Levadas (of Madeira) are man made irrigation channels that form the veins and arteries of the Laurisilva where the precious and clear water born from its green heart is carried to the agricultural regions of the island. Today a network of up to 1400 kilometres of Levadas cover the island. They are not wider than … Continue reading
Madeira is an island of astonishing contrasts. From Funchal, the largest city and capital of Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira, it is just a few steps to the primeval green that cloaks the dramatic cliffs and valleys of the island’s interior. The richness of Madeira’s flower-filled gardens is a noticeable contrast to the island’s volcanic … Continue reading
Here is a list of all (*) the levadas in Madeira broken down by parishes: Achadas da Cruz: Moinhos, Pereiras, Achada da Arruda, Terça, Lagos and Pico da Azeveda; Arco da Calheta: Rabaçal, Madre Grande and Paul; Arco de São Jorge: Arco Pequeno; Água de Pena: Juncal, Nova do Furado, Moinho da Serra, Nova … Continue reading
Interview with Pedro Gomes, who is Software Engineer at the University of Madeira and one of the makers of the WalkMe App. What is WalkMe? WalkMe is an iOS and Android mobile application that aims to be a guide to all hikers in Madeira Island and Porto Santo, providing useful information about the levada walks … Continue reading
Levada Nova do Canhas begins in Calheta at hydroelectric plant, and from there you walk at an altitude of 650 meters into the valley of the Ribeira da Madalena and Canhas.
Madeira is well known for its Levadas and the facility it offers for you to use the paths next to these for leisure walking. Lately more and more visitors to Madeira are walking on these routes on their own. Majority of them are using various information they find in so called walking books that they … Continue reading