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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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Long walk, definitely worth it

Great views. Lush vegetation. Wonderful waterfalls. Quite easy but a long walk. Highly recommended for everyone visiting Madeira.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great views. Lush vegetation. Wonderful waterfalls. Quite easy but a long walk. Highly recommended for everyone visiting Madeira.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You can read this levada walk is Medium difficult. I can agree but not with 5 and 7 years old children, I would rather say hard walk. From my point of view worth to see those 25 waterfalls.

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Orcet, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

very popular hiking, do not expect to be alone front the 25 fontes cataract. very appraised for picnic, but this is really a wonderful hiking. Take one of the junction with the walk to cascada da risco which very wonderful too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As a group of 3 young guys it was brilliant walking through the mountains and taking in the scenery! Walking along the levadas is brilliant and seeing wild trout in the water is amazing too. I myself sampled some of the levada water and it was really refreshing! As we got to the waterfall it was beautiful, there were a... More 

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Witney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was a fascinating walk the trail was a little scary places but great fun, the cold water all the way round was great for a splash to keep you cool. the falls were stunning really worth the walk.. the walk back up though is a bit of a killer.. not suitable for small children as the steps are all... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

As said, best place to park your car is at an old building on the road from Calheta to Rabacal. The 5,8 km trail starts there without much climbing to do at all. Bring a good flashlight though, as the walk includes a 15 minute walk through a 19th century tunnel. This tunnel offers good passage and is a much... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Astonishing views in the magical landscape will leave you breathless for a long while. Try those treks in the late afternoon, when all the crowds are gone, you won't regret it! Don't forget to take the flashlight, when you decide to do the late afternoon walk

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Harelbeke, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great walk along the Madeira levada's near Rabacal. Ideal to start and taste levada-walking. Beautiful waterfall at the end of the walk. Must see !

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Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a nice tour to do, almost flat except at the beginning (and thus at the end too). When you arrive at the end after walking for an endless time, you can try to count the waterfalls ;-) I'm not quite sure I remember correctly but I think we walked around 4h, maybe more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is an excellent Levada walk but is popular with the tour groups. The start is quite a long walk down to the levada trail along a single track private road. At the end of this road before you descend to the start of the trail proper are the only toilets along the trail (one each for men and women,... More 

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