Levada do Alecrim

Levada do Alecrim

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Recommended by 242 out of 258 hikers


  • Trekknik (Niklas)

    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!

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    • October 1, 2015

  • Patrick

    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.

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    • August 24, 2017

  • Michael 🚴‍♂️🥾🏊‍♂️🛶🎸

    Is more something for technology enthusiasts :-)

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    • October 25, 2018

  • Kiki

    Continue to the big waterfall

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    • May 3, 2019

  • Mandelkern

    The hike along the 'Rosmarin Levada' is worthwhile because it exists.

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    • April 28, 2017

  • Kathrin

    Since the hike is mainly in the shade, it is also ideal on hot days. In between you have a beautiful view of the valley in good weather. It is a pity that the waterfall at the finish is very crowded. But the hike is worthwhile anyway!

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    • August 8, 2017

  • Birgit

    Absolutely go down to the waterfall. It's worth it.

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    • July 16, 2018

  • Plagioclase

    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

  • Cykelrytter

    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.

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    • August 9, 2020

  • Peter.FiHa

    Easy wonderful view of the city

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    • October 17, 2020

  • Peter.FiHa

    The Atlantic, the view, the smell, Madeira. Cool 😎

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    • November 24, 2020

  • Peter53

    The levada hike is simply great with its different nature experiences, waterfalls-views into the vastness of the landscape-narrow paths.

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    • February 23, 2021

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  • Distance1.50 mi
  • Uphill400 ft
  • Downhill275 ft

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