25 Fountains Walk

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  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the 25 Fountains Walk.

If you have one day to go on a Levada hike in Madeira, this is it! You will love this walk if you are fit and not afraid of heights. From the top of PAUL DA SERRA, you will enjoy the views over the evergreen landscape of RABAÇAL VALLEY you will cross during the trek.  The wonderful old mountain path you follow along the water channel will lead you to the beautiful spot, 25 FOUNTAINS.  We will stay there for a while to enjoy the scenery of the springs sprouting from the rocks 10 meters above a large pool. If you are keen on a cold refreshing shower before we return, do so. We will continue uphill, and your reward will be magnificent at the end of the steps. One highlight of the walk is the RISCO cascading waterfall. Enjoy a peaceful moment, savouring the atmosphere with Madeira’s endemic chaffinches nearby. Refrain from feeding them, but relish their presence. The “enchanted” LAURISSILVA FOREST, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage, will surround you the whole time. BOOK NOW!

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified Staff
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees, when mentioned
  • Insurance (Required by Portuguese law)
  • First aid kit (basics recommended by ATR)
  • Torches, but if you prefer, you can bring your torch or head torch
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in Funchal, Caniço and for private tours.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and meals (Please bring your picnic and water).
  • Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:

These pick-ups require the supplier to confirm availability and pick-up time. We will send the detailed information by e-mail, and you will pay the driver directly on-site.

Outside the municipalities above, prices will be subject to availability.

  1. Pick Up Funchal: 08h45-09h00 | Pick Up Caniço: 08h20-08h30 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    A staff member will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.

  2. When Wednesday and Saturday

    Year-round, except on December 25 and January 1

  3. Duration 8 hours

    The tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 17:00.

  4. Trip Specifications Distance & Altitude

    Distance: 12 km (7.5 miles)

    Difficulty: Easy and Moderate

    Max. Altitude: 1290 m (4,232 ft)

    Min. Altitude: 900 m (2,952 ft)

  5. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  6. Requirements Punctuality & be fit to walk
  7. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Non-slip walking boots and the more waterproof, the better; camera, and a coat or a jumper if it gets cooler.

    We also suggest taking your sunscreen and a hat.

    We provide torches (free), but if you prefer, you can bring your torch or head torch.

    Take a bag to carry your litter away with you.

    We remind you to bring your picnic and enough water, as nothing is available on the route.

    A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

    Walking poles might be a help.


    Parents must bring a hiking child carrier backpack to carry their children under 4.

  8. Good to Know Activity level

    This walk is unsuitable for people with vertigo problems; Parts of the path are narrow with a steep drop on one side, but most have a barrier running alongside. There are some steps and narrow sections to overcome, as well as a 700 m tunnel, flat and spacious; There are no bathrooms on the trail, so we stop at a café before and after the hike.


    Not recommended for children under 8 years old.

  9. Security Don't take risks

    Better to go with a guide and relax, instead of getting lost in the mountains of Madeira. Knowing that the mountain guide activates the emergency system is reassuring if you fall or feel unwell. He/she sends a warning and the group’s location to the local authorities, enabling a quick rescue. All well worth the money for the hike.

  10. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from where you are staying and drop you off when finished. It is an easy and comfortable way to get to the walk. There are comfort breaks before and after the walk. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.

  11. 16:30 - 17:00 Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
  12. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.