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Hiking in Madeira: Levada do Rei

1. Hiking in Madeira: Levada do Rei

This tour takes place in São Jorge, on the Northern side of Madeira Island. This adventure is an 11 km easy hike, along a flat trail that penetrates the pristine Laurissilva Forest, and its unique vegetation which is a UNESCO heritage listed location.   The first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation during the colonisation of the island. At certain parts of the walk it is possible to see views of São Jorge and Santana villages at a distance. In the second part, the trail penetrates the deepness of the valleys, and the natural endemic flora and fauna of Madeira, surrounding the trail. After 5.5 km of hiking, take a break at Ribeiro Bonito, a river stream that cuts through the pristine Laurissilva forest, before heading back to the starting point.

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Madeira: Private Levada do Rei Walk and Laurissilva Forest

2. Madeira: Private Levada do Rei Walk and Laurissilva Forest

Following a convenient pickup from your accommodation or at Madeira Airport, depart on your private tour to Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, via the Levada do Rei for one of the most beautiful hiking trails of Madeira. Starting at São Jorge, a peaceful village located in the north of the island with spectacular views over the mountains and sea, the first part of the trail consists of a mixture of endemic and introduced vegetation after the discovery of the island. You’ll also get various perspectives on the villages in the distance as you walk along the man-made channels created to carry water for irrigation of agricultural fields around the island. In the second part, the trail penetrates into the interior of the island that stills remains the same since before its discovery more than five centuries ago. On this path you’ll find the natural flora and fauna of Madeira that includes laurel, heather, chaffinch, among many others. Just as you think you’ve reached the end of the levada, keep walking to explore the incredible forest and the exhilarating beauty this unique place has to offer.

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