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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

J | Rabaçal, Madeira, Portugal
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Ranked #22 of 91 attractions in Madeira
Type: Hiking Trails
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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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19 helpful votes 19 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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13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Incredible views everywhere. Take the shuttle bus from the car park to the forestry house to say yourself a wearisome first leg on the orad to the bottom.

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Kings Stanley, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

A fine walk that is easy to follow as there are maps and signs to help near the car park. Good views and lots to keep you interested. We didn't bother with the minibus ride up or down to the walk start as you get good views and the it takes the same to to queue up.

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We had not too much time to visit the levadas and we choose this one. This gave an overall view about what is a levada. It worth to visit. It worth to use the bus which take you from the parking to the tourist house because there nothing to see in between. - Do not expect too much from the... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Be prepared for a lot of steps down and then back up. Its well worth if for the view. I would advise going in the afternoon to avoid the tour groups. This also leads to a less cluttered waterfall when you finally get there.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is an easy walk with short distances involved. The local birds will fly onto your hands. Make sure you set off no later than 9.30am. That way you will miss all the mass groups who arrive about lunchtime. Nothing worse than being in a beautiful spot when 40 tourists decend - and there is group after group of them.... More

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