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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Parked at the white BBQ hut on the ER211 road (junction off the main road past Rabacal towards Calheta) and walked through the tunnel (~900m), take a torch but lovely and cool. Signposted all the way, gets busy near the waterfalls but stunning views. Early part of walk after the tunnel is much quieter. Proper levada walk that coversa both... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The walk was a bit busy with tourist busses; there are alternative walks available but these are a bit difficult to reach and more risky to walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were hiking with a guide. Path is really comfortable, even during a sunny day. We saw trouts in levada springs and spent a really lovely time

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went with friends on an organised trip. About 40 of us walked down from where the coach dropped us . We were worried we would have to walk back up - but we didn't !! Very informative about plants and birds. Beautiful views . Quite crowed at times Path narrow and 2 places a lot of very uneven steps. Waterfall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We avoided the hordes of tour groups and did this walk early one Saturday morning. One of the easier Levada walks with spectacular views deep into the valley and woods of Madeira. Thankfully the area, although very popular with tourists, has not been ruined with commercialised cafes and gift shops. Take supplies with you and good walking boots. Some of... More 

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