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All reviews beautiful walk mind your head stunning waterfall medium difficulty waterproof jacket organised group picnic area great hike bring water starting point porto da cruz toilet facilities views are amazing water falling inferno torch 13km
This was our first and only levada walk while on our holiday (unfortunately the bad weather made all mountain walks foggy and inaccessible). It was inspiring to see the lush nature, breathe the freshest air and enjoy amazing scenery. The tunnels were fun as well....More
There were some narrow parts to the trail, but it was easy to follow and flat. Along the way there was beautiful scenery. About 6 miles including some walking around Ilha.
We got took a taxi to the start and arranged for the same cab...More
This is a nice walk. A bit difficult to find the starting point, when you are on your own. Crowded, even in August after the holiday season. Some parts are quite steep, some parts are quite small. Has nice views and small tunnels for which...More
Such lush vegetation clinging to the walls of the mountains! An exciting walk along some very narrow paths along the levadas. Some great tunnels that a flashlight is needed for (mind your head- mine took a beating despite the flashlight!) Despite some cloud cover, I...More
Very easy walk. Bring good shoes. And water. And a TORCH. You need to walk thru tunnels, with no lights, about 50meters. And there is a chance of slipping.
Only toilet facilities is at the start of the walk. There is a small car park,...More
Worth getting there early before it gets too busy. There is a slight climb at the end to get to the waterfall. Stunning. Worth going onto the Caldeira Inferno but be aware this has one hard climb in the middle and one of our group...More
Really easy signposted route but was quite muddy underfoot. The low score is due to the constant cloud covering hence no view really and there was no cafe in sight. There were plenty of walkers along the 18km round trip we did and not 1...More
This is a main attraction for any hiker going to Madeira. It would be a 5-star place for me but there are many parts where trees have fallen over and made the path dangerous or impassable. There are huge crowds in both directions and people...More
Response from sanzallix | Reviewed this property |
Just take a taxi to the start of the walk (and ask the driver to come and fetch you 5 hours later). Take a picnic. There is no way you can get lost on the path. You can organise it by yourselves. We didn't meet or get in... More
Just take a taxi to the start of the walk (and ask the driver to come and fetch you 5 hours later). Take a picnic. There is no way you can get lost on the path. You can organise it by yourselves. We didn't meet or get in touch with any guides. Better ask tourist office info.
Bus runs to Santana and then you would need taxi as you wouldn't want to waste time walking on the road when the levada is long in itself. You would also need taxi back to Santana and bus. A hired car is best option.
Response from dragosr458 | Reviewed this property |
You may want to try either rent a car and use a maps app to find your way around(it's quite far from Funchal) or book a trip with a guide(better option imo, picks you up from the hotel, drops you at the hotel or... More
You may want to try either rent a car and use a maps app to find your way around(it's quite far from Funchal) or book a trip with a guide(better option imo, picks you up from the hotel, drops you at the hotel or wherever you want, support in many languages, etc).
We went with several guide travel agencies for a couple of days but the most enjoyable experience we had with the guys from Flora Travel. See if the guide Pedro is available, that man is real gold.
Enjoy your holiday in Madeira, it's all worth it!