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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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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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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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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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Finland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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