Hiking holidays in Madeira

Hiking holidays in Madeira

Hiking holidays in Madeira

Apr 07, 2020

This article will provide 1-week itinerary, for those who like hiking and are:

  1. 25 Fontes
  2. Pico do Arieiro 
  3. Queimadas-Caldeirão Verde
  4. Levada do rei
  5. Levada do Alecrim
  6. São Lourenço
  7. Levada dos cedros

 

Here it is a Hiking trail maps, to help you with the must see places locations.

madeira hikes map

 

1. 25 Fontes / Rabaçal Levada Walk

Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Rabaçal Levada

Our number one recommendation is 25 Natural Springs levada walk. Why?

If you are looking for a lush hike along a levada this is a hike for you. It is perhaps the most unique hike you can do in Madeira and the most popular one, because the path reveals many landscapes and along the way it’s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region.

Many travel guides say this hike is a must do and so do we. You start in Rabaçal and going to the 25 Fontes, you can find waterfalls gushing toward a magnificent lagoon. There are even people that dive into the gelid waters.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

 

2. Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo Hike ( the highest Peaks)

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walkHiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk

The hike number 2 is Pico do Areeiro that leads to Pico Ruivo. And the reason why is just simple.

This one of the most beautiful walk due to its location, above the clouds that, connects two of the highest peaks on Madeira through a web of tunnels and ledges. 

Besides being difficult some people say i tis the most impressive hike, because of the stunning landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Still in sunny days, you may have a 360 degree view where you can see some og the villages from Madeira such as: Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, and Ponta de São Lourenço.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

 

3. Queimadas / Caldeirão Verde Levada Walk

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde

Our third advise is to go to Caldeirão verde. 

Day 3 is gonna be another day of fantastic hikes to see some of the nicest waterfalls in Madeira. Its the most adventurous hike you can do where the the path is remarkably green and the water is always present along the walk, you pass throught smaller waterfalls, gushing from the walls until you reach 4 tunnels and at the end the mesmereizing huge waterfall falling on the crystalline lagoon.

Along the way you have a magnificent view over the village of São Jorge and the great mountains.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

 

4. Levada do Rei "King" Walk

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei

The Levada do Rei is the fourth levada walk, but also one of the most beautiful trails of Madeira.

What can we say? All of our levada walk are number 1, because of our vegetation and natural waterfalls.

 

But this one has a special location, in Madeira’s Laurissilva forest where you can enjoy the unique vegetation of this UNESCO natural heritage. Here you can find fauna and flora after the discovery of the Island natural with some birds such as chaffinch. More impressive reasons? It stills remains the same since before its discovery, more than five centuries ago. 

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

 

5. Levada do Alecrim "The Lakes"

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim

Here we go to the fifht wonderfull levada walk, which is called levada do Alecrim.

This one has also a privileged location, in the middle of Laurissilva Forest where you can explore the mysterious of the Fanal Forest. Once again hikers can enjoy the vast vegetation composed mainly by the Urze, Erica arborea and the Uveira da Serra, as well as several species of local fauna, which highlight the birds and cows. This levada walk still offer you outstanding views over the Rabaçal valley and the Ribeira da Janela, and the small lagoon, best known as Lagoa “Dona Beja”.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

6. Ponta de São Lourenço Walk

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de São Lourenço

The next one is Vereda da Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a different hike from all the others, the vegetation is completely unlike.

It is located on the eastern end of Madeira where you will find the peninsulas. In addition the exposure to the strong wind in this region resulted in low vegetation. 

 

Although the low vegetation as you walk along the trail you will see stunning and unique landscapea with the Desertas Islands in the south and the islands of Porto Santo in the north, with dramatic coast landscape and black sand beach due to the volcanic nature of this area and enjoy beautiful samples of unique fauna and flora species, for instance the protected seabirds such as the Cory’s Shearwater, the Madeiran Storm-Petrel, the Bulwer’s Petrel and the Common Tern.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

7. Levada dos Cedros Walk

Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros

The last but not least is in levada dos Cedros, and it considered one of the oldest built on the Island, built in the 17th century.

What can you see?

The beginning of the levada is the culmination of the beauty of this route. The waterfalls form a pond of pure and crystal water. Along the way you will be surrounded by the lush vegetation, although the cedar(Cedros) stands out in many areas and mostly comprised of Tree Heathers and Madeiran bilberry.

You can observe the evolution in the dimension of the indigenous species, finding tree specimens with 30 to 40m in height, such as the Loureiro (Laurus novocanariensis), Til (Ocotea foetens), Vinhático (Persea indica). 

Finally, you will arrive at the levada surrounded by luxuriant forest where you will find a pleasant waterfall and back on track, you will come across a path just to the left that leads you to a small viewing point from where you can observe the surrounding area.

Here it is some of our options and details for booking this walk with a certified guidehttps://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks

 

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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p style="text-align: center;">This article will provide 1-week itinerary, for those who like hiking and are:</p> <ol> <li><strong>25 Fontes</strong></li> <li><strong>Pico do Arieiro&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Queimadas-Caldeir&atilde;o Verde</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do rei</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do Alecrim</strong></li> <li><strong>S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada dos cedros</strong></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here it is a Hiking trail maps, to help you with the must see places locations.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="madeira hikes map" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/madeira hikes map.jpg" alt="madeira hikes map" width="1073" height="465" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1. 25 Fontes / Raba&ccedil;al Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - 25 fontes raba&ccedil;al levada.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" width="861" height="461" /></p> <p>Our number one recommendation is 25 Natural Springs levada walk. Why?</p> <p>If you are looking for a lush hike along a levada this is a hike for you. It is perhaps the most unique hike you can do in Madeira and the most popular one, because the path reveals many landscapes and along the way it&rsquo;s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region.</p> <p>Many travel guides say this hike is a must do and so do we. You start in Raba&ccedil;al and going to the 25 Fontes, you can find waterfalls gushing toward a magnificent lagoon. There are even people that dive into the gelid waters.</p> <p>Here it is some of our options and details for booking <a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a>:&nbsp;<a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">2. Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo Hike ( the highest Peaks)</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - pico areeiro to pico ruivo walk.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walkHiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The hike number 2 is Pico do Areeiro that leads to Pico Ruivo. And the reason why is just simple.</p> <p>This one of the most beautiful walk due to its location, above the clouds that, connects two of the highest peaks on Madeira through a web of tunnels and ledges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Besides being difficult some people say i tis the most impressive hike, because of the stunning landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Still in sunny days, you may have a 360 degree view where you can see some og the villages from Madeira such as: Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, and Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o.</p> <p><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">3. Queimadas / Caldeir&atilde;o Verde Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada queimadas caldeirao verde.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Our third advise is to go to Caldeir&atilde;o verde.&nbsp;</p> <p>Day 3 is gonna be another day of fantastic hikes to see some of the nicest waterfalls in Madeira. Its the most adventurous hike you can do where the the path is remarkably green and the water is always present along the walk, you pass throught smaller waterfalls, gushing from the walls until you reach 4 tunnels and at the end the mesmereizing huge waterfall falling on the crystalline lagoon.</p> <p>Along the way you have a magnificent view over the village of S&atilde;o Jorge and the great mountains.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">4. Levada do Rei "King" Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do rei.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Levada do Rei is the fourth levada walk, but also one of the most beautiful trails of Madeira.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">What can we say? All of our levada walk are number 1, because of our vegetation and natural waterfalls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But this one has a special location, in Madeira&rsquo;s Laurissilva forest where you can enjoy the unique vegetation of this UNESCO natural heritage. Here you can find fauna and flora after the discovery of the Island natural with some birds such as chaffinch. More impressive reasons? It stills remains the same since before its discovery, more than five centuries ago.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">5. Levada do Alecrim "The Lakes"</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do alecrim_1.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Here we go to the fifht wonderfull levada walk, which is called levada do Alecrim.</p> <p>This one has also a privileged location, in the middle of Laurissilva Forest where you can explore the mysterious of the Fanal Forest. Once again hikers can enjoy the vast vegetation composed mainly by the Urze, Erica arborea and the Uveira da Serra, as well as several species of local fauna, which highlight the birds and cows. This levada walk still offer you outstanding views over the Raba&ccedil;al valley and the Ribeira da Janela, and the small lagoon, best known as Lagoa &ldquo;Dona Beja&rdquo;.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">6. Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - ponta de s&atilde;o louren&ccedil;o_2.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The next one is Vereda da Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a different hike from all the others, the vegetation is completely unlike.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It is located on the eastern end of Madeira where you will find the peninsulas. In addition the exposure to the strong wind in this region resulted in low vegetation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Although the low vegetation as you walk along the trail you will see stunning and unique landscapea with the Desertas Islands in the south and the islands of Porto Santo in the north, with dramatic coast landscape and black sand beach due to the volcanic nature of this area and&nbsp;enjoy beautiful samples of unique fauna and flora species, for instance the protected seabirds such as the Cory&rsquo;s Shearwater, the Madeiran Storm-Petrel, the Bulwer&rsquo;s Petrel and the Common Tern.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">7. Levada dos Cedros Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada dos cedros.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The last but not least is in levada dos Cedros, and it considered one of the oldest built on the Island, built in the 17th century.</p> <p>What can you see?</p> <p>The beginning of the levada is the culmination of the beauty of this route. The waterfalls form a pond of pure and crystal water. Along the way you will be surrounded by the lush vegetation, although the cedar(Cedros) stands out in many areas and mostly comprised of Tree Heathers and Madeiran bilberry.</p> <p>You can observe the evolution in the dimension of the indigenous species, finding tree specimens with 30 to 40m in height, such as the Loureiro (Laurus novocanariensis), Til (Ocotea foetens), Vinh&aacute;tico (Persea indica).&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, you will arrive at the levada surrounded by luxuriant forest where you will find a pleasant waterfall and back on track, you will come across a path just to the left that leads you to a small viewing point from where you can observe the surrounding area.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <center class="youtube-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FxEf_unr_4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>&nbsp;</center> </body> </html>
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<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p style="text-align: center;">This article will provide 1-week itinerary, for those who like hiking and are:</p> <ol> <li><strong>25 Fontes</strong></li> <li><strong>Pico do Arieiro&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Queimadas-Caldeir&atilde;o Verde</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do rei</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do Alecrim</strong></li> <li><strong>S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada dos cedros</strong></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here it is a Hiking trail maps, to help you with the must see places locations.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="madeira hikes map" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/madeira hikes map.jpg" alt="madeira hikes map" width="1073" height="465" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1. 25 Fontes / Raba&ccedil;al Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - 25 fontes raba&ccedil;al levada.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" width="861" height="461" /></p> <p>Our number one recommendation is 25 Natural Springs levada walk. Why?</p> <p>If you are looking for a lush hike along a levada this is a hike for you. It is perhaps the most unique hike you can do in Madeira and the most popular one, because the path reveals many landscapes and along the way it&rsquo;s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region.</p> <p>Many travel guides say this hike is a must do and so do we. You start in Raba&ccedil;al and going to the 25 Fontes, you can find waterfalls gushing toward a magnificent lagoon. There are even people that dive into the gelid waters.</p> <p>Here it is some of our options and details for booking <a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a>:&nbsp;<a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">2. Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo Hike ( the highest Peaks)</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - pico areeiro to pico ruivo walk.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walkHiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The hike number 2 is Pico do Areeiro that leads to Pico Ruivo. And the reason why is just simple.</p> <p>This one of the most beautiful walk due to its location, above the clouds that, connects two of the highest peaks on Madeira through a web of tunnels and ledges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Besides being difficult some people say i tis the most impressive hike, because of the stunning landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Still in sunny days, you may have a 360 degree view where you can see some og the villages from Madeira such as: Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, and Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o.</p> <p><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">3. Queimadas / Caldeir&atilde;o Verde Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada queimadas caldeirao verde.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Our third advise is to go to Caldeir&atilde;o verde.&nbsp;</p> <p>Day 3 is gonna be another day of fantastic hikes to see some of the nicest waterfalls in Madeira. Its the most adventurous hike you can do where the the path is remarkably green and the water is always present along the walk, you pass throught smaller waterfalls, gushing from the walls until you reach 4 tunnels and at the end the mesmereizing huge waterfall falling on the crystalline lagoon.</p> <p>Along the way you have a magnificent view over the village of S&atilde;o Jorge and the great mountains.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">4. Levada do Rei "King" Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do rei.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Levada do Rei is the fourth levada walk, but also one of the most beautiful trails of Madeira.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">What can we say? All of our levada walk are number 1, because of our vegetation and natural waterfalls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But this one has a special location, in Madeira&rsquo;s Laurissilva forest where you can enjoy the unique vegetation of this UNESCO natural heritage. Here you can find fauna and flora after the discovery of the Island natural with some birds such as chaffinch. More impressive reasons? It stills remains the same since before its discovery, more than five centuries ago.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">5. Levada do Alecrim "The Lakes"</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do alecrim_1.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Here we go to the fifht wonderfull levada walk, which is called levada do Alecrim.</p> <p>This one has also a privileged location, in the middle of Laurissilva Forest where you can explore the mysterious of the Fanal Forest. Once again hikers can enjoy the vast vegetation composed mainly by the Urze, Erica arborea and the Uveira da Serra, as well as several species of local fauna, which highlight the birds and cows. This levada walk still offer you outstanding views over the Raba&ccedil;al valley and the Ribeira da Janela, and the small lagoon, best known as Lagoa &ldquo;Dona Beja&rdquo;.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">6. Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - ponta de s&atilde;o louren&ccedil;o_2.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The next one is Vereda da Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a different hike from all the others, the vegetation is completely unlike.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It is located on the eastern end of Madeira where you will find the peninsulas. In addition the exposure to the strong wind in this region resulted in low vegetation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Although the low vegetation as you walk along the trail you will see stunning and unique landscapea with the Desertas Islands in the south and the islands of Porto Santo in the north, with dramatic coast landscape and black sand beach due to the volcanic nature of this area and&nbsp;enjoy beautiful samples of unique fauna and flora species, for instance the protected seabirds such as the Cory&rsquo;s Shearwater, the Madeiran Storm-Petrel, the Bulwer&rsquo;s Petrel and the Common Tern.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">7. Levada dos Cedros Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada dos cedros.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The last but not least is in levada dos Cedros, and it considered one of the oldest built on the Island, built in the 17th century.</p> <p>What can you see?</p> <p>The beginning of the levada is the culmination of the beauty of this route. The waterfalls form a pond of pure and crystal water. Along the way you will be surrounded by the lush vegetation, although the cedar(Cedros) stands out in many areas and mostly comprised of Tree Heathers and Madeiran bilberry.</p> <p>You can observe the evolution in the dimension of the indigenous species, finding tree specimens with 30 to 40m in height, such as the Loureiro (Laurus novocanariensis), Til (Ocotea foetens), Vinh&aacute;tico (Persea indica).&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, you will arrive at the levada surrounded by luxuriant forest where you will find a pleasant waterfall and back on track, you will come across a path just to the left that leads you to a small viewing point from where you can observe the surrounding area.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <center class="youtube-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FxEf_unr_4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>&nbsp;</center> </body> </html>
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A Levada for Everybody
A Levada for Everybody
<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> <p style="text-align: center;">This article will provide 1-week itinerary, for those who like hiking and are:</p> <ol> <li><strong>25 Fontes</strong></li> <li><strong>Pico do Arieiro&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Queimadas-Caldeir&atilde;o Verde</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do rei</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada do Alecrim</strong></li> <li><strong>S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o</strong></li> <li><strong>Levada dos cedros</strong></li> </ol> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Here it is a Hiking trail maps, to help you with the must see places locations.</p> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="madeira hikes map" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/madeira hikes map.jpg" alt="madeira hikes map" width="1073" height="465" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>1. 25 Fontes / Raba&ccedil;al Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - 25 fontes raba&ccedil;al levada.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - 25 Fontes Raba&ccedil;al Levada" width="861" height="461" /></p> <p>Our number one recommendation is 25 Natural Springs levada walk. Why?</p> <p>If you are looking for a lush hike along a levada this is a hike for you. It is perhaps the most unique hike you can do in Madeira and the most popular one, because the path reveals many landscapes and along the way it&rsquo;s possible to admire a wide variety of endemic species of the flora and fauna of the region.</p> <p>Many travel guides say this hike is a must do and so do we. You start in Raba&ccedil;al and going to the 25 Fontes, you can find waterfalls gushing toward a magnificent lagoon. There are even people that dive into the gelid waters.</p> <p>Here it is some of our options and details for booking <a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a>:&nbsp;<a href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">2. Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo Hike ( the highest Peaks)</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - pico areeiro to pico ruivo walk.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walkHiking holidays in Madeira - Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo walk" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The hike number 2 is Pico do Areeiro that leads to Pico Ruivo. And the reason why is just simple.</p> <p>This one of the most beautiful walk due to its location, above the clouds that, connects two of the highest peaks on Madeira through a web of tunnels and ledges.&nbsp;</p> <p>Besides being difficult some people say i tis the most impressive hike, because of the stunning landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Still in sunny days, you may have a 360 degree view where you can see some og the villages from Madeira such as: Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, and Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o.</p> <p><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="color: #626262; background-color: #ffffff;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">3. Queimadas / Caldeir&atilde;o Verde Levada Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada queimadas caldeirao verde.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada Queimadas Caldeirao Verde" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Our third advise is to go to Caldeir&atilde;o verde.&nbsp;</p> <p>Day 3 is gonna be another day of fantastic hikes to see some of the nicest waterfalls in Madeira. Its the most adventurous hike you can do where the the path is remarkably green and the water is always present along the walk, you pass throught smaller waterfalls, gushing from the walls until you reach 4 tunnels and at the end the mesmereizing huge waterfall falling on the crystalline lagoon.</p> <p>Along the way you have a magnificent view over the village of S&atilde;o Jorge and the great mountains.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">4. Levada do Rei "King" Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do rei.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Rei" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Levada do Rei is the fourth levada walk, but also one of the most beautiful trails of Madeira.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">What can we say? All of our levada walk are number 1, because of our vegetation and natural waterfalls.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But this one has a special location, in Madeira&rsquo;s Laurissilva forest where you can enjoy the unique vegetation of this UNESCO natural heritage. Here you can find fauna and flora after the discovery of the Island natural with some birds such as chaffinch. More impressive reasons? It stills remains the same since before its discovery, more than five centuries ago.&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">5. Levada do Alecrim "The Lakes"</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada do alecrim_1.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada do Alecrim" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>Here we go to the fifht wonderfull levada walk, which is called levada do Alecrim.</p> <p>This one has also a privileged location, in the middle of Laurissilva Forest where you can explore the mysterious of the Fanal Forest. Once again hikers can enjoy the vast vegetation composed mainly by the Urze, Erica arborea and the Uveira da Serra, as well as several species of local fauna, which highlight the birds and cows. This levada walk still offer you outstanding views over the Raba&ccedil;al valley and the Ribeira da Janela, and the small lagoon, best known as Lagoa &ldquo;Dona Beja&rdquo;.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">6. Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - ponta de s&atilde;o louren&ccedil;o_2.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Ponta de S&atilde;o Louren&ccedil;o" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal">The next one is Vereda da Ponta de Sao Lourenco is a different hike from all the others, the vegetation is completely unlike.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">It is located on the eastern end of Madeira where you will find the peninsulas. In addition the exposure to the strong wind in this region resulted in low vegetation.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Although the low vegetation as you walk along the trail you will see stunning and unique landscapea with the Desertas Islands in the south and the islands of Porto Santo in the north, with dramatic coast landscape and black sand beach due to the volcanic nature of this area and&nbsp;enjoy beautiful samples of unique fauna and flora species, for instance the protected seabirds such as the Cory&rsquo;s Shearwater, the Madeiran Storm-Petrel, the Bulwer&rsquo;s Petrel and the Common Tern.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <h2 style="color: #626262;">7. Levada dos Cedros Walk</h2> <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" src="../../../../storage/uploads/tinymce/hiking holidays in madeira - levada dos cedros.jpg" alt="Hiking holidays in Madeira - Levada dos Cedros" width="856" height="460" /></p> <p>The last but not least is in levada dos Cedros, and it considered one of the oldest built on the Island, built in the 17th century.</p> <p>What can you see?</p> <p>The beginning of the levada is the culmination of the beauty of this route. The waterfalls form a pond of pure and crystal water. Along the way you will be surrounded by the lush vegetation, although the cedar(Cedros) stands out in many areas and mostly comprised of Tree Heathers and Madeiran bilberry.</p> <p>You can observe the evolution in the dimension of the indigenous species, finding tree specimens with 30 to 40m in height, such as the Loureiro (Laurus novocanariensis), Til (Ocotea foetens), Vinh&aacute;tico (Persea indica).&nbsp;</p> <p>Finally, you will arrive at the levada surrounded by luxuriant forest where you will find a pleasant waterfall and back on track, you will come across a path just to the left that leads you to a small viewing point from where you can observe the surrounding area.</p> <p><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">Here it is some of our options and details for booking&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">this walk with a certified guide</a><span style="background-color: #ffffff; color: #626262;">:&nbsp;</span><a style="background-color: #ffffff;" href="https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks">https://madeira.best/category/things-to-do/land/trekking-levada-walks</a></p> <center class="youtube-container"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5FxEf_unr_4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe>&nbsp;</center> </body> </html>
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