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  • PR14 - Levada dos Cedros

    PR14 - Levada dos Cedros

    Temporarily closed Distance: 7,2 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail has as starting point at the area of Fanal Yhis is a quiet and relaxed stroll, where 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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  • 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: 15km 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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  • PR18 - Levada do Rei

    PR18 - Levada do Rei

    Distance: 5,3 Km (+ 5,3 Km return) Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    In the northern part of the island, this route is linear but makes a return by the outward route. There are tunnels on this walk, for which a torch is essential. The first part of the trail follows the levada through an afforested area, but offers spectacular views of the São Jorge and Santana farmlands.

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  • PR19 - Caminho Real do Paul do Mar

    PR19 - Caminho Real do Paul do Mar

    Distance: 1,8 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate

    A lovely, short walk that is almost entirely downhill from the village of Prazeres to the sea shore at Paúl do Mar. The descent is made along the cliff face, winding between terraced farm plots held in place by stone walls.

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  • PR5 - Vereda das Funduras

    PR5 - Vereda das Funduras

    Distance: 8,7 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate


    This trail starts at the Portela Lookout Point, with a magnificent view of the North Coast of Madeira, and then heads towards Machico, winding its way through a mountain range where one will find the best area of Laurissilva Forest of the Southern part of the island, which is included in the European network of sites of community importance - Natura Network 2000.

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  • PR7 - Levada do Moinho

    PR7 - Levada do Moinho

    Distance: 10,3 Km Degree of dificulty: Moderate

    At the north-western end of the island, the Levada do Moinho once served several watermills, and was a ‘private’ levada for the use of those who paid to have it constructed.

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  • PR8 - Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

    PR8 - Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

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


    Visiting some of the finest cliff scenery on Madeira, this walk explores the long thin peninsula at the eastern end of the island. The paths are good, but undulating - whether you get close to the edges is up to you.

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  • PR9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde

    PR9 - Levada do Caldeirão Verde

    Distance: 8,7 Km (+ 8,7 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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  • PS PR1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã

    PS PR1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã

    Distance: 2,7 Km ( to and return) Degree of dificulty: Easy

    Trail crossing a unique rocky formation, steep as Madeira walks, up to 460 meters. The summit is covered by cypresses and where most endemic flora in the island of Porto Santo can be found. This area is also part of the Natura 2000 network.

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  • PR14 - Levada dos Cedros

    PR14 - Levada dos Cedros


    This trail has as starting point at the area of Fanal Yhis is a quiet and relaxed stroll, where 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


    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

    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


    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.

    View more
  • PR18 - Levada do Rei

    PR18 - Levada do Rei


    In the northern part of the island, this route is linear but makes a return by the outward route. There are tunnels on this walk, for which a torch is essential. The first part of the trail follows the levada through an afforested area, but offers spectacular views of the São Jorge and Santana farmlands.

    View more
  • PR19 - Caminho Real do Paul do Mar

    PR19 - Caminho Real do Paul do Mar

    A lovely, short walk that is almost entirely downhill from the village of Prazeres to the sea shore at Paúl do Mar. The descent is made along the cliff face, winding between terraced farm plots held in place by stone walls.

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  • PR 20 - Vereda do Jardim do Mar

    PR 20 - Vereda do Jardim do Mar


    The route is located in the west of Madeira island, and links the village of Prazeres to the pituresque village of Jardim do Mar.

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  • PR 21 - Caminho do Norte

    PR 21 - Caminho do Norte


    The trail starts at Boca da Encumeada and ends at Ribeira Grande, in the parish of São Vicente, at an altitude of between 1000 and 320 metres.

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  • PR 22 - Vereda do Chão dos Louros

    PR 22 - Vereda do Chão dos Louros


    As a circular trail, there are many different ways of doing it, and it can be started from various points.

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  • PS PR1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã

    PS PR1 - Vereda do Pico Branco e Terra Chã

    Trail crossing a unique rocky formation, steep as Madeira walks, up to 460 meters. The summit is covered by cypresses and where most endemic flora in the island of Porto Santo can be found. This area is also part of the Natura 2000 network.

    View more
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