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Walk Levada do Moinho

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 A steep ascent before following the Levada
Distance 11.7 km
5:00 h
1,242 m
1,242 m
A beautiful walk on good paths along the Levada do Moinho. Some effort required on the ascent to the Levada, which is an uphill stretch of about 800m.  Once on the Levada it is a pleasant walk with some ups and downs and you will encounter small waterfalls and creeks along the way.
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Laura Paterson
Update: January 17, 2018
Highest point
569 m
Lowest point
45 m


Ponta do Sol (45 m)
32.680083, -17.102412
32°40'48.3"N 17°06'08.7"W
28S 302876 3617775


Ponta do Sol

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32.680083, -17.102412
32°40'48.3"N 17°06'08.7"W
28S 302876 3617775
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Alex Marquarth
May 13, 2018 · Community
Ideal für den Start vom Hotel in Ponta do Sol, allerdings knackiger Anstieg bis zum „Startpunkt“ der anderen Levada-Wanderungen. Der Levada do Moinho war schön, aber der Levada Novo auf dem Rückweg war beeindruckender, mit Tunnel und Wasserfall tolle Highlights. Levada do Moinho hatte auf halber Strecke eine kritische Stelle nach frischem Hangrutsch (siehe Foto). Konnte aber auch mit Höhenangst überwunden werden. Tolle Wanderung, zu empfehlen.
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Hangrutsch, schmale Stelle am Levada Moinho
Photo: Alex Marquarth, Community
Levada Novo
Photo: Alex Marquarth, Community
Wasserfall zum "Unterlaufen"
Photo: Alex Marquarth, Community
Levada Novo
Photo: Alex Marquarth, Community

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Hangrutsch, schmale Stelle am Levada Moinho
Levada Novo
Wasserfall zum
Levada Novo

11.7 km
5:00 h
1,242 m
1,242 m
Scenic Cultural/historical interest


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