|Levada do Risco|
|Near the refuge of Rabaçal (1 070 m), site of Vinte E cinco pig iron and cast iron (“twenty-five cascades), of which one, Risco, reached 100 m height. The spectacle of the mountains to the odd forms, whose path leading to the Cast iron da Pedra (5 H of walk) follows the peak, is particularly impressive when the sea of clouds is dominated.|
This levada is located in the west of the island, to 1000 m of altitude on the plate of Pául da Serra.
Departure since Regional Road ER-110 above Rabaçal. One can park his car at the entrance of a small road closed by a barrier, opposite a tank which feeds da hydroelectric station of Calheta.
Coordinates: latitude 32.754848 NR; longitude 17.133919 O
|To descend to foot the narrow road (on 2 km, to count 30 min), or to borrow the shuttle service (paying), until a group of some houses of Rabaçal.|
|To take, on the right, the paved path marked out like PR 6; with a junction, to take on the right to continue towards the cascade of Risco (Cascata do Risco).|
|One km separates the dwellings from Rabaçal of the rock basin and the cascades of Risco.|
|One walks initially 5 min in the forest then, on the comfortable way of the levada.|
|One reaches a point of view from where one can see the cascade falling 100 m in height in a stone amphitheater. The continuation of the path is prohibited because too dangerous.|
|Levada das Vinte E cinco pig iron and cast iron|
|After having reached the cascade of Risco, to reconsider its steps and, with the junction, to take on the right while descending the path from the levada of the twenty-five sources to reach a basin where the air resounds of the murmur of the 25 sources.|
The excursion along these two levadas takes approximately 4 hours for 11 km, with uneven of 300 meters in rise and as much in descent.