Levada Caldeirao Verde
Levada Caldeirao Verde
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  • tegsby
    Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite walk in Madeira
    The walk is amazing with lush vegetation and mini waterfalls to walk through (rainjacket with hood recommended). Some interesting tunnels that you will need a torch for (watch your head if tall like me). We were going to walk beyond the end to the Inferno walk but unfortunately that was roped off as the fence to prevent you falling down the mountain had fallen away. You could get past it and some people may have continued, but by that point we'd already had a good time getting to end of Verde and wanted to live to tell the tale, so returned the way we came.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 11, 2023
  • Katarzyna K
    Grantham, United Kingdom148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely my favourite levada walk so far
    Fantastic walk, amazing nature! It is about 13 km both ways and it is in 98 % flat so quite easy walk, however very narrow in some places. It took us about 3h 40 minutes to complete with stopping to admiring views and taking photos. The waterfall is very impressive. Recommend having good hiking boots and flashlights for the tunnels.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Sari S
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hiking in the nature
    Amazing! Views were so amazing! Paths are well informed, you can’t get lost in here. Just following the path by levadas, you’lö find your way from start to end. We took easy path, 11km and it took about 3h time. And we took pictures and two brakes as well. Easy it is not to walk, but seen few old couples on the way too :)
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 30, 2023
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Jakub H
Kolin, Czech Republic53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I would recommend this hiking route. We started at 8.30 am and we have been walking alone. At the end of route there is waterfall and small lake. I took a bath in the lake. It was quite cold. We continued to Caldeirao inferno. On the way back we met a lot of people therefore i recommed start erlier than others.
Written March 1, 2020
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Silvia Antunes
Lisbon, Portugal37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022

It was a beautiful walk. The difficulty level is low, the path is very well protected, not recommended for children. We passed through 3 caves, but they are easy to go through, it is advisable to take a flashlight or use the light of the cell phone. As the path is wet, it is necessary to pay attention to the shoes not to slip.
Written July 4, 2022
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PatriciusZ
91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This levada is truly awesome, you get amazing views and you will be walking on the 300m cliffs all the time. You can also continue to Caldeirao Inferno wich is great. You will pass by some beautiful waterfalls and tunnels on your way.
Written January 23, 2020
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Nataliya S
Moscow, Russia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It has everything: Levada, forest, rocks, high mountains, two waterfalls, three tunnels, a path along the edge of the cliff... The tunnels are wet under your feet, and you need a flashlight. Well, or at least a phone. The tunnels are not long, but there is a danger of hitting the vaults or colliding with people coming towards them. Trails along the cliff have a thick metal wire as a fence. The route is long enough, you need to have a supply of water and endurance. There are problems with Parking. Nature is magnificent.
Written January 12, 2020
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Alicja G
Blackpool, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I liked that levada becasue theres a huge waterfall and some smaller waterfalls along the way . It was a fun hike because you go under some waterfalls too and I got soaking wet . There are some tunnels to so you need a torch becasue if you use a torch on your phone you could drop it and I need to sell this phone once i get a new one soon so it cant be smashed . But that levada was real pretty and not dangerous at all like a walk in the woods or at a park
Written February 6, 2023
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Supratik
Leicester, UK2,040 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Firstly the car parking. If you put Quaimades car park in Google navigation it may send you to the second smaller free car park which is known as Pico dos Pedras car park. Beware that this is nearly three KM from the start of the actual Levada walk. I guess you don't want to add a boring six k to your 13.5 k walk.
See the photo and put the right car park of the forestry department : Parque Florestal for navigation.
It's really a flat walk with very few steps. There is practically no view for first half and it only opens up after the tunnels. It's walking through green canopy which is lovely but may be monotonous. Many other levadas even the extremely popular 25 Fontes had better views.
Some areas are very narrow. You really don't want to stop and let others pass every two minutes. We went at 2-30 and still had to slow down on several occasions on the way in. On the way out hardly any interpretation and much better experience. You really need to keep your eyes on the path as it'd be very easy to stumble.
The pool as expected is freezing cold. Saw a few birds including the Firecrest.
Big car park with traditional houses, toilets, cafe and lots of cats.
Not bad as an introduction but there are better walks.
Written August 27, 2021
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Martin G
Colchester, UK273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Another guided walk arranged with Madeiralimo travel agents. A group of 16 led by our guide Emilka, several nationalities and age groups in our party. The walk starts at height and is fairly flat, the pathways are narrow, uneven with rocks and tree roots and slippery in places so concentration needed. Although an easy walk we witnessed a lady trip over, badly cut and shaken and the emergency services had to come to her assistance. There were a few tunnels so torch required and care needed not to bang your head. The narrow levada follows the whole walk and you could even see trout swimming in the channels. There were some nice views but generally it is woodland with views of the valley. Another great day out 13km in total so a nice workout for my wife and eye :-)
Written February 19, 2020
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Anth NY P
115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
The best hiking trip on Madeira! Not to difficult to walk (not to steep) and such a beautiful nature around! Really had the feeling to be in the jungle in Thailand. The views are surprising you and are changing very regularly. It's not about the Nevada at the end of the hike, but about the whole experience! I'm not used to hike at all, but with some good hiking shoes and my fleshlight of my mobile (have to cross 3 tunnels), it was such an amazing experience!
With all the pictures we took (as unexperienced hiker), it took us about 4h to go & back.
Parking is only € 3 for a full day.
Written October 6, 2020
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Katarzyna K
Grantham, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Fantastic walk, amazing nature! It is about 13 km both ways and it is in 98 % flat so quite easy walk, however very narrow in some places. It took us about 3h 40 minutes to complete with stopping to admiring views and taking photos. The waterfall is very impressive. Recommend having good hiking boots and flashlights for the tunnels.
Written August 11, 2023
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Horea
Cluj-Napoca, Romania70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
One of the best hiking trails in Madeira. It’s flat and relatively easy to do, but bring appropriate shoes and clothing. The trail usually gets muddy and the caves have water spots every now and then. Took us 4h 30min to complete the hike and enjoy the views of the waterfall. It’s all worth it!
Written May 15, 2022
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