One of the most popular levada walks in Madeira island.
A beautiful and lush Laurissilva forest walk in which you will find the “25 Fontes” lagoon, the “Risco” waterfall and views of Ribeira da Janela valley.
A common mistake is to think that there are 25 waterfalls in this walk.
The “25 Fontes” name comes from the fact that the lagoon is formed by 25 water spring sources coming down from the mountains of “Paul da Serra”.
About The Transfer
Shared transfer on schedule.
Vehicle: 9 seater minivan (driver + 8 customers).
A/C in all rows. Comfortable, clean and new minivans.
Pick-up & Drop-Off
Your transfer includes pick-up and drop-off at your door. Anywhere in Funchal* or Caniço is possible.
Only for this service, pick-up is also possible at: Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, Ponta Do Sol and Calheta. Maybe not at your door but in a central location not far diverted from our route. Please consult before booking.
We will pick you at the set time after the walk to bring you back to your accommodation or arranged point.
*The Monte area is limited. Please check:
About The Walk
Duration: 5:00 hours.
Total distance: 10,5 km.
Maximum altitude: 1288 m.
Minimum altitude: 964 m.
Average Temperature & Conditions
In autumn and winter, please expect low temperatures and normal conditions for the season. Around 10°C and possible drizzles.
Remember that the altitude changes the temperature. It is not the same as in Funchal.
Please, be well-prepared.
Remember To Bring
At least 1 liter of water per person.
Coins for toilets.
For autumn and winter: waterproof winter jacket/clothes and hiking boots for better grip (it can be slippery).
For spring and summer: sunscreen and a hat.
September 2023 Program
Funchal/Caniço accommodation pick-up between: 9:20 to 9:50
(Pick-up lasts typically between 10 and 30 min.)
1 hour drive to Rabaçal (start point of the walk)
Walk: 11:00 to 16:00 (5 hours in total)
1 hour drive return
Funchal/Caniço accommodation drop-off between: 17:00 to 17:30
(Drop-off lasts typically between 10 and 30 min.)
Weather & Cancelation Policies
We do not recommend this walk for kids.
Kids attending MUST HAVE hiking experience and a good fitness level.
Kids should not be left unattended for a split second on any hike.
By booking, parents or the person in charge, acknowledge to take 100% responsibility for the kid(s).