Duration3 hours
Distance7 km
DifficultyEasy
Elevation gain70 m
Elevation loss75 m
Max elevation670 m
Price list
1 pax100€
2 pax80€ per person
3-4 pax60€ per person
5-7 pax40€ per person
*included: Guide and transportation
Levadas trail

Levadas trail

The trail follows an old water canal built in the 1960’s. The canal collected all the springs and water lines along the way and an artificial lake contained all the water. A steep underground pipeline made the water drop all the way to the sea level. Hence using all gravity power possible to produce electrical energy by the means of hydraulic turbines. Today the system works only from time to time and it’s not very efficient. The 1998 earthquake left unusable most of the length of the levada. Along this trail is possible to see and learn from a few native and endemic flora species. As well as crossing Cryptomeria Japonica (Japonese Cedar) forests and also meadows for cow farming. Starting in Cedros, the trail follows the water canal, finishing at Capelo parish.

Price list
1 pax100€
2 pax80€ per person
3-4 pax60€ per person
5-7 pax40€ per person
*included: Guide and transportation
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