Serra D’Água Valley Walk
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Medium Group
Come with us and experience the nature and VILLAGE MOUNTAIN living conditions of the people where you can see the farmers’ hard work. These terraces served as a natural greenhouse to grow various crops. As you walk along, you will discover the great irrigation structure our local ancestors created to distribute down the slopes and valleys the abundance of water that emerges from the springs on the North of the island. What a huge effort. This Levada is an ideal first walk with delightful views of the coastal forest and through farming areas. It is an easy flat path accessible to most people. BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW!
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- Certified Staff
- Entrance fees, when mentioned
- Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
- First aid kit (basics recommended by ATR)
- Air-conditioning vehicle
- Pickup & drop-off in Funchal, Caniço and for private tours only.
- Drinks and meals
- Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:
These pick-ups require the supplier to confirm availability and pick-up time. We will send the detailed information by e-mail, and you will pay the driver directly on-site.
Outside the municipalities above, prices will be subject to availability.
Pick Up Funchal: 08h45-09h00 | Pick Up Caniço: 08h20-08h30
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A staff member will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.
Year-round, except on December 25 and January 1.
The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 13:00.
Distance & Altitude
Distance: 6 km (3 miles)
Max. Altitude: 560 m (1,837 ft.)
Min. Altitude: 550 m (1,804 ft.)
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
Punctuality & be fit to walk
What do you need to bring?
Non-slip walking boots or sports footwear, a camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.
We also suggest taking a hat and sunscreen as most Levada is exposed to the sun. As nothing is available on the route, take a bag to carry your litter away.
A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Parents must bring a hiking child carrier backpack to carry their children under 4.
Good to Know
The walk is not challenging, and the trail itself is flat. There are two small passages without a safety bar, but once you are past them, it is an easy walk just until the finish. We do the walk reasonably, including stopping to take photos. There are bathrooms at the coffee bar at the end of the trail.
Not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Don't take risks
Better to go with a guide and relax, instead of getting lost in the mountains of Madeira. If you fall or feel unwell, knowing that the mountain guide activates the emergency system is reassuring. He/she sends a warning and the group’s location to the local authorities, enabling a quick rescue. All well worth the money for the hike.
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It is an easy and comfortable way to get to the walk. There are comfort breaks before and after the walk. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
12:30 - 13:00
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.