The starting point of this walk is located at the "Casa dos Levadeiros", where you will find Levada dos Maroços. The canal leads you through rural surroundings, where small plots of land planted with various fruits and vegetables grow side by side with exotic forests.
The tranquil scenery of Levada dos Maroços is defined by the traditional terraced farmland known as “poios”. Look out for the signpost saying "Vereda da Boca do Risco" and follow the path to the right, leaving the Levada behind. This path, the Vereda da Boca do Risco, takes you through the rolling hills of the pretty Ribeira Seca Valley. After a short hike you will arrive at Boca do Risco, one of the most beautiful natural viewpoints on the East side of the Island and highlight of the walk.
Some hikers end their walk at the viewpoint, where they can contemplate the rugged landscape as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Others choose to continue onto other walks such as Vereda da Boca do Risco - Caniçal (East) and Vereda da Boca do Risco - Larano (West).
To return to the starting point, head back the same way. Alternatively, you can continue walking towards Pico Castanho, that ends/starts at the same point - Casa dos Levadeiros.