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Levadas, Nature, Landscape and Activities
Levadas, Nature, Landscape and Activitiesby: Madeira Islands Tourism src: Flickr

One of the most fascinating features of Madeira is the vast network of open-air water canals that cover the island bringing water from the mountains to the plantations below. Known as levadas, these irrigation channels pass through breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and hidden parts of the island.

Covering over 1500 kilometers, the levadas of Madeira were mostly sculpted by hand, and access remote villages through tunnels and cliff hugging ledges. Walking on a levada path is an unforgettable experience, be it overlooking the sea or hiking through the vast Madeira Natural Park or Funchal Ecological Park.
Most walks are accessible to all, but there are several levels of difficulty, which are marked before each walk. Hiking in this magnificent setting is a treat for all generations, young or old, bringing them back to nature.

Find below the description regarding the 23 footpaths (PR-Small Routes), located in the Autonomous Region of Madeira, officially certified by the SRA - Regional Secretariat for the Environement and Natural Resources:

Holiday activities
  • Madeira's distinctive, mountainous terrain and the rich diversity of the landscape make it a unique challenge for even the most experienced orienteering enthusiasts.

    [Porto Santo - Orienteering ]
  • There’s a new golf course in Porto Santo where you can discover unique challenges while playing amidst breathtaking scenery.
    Surrounded by serene countryside and enveloped in a sea breeze, the Porto Santo Golf Course has everything you need to play golf the whole year round.

    [Porto Santo - Golf ]
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