Walks

  • PR9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde

    PR9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde

    Distance: 6,5 Km (+ 6,5 Km return) Degree of dificulty: Moderate

    Beginning in the Queimadas Forestry Park, this walk is ‘out-and-back’, and crosses some spectacularly steep slopes, but is one of the finest ways of penetrating the deep valley of the São Jorge brook on foot; you’ll need a torch on this walk, which passes through a tunnel.

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  • PR10 - Levada do Furado

    PR10 - Levada do Furado

    Distance: 11 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This levada, which begins in Ribeiro Frio, is one of the first acquired by the State to irrigate the farmlands of Porto da Cruz. The walk ends with a descent to the village of Portela.

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  • PR11 - Vereda dos Balcões

    PR11 - Vereda dos Balcões

    Distance: 1,5 Km (+ 1,5 Km return) Degree of dificulty: Easy


    Starting at Ribeiro Frio, this short walk follows the levada of Serra do Faial, and gives access to the Balcões viewpoint with superb views over the valley of the Ribeira da Metade.

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  • PR12 - Caminho Real da Encumeada

    PR12 - Caminho Real da Encumeada

    Distance: 12,5 km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    Crossing part of the central mountain massif, this walk crosses the foot of some of the highest peaks on Madeira, and gives a glimpse of Curral das Freiras in its mountain stronghold. This is an old ‘Royal Path’, that was paved and used as one of the main routes across the island by the landed gentry.

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  • PR13 - Vereda do Fanal

    PR13 - Vereda do Fanal

    Distance: 10.8 Km/ 5,6 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail starts near the E.R. 209 on the Paul da Serra plateau and ends near the Forest Police Station in Fanal. This trail connects to other paths, allowing access to the Ribeira da Janela parish through the trails PR 14 Levada dos Cedros e PR 15 Vereda da Ribeira da Janela.

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  • PR14 - Levada dos Cedros

    PR14 - Levada dos Cedros

    Distance: 5,8 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail has as starting point the only plateau existing in Madeira Island: Paul da Serra. Quiet and relaxed stroll, we can find along the way several species from Laurissilva which resisted the settlement, as well as, follow Levada dos Cedros, the water canal built in the 17th century.

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  • PR 15 - Vereda da Ribeira da Janela

    PR 15 - Vereda da Ribeira da Janela

    Distance: 2,7 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This walk follows the course of an old footpath used by local people to bring wood from the forest. The general trend is downhill.

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  • PR16 - Levada Fajã do Rodrigues

    PR16 - Levada Fajã do Rodrigues

    Distance: 3,9 Km (+ 3,9 Km return) Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    Tunnels are common along this levada walk, but the landscape in between is of the magnificent São Vicente valley.

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  • PR17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

    PR17 - Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

    Temporarily closed Distance: 14 km Degree of dificulty: Difficult


    This walk follows the levadas of Serra and Norte between the elevations of 1000m and 1600m. It offers lovely views of the São Vicente valley, and passes areas of high altitude vegetation as well as Laurissilva forest.

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