Caldeirão Verde Levada Walking Tour – Tour Description
Caldeirão Verde Levada is one of the most popular levadas in Madeira Island.
This tour starts at the forest park of Queimadas in Santana city on the north side of the island.
Here we walk along the Caldeirão Verde levada for about 6,5km till the big waterfall where the levada starts.
In the way, we go deep inside the laurissilva forest through very deep valleys (vertigo alert) and crossing some low tunnels along the way. All the trail is protected by hand rail.
Once you reach the waterfall, you have a break to admire it and to have a snack before you go back the same way till the start point.
In some places, the trail is a bit narrow and you might have to stop to cross with other people going the opposite way.
|Meeting Location||Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point|
|Meeting Time||The pickup start at 8:30am and will be scheduled individually|
|Included||Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances Photos Pick up / Drop off Certified Guide|
|Not Included||Meals Hiking gear|
The tour is 13km long and it takes approximately 4,5 hours to do it. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, and rocks and roots.
We consider this tour for intermediate fitness level (2 out of 5). You find in the way some low tunnels and a couple of high cliffs.
If you suffer from hard vertigo or claustrophobia, this may not be the best tour from you because we pass near some high cliffs and low tunnels.
Will you join us?
If you want other type of landscape you might have a look at Fanal and Levada dos Cedros walking tour.
Car Trip (from Funchal) – 50 minutes
Start Point – Queimadas
6,5m flat levada walk (including tunnels)
Caldeirão Verde waterfall
6,5m flat levada walk (same way back)
End Point – Queimadas
Car Trip (to Funchal) – 45 minutes