Walking the Levadas

Madeira is a renowned destination for walking or hiking.

Its steep mountain slopes are irrigated by a network of small canals known as 'levadas'.

Legend has it, it took a couple of Brits back in the 70s to realise the potential these paths had as a superb trekking routes. These were due to the dramatic landscapes and winding paths past small villages with vineyards and terraced fields.

Original Travel can suggest the best itineraries and arrange the best guides with inside knowledge not only of the levadas but also the history of the island.

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Harriet, Victoria and Molly are our 'Walking the Levadas' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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