Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova

MODERATE 1 reviews

Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova is a 15.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ponta do Sol, Ilha da Madeira, Portugal that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1020 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

The Levada do Moinho starts on Lombada da Ponta do Sol, near the Church of the Lombada. At the beginning of this trail stand out the well cultivated farmland, providing a pleasant sight to walkers. Among them stand out the fantastic panoramic views of the valley and the beautiful village of Ponta do Sol, that this route offers us. Enjoy the walk and all that it has to offer. Delight yourself with the sights, the endemic flora and fauna and waterfalls. By the end of the route you can climb the path that leads to the Levada Nova. Once there, follow the opposite direction until you reach the impressive waterfall of this Levada. It is certainly a fascinating vision that deserves a few moments of contemplation before continuing. You can continue the path by Levada Nova, although it is important to know that there are several areas with abyss and no protection, so is not recommended for inexperienced hikers. The return is made by the same route, arriving back at the Church of the Lombada.

hiking
19 days ago

Interesting levada which changes scenery a couple of times. Starts with an open farmland valley and eventually goes into more dense and lust vegetation. Has a nice little picnic zone next to a tiny lake and waterfall and later on the bigger waterfall is very pretty. Some parts of the last section through Levada Nova are not protected so beware.