"Levada walking." Madeira Island Things to Do Tip by cachaseiro
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Levada walking is very popular on Madeira and a fantastic way to explore the island.
The levadas were never actually made for the tourists but are used to transport water around the fields on the steep slopes of Madeira.
They were started way back in the 14th century where the portugese used slaves to build them and the last were build by prisoners in the 1950's.
They are still transporting water around the island and are of great use to the farmers, but they are also very useful as walking trails as long as you are not afraid of heights as they can be narrow with very steep drops at times.
If you want to go levada walking then you should consider doing the first trip with a certified levada guide so that you can get used to them and learn how to navigate them as they can be dangorous to walk.
But don´t let this scare you as they are in my opinion the best way to explore Madeira.
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