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A pleasant hike along Levada do Castelejo offers you a stunning perspective of Madeira's north coast. Admire the views of sleepy villages and ghost towns set against impressive cliffs, and discover the rare flora and fauna that thrive on the island.

Banana plantations, terraced fields and emerald forests await you in this magnificent natural setting, which offers unique views of Maderira's landscape such as the high inland peaks and the Penha da Águia (Eagle's Rock).

This impressive levada (aqueduct) irrigates the lands of Santo António and Sao Martinho. Walk along the levada and discover the ghost town of Faja, where approximately 30 people used to work and live. The town was abandoned in the 1980s, leaving charming green-covered houses behind.

Listen as your guide describes the history of the levadas, the purpose of their construction and the lives of locals today as you hike the forested, rugged, and volcanic setting of Madeira.

A pleasant hike along Levada do Castelejo offers you a stunning perspective of Madeira's north coast. Admire the views of sleepy villages and ghost towns set against impressive cliffs, and discover the rare flora and fauna that thrive on the island.

Banana plantations, terraced fields and emerald forests await you in this magnificent natural setting, which offers unique views of Maderira's landscape such as the high inland peaks and the Penha da Águia (Eagle's Rock).

This impressive levada (aqueduct) irrigates the lands of Santo António and Sao Martinho. Walk along the levada and discover the ghost town of Faja, where approximately 30 people used to work and live. The town was abandoned in the 1980s, leaving charming green-covered houses behind.

Listen as your guide describes the history of the levadas, the purpose of their construction and the lives of locals today as you hike the forested, rugged, and volcanic setting of Madeira.

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8:30 AM English Commentary Tour

Duration 5h Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$28.55

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Porta da Cruz to Castelejo Guided Levada Hike

Activity/Location

Madeira

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Funchal City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Funchal

  • Machico City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Machico

  • Santa Cruz City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Santa Cruz

  • Caniço City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Caniço


Highlights

  • Scenic hike along a well-known & easy-to-hike levada

  • Stories & history behind the ghost town of Faja

  • Bird's-eye views over the colorful countryside

  • Traveling along a functional 19th-century irrigation system

  • Viewing a slice of local culture & sleepy villages


Inclusions

  • Guided walking tour of the Levadas

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Machico, Santa Cruz, Caniço, and Funchal hotels


Know Before You Book

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • If you have back and joint problems, you should carefully consider whether to participate.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • If you fear heights, you should not take part in this activity.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Madeira, Portugal