Levada do Moinho: Full-day hike in Madeira’s native laurel forest
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- Beautiful waterfall
- Levada do Moinho aqueduct
- Madeira’s laurel forest: UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Ancient mills on the way
All about the trip
Explore fascinating nature of the north-western part of Madeira. Hike to the source of Levada do Moinho aqueduct with a magnificent waterfall. Walk through the island’s native laurel forest and admire ancient trees and old mills along the way.
We begin our hike in Feira do Gado and follow the irrigation channel in the opposite direction of the water flow. The ancient aqueduct was built by farmers to feed local mills and there are still ruins of the old mills there.
Throughout the day we will see well-tended farmland as well as wild nature with original vegetation. The route leads through gorgeous laurel forest with trees several hundred years old. In 1999 Madeira’s laurel forest was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As we near the source of Levada do Moinho amazing view of a waterfall opens in front of us.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Tour guide
- Transportation to the starting point of the hike
What is not included in the price
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Lunch and drinks
Please bring your own lunch box, some snacks and drinks for the day.
Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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