Encumeada levada

7 hr, 30 min

E-Ticket

Day Trip

Group Tour

This is a hard lever trail in the mountainous massif of Madeira that passes through Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley) and begins at Encumeada, the central zone that divides the north and the south sides of the island.

The first part of the route takes you on an accessible trail that passes through Curral Jangão and gradually ascends to Chão da Relvinha, where we'll descend til Fajã Escura.

Arriving here, we follow Fajã dos Cardos...
This is a hard lever trail in the mountainous massif of Madeira that passes through Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley) and begins at Encumeada, the central zone that divides the north and the south sides of the island.

The first part of the route takes you on an accessible trail that passes through Curral Jangão and gradually ascends to Chão da Relvinha, where we'll descend til Fajã Escura.

Arriving here, we follow Fajã dos Cardos, where we'll see a trail surrounded by agricultural plantations.

This is where we start to climb til Boca das Torrinhas, a point where you can contemplate the view over Curral das Freiras. We'll return with constant ascents and descents, til Encumeada, in a rail with basaltic steps.
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Itinerary Details

The first part of the walk runs along a levada with a climb in a stone path that will lead you to Pináculo (1515m). From here the journey follows to Levada da Serra, excavated in a volcanic tuff with water dripping and splashing, which need caution in the walk.

Along with this part of the walk, until Caramujo area (1250m), you'll see stunning views over São Vicente Valley covered by watercourses. After exploring the Caramujo area we will continue to Levada do Folhadal (1000m). The last part of the walks takes place inside of Laurissilva Forest.

Important Details

Included
  • Certified Mountain / Naturalist guide
  • Torch
  • Personal insurance
  • Taxes
Not Included
  • Optional lunch package plus € 8.
Departure Point
Levada da Serra do Faial, 9135 Camacha, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from Funchal and Caniço (Other locations available on booking request)

8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.