Levada Do Reí
Levada Do Reí
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Peter K
Paris, France225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Nice Levada hike, very easy as it's mostly flat.
End point is the start of the Levada and a small waterfall.
Quiet walk as it's not that crowed. Nice restaurant at the start/end.
Written 8 May 2024
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Parkrunner71
389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Despite several previous visits to Madeira this was our first levada, but despite this we chose to go it alone rather than use an organised/guided excursion, and this proved to be the right choice for us.
We had pre-booked a taxi/minibus for our party of eight, which picked us up from our hotel at a time of our choosing, transported us to the start of the levada, waited for us to complete the walk, take a drink at the quinta and then wisk us back. So, convenient and also saving us several hundred Euros on the organised/guided tours.
The Levada do Rei is basically an out and back walk, suitable for most abilities and ages, so you can't really go wrong and don't really need someone to show you the way.
There are a few steps at the start, but it is then fairly level, so there are no significant climbs, although the uneven ground may be challenging for some. At circa 10.5km overall, it isn't too long, but you do need a reasonable level of fitness to cover it all. Starting out at around 10.15, it took us circa 3.5 hours, but was getting busier on the way back, so it would probably be slower as the day goes on.
This was a good levada to start with and has given us confidence to do more levadas on our own during future visits to Madeira.
Written 11 April 2024
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Brenda B
Keswick Ridge, Canada177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Lovely walk in a beautiful forest landscape and a perfect spot for a picnic at the turnaround point by the river. The Chafinches are waiting
Written 25 April 2023
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Stretts
Atherstone, UK428 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The levadas are incredible, when you think of the thousands of meters that were erected by slave workers , to channel water to the into the villages for irrigation, they are mightily impressive. The views are well worth the walking and despite the slight soaking from the waterfall, it was refreshing and worth the squeals. The cafe and the start of the trail, is definitely worth a visit for gardens, wildlife and friendly service.
Written 17 April 2023
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gothgrl
Rhodes, Greece438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
This is, in my opinion, one of the easiest levadas in Madeira, but outstandingly beautiful. We hiked it a couple of days ago, took a bus to São Jorge (you have to ask the driver to tell you where to get off) and from the bus stop it was only about a kilometre to the start of the levada (you can also take a detour to a water mill - Moinho). The levada walk is mostly flat, the paths are quite wide, there are some sheer drops, but nothing too extreme. The levada is so green and all the flora smells beautifully. There are a couple of waterfalls on the way and a waterfall that you have to walk under - we took waterproof jackets and an umbrella, but still got wet. The end of Levada in at the Ribeiro Bonito waterfall - very beautiful.
Written 9 March 2023
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Peter K
Geneva, Switzerland215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Long (11 km) hike along a levada in the north of Madeira. Very lush and beautful forrest. Path is easy and at dropoffs it is secured by railings. Variety of ferns an moss on the levada wall are wonderful. At the end in a dark valley with a lively stream, you find the site of capture of the levada water.
Written 20 November 2022
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lacba
Lisbon, Portugal179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
This was the first levada I did with my wife and daughter and we really enjoyed the experience.

This is easy and you cannot get lost. We really enjoyed it.

If you go please do not forget to take water and some snacks (I forgot).
Written 13 September 2022
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bittermelon2015
Europe277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
A nice levada,very easy and relaxing. Not more than 4 hours needed for the hike. Can be done by all, no matter the fitness level.
Written 17 May 2022
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Fabian+Georgia
128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was a really nice walk over 10.6km (there and back) with very little elevation gain or loss. Parking was easy - there were 5-10 or so spaces on a little parking area at the beginning of the walk, and lots of other cars parked along the side of the road. The cafe near the beginning of the walk was quiet when we went, but could be a good little stop.

The walk starts with a short climb up some steps, but is almost completely flat after that. We went after it had rained the day before and the first 20-30 minutes were quite muddy, but it became significantly better for the latter two thirds or so of the walk. Be careful not to accidentally put your feet into the levada itself, it's easily done. Thankfully we didn't until we were on the way back.

There is also a light waterfall raining onto the path and it's simply impossible to get wet. We brought an umbrella and that worked wonders. The cave is short and really easy to get through. It's perhaps 1.60m in height, well-lit and can't be much longer than 10-15 meters. There was also a stream that had to be crossed on a series of rocks, some of which were a little slippery, so be aware of that. The rock pools at the end of the walk were beautiful and this would make a great place for a little snack and picnic, but it wasn't as spectacular as the views and features of the walk itself.

We were glad we had brought an umbrella, were happy with the easy parking situation and enjoyed the walk a lot.
Written 11 April 2022
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ANJRM
Cardiff, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Wonderful 2-3 hour out and back levada walk with magnificent scenery all the way. Parking and good cafe at start above sao jorge.
Written 19 October 2021
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