This trail begins at the Queimadas Forestry Park and winds along the walkway of the Levada Queimadas / Caldeirão Verde at 980 m elevation, in the municipality of Santana.
The levada of Caldeirão Verde is an impressive work of art built in the 18th century that begins in the main stream bed of the Caldeirão Verde brook. Passing through steep cliffs and mountains, it carries the water that runs off the highest mountains of Madeira, to be used to irrigate the farm lands of the parish of Faial.
This levada is used for agricultural purposes, but it is also an important means of reaching the interior of the deep valley of the São Jorge brook on foot, offering the traveler a vertiginous and spectacular view of the mountainous terrain of the interior of the island and the opportunity to walk through tunnels carved by hand out of the rock. After you pass through the 4 tunnels on the route, Caldeirão Verde appears on the left of the levada and one has only to climb a few metres along the stream bed to reach it.
The Caldeirão Verde lake is formed by water that falls from the bed of the Caldeirão Verde stream bed from a height of approximately 100m. Indulge yourself and revel in the surrounding scenery and catch your breath for the return trip.
This levada of 6.5 km, with a duration of 5:30 hours, beginning in the Queimadas Forest Park and offers the hiker a vertiginous and spectacular view of the orography of the interior of the island.