Levada Walk from Ribeiro Frio to Portela

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From $39.03

4 reviews   (4.50)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Lace up your sports shoes and get ready to enjoy an 8-hour guided walk along the best-known 'levada,' (irigation channel) on the island of Madeira, from Ribeiro Frio to Portela. In a small group of no more than 15 people, marvel at the flora and fauna and admire the sweeping views toward Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Aguia, along the way.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It's mandatory to bring a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk)
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Ribeiro Frio
Your tour begins at 9am with pickup from select Funchal hotels, or from another designated meeting point. Be sure to wear sports shoes with a good grip or hiking boots. It is also essential to bring a picnic as there is nowhere to purchase food for the duration of the 8-hour walking tour.

Having greeted your guide and travel group, you'll begin your walk. As you walk along the footpath, marvel at the display of light and shade filtering through the laurel and heather trees. Admire the trout swimming in the levada along side the path, which will likely dash for cover at yout approach. As you get closer to Lamaceiros, prepare for some excellent views of the town of Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Aguia (more commonly known as Eagle Rock) far below.

After a full day of walking and soaking up marvelous views, your tour concludes back at the original departure point at about 5pm.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Lovely levada walk
Gus1099, 11-08-2022
This is the second time we went for a walk with this company. With them everything is just perfect.
The minibus turned up at the pickup even a bit early, which was a bonus. The driver was excellent, safe, but fast enough.
Our guide was very knowledgeable, nice and friendly. She gave us clear description of the walk including safety issues, stops, breaks. She kept an eye on the whole group, nobody was left behind even by a minute.
The walk itself was amazing, beautiful, not too hard. Very enjoyable, one of our favourite walks in Madeira.
Levada do Ribeiro Frio
ana_joaquim1978, 17-06-2022
Fizemos esta levada com a guia Sara. Foi uma experiência incrível... a Sara é muito simpática e boa comunicadora. Ao longo do percurso vai explicando a importância das várias espécies da fauna e flora que vamos encontrando. As paisagens são lindas e apanhámos as 4 estações do ano. Recomendamos e esperamos fazer outras levadas com a Lido Tours.
Very pleasant easy walk
Nicholas W, 25-09-2019
We enjoyed our walk, and our guide was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. We were a group of only 7 which was ideal. We would describe it as easy, but you do need to be careful of tree roots in places. At the time the route wasn't particularly busy. Unfortunately the minibus broke down before we left Funchal, but our guide and driver handled the situation well and a replacement arrived after about 45 minutes which meant there was really little problem.

Dealing with Lido Tours was very straightforward and the staff in their office were very helpful. When we went in to pay, the price was lower than the one we had been quoted online, but they happily charged us the lower price!
schöne Wanderung für die ganze Familie
Ploebsti, 28-03-2019
meist relativ breiter Levada-Wanderweg, teils hoch über dem Tal mit schöner Aussicht; leider auch sehr stark frequentiert, vor allem durch Gruppen

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