Had a very nice trip here. Walked to the forest house on foot, then continued to the 25 Fontes falls. The levadas along the way gave opportunities for some very nice pictures. It is a very nice place, and I expect it would be even nicer if the weather had been nice. On the way back we decided to go a different route, by going down into the valley floor, do a westerly shortcut, and then climb steeply up back to the forest house (walk 47 in the Rother Madeira Walking Guide). It was a nice trip, but the climb up at the end was a bit steeper than anticipated. A landslide had wiped away the path, so we had to climb straight up the muddy hill, hand and foot.