Rabaçal 25 Fontes levada walk – Madeira

On Madeira I did another walk after the Pico Ruivo, this time the Rabaçal 25 Fontes levada walk (according to the brochure 9 km, again, I assume they all are less than what the brochures say). It was interesting to see another part of the island that was more green – probably not as green as it could be though, as they have had a quite dry season there. The air there is soooo fresh that just because of that it’s worth a visit. There was also a 800 m tunnel you had to walk through as well, all black, you didn’t see a thing.

Also I found more animals than Pico Ruivo had to offer: cows, a rat in the bush that I stopped to talk with, birds that didn’t want to sit still for a picture, and lizards. The lizards are really everywhere on Madeira, I even fed one with ice cream from my hand. Social creatures!

The walking paths are really narrow, in many places wet and slippery, so I would not recommend going alone there. From our group a lady fell when she was walking too close to the edge – luckily she was able to grab a branch, otherwise I don’t know where she would have ended and in what condition. I took this tour walk from a company called MBtours and the guide was Oscar, a really nice guy. They do other trips as well – dolphins, fishing etc – sadly I didn’t have time for more this time but I’ll be back!

Great photos of the waterfalls would have required a tripod, and of course I didn’t carry one with me, so this is more of a snapshot gallery to give you an idea of what it looks like!

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Written by Sara Norris
I'm Sara - a petrolhead, journalist, blogger, and photographer - with a passion for exploring the world's greatest driving roads in the best driver's cars. I'm the founder and CEO of the luxury driving tour company Colcorsa. At Colcorsa we create for our customers bespoke driving tours – an exclusive supercar driving experience on some of the best driving roads in Europe, in your dream performance car or classic car.