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Parzeres to Calheta is 14.4km and for the most part its easy but you must have a head for heights as some of the walkway is narrow with a sheer drop. There are not always hand rails in these areas as some have collapsed or...More
The levada was wide and with pleanty of water. The side was also wide to walk on. Dry and dusty a lot of the way. A few places with drops to the side but almost always with a fence. Never felt any danger on this...More
The beautiful landscapes are one of the main features of this walk. Between valleys and mountains, hikers can delight themselves with the magnificent views that arise. Small towns and plantations comprise a unique landscape. A unique landscape comprised by small settlements and plantations.
Very normal levada, without any special interesting points.
Easy walk from Prazeres to Calheta (reach big second water reservuar and turn down to Savoy hotel.
Walk from Prazeres to Lambo Brazil (till turn down point) is about 16 km, so for us it was not...More
This was a pleasant walk. We did about 4K, then returned. The part we walked was easy to follow starting in Prezeres. Two cute dogs came with us for the first part of the walk. Some great scenery at first, a little neglected agricultural land...More
Signing for Levada's is at best poor but realistically awful..
We got rubbish instructions from the hotel so ended up actually walking from Calheta to Prezares which is about 2 1/2 hours almost all uphill so tough.
The levada in Prezares is a little dull...More
Picked up this lovely peaceful walk at Prazeres and a return walk of two plus hours alongside this Levada. We had walked these before in Madeira and found this one pretty easy in the area that we covered it climbed up and down at a...More
It is an easy and accessible levada walk with parking in the village but it is a boring walk as not much to see. Also the levada access terminates due to the path not being tended to. There is a great restaurant in the village...More
Went for a 2 hour hike starting at the entrance to the trail above Calheta, which was a bit difficult to find. Search Google maps for "Levada Calheta-Prazeres".
ER211 296, Estreito da Calheta, Portugal
The trail to the East led out of a...More
Response from Philip_Demain | Reviewed this property |
The buses involved are the 80 F-P.Moniz, 142 F-Ponta do Pargo (sometimes Faja d'Ovelho), and the 115 F-Calheta. These can be seen on rodoeste website . The 115 timetable transports workers to F and back, but there seem to be... More
The buses involved are the 80 F-P.Moniz, 142 F-Ponta do Pargo (sometimes Faja d'Ovelho), and the 115 F-Calheta. These can be seen on rodoeste website . The 115 timetable transports workers to F and back, but there seem to be other local workings, not listed. Calheta is a big area rather than a single location, covering most of the braes between Madeleine do Mar and Prazeres, and you have not said where you are staying. If it is the coastal Calheta resort, I think the morning 80 calls, but only reaches the levada after Faja d'Ovelha. I have seen walkers arrive and depart by taxi from there to connect with the Estrela bus, but the afternoon 80 now descends to the coast.
The levadas in question contour in both directions (NW & SE) from the power station (central) at about 600m. My favourite section is between the station and Prazeres. Local paths and roads can be used from upper Canhas, upper Loreto (bar Africano),and, from Estrela following the brae and then the valley NW. NW of Prazeres the levada is closer to the main road. The route shown in Underwoods' and other guidebooks around Points do Pargo takes in the pleasant terminal section of the levada. ,