Levada dos Cedros starts in Fanal, on regional road ER 209, ending in the area of Curral Falso on the same road. This trail lets you experience the island’s natural beauty up close. As you walk along Levada dos Cedros, you’ll enjoy the peacefulness of the Fanal area, which is a designated Rest and Quiet Reserve in the Madeira Natural Park. You’ll walk through an ancient Til (Ocotea foetens) forest, some of which has been there since the island’s discovery.
Levada dos Cedros is one of the oldest trails in the region, dating back to the 17th century. It starts at an altitude of 1000 meters in the water sources of Lombo do Cedro and is carved into the hillside, with only certain areas paved where the soil is softer. During the hike, you’ll be surrounded by the native Laurissilva forest, with trees reaching heights of 30 to 40 meters. Continuing on, you’ll pass the steep slope of the right bank of the Ribeira da Janela stream, reaching the end of Levada dos Cedros at Curral Falso.