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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal

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Beautiful waterfalls and nice interesting walk

I loved the walk from the "high car park" all the way to Risco and then on to the 25 Fontes and back. It was the most "touristy walk that we did on the island but this did not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

It is not a walk past 25 waterfalls as some people think, but walking a very busy, crowded trail ending up at a place where there is one big waterfall surrounded by several smaller ones. The trail is narrow and people are going both ways, which makes it a challenge to pass sometimes. The area is absolutely beautiful though! Don't... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I loved the walk from the "high car park" all the way to Risco and then on to the 25 Fontes and back. It was the most "touristy walk that we did on the island but this did not detract from the experience, in some places it added to it as we had to climb up onto the levada walls... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Rabacal Levada is one of the most popular walks in Madeira. Fantastic scenery and wonderful waterfalls. Plenty of bird life too, with lots of Chaffinches happy to pick up any crumbs left from lunch! I would definitely recommend wearing walking boots as the terrain can be uneven in places and wet. Waterproofs are also a must, although I guess... More 

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Wimborne UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I arrived at 1300 and there were many cars and thus many people to properly get the atmosphere, but still worth the visit

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not too long with amazing views. Was going with my parents and young sister and it was awesome experiance for all of us :)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walkers/Hikers this is what you came for. Easy for most, but there can be some narrow stretches which can be wet and with a sheer drop to the side it can be unnerving...however the waterfall and views are terrific. You won't be out of breath, just watch your step.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is worth the long drive to the car park and the long walk down to the starting point, although there is a bus that shuttles backwards and forwards. The scenery and flora are amazing. Unfortunately by mid-morning the walk is heaving!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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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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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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