PR10 Furado Levada Walk

The route PR10 Furado Levada Walk begins in Ribeiro Frio Forest Park is 11 km and a duration of 5 hours through the laurel forest. It is one of the oldest public levadas taken. The walk ends with a descent to the Portela Viewpoint in the municipality of Machico.

The route PR10 Furado Levada Walk begins in Ribeiro Frio Forest Park is 11 km and a duration of 5 hours through the laurel forest. It is one of the oldest public levadas taken. The walk ends with a descent to the Portela Viewpoint in the municipality of Machico.

Along the way the landscape is dominated by the valley of Ribeiro Frio where are amazing farm fields of Faial, São Roque do Faial and Porto da Cruz, the spectacular rocky mass of Penha d’Águia that protects the east bay of Faial, and to the west the Ponta dos Clérigos.

This levada is connected to the levadas of Juncal and of Serra do Faial, which soon join at the beginning and continue beyond its terminus in Lamaceiros, saying he was popularly that carries three waters: that is collected in the valley Ribeiro Frio basting the poles of Porto da Cruz and those coming from Santana saws, being stored in Santo da Serra Lagoon for distribution.
Throughout taken can the manifold tones of green presented by a natural forest spot of the island, well preserved -Floresta laurel forest Til and Vinhático, consists predominantly of tree species of the family of Lauraceae: the Til (Ocotea foetens) the laurel (Laurus novocanariensis), the Vinhático (Persea indica), the puff pastry (Clethra arborea). shrub species can be observed such as the Isoplexis (Isoplexis sceptrum), the (Echium candicans), the (Argyranthemum pinnatifidum), the Orchid (Dactylorhiza foliosa).

Of animal species can be observed it is possible to see the firecrest (Regulus ignicapillus madeirensis), the smallest bird that inhabit Madeira, the intrepid chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) and rarer will observe the Trocaz Pigeon (Columba trocaz trocaz) endemic species Wood.
The Levada skin path Leaky ends where the water is separated in Lamaceiros and where begins the descent to Portela. The route continues through the forest area of ??Lamaceiros, through the Forestry Station of Lamaceiros walking down the dirt road until you find the Portela Levada that runs alongside the left side of Lombo das Faias, ending the meets the Regional Highway ER102.

Distance: 4,6 Km (+ 4,6 Km return)
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 3 hours
Start/Finish: ER103 (Ribeiro Frio) / ER 102 (Portela)
Highest point/Lowest point: 879 m / 520 m
Warning tips: Danger of vertigo; Tunnels during route; carry a torch/light; the path my be slippery, use anti slip footwear;
ER 103, Ribeiro Frio
Free Cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.
Allows a full refund when canceling up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If the start time is not defined, the deadline to change or cancel the reservation will be two days before the date of travel, at 23:59 (local time of the supplier).