Ribeiro Frio to Portela Levada Walk


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Overview

This levada, which begins in Ribeiro Frio, is one of the first acquired by the State to irrigate the farmlands of Porto da Cruz. The walk ends with a descent to the village of Portela.

The Levada do Furado is one of the oldest levadas belonging to the state. It is said that this levada carries three waters: the water that is gathered in the valley of Ribeiro Frio and irrigates the terraces of Porto da Cruz; and those that come from the mountains of Santana and are stored in the reservoir at Santo da Serra for later distribution.

Along this levada you will note the manifold tones of green presented by this well-preserved zone of the island’s native forest - the Laurisilva.

The landscape is dominated by the valley of Ribeiro Frio, with the amazing farm fields of Faial, São Roque do Faial and Porto da Cruz. The spectacular rock formation of Penha de Águia protects the bay of Faial to the east, and to the west the Ponta dos Clérigos.


What's Included

Insurance

Live commentary

What's Not Included

Bottled water

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia (tunnels).
  • Not recommended for travelers with vertigo.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia (tunnels).
  • Not recommended for travelers with vertigo.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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.
  • 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.

What To Expect

Ribeiro Frio
This trail begins at Ribeiro Frio in the municipality of Santana and follows the pathway accompanying the levada of Serra do Faial at an elevation of 860 metres up to the station where the waters divide, descending from there to the area of Lamaceiros and terminating at the Portela belvedere in the municipality of Machico.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro da Portela
The walk ends by Portela's viewpoint, one of the most beautiful landscapes of the island, where you can see Porto da Cruz, Penha d'Águia and also part of Santana.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


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