnect with yourself, then levada walks are for you. They are definitely one of the most unique experiences that you can have while visiting the Island!
Keep in mind that Levada walks range in difficulty, so if you are not an experienced walker you can choose an easy one, and if you are experienced then you can venture in one that would be more challenging. When booking with us we will ensure that the levada tour that you choose will be ideal for you.
These are some the most popular walks in Madeira:
- Serra D’Água Valley
- Rabaçal / Risco / 25 Fontes
- Fanal / Assobiadores
- Paradise Valley
- Ribeiro Frio
- Peaks of Madeira
- Maroços / Mimosa Valley
- Lakes of Madeira
- Levada do Moinho
- Queimadas / Caldeirão Verde / Santana
- Referta / Castelejo
- Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço
- Caminho Real da Encumeada
- Hidden Corners
- Transportation to levada and hotel.
- Guide that will teach you about the flora and fauna of the Island.