4h to 8h
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You’ll need to have your camera on hand for this easy half-day hike from Campanario in southern Madeira. As you follow the levada across the Serra de Agua, you’ll be treated to view after view over the south coast, Encumeada pass and the small town of Ribeira Brava.
With an expert guide to show you the way, you’ll only need to worry about capturing the stunning views of Madeira. From Campanario, you’ll set off on a two-and-a-half-hour walk along the levada – a network of water channels that zigzag their way from north to south carrying much-needed water. You’ll discover one of the most beautiful parts of the Serra de Agua parish as you trace a small section of this 65km-long levada.
Learn all about the flora and fauna as you go and catch sight of the dramatic peaks of Madeira’s rugged south coast in the distance as well as the Encumeada pass and Riberia Brava. Along the way you’ll spot clouds tumbling down the valley slopes and landscapes that seem too good to be true.