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Madeira is synonymous of walks along the tracks that give us the possibility of knowing the true essence of our island. Discovering the Laurissilva Forest through these paths excavated on the slopes is undoubtedly the sensation of feel the nature in its pure state.

The levadas appeared in the 16th century, with the purpose of taking the water from the north coast to the south coast, while the footpaths (veredas) and the pedestrian paths, allowed the connection between both the places.

In São Vicente we can find an enormous wealth of these routes, giving you the possibility to enter a magnificent adventure.

Vereda do Chão dos Louros

Vereda do Chão dos Louros

Vereda do Chão dos Louros

Início Distance:
1.9 km
Início Time:
1h
InícioMax Altitude:
890 m
InícioMin Altitude:
830 m
Início Start:
Chão dos Louros
Início End:
Chão dos Louros
A circular path that allows you to walk through the surrounding area of the Chão dos Louros forest park that runs through the interior of the exuberant Laurissilva Forest, UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Vereda do Urzal

Vereda do Urzal

Vereda do Urzal

Início Distance:
10.6 km
Início Time:
4h30
InícioMax Altitude:
1450 m
InícioMin Altitude:
519 m
Início Start:
Curral das Freiras
Início End:
Lombo do Urzal
Hiking that connects the South coast and the North coast of the Island of Madeira, in the parish of Boaventura. Along the way the presence of vegetation is notorious, you can appreciate landscapes of Laurissilva forest - classified as Natural World Heritage by UNESCO since December 1999.

Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

Caminho do Pináculo e Folhadal

Início Distance:
14 km
Início Time:
6h30
InícioMax Altitude:
1620 m
InícioMin Altitude:
1000 m
Início Start:
Lombo do Mouro
Início End:
Encumeada
This route crosses the Levadas da Serra and the North, crossing an excellent of Laurisilva Forest and natural vegetation.

Caminho do Norte

Caminho do Norte

Caminho do Norte

Início Distance:
3.2 km
Início Time:
2h
InícioMax Altitude:
1000 m
InícioMin Altitude:
320 m
Início Start:
Lombo do Mouro
Início End:
Encumeada
Caminho do Norte is a route rich in beautiful landscapes of Laurissilva. In this route there will be traces of an old path used in other times for commercial trades, pilgrimages and other ...

Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues

Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues

Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues

Início Distance:
3.9km (3.9km de regresso)
Início Time:
3h30
InícioMax Altitude:
580 m
InícioMin Altitude:
580 m
Início Start:
Ginjas
Início End:
Ginjas
In this levada you can appreciate waterfalls, flora and fauna typical of this region as the plant species and animals such as Til (Ocotea foetens), Folhado (Clethra arborea), Geranium (Geranium Palmatum), Chaffinch (Fringilla Coelebs Maderensis) and other ... Wonderful panoramic views are guaranteed on this route.

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