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Half-day walks along the levadas in Madeira

Follow one of the experienced hiking guides in the Secret Madeira Lda team on these half-day walks along the levadas and discover the island's most stunning spots!

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripGroup


  • Walk along the fantastic levadas of the main island of Madeira.

  • Discover a different section of Madeira each day of the week.

  • Contemplate breathtaking views of the island while hiking.


On these half-day walks in the main island of Madeira, I invite you to explore beautiful natural areas, go across lush forests and hike along the fantastic levadas. These are old irrigation channels that cross the entire island and allow us to visit places difficult to reach, such as lakes, caves and waterfalls. Join me on this trip and discover the best natural settings of Madeira!

Each day of the week, we can lead you to a different area on the island. On Mondays and Saturdays, we’ll take a 5-kilometer walk along the Levada do Norte and cross a eucalyptus forest around Serra d’Agua Valley. On the way, we’ll get to see breathtaking views of Encumeada, Ribeira Brava and Campanário as well as the island’s south coast.

On Tuesdays and Saturdays, it will be the turn of Paradise Valley and Rochao. We’ll take an easy walk across the Levada da Serra do Faial, from where we can observe a wide variety of flora and fauna. If you come with me on Thursdays or Sundays, we’ll follow the Levada do Castelejo around Referta and get to see part of the crops and the farmer’s work on the island.

Lastly, on Wednesdays, we’ll go for a 6-kilometer hike in the heart of the Machico Valley with incredible views of the coast, where the early settlers arrived in the 15th century. During this walk, we’ll discover the varied vegetation around the Levada dos Maroços.

So, are you interested in any of these easy walks along the levadas of Madeira? Then choose your favorite and send the request to book your place!

If you would like to try a more challenging or extended outing, you can also check out our full-day hikes in Madeira!

More info

Cancellations should be made at least 24 hours before the program. The date of the program may change when there are fewer clients or bad weather conditions.

Meeting point

We can pick you up from all hotels in Funchal, Caniço and Machico.



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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 26 each

Group of 2

EUR 26 each

Group of 3

EUR 26 each

Group of 4

EUR 26 each

Group of 5

EUR 26 each

Group of 6

EUR 26 each

Group of 7

EUR 26 each

Group of 8

EUR 26 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

Price details

• The price for children (5-12 years old) is 14€.

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