Immerse yourself in one of the most beautiful areas of Madeira on this hike through Rabaçal and along the Levada das 25 Fontes from Funchal.
Levada das 25 Fontes Walk
After picking you up from your hotel in Funchal and head to the Arco da Calheta by minibus. From this picturesque town in southern Madeira, we'll begin our trekking route.
We'll take a trail known as the Levada das 25 Fontes, one of the many historic aqueducts characteristic of Madeira, which have been developed into a wide network of walking paths. This particular one is named for the 25 natural springs located along the route. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a great biodiversity of plants of wildlife, which we'll learn all about during our hike.
Following the levada, we'll reach the Lagoa de 25 Fontes, a natural lagoon into which the 25 Fontes Falls flows. This 30 metre (almost 100 feet) high waterfall is made up of different water streams cascading down the mountainside and you'll have an hour of free time to enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool and eat the food you've brought with you.
In the afternoon, we'll meet back up again to hike through Rabaçal and begin the route back to Arco da Calheta. From there, we'll make the return journey to Funchal, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel around 5 pm.
The hike is 4 hours long and covers 11 kilometres (just under 7 miles). It is a moderate route for which a good physical condition is required.
The minimum age to take part in this activity is 18 years old.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Per personUS$ 40
The tour is carried out in several languages at the same time, including in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport by minibus.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).