I will be going to Madeira for a few days in May with my friend. We would love to go for the hike Levada das 25 Fontes. Unfortunately I don't see any public transport going to the starting point of the trail.

What options do we have? Taking a taxi from Estrela da Calheta? How much would it cost? Or maybe try to hitch-hike? How feasible is hitch-hiking on Madeira?

Renting a car is not an option for us as we don't have driver's license.

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    As far as I have read the Lonely Planet guide on Madeira, there should be organised hiking tours for most of the famous PR routes. Try to contact local tourist agencies and find out whether there are any such tours during your stay.
    – ales
    Mar 5, 2018 at 13:39
  • We are not really interested in guided tours but this might still be a good way to get there.
    – kukis
    Mar 6, 2018 at 9:52

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From Calheta to the track is around 7 kms, so taxi should not be more than 15€. You can easily hitch-hike, other option is carsharing with fellow hikers that can drive.

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