Ribeiro Frio - Portela (Full Day Walk)

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From $36.44

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This walk is probably one of the most beautiful in Madeira, allowing the hiker to enjoy the natural heritage of the island due to the trail being full of endemic species of the islands fauna and flora. The lushfull vegetation fills the view, envolving the hiker in a peaceful environment.

It is maybe one of the most known levadas. Walking on this path, enjoy the contrast between light and shade appearing through the laurels and heathers that will keep you company on the way.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


I free cold shower but fun!!
Gwespyr, 17-02-2022
This is a relatively easy walk and as it follows a levada there is no difficult slopes to negotiate. When we did it the weather was none too kind and although it did not rain all the time, when it did, it was a downpour.
As the walk is at a little altitude it is sometimes in cloud and so the views can be obscured.
We were taken up to the start point in Ribeiro Frio by mini bus from our hotel and were taken back to Funchal by mini bus after finishing the walk.
The walk does have some sections that are close to the edge so those of a nervous disposition regarding heights might like to take note. The walk also crosses across cliff faces (no climbing required!) and, as water has a habit of finding the lowest level by the quickest route, it comes off the top of the cliff onto the path below. We had to negotiate about three such 'waterfalls' and that, together with the rain, meant that we got very wet! So be prepared and make sure any bags or back packs are adequately covered and that you have suitable footwear.
Despite the weather and getting soaked we thoroughly enjoyed it and, if we return to Madeira we would certainly look to go on another levada walk.
The guide was very knowledgeable and approachable and was able to speak several languages.

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