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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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Lovely walk

Started at 11 am and finished about 4 pm, down a very steep road and then some steep paths and steps and you come to a fork to go to the waterfall which is awesome, you can no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ellon, aberdeenshire

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ellon, aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Started at 11 am and finished about 4 pm, down a very steep road and then some steep paths and steps and you come to a fork to go to the waterfall which is awesome, you can no longer go behind it though, the path is closed off now but you are very close and can get some awesome pics.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did an organised tour but if you have a car you could do this yourself as long as you are prepared to walk back up! Not bus accesible from Funchal. Good paths most of the way. Some walking on the edge of the Levada but where it is more exposed (never very much though) there are railings/ropes. Some steps... More 

Thank sophia27
Worcester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here as part of our tour of the sites in Madeira. Parking at the top, once we had found a space, we sighted the shuttle bus running to the bottom and back but decided to walk down. The walk is easy in this section with some great views. After taking a toilet stop for the next leg of... More 

Thank TheWorcesterBacons
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I took an organized tour to get here as there is no public bus available to do an easy one day tour. The second option is to take a rent car but them you have to climb up back / take a shuttle back to the car park. With our tour we walked through the tunnel where our mini-bus waited... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This was our first walk in Madeira and it has set our expectations right up there! We parked at Rabacal which was fairly easy to find on the side of the road. Once we saw the sign post of the walk we knew we were on the right track. We chose to walk down the tarmac track instead of taking... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The start of this walk is very boring walking on a tarmac road. At Rabacal there are extremely basic toilet facilities/picnic benches and the walk proper starts. It was quite steep and rocky. I didn't get as far as the 25 Fontes (stopped at the bridge) as it was getting too steep, and I'd had enough walking. Apparently I would... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

It was a rainy and foggy start, so I was a bit worried, but it cleared up a bit and was lovely nonetheless. We went with 'Walking with Emanuel' which was a great experience. I did find it a bit more challenging than I expected - at some points, you walk right along the canal and the width of the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

A fairly large car park at the top of Rabacal does tend to get full quickly with the day walkers. I must admit that we cheated because we took the shuttle bus (€5 per person) and it cut out a 2km walk along a fairly thin meandering road - true the biggest threat to walkers came from the said same... More 

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

If you are not frightened of heights and are a trekker, then you must definetely visit this site. Best to take sturdy shoes and wear a pair of trousers!. Fantastic views when you go along the route. The Waterfalls are worth the trek.

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

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

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