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Levada do Furado

Start/End

Porto da Cruz - Santo António da Serra

Difficulty

Medium

Vertigo

Medium

Direction

One Way

Distance

10.7 Km

Duration

4h - 4h30min

Max./Min. Altitude

865m / 635m

Terrain

Irregular

About the walk...
Levada do Furado is one of Madeira's most visited levadas, and it's obvious why. Located in the Laurissilva forest, the trail takes you from Ribeiro Frio to the Portela viewpoint, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the diverse landscapes of Northern Machico.

Levada do Furado starts in the parish of Porto da Cruz and ends in the neighbouring parish of Santo António da Serra. Despite its length, this path is an easy-grade walk due to the lack of variation in altitude.

The trail starts inland at a medium altitude and is surrounded by emblematic species of the Laurissilva forest, such as the Canary bay tree (Laurus novocanariensis), Madeira Mahogany (Persea indica) and Fetid laurel (Ocotea foetens).

The Laurel forest plays an important part in protecting against erosion and ensures the maintenance of streams and natural springs. It is also responsible for the production, infiltration and regulation of water used for human consumption and irrigation.

Dense vegetation surrounds the path, occasionally giving way to incredible panoramic views of the central mountainous ridge.

During the walk, various streams and tributaries flow into the canal increasing the intake of the levada.

There are various tunnels along the route, that complement the uniqueness of the trail and showcase the geological origins of the Island.

As you reach the end of the walk, the imposing Penha de Águia enters the horizon and the trail starts to descend.

Both the ranger station and the lake are two reference points that occur during the last leg of the hike. The lake has a total storage capacity of over 80,000m3 and ensures the reinforcement of the water supply to Porto da Cruz and Santo António da Serra.

Both references occur along the border between either parish as does the Portela viewpoint located at the end of PR 10 - Levada do Furado.

To do this walk it is recommended you go with a tour operator or hire a transport service to get back to your point of origin. Search the business directory and lookup companies that provide these services.

Remember, hiking involves specific risks associated with natural events, that the Municipality cannot be held responsible for. Refer to the Hiker's guide developed by VisitMachico® that will alert you to the safety rules and provide you with information about walking in Machico.
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Como Chegar



Utilize a ferramenta abaixo para encontrar o caminho mais rápido para o ponto de partida do percurso, estimando o tempo de viagem e a distância a percorrer entre o local de partida e chegada.

O percurso previamente traçado corresponde à distância entre o centro de Machico e o início do percurso.

Para calcular como chegar até ao destino, basta inserir a morada do local para onde pretende se deslocar e clicar e “calcular rota”. Por definição, o ponto de chegada encontra-se fixado no centro de Machico.

How to get here



Use the tool below to find the fastest route to you starting point, estimating the travel time and distance between the place of departure and arrival.

The previously mapped route corresponds to the distance between the centre of Machico and the beginning of the route.

To calculate how to get to your destination, simply enter the address and click on "calculate route". The arrival point is set in the centre of Machico by definition.

Comment y arriver



Utilisez l'outil ci-dessous pour trouver le chemin le plus rapide jusqu'au point de départ du parcours, en estimant le temps de trajet et la distance à parcourir entre le lieu de départ et le lieu d'arrivée.

L'itinéraire précédemment défini correspond à la distance entre le centre de Machico et le début du parcours.

Pour calculer comment arriver à la destination, il suffit d'entrer l'adresse du lieu où vous voulez aller et cliquez sur "Calculer l'itinéraire". Par défaut, le point d'arrivée est situé au centre de Machico.

Fahrzeit und Entfernung



Nutzen Sie das unten stehende Werkzeug um sich den Weg zu den Orten, die Sie besuchen möchten, anzeigen zu lassen. Es berechnet Ihnen die geschätzte Fahrzeit und Entfernung zum gewünschten Ort.

Als Zielort ist das Zentrum von Machico voreingestellt. Um zu berechnen, wie Sie zum gewünschten Ort gelangen, geben Sie einfach dessen Adresse ein und klicken auf „Route berechnen“.

Como Chegar



Utilize a ferramenta abaixo para encontrar o caminho mais rápido para o ponto de partida do percurso, estimando o tempo de viagem e a distância a percorrer entre o local de partida e chegada.

O percurso previamente traçado corresponde à distância entre o centro de Machico e o início do percurso.

Para calcular como chegar até ao destino, basta inserir a morada do local para onde pretende se deslocar e clicar e “calcular rota”. Por definição, o ponto de chegada encontra-se fixado no centro de Machico.