One of the most popular levada walks in the east of Madeira.
A beautiful and lush Laurissilva forest walk in which you will find the “Caldeirão Verde” lagoon, formed by a waterfall of about 100 meters.
Along the walk, you will pass through four tunnels a few minutes long. A torch will be needed.
But outside them, it is easy to understand why is it called “the green cauldron”.
About The Transfer
Shared transfer on schedule.
Vehicle: 9 seater minivan (driver + 8 customers).
A/C in all rows. Comfortable, clean and new minivans.
Pick-up and Drop-Off
Your transfer includes pick-up and drop-off at your door. Anywhere in Funchal* or Caniço is possible.
Only for this service, pick-up is also possible at: Gaula, Santa Cruz, Machico, Porto da Cruz, Faial and Santana. Maybe not at your door but in a central location not far diverted from our route. Please consult before booking.
We will pick you at the set time after the walk to bring you back to your accommodation or arranged point.
*The Monte area is limited. Please check:
About The Walk
Duration: 5:00 hours.
Total distance: 13 km.
Maximum altitude: 1020 m.
Minimum altitude: 872 m.
Average Temperature and Conditions
In autumn and winter, please expect low temperatures and normal conditions for the season. Around 10°C and possible drizzles.
Remember that the altitude changes the temperature. It is not the same as in Funchal.
Please, be well-prepared.
Remember To Bring
At least 1 liter of water per person.
Coins for toilets.
Any kind of torch: headlamp, smartphone, flashlight, etc. There are 4 tunnels along the path.
For autumn and winter: waterproof winter jacket/clothes and hiking boots for better grip (it can be slippery).
For spring and summer: sunscreen and a hat.
September 2023 Program
Funchal/Caniço accommodation pick-up between: 9:30 to 10:00
(Pick-up lasts typically between 10 and 30 min.)
50 minutes drive to Queimadas (start point of the walk)
Walk: 11:00 to 16:00 (5 hours in total)
50 minutes drive return
Funchal/Caniço accommodation drop-off between: 16:50 to 17:20
(Drop-off lasts typically between 10 and 30 min.)
Weather and Cancelation Policies
We do not recommend this walk for kids.
Kids attending MUST HAVE hiking experience and a good fitness level.
Kids should not be left unattended for a split second on any hike.
By booking, parents or the person in charge, acknowledge to take 100% responsibility for the kid(s).