Vereda do Galhano
e Levada da Ribeira da Janela


Start / End

Ponta do Pargo - Porto Moniz






One way


23,2 Km


7h - 8h

Altitude Max / Min

1240m / 273m


Irregular / Sharp

Como Chegar

O ponto de partida do percurso que pretende efetuar encontra-se fixado no mapa abaixo. Por definição, o trajeto do mapa evidencia a rota a partir do centro da vila do Porto Moniz.

Para calcular o como chegar até o início da caminhada tendo por base outro local, basta inserir a sua localização, seguindo abaixo as indicações.

How to Arrive

Your starting point is defined on the map below. By default, the map always shows the route starting from the centre of the village of Porto Moniz.

To calculate how to arrive from a different starting point, simply enter the location and follow the indications below.

Как дойти

Ваша отправная точка определяется на карте ниже. По умолчанию карта всегда показывает маршрут, начиная от центра деревни Porto Moniz.

Для того чтобы рассчитать как дойти из другой отправной точки, просто переместите свое местоположение и следуйте новым указаниям.


Ihr Ausgangspunkt ist auf der unten gezeigten Karte markiert. Als Ausgangspunkt ist generell das Zentrum von Porto Moniz eingestellt.

Um eine anderen Startpunkt zu wählen, geben Sie einfach den entsprechenden Ort ein und befolgen die unten angegebene Beschreibung.

Comment y arriver

Le point de départ du parcours que vous choisissez de faire se trouve affiché dans le plan ci-dessous. En règle générale, le trajet du plan met en évidence le parcours à partir du centre de la Ville de Porto Moniz.

Pour voir comment arriver jusqu´au départ ayant pour base un autre lieu, il suffit d´introduire votre localisation, suivant les indications plus bas.

The route

You will find a signpost near Pico da Fonte do Bispo indicating "Galhano" near the junction between the roads from Paul da Serra. This is the starting point of Vereda do Galhano, a lengthy hike hidden within the Laurissilva forest. There are a few factors to consider before setting out. In addition to the remoteness of this walk, keep in mind the steepness of the slopes, the length of the walk and the number of tunnels on the levada. We recommend you take a powerful torch, walking poles and waterproof clothing and footwear as even during the height of summer, water is a constant feature.

The hike starts roughly at 1250 metres altitude on a wide dirt road about X kilometres away from the levada. Beautiful Tree Heathers typical at this altitude, embellish the path during several metres and the Atlantic Ocean takes its place in the background contrasting with the shades of green.

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GPS track

For your safety and convenience, the Municipality of Porto Moniz has provided the Global Positioning System (GPS) tracks. This way you can plan, visualise and organise in an objective manner the routes we have for you.

Make sure that you are physically able to do your desired walk and test the GPS file before going.