Levada do Castelejo, Porto da Cruz, Madeira

Levada do Castelejo is one of the most well-known walking paths of Porto da Cruz civil parish, Madeira. This is an easy and charming walk. The “Levadas” are a remarkable, ingenious irrigation system that was developed in the 16th century by the first settlers, to distribute water from the high mountain springs to the slopes and valleys. Nowadays, there are around 1400 km of Levadas in Madeira ready for you to explore and discover breathtaking views. This walk offers you the possibility to have very good panoramic views of some villages of Madeira northern coast. The end of the path is the Castelejo waterfall, it takes about 2 hours to reach it. You will be charmed by the forest and the panoramic views, the villages with their terraces for subsistence farming will be unforgettable. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the flora and fauna of the forest and the blue of the sea down the the mountains will complete the natural beautiful scenario.

Tips

Always be accompanied by an accredited guide and before starting your walk make sure that you have updates instructions on the route. Take with you this two phone numbers: 291 700 112 Civil protection and 112 Emergency number.
You can make a reservation on line before your visit to the island. At the moment of the reservation take instructions about what you will need to do the walk.

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