Levada das 25 Fontes, Madeira

When visiting madeira, walking the levadas is one of the attractions one should not miss.

Levada das 25 Fontes

Levada das 25 Fontes

The levada das 25 fontes is a bit special, as it leads to a small river and a pons, with waterfalls.

We parked or rental car at the parking place, outside of the natural parked, and hiked about 30 minutes to the start of the levada. The road seems perfectly OK for cars, but it still was closed. So when you go there, add 2 kilometer both ways to the expected walk (and time). The advantage is that your adventre and the car-free walk starts earlier and lasts longer.

Levada das 25 Fontes

Levada das 25 Fontes

The path never becomes wide, and the steep a areas are fenced off. This felt like one of the safest levadas we walked. There are however some stairs to be climbed and on some places the roots of the trees can be forcing you to be very careful.

Some stairs along the path

Some stairs along the path

The small pond, and the fountains that await you at the end, make this a very nice destination.

bird

Bird

On our way back, a cold and dense fog set in, making the drive or if the mountains quiet more challenging than anticipated.

Levada das 25 Fontes

Levada das 25 Fontes

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  1. […] is one of the nice things to do when visiting Madeira! My two favorites are the Levada Nord and the Levada 25 fontes. The irrigation channels sometimes even go underground, so don’t forget the light! Walking […]

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