Day 2 – Hiking Week – Levada da Fajã do Rodrigues
On the second day we had to make a small change from the initial plan, since the weather wasn’t appropriate to go high up on the mountains it was cloudy so the astonishing views weren’t available 🙂
We decided to go to the north side of the island and walk on a very green levada, with some waterfalls and several tunnels.
This levada is around 8 km and takes place at only 580 meters high.
The origin of this levada takes place on Ribeira do Inferno (one of our top level canyons) which marks the frontier between Seixal and São Vicente. The water that this levada carries is mainly used to irrigate the crop fields in Sao Vicente area.
There are several exotic species at the beginning of the levada like the Pine trees and eucalyptus, as soon as you start getting deeper inside the path everything turns green… The real natural green of Madeira Island, the amazing Laurel Forest.
But better than reading about it is going there, if you don’t have the chance to, check out some of the pics that we’ve taken there.
Keep posted for day 3