This is a fantastic hike that follows Levada Da Ribeira Da Janela from the village of Lamaceiros for 13 K through beautiful Ribeira Da Janela valley to its source. (you don’t have to do the full 13 K as the route returns along the outbound track, so do what you are comfortable with). As with most levada walks there are tunnels on route so a torch is essential.
Links for more photos videos and information:
Levada Da Ribeira Da Janela Photo Album
Hiking Levada Da Ribeira Da Janela Video
Destination Madeira Video
Parking and start point:
Start point & free parking at Parque De Merendas in the village of Lamaceiros, map ref N32° 51’ 4.6 W17° 9’ 59.3 just copy and paste into google maps or click the link below it will take you straight to the car park.
Points of interest on route:
Parque De Merendas
Levada Da Ribeira Da Janela
Levada Da Ribeira Da Janela Origin
On good paths at the side of the levada, there are tunnels on the route so a torch is essential, the long tunnel at 8.5 K has a wet section in the middle so a waterproof jacket is a good idea!!
There are steep drops at the side of the path in some places.
Places to stop for refreshments:
Restaurant Lagoa at the start point by the car park.