Safety precautions Levada walk

levadeiro/ November 1, 2006/ Levadas, Madeira, Sports, Things To Do, Tips, Travel, Uncategorized

Please follow the next safety precautions when you are planning to take a Levada walk here on Madeira:

  • When taking a Levada walk you must always be in company of a qualified guide;
  • Prepare yourself and collect all updated information about the route you are planning to follow;
  • Make sure about the total time you will be spending on that route (so that you will finish the tour before dark);
  • Inform the hotel receptionist or any other reliable person about the route that you plan to do and the expected time of arrival;
  • Never change the course of your planned route;
  • Always take something to eat and drink (such as canned fruit juices, chocolate and dried fruits);
  • Take extra plastic bags to put in leftovers or rubbish when you do a stop to eat/drink;
  • Important that you always carry an electric torch with spare batteries;
  • Take your own mobile phone, even if your operating network doesn’t exist in here. You can always call the emergency number 112 and it will search for an alternative net;
  • In case of a interruption during a course (falling rocks, heavy rain or wind) go back to the starting point following same trail;
  • Do not take risks;
  • In case of any accident call immediately 112 and if you cannot get through, walk on the same course and keep trying again until you get a connection;
  • Stay calm and inform what, when and where the accident has happened, also the number of people involved and the estimated stage of victims;
  • The more information you transmit, the better and more efficient help will be provided.

Important phone numbers:

Madeira Civil Protection – (+351) 291 700 112
Emergency Number – 112