Madeira Levada Walks

Madeira levada walks along the “Levadas” (open canal system that where developed from the early 16th century, to distribute water from the rainfall heavy and wet regions on the north of the island to the drier sun parched regions of the south). Madeira is very mountainous, and most madeira levadas provide easy and relaxing walks through beautiful countryside filled with laurel forests, and others more challenging walks over peaks and mountains, through tunnels and under waterfalls. The breathtaking scenery of Madeira walks have become world famous due to the following reasons:

  • Most Madeira levada walks are deep in the lush vegetation of Europes oldest and biggest Laurel Forest.
  • Madeira Levadas are accessible right throughout the year due to the good temperatures the island experiences because of its geographical position.
  • The most dramatic landscapes that are found in Madeira are due to the volcanic origins of the island.

Our experienced and certified guides will help you safely explore the island’s natural heritage through a series of walks that will have you coming back for more. Madeira Seekers pledges to make your hiking and madeira levada walks a really enjoyable and fantastic experience, at the most affordable price.

  • Rabaçal

  • Rabacal Walk
  • In the bewitching valley of Rabaçal we come across to one of Madeiras most popular levada walks. We walk along stretches of 3 levadas…
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  • Queimadas

  • Queimadas Walk
  • The enchanting emerald green and mossy paradise of the tropical rain forest (Laurisilva Forest), has to be the most scenic walk in Madeira! First we take…
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  • Ribeiro Frio

  • Ribeiro Frio Walk
  • To really appreciate Madeiras natural heritage, you have to do this walk. Set deep in the Laurisilva forest on the eastern side of the island you will marvel…
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  • Kings

  • Kings Levada Walk
  • This beautiful walk, situated in the lush valleys of São Jorge will take you into the lushest places to be found on the island. This initial leg of the trail presents travelers with…
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  • Ponta de São Lourenço

  • Ponta Sao Lourenco Walk
  • We cannot stress enough how absolutely beautiful this Madeira levada walk really is. It is situated on the most eastern point of Madeira and is part…
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  • Pico do Arieiro

  • Pico-do-Arieiro Walk
  • Hiking on rugged terrain along part of the central mountain chain that runs across the island. The views are truly spectacular. This trail is unique in that it links..
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  • Ponta do Pargo

  • Prazeres Walk
  • We start this tranquil levada walk between the sea and mountain landscapes. In an almost never ending winding path through lush green valleys and mountains…
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  • The Lakes

  • Lakes Walk
  • Above the Rabaçal valley of western plateau, we find one of the oldest levadas of the island with its neumerous rock pools, that form the source of the magnificent…
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  • Encumeada

  • Encumeada walk
  • This Madeira walk, no serious walker should miss. If we had to choose one mountain walk this would be it. Magnificent views and very little climbing. Spectacular viewpoint overlooking…
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  • Quinta Grande (half day)

  • Quinta-Grande Walk
  • A really superb walk all year round , through landscape rich in cultivation. From Quinta Grande through Campanario until Boa Morte. Along this levada, you will…
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  • Maroços (half day)

  • Marocos Walk
  • This levada walk starts in Maroços and ends in Ribeira Seca. This Levada, is also called “Levada das Mimosas” due to the many Mimosa trees bordering…
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  • Paradise Valley (half day)

  • Paradise Valley Walk
  • A relaxing levada walk between mountains and valley’s on the area of Stº da Serra. This is a charming walk, covered up with luxuriant vegetation, delightful wild flowers…
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  • Nuns Valley (half day)

  • Nuns Valley Walk
  • Situated right in the heart of the island, this fairly easy walk will enchant you as it weaves its way through dense forests, surrounded by high ridges, rural villages…
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  • Referta (half day)

  • Referta Walk
  • This is an easy and charming walk, along the paths made by man in this area many years ago. You will be able to admire, some of the villages on the Northeast Coast. As…
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