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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #24 of 96 Attractions in Madeira
Type: Hiking Trails
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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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New England
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

you can easy connect these two levadas. we recommend to use shuttle from parking to the start of levada. \there is possible to connest with the third levada descripted in Rotter guide ( I think it is the best book guide)

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you're OK with tourist attractions and busloads of package-holiday-tourists, by all means this is a beautiful walk. If, like me, you seek solitude, peace and quiet on your walks, skip it and follow the levada (upstream) which runs under the road just a few tens of meters past the barrier on the road leading from the car park down... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Really loved this walk, it was stunning! It is a fair walk to get to the waterfalls but don't give up it is well worth it. We nearly turned back, but so pleased we didn't. One big possible negative, it does get quite treacherous towards the end and you end up walking along very narrow paths with VERY STEEP drops.... More

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Theix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

You start with an easy decent of about 2kms, then continue for another 2-3 kms along the mountain side following a levada (small canal). With few exceptions the path is level but at several points the path can be quite narrow so possibly a bit hair raising for those of a nervous disposition or suffering from vertigo. I have seen... More

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

levadawalks 25 fontes/Riso for good walking shoes and well equipped people only. I was glad to have my sticks with me. bring your lunch and plenty of water, sunscreen, raingear.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The car Parking will be on a Mountain Top and the hiking and POI is on the adjacent mountain. From Car park, shuttles are there till the start of the Hiking point. But try taking a walk to reach the start of the Hike trail. The hiking is lovely and pleasant as the level of hiking is not too difficult.... More

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Odessa
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Fm the car park is option to hire the bus to/from levada,but fm my point of view is useless,as this part of the way is easiest and more comfortable to walk,as asphalt road with some ups/downs and you'll have some sun as well.Entering levada itself,you'll met with wet step up and down,sometimes just the wet soil with pictures everywher the... More

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