Serra D'Água Valley - Levada Walk


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From $28.56

11 reviews   (4.18)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

From a levada with 65 Km we have chosen the most beautiful 5 Km for our tour on foot. An easy walk with a wide variety of fauna and flora.


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
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • 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.
  • 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

Serra de Agua
Your tour begins with hotel pickup at 9am, when you'll travel to the start point of the levada route in an air-conditioned vehicle.  

Explore Serra de Àgua valley, from which you can see the South Coast, Encumeada, Ribeira Brava and Campanário.

This is an easy 5-km (3-mile) walk with a wide variety of fauna and flora.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great walk
KevinJane, 04-08-2018
I did the levada walk with Lido Tours, It was fantastic. Everything Lido does is so well-organized. All of the guides are good.
Belle promenade et guide très compétente
11ChrisM11, 13-03-2022
Jolie excursion de 5 km, facile, qui offre de beaux points de vue et donne à voir une grande variété de plantes différentes.
Charlotte, notre guide, était très sympathique, par ailleurs, elle connaît très bien la flore et l’histoire de Madeire et se fait un plaisir d’expliquer tout cela cela aux randonneurs, en trois langues différentes s’agissant de notre groupe !
A most interesting outing
ArunRatnam, 24-12-2018
Booked through Viator and operated by Lido Tours. I deliberately chose an "easy" walk , and indeed it was.

The total time taken is about four hours, of which the actual levada walk itself is only two hours. The rest of the time goes between driving to the starting point and coming back to your hotel from the end point where the van which drops you goes and waits. There is also a restaurant cum loo stop on the way which takes about 20 to 25 minutes.

The van was half an hour late at my hotel, no explanation or apology offered. There were already about 12 people in the van and three of us joined at my hotel. The drive to the start point of the walk took about twenty or twenty five minutes.

The young woman guide led the way along the trail which runs right alongside the narrow levada or irrigation channel, ( with continuously flowing water ) and the walking path itself is very narrow in places, about a foot and a half, and you need to be particularly careful that you do not topple off the edge, though the drop on this walk is not more than six feet at any time. Still, you could get injured. In a few places it was also muddy and slippery.

The views of the surrounding valley is spectacular

The walk took place at a gentle pace, and the guide was able to point out to us some of the flora, mainly bamboo, african lily, deadly nighshade, hydrangea, eucalyptus, passion fruit, potato , dizzy lizzy, mimosa, a few apple trees ( not edible, can be used only for cider ), banana plantations, rural housing, a couple of cows and dogs. The only mammalian wild life is apparently rabbits, but none spotted, and surprisingly no birds were spotted at all !

The sound of a church bell pealing over the otherwise silent valley was beautiful at a point during the walk.

The cafe had clean toilets.
The guide was very thorough and the...
Betty E, 20-10-2017

The guide was very thorough and the driver was very good. I'd recommend this trip to others. bit advise them to wear hiking shoes.

Do this, if you have plenty of time or start with this walk before visiting other levadas
JanisLatvia, 21-09-2019
Maybe this is really the most beautiful 5 Km of levada altogether, but definitely not in September. We did this walk after couple of other levada walks and during the first couple of Km we were totally disappointed - sparse vegetation, dried out and mostly abandoned small gardens on hillsides, abandoned houses, corpses of dead rats floating in levada... Only the second part of levada was really nice.




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