Levada do Central da Ribeira da Janela

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Levada do Central da Ribeira da Janela is a 25.6 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Porto Moniz, Madeira, Portugal that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for walking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 25.6 km Elevation Gain: 1,889 m Route Type: Out & Back



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Along the way there are several tunnels. The ground inside the tunnel can be slippery and there can be some water falling from the rocks. It is recommended taking a flashlight and a waterproof jacket. This trails offers some beautiful and fantastic scenery, with its unique flora and fauna of Madeira Island. At the end you reach Ribeira da Janela. There are a few lagoons along the watercourse that are deep enough to dive.

3 months ago

Long but nice easy walk with some exposed terrain. We did it on a foggy day and it was quite nice because it brought a out of this world atmosphere. Stop at the old dam which is a good spot for lunch. Not has nice after that section.

6 months ago

11 months ago

Very nice and beautiful trek! There are lots of tunnels there, especially the longest one! Its more than one km long and “funny”. There was a refreshing mineral water falling inside, like a lot of showers! Beware, there is not much ups and down raising meters, its an error because of the tunnels and GPS positioning. The way is all the time along a levada, so almost flat terrain. The waterfall is really beautiful! It ´ s possible to get right bellow the waterfall but the way is only climb a short rock. And more-we prolonged this trek- from the main road on Paul de Serra down into the valley,cca 5km more.

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