A leisurely walk from Camacha to the colourful Santo da Serra following ‘Levada dos Tornos’ through the countryside.
Today’s walk starts after a short transfer to Camacha. You will be following ‘Levada dos Tornos’, also known as the ‘Passion Flower’ path. This route leads along a levada that is over 100km in length, passing through agricultural land with terraced fields and woodland areas.
Make sure to keep your camera close as you'll pass colourful and rare flowers along the way. Bring packed lunch and enjoy a picnic at one of the many beautiful viewpoints!
The exposed sections and the crossing of a footbridge require a lack of vertigo. In winter this route along the levada can be slippery in places where there are small waterfalls and wet leaves. You will cross a few roads during your walk and even though most of them are quiet, please take care when crossing.
Tips and hints
Packed lunch is essential on today’s walk as you won’t pass any restaurants or cafes along the way, packed lunch is available at your accommodation in Machico (at a small additional cost). Make sure to order the packed lunch upon your arrival or at least the night before.
Always make sure to carry plenty of water and to keep hydrated during your walk.
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All normal walking equipment are required: walking shoes/boots, water and windproof jacket, plenty of water and snacks for during the day. Be careful when you are planning on taking your walking poles with you as the paths can sometimes be quite narrow and there might not be enough space for them. It is required to take your headtorch with you today as you’ll pass through numerous tunnels.