Hiking and Levadas

Madeira Levadas are an open canal system that was developed in the early 16th century, with the purpose of channeling water from the north side of the island to the south side.

Madeira being a volcanic island, has a very steep terrain, which provides both easy and relaxing walks through beautiful landscapes, but also provides more challenging walks over peaks, mountains, tunnels and waterfalls.

Madeira Levadas are generally accessible throughout the year due to our good weather.

What to take with you: footwear with good grip, layered clothing, waterproofs, hat, sun protection, flashlight, drinking water and some picnic food.

Bellow you can find a list of Levadas and Hiking trails that are closer to Quinta da Capela:

Levada do Castelejo

Vereda da Penha de Águia

Boca do Risco/Larano trail

Vereda das Funduras

Portela -> Ribeiro Frio

Vereda dos Balcões

Pico Ruivo

Pico das Pedras -> Queimadas -> Caldeirão Verde -> Caldeirão do Inferno

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço