Hiking Highlight (Segment)
The Levada do Alecrim has a staircase-lined garbage that is often photographed in guides or guidebooks. Since the trail is often "in the fog," the rays of light in the drops and wetted cobwebs on the softwoods along the roadside are broken and mirrored: a special setting!
October 1, 2015
We were there in August. The parking lot was full, but runs due to various Levadas and hikes. The Alecrim is rather small, so not very secure. There is an exposed place that costs a bit of overcoming. At the end of the way you will be rewarded with the great waterfalls. Absolutely go.
August 24, 2017
I can't recommend this walk. It's not unpleasant, but there are many much nicer walks in the Rabaçal area to the north (e.g. the 25 fontes if you arrive before 9am, or the other levadas to the west and north).
This levada is just not very interesting, there are very few viewing spots and the levada itself is stagnant during the summer. The waterfalls at the end are beautiful, but I would recommend reaching them via one of the paths in the north instead.
August 22, 2018
The path at Levada do Alecrim offers beautiful views in some places, is otherwise in the shade (which is particularly advantageous on hot summer days), has only few exposed passages and is therefore easy to master even for inexperienced hikers. The path is also not overcrowded. The waterfall at the end is beautiful. Those who like it a little more demanding do not go back the same way completely, but turn right downhill after about 900 m to Lagoa do Vento with its even more impressive waterfall. From there it is a good 2 km to the Rabaçal forester's house, from where you can comfortably take the shuttle bus back to the parking lot.
August 9, 2020
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