Encumeada levada

On land


Hiking & levada walks

About this activity

The first part of the walk runs along a levada with a climb in a stone path that will lead you to Pináculo (1515m). From here the journey follows to Levada da Serra, excavated in a volcanic tuff with water dripping and splashing, which need caution in the walk.
Along this part of the walk, until Caramujo area (1250m), you'll see stunning views over São Vicente Valley covered by watercourses. After exploring the Caramujo area we will continue to Levada do Folhadal (1000m). The last part of the walks takes place inside of Laurissilva Forest.












  • • A very beautiful and long walk through different levadas, paths and tunnels, showing different landscapes and a variety of flora and fauna.
    • Great part of the journey unfolds along a levada, the mini-channels that were developed to carry water from the north of the island to the drier regions of the south.
    • We'll walk between Encumeada and Paul da Serra, the biggest plateau in the Island

Good to know

  • • The weather conditions in this area can change very fast, so you should have appropriate attire to change if necessary.

What's included

  • • Certified Mountain / Naturalist guide
    • Torch
    • Personal insurance
    • Taxes
    • Pick up from Funchal and Caniço (Other locations available on booking request)
    • Optional lunch package plus € 8.

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Walk
    • Difficulty: Hard
    • Distance: ±16km
    • Starting point: Lombo do Mouro
    • Highest altitude: 1515m

What to bring

  • • Appropriate shoes with good grip
    • Warm/water proof mountain jacket
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • You can bring walking sticks, which can be helpful along the walk.

Minimum age



7h 30m

Monday At 08:00
Thursday At 08:00
Saturday At 08:00
Adult (12+) € 45,00
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 45,00 Adult