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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal

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We walked along the Levadas das 25 Fontes e do Risco on a Friday, and both were rather busy. To get to the starting point of the paths, which both share, one must park at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Trondheim, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

25 fountains with a guide in a big group is quite an easy walk, but the scenery is fantastic. Lots of forest and plants. The tour has no uphill walking, just a couple of km downhill, then pretty level from the moment you reach the "levadas" (water duct's) due to that they have a fall of 3cm per 1000m. The... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We walked along the Levadas das 25 Fontes e do Risco on a Friday, and both were rather busy. To get to the starting point of the paths, which both share, one must park at the side of the regional road ER110, then walk about 1.5kms down to Casas do Rabaçal, where the signs to the path are quite visible.... More 

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Guernsey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We parked at the top car park and took the long but pleasant walk down. Did not know you could take the bus down as well as back up. Would probably take the bus down and do an extra walk. I liked this Lavada as the walks were wider and suitable for children. Please be aware, toilets are terrible at... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went here with a group. Really lovely walk - parts have a lot of steps going down, but we returned by an 800 meter tunnel so didn't have to walk up the steps. The 25 fountains are beautiful and a great spot to have our lunch break. A trip well worth doing.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very, very crowded path to 25 streams ending in a pool. Many people were having their lunch there and quite a few didn't clean up aftewards. The lovely local birds dared to come really close and took time to pose for pictures, which was nice. Otherwise not that special, but very easy walk.

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Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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Address: Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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