Rabaçal or Caldeirão Verde are some of the must-see places to visit for nature lovers.

Levadas, Veredas, Caminhos Reais .

Along these channels you will always find paths, sometimes as wide as small streets, others so narrow that only the most resistant to vertigo will risk passing. 

But along these trails you will find hidden corners of rare beauty and discover the relentless battle that the builders of these channels engaged in using brute force and dynamite. Here you are surrounded by scenery where, were it not for the levada irrigation channel, you sometimes feel like the discoverer of lands untouched by human presence. 

Some Levada recommendations from the Regional Directorate of Forestry: 

Levada do Caldeirão Verde |6.5 km | 5hr50 

Levada do Rei |5.1 km | 3hr30 

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço | 4 km | 2hr30 

Caminho Real da Encumeada | 12.5 km | 6hr30 

Levada das 25 Fontes |4.6 km | 3hr00 

Levada do Furado, Ribeiro Frio – Portela | 11 km | 5hr

Vereda do Areeiro | 7 km | 3hr30 

Caminho Real do Paúl do Mar | 1.8 km | 1hr20