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Skywalk and Rabacal "25 Fountains Levada Walk" 4x4 Full Day Tour

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"Rabaçal, a unique and magical place where the 25 Fontes Levada Walk is located. Cabo Girão known to be the highest cliff in Europe."

Going to Rabaçal in Calheta, we start a 3 hour walk (aprox) through an evergreen forest providing great landscapes and wonderful sensations. Having the chance to admire beautiful waterfalls carved in ancient valleys, natural springs with the best water possible and its endemic species of flora and fauna. After this great walk, we will have lunch (not included) at a typical Madeiran restaurant at Paúl da Serra. Later on, we downhill through a wonderful off-road to Calheta where you will see a beautiful man-made beach in Calheta´s village. Continuing through the south coast to Cabo Girão, known by its suspended glass floor viewpoint which offers a spectacular panoramic view over the Atlantic, Câmara de Lobos and Funchal. Then driving through old roads we will go to Câmara de Lobos, an important fishing village in Madeira with interesting history.
  • Guided 25 Fontes (Fountains) Levada hike with sightseeing stops
  • Travel by 4WD vehicle to see Madeira's more rugged side
  • Great photo op: sweeping views from Europe’s highest cliff
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for the drive to Rabaçal, the starting point for the 25 Fountains Levada trail, which passes a long series of waterfalls and pools. Listen for the sound of native birds as you walk through stands of dense trees.

Following the hike, purchase a Madeiran lunch in a nearby restaurant and then go off-roading to Ribeira Brava, an historic community flanked by steep valleys. From there, drive to the summit of the 1,900-foot (580-meter) Cabo Girao, with a glass-floored balcony and spectacular views across Camara de Lobos and Funchal Bay. Make a final stop at the fishing village of Camara de Lobos, a great place to get a glimpse of traditional life, and finish the day with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were a little wary of navigating a levada walk independently so decided to book a True Spirit tour. It is worth every penny, we got a levada walk and so much more! Duarte was our tour guide but we frequently met...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best ride ever, rui drives like cr7 plays football. Nice group, nice people and full enjoyment of the beautiful madeira landscape

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Antonio’s knowledge and enthusiasm was fantastic. We loved every minute from start to finish. This trip delivers value for money and brilliant memories

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Nick S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day, our tour guide was great very considerate of our needs as we were a small group of 7 all different ages and ability. The walk itself is mostly uneven surfaces however you always have something to hold on too which...More

Thank 628lydial
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. I honestly can't explain how much we enjoyed our day with Antonio. We only booked the day before for 5 people (2 couples and my dad). Only £38.29 each so was expecting some kind of catch! Nope. Superb. Antonio picked us up from our...More

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April 11, 2019|
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Response from Trav3lhog | Reviewed this property |
The 25 Fontes walk are around 5km one way or so (didn't count honestly, I felt too good to bother to do that), but the walk is very enjoyable. The terrain might be difficult due to unpredictable weather conditions - Madeira... More
March 16, 2019|
Response from nadi O o | Reviewed this property |
do not worry. You walk down the paved road for 25 minutes, then you walk for 1 Km till you come to the waterfall and back 1 Km. On the way up there is a van that can take you up for 3 Euros.
Julie T
January 1, 2019|
Response from Gail K | Reviewed this property |
Funchal is generally steep. If you are staying in the vicinity of the hotel you should be fine - by that I mean the street to the left and right of the hotel for about 19 mins each way. To get to the sea front is a very... More
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