This is it! This is the walk that will give you a complete perspective of the beauty of Madeira Island. Rock formations shoot into the sky like timeless statues.
All along this route, the views are breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat. In springtime, these plants proudly dress themselves in a myriad of colours, displaying their fragile flowers for all to see. Near Pico Ruivo we walk through the oldest heather forest existing.
These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. We soon arrive at Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) and the views from there are out of this world. Truly and as the saying goes, “On a clear day you can see forever”.
Adult (+12yo)- €37
Child (5yo – 11yo) – €23
*** Pay a deposit now and the rest on the day of the tour “by cash”**
Along this Levadas, we will see some exotic flora of the island
Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off
Hiking & Levada Walking
Full Day (≥6h)
Type of Activity
Distance & Difficulty
Distance: 13 km
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Funchal: 9am (1,2)
* A tolerance of 20 minutes should be given from the stipulated pick-up time!
1- Exception for the following hotels, where the pick up is at 08:30 am for all the walks: Quinta do Estreito, Quinta Mãe dos Homens, Quinta do Monte, Casa Velha do Palheiro, Choupana Hills, Oceans Gardens, and Quinta Mirabela.
2- Exception for the following hotels where the pick up is at 09:15 am for all the walks: Four Views Baia, Quinta Bela Vista, Quinta das Vistas, Panorâmico, Albergaria Dias, Quinta Bela São Tiago, Porto Santa Maria, Residencial Mirasol,
What to bring
Sportive shoes with a good grip or walking boots.
If requested Rucksacks and walking sticks can be provided by the organization.
Clients Should be prepared for all weather conditions due to the changeable weather.
Upon your booking, you will receive an email. You just need to show the email to the agent and pay "BY CASH" the rest.
Please add the pick-up location on "Special Requirements" when fulfilling the reservation form.
If the child in under 12 years old and does not have 135 centimetres in height, please let us know (in the comment section) as by Portuguese law it requires a baby seat / booster seat.
Please do note that children under the age of 5 years old go free of charge (maximum of 2). However, they are entirely at the parent's responsibility and accountability.