PR 10 - Levada do Furado

This hiking trail, which follows one of the oldest public 'levadas' of the island, is 11 km long and takes about 5 hours to complete.

Beginning at Ribeiro Frio, PR 10 Levada do Furado allows you to contemplate the various shades of green that make up the natural area of the Laurissilva forest.
Besides the varied flora, consisting predominantly of tree species of the Lauraceae family, it is the Ribeiro Frio valley that dominates the landscape.
At Levada do Furado, hikers can admire the design of the farmlands of Faial, São Roque do Faial and Porto da Cruz, as well as the colossal Penha d'Águia rock formation.
Levada do Furado continues until the water station where waters divide and Levada da Serra do Faial ends.

From there it descends to Portela, in the municipality of Machico.
Crossing the forest area of Lamaceiros and passing by the Forestry Station of Lamaceiros, you will find Levada da Portela, which goes around the left side of Lombo das Faias.

Shortly afterwards, you will enter regional road ER 102, to finish this moderate difficulty trail.

On the final stretch of Levada do Furado, take the opportunity to recharge your batteries at the Portela viewpoint.

Distance: 11 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours
Start/End: ER 303 (Ribeiro Frio) / E.R. 102 (Portela)
Max. Altitude / Min. Altitude: 880 m / 645 m

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Rua João de Deus 12 F, RC C
9050-027 Funchal
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