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Levada Walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela provided by Lido Tours

Levada Walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela

Levada Walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela
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About
Lace up your sports shoes and get ready to enjoy an 8-hour guided walk along the best-known 'levada,' (irigation channel) on the island of Madeira, from Ribeiro Frio to Portela. In a small group of no more than 15 people, marvel at the flora and fauna and admire the sweeping views toward Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Aguia, along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Your tour begins at 9am with pickup from select Funchal hotels, or from another designated meeting point. Be sure to wear sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots. It is also essential to bring a picnic as there is nowhere to purchase food for the duration of the 8-hour walking tour. Having greeted your guide and travel group, you'll begin your walk. As you walk along the footpath, marvel at the display of light and shade filtering through the laurel and heather trees. Admire the trout swimming in the levada along side the path, which will likely dash for cover at yout approach. As you get closer to Lamaceiros, prepare for some excellent views of the town of Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Aguia (more commonly known as Eagle Rock) far below. After a full day of walking and soaking up marvelous views, your tour concludes back at the original departure point at about 5pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your tour begins at 9am with pickup from select Funchal hotels, or from another designated meeting point. Be sure to wear sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots. It is also essential to bring a picnic as there is nowhere to purchase food for the duration of the 8-hour walking tour. Having greeted your guide and travel group, you'll begin your walk. As you walk along the footpath, marvel at the display of light and shade filtering through the laurel and heather trees. Admire the trout swimming in the levada along side the path, which will likely dash for cover at yout approach. As you get closer to Lamaceiros, prepare for some excellent views of the town of Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Aguia (more commonly known as Eagle Rock) far below. After a full day of walking and soaking up marvelous views, your tour concludes back at the original departure point at about 5pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • It's mandatory to bring a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • It's mandatory to bring a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jun 2020
A note from Levada Walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela
We will keep 70% of the capacity of our vehicles and avoid mass tourism. Face masks are available for sale in our offices or please bring your own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Nicholas W
Wimborne Minster, UK19 contributions
Very pleasant easy walk
Sep 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our walk, and our guide was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We were a group of only 7 which was ideal. We would describe it as easy, but you do need to be careful of tree roots in places. At the time the route wasn't particularly busy. Unfortunately the minibus broke down before we left Funchal, but our guide and driver handled the situation well and a replacement arrived after about 45 minutes which meant there was really little problem.

Dealing with Lido Tours was very straightforward and the staff in their office were very helpful. When we went in to pay, the price was lower than the one we had been quoted online, but they happily charged us the lower price!
Written 25 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Lido Tours
A H
A H
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Wonderful travel guide and beautiful trip
Hector was a wonderful tour guide, he took us to lovely places, thumb up my highlight of the tour was Porto Moniz
Steve W
Steve W
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Great trip
What a great trip this was made all the better by our friendly and knowledgeable driver Nuno. The facts and history
Russell E
Russell E
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Great trip on a minibus.
Great trip and guide let down by a poor ‘recommend’ lunch. The route was great as was the scenery and pace. Swimmin
Roving12501713071
Roving12501713071
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Informative and enjoyable
Really enjoyable day out on the east of the island. Nunu was an excellent guide and driver, and we learned so much
WiltshireTravellerXY
WiltshireTravellerXY
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Superb "Highest peaks, mountain walking tour"
Sara was an excellent guide. Experienced, reassuring and informative. This was a challenging walk involving mountai
JessicaG5730
JessicaG5730
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Beautiful half day trip to Valley of the Nuns
We booked two tours with Lido and were lucky to get Jose both times as our guide. This half day tour was perfect to
JessicaG5730
JessicaG5730
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Lido Tours is reliable and high quality – book with them!
Another company canceled our West Madeira tour the night before and after calling other places, Lido Tours was able
applemanAppleman
applemanAppleman
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Amazing walk above the clouds
This hike was amazing the views were fantastic from start to finish Our tour guide Sarah was very knowledgeable an
Karen T
Karen T
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Fanal - Amazing walk; Sara - the best guide!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk (but lots of steps (mostly down) so you need to be good on your feet!)
stella s
stella s
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Best travel agents in Funchal
Super agents, a pleasure to deal with. Friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, prepared to go the extra mile by col
575stephn
575stephn
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Enjoyable Experience
Convenient hotel pick up. Informative tour guide. Nice, quick and time saving way to see many landmarks. Did ask r
Carmengheoldus
Carmengheoldus
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Wonderful levada walk- Sara our tour guide was a star
This has been by far one of my most favourite levada walks. The waterfalls are really beautiful and the scenery is
SimonaCornelia
SimonaCornelia
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The Peaks Tour - Yes; The Fanal Forest - No
We had two hikings with Lido Tours. The "Enchanted Woodlands" of Fanal and the peaks of Madeira. Our guide on both
Szabin
Szabin
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Nice experience
Lovely 12 km walk in the pure nature. Tour guide Sara was very friendly and informative, driver José was cautious
Wendy B
Wendy B
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Amazing day and tour guide!
Well what can I say we had the best day of our 2 week holiday! Our guide Roberto was so professional and full of i
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