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Cascata das 25 Fontes

Cascata das 25 Fontes

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Location: Calheta

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  • A beautiful natural spectacle that you don't see often. The 25 Fontes are certainly worth a visit. However, you share the joy with many other hikers.

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    • June 21, 2022

  • Beautiful and easily walkable. But: There is a lot of oncoming traffic on narrow paths and the ascent back requires a lot of fitness!

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    • June 6, 2022

  • Flashlight and waterproof shoes should not falter here. The paths on the Kevadas are narrow (with oncoming traffic) and slippery. The tunnel at the end of the walk is kang, dark and can be at least a few feet high in many places

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    • December 30, 2016

  • Nice tour!
    However, as it is touted as an absolute highlight of the many travel agencies, a start time is recommended at 13:00 clock. The last bus leaves at 6:30 pm for the parking lot! The way back from the forester's lodge up to the parking lot is 2 km paved road - boring for children, to which constant, more or less steeply rising!

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    • August 30, 2017

  • Best start early in the morning. Route is busy.

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    • October 10, 2018

  • One of the most beautiful hiking trails in Madeira. Unfortunately, a bit crowded and already quite busy in the late morning. Tip: start early in the morning.

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    • December 10, 2019

  • Small water bottle is enough. You can refill several times from the sources.

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    • October 11, 2016

  • Only start after 15 o'clock ... then hardly any people are on the way.

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    • May 19, 2019

  • Many guided groups take a break there around lunchtime.
    So it's better to visit early or late.

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    • July 23, 2023

  • Very narrow paths along the levadas are worth making on the way to the 25 springs. Please be careful with oncoming traffic. We climbed partly on the edge of the levadas to avoid it.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Together with the rider's tunnel or the Levada do Alecrim a wonderful round.
    Anyone who wants to do a worthwhile hike in the corner in a mammoth tour can do the same:
    (enough time and good condition required)

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    • June 29, 2017

  • The tour to the 25 sources is certainly a highlight about which you are happy if you did it. Although it is actually a walk, it still requires good physical condition and endurance. Finally, you walk on rather rough roads. But that's exactly what the ambitious hiker wants - excitement and experiences. You'll get that, though it depends on which direction you start the hike. So it is possible with or without the approximately 200 m long tunnel - which is a highlight in itself. And once you get there, you will not fail to join a second tour - you will automatically find the signposting - with a truly beautiful, giant waterfall. In any case, pure watchwood. It is therefore recommended to take something to drüberziehen with.
    Have fun 👍👁👁💧

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    • July 18, 2018

  • You should be sure-footed if you make the Levada hike. Definitely a nice experience. :)

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    • January 10, 2018

  • Partly quite narrow paths next to the departure (but always secured by ropes in the worst places), but we are always rewarded with a great view.

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    • September 27, 2018

  • Start as early as possible to be there before the tourist buses. On a section there is a parallel path to avoid the oncoming hikers. Use this on the way back.

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    • May 15, 2019

  • Was too touristy, many groups with tour guides on the way. The 25 Fontes were at the end of an overflowed picnic area.

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    • October 31, 2019

  • The path is easy to walk. Probably one of the most popular, if not the most visited Levadawanderweg.
    Accordingly, much traffic is expected.

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    • July 3, 2019

  • Did the tour on our penultimate day due to the many enthusiastic comments here and I'm disappointed. I have made 8 other treks on Madeira, which had more impressive highlights to offer. The worst thing was the whole people who constantly came to meet you on the narrow Levadapfad. You could not enjoy the nature, because you had to constantly pay attention to the way.

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    • July 5, 2019

  • The hike should not be done in a large group.

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    • September 30, 2019

  • It is worth getting there early, otherwise there are a lot of tourists and the path is very narrow ...

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    • February 3, 2021

  • Super nice here, unfortunately too many visitors. It also rained with us. Nevertheless, the visit is worth it.

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    • May 22, 2021

  • Very crowded tourist magnet - it is advisable to come very early or late when all the tour buses are gone.

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    • August 27, 2021

  • Levada path sometimes very narrow. Good sure-footedness and good hiking footwear are very advantageous here.
    A wonderful hike that we can only recommend. With the bus in front of the hotel picked up and driven to the starting point, was still the relaxed part 😎. From there it went on by foot. Partly on paved roads and then on the island-typical hiking trails. Good footwear is also mandatory here, because the paths were not always so good "walkable". Partly it was only in a queue in succession, hoping that no oncoming traffic arises. If that was the case, it was time to move feet in, move your back towards the rock and belly.
    On the whole, this has been a moderate hike that requires a bit of fitness. Try it! And special thanks go to our hiking guide Anna!

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    • March 27, 2017

  • Great levada hike to the 25 Fontes, which flow into a pool here as more or less large waterfalls, but which is unfortunately very overcrowded. Arriving very early is recommended here, otherwise you will constantly collide with the guided groups and have to wait forever.
    It is then worth making a detour to the adjacent high plateau, where the locals like to spend their free time.

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    • March 25, 2019

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