The Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation announces that following the conclusion of adverse weather warnings, the previously closed classified walking routes are now open.

With the reopening of these routes, we extend our gratitude for your cooperation in reporting any anomalies (such as breaks, branches on the paths, or other issues) encountered during the closure. Please communicate such observations via email to any of the following addresses:,, or

Furthermore, the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation, IP-RAM (IFCN, IP-RAM), informs that for safety reasons, the pedestrian route PR 1 Vereda do Areeiro (Pico do Areeiro – Pico Ruivo) is temporarily closed due to a landslide.

Additionally, for safety considerations, the section between the PK 3+400 Kilometre Point and Ribeira do Lajeado (Lagoa da Dona Beija), pertaining to the pedestrian route PR 6.2 Levada do Alecrim (Rabaçal – Ribeira do Lajeado), is temporarily closed due to a landslide.

List of Passable Classified Pedestrian Routes:

  • PR 1.1 Vereda da Ilha
  • PR 1.2 Vereda do Pico Ruivo
  • PR 1.3 Vereda da Encumeada
  • PR 2 Vereda do Urzal
  • PR 3 Vereda do Burro
  • PR 3.1 Caminho Real do Monte
  • PR 5 Vereda das Funduras
  • PR 6 Levada das 25 Fontes
  • PR 6.1 Levada do Risco
  • PR 6.3 Vereda da Lagoa do Vento
  • PR 8 Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço
  • PR 9 Levada do Caldeirão Verde
  • PR 10 Levada do Furado
  • PR 11 Vereda dos Balcões
  • PR 12 Caminho Real da Encumeada – The section between Kilometer Point PK 7+680 (PK 0+000 in Boca da Corrida) and Encumeada remains closed due to works by EEM – Empresa de Eletricidade da Madeira, as part of the “Remodeling of the Serra de Água Hydroelectric Power Plant” project.
  • PR 13 Vereda do Fanal
  • PR 14 Levada dos Cedros
  • PR 17 Caminho do Pináculo and Folhadal
  • PR 18 Levada do Rei
  • PR 21 Caminho do Norte
  • PR 22 Vereda dos Chão dos Louros
  • A Path for Everyone Queimadas-Pico das Pedras
  • PR 1 Vereda do Pico Branco and Terra Chã (Porto Santo)
  • PR 2 Vereda do Pico do Castelo (Porto Santo)
  • PR 3 Levada do Pico do Castelo (Porto Santo) – Only the section between Camacha and Capela da Graça is passable; the remaining route is closed (tunnel).

Closed Walking Routes:

  • PR 1 Vereda do Areeiro – Pico do Areeiro – Pico Ruivo
  • PR 1 Vereda do Areeiro – Vereda Este (via Pico das Torres)
  • PR 4 Levada do Barreiro
  • PR 6.2 Levada do Alecrim
  • PR 7 Levada do Moinho
  • PR 15 Vereda da Ribeira da Janela
  • PR 16 Levada Fajã do Rodrigues
  • PR 19 Paul do Mar Royal Path
  • PR 20 Vereda do Jardim do Mar
  • PR 23 Levada da Azenha