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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #40 of 122 Activities in Madeira
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Nice levada and forest path, and fairly big waterfall. It was quite busy in December (so I suppose it's very busy during peak season), and it requires a minimum of balance. The lady behind me slipped and fell in the forest (a 10m "jump") and was stopped by the thick growth of tree. No injuries, but she got lucky.

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Finland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very nice surrounding with levada paths in the heather and lauri silva forests, spiced by thye Risco and 25 fontes waterfalls.

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East Yorkshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Risco trail is much shorter than the 25 Fontes if you want an easy walk to a water fall. We did both in three hours. Wear walking boots rather than trainers if you have them as the paths have quite a lot of sharp stones. There is a shuttle bus from the car park to part way down the... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

enjoyed a 11km walk in the rain along the laverdas. Worth checking out the different booking places. We booked at book it here near Avis car rental place and paid only 25 euros others on trip paid over 38 euros for same trip

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The walk is quite and at the end you get a rewarding view. During the walk you are protected from the sun. The way back can be hard if you are not in shape.

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New England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Rabacal-25 fountains walk is a full day excursion. Our guide picked us up early from our hotel and drove across the island on winding mountain roads with beautiful views. Near your destination you get out to use the restroom if necessary then your off, a 3 or so hour walk/hike through the mountains next to the levadas (irrigation line)... More 

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Belguim
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Nice and relaxing, not too strenuous but busy so try and get there before the busses. Wild birds come really close to get a few crumbs of your lunch, which was nice for the children.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

you can easy connect these two levadas. we recommend to use shuttle from parking to the start of levada. \there is possible to connest with the third levada descripted in Rotter guide ( I think it is the best book guide)

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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you're OK with tourist attractions and busloads of package-holiday-tourists, by all means this is a beautiful walk. If, like me, you seek solitude, peace and quiet on your walks, skip it and follow the levada (upstream) which runs under the road just a few tens of meters past the barrier on the road leading from the car park down... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really loved this walk, it was stunning! It is a fair walk to get to the waterfalls but don't give up it is well worth it. We nearly turned back, but so pleased we didn't. One big possible negative, it does get quite treacherous towards the end and you end up walking along very narrow paths with VERY STEEP drops.... More 

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