Levada do Furado, Santana

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  • In truth, the trail did not seem particularly light to me, yet 11 km is not a joke (and another 3 km I have already passed before to Balcoes and back). This easy route, perhaps, only in the sense that the path goes almost all the time in a straight line, and the last 2.5 km there - the descent. In the first half of the route come across mini-waterfalls: a small stream of water flows into the levada channel from above, meeting along the way natural obstacles in the form of tree branches, etc., looks beautiful - like such a multi-tiered fountain. On the second leg of the path there was fog, narrow tunnels in the rocks and as if enchanted forest with sprawling trees Also on the way there are panoramic views of the nearby hills, and sometimes in the gap between them the ocean is visible. The route ends in...
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  • We did this 8 mile walk on Friday early September. To get to Ribiero Frio we caught the 10.00am SAM bus near the cable car in Funchal to Santana. The journey is around 50 minutes and is basically 45 m...  more »
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  • This levada is easy, but a little bit long. But the cafe and WC after the middle of levada (they marked on a map in the beginning) didn't work when we pass this way. Views are cool, so don't forget to charge your phone.
  • Beautiful walk for approximately 3,5h with many amazing sceneries. This levada offers very rich nature and stunning views - you will see many smaller waterfalls on rivers along the way and will also enjoy walking in a few tunnels and seeing monumental stones. The majority of the walk (apart from the ending part which is quite steep but offers a very different and beautiful nature full of colorful flower) is comfortable to walk as it's almost flat, so the only discomfort might be created by some very narrow parts next to steep hill slides and passing other people. As it's quite long levada (11 km) it's usually only walked in one direction from Ribeiro Frio to Portela and I would recommend you to do the same as it would be difficult to walk the journey in the opposite direction as it's so narrow. The only logistics problem we had was that we had to leave our car in R. Frio and take a taxi back (it cost 29 euros). There is also a bus stop in Portela but the buses don't drive back to the start of Levada but to Machico, Funchal and some other bigger places.
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