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    What to Expect
    The walk takes place in the middle of the Rabaçal valley, one of our most prized nature attractions in the Madeiran Laurissilva forest, the largest laurel forest in the world!

    The first big attraction of the walk is the Fonte do Lajeado Lake.

    Tucked away amongst the dense vegetation, this lagoon is the source of all the levadas in the Rabaçal region.

    Along the path you can find stretching views of the rabaçal valley, small waterfalls and the sound of some of our endemic birds.  


    You will find some of the largest and oldest endemic plants such as the laurel, stink laurel and heather.

    As well as the Lagoa do Vento waterfall and lagoon.

    Formed by the elements hundreds and thousands of years ago, this 100m waterfall cascades down the volcanic rock formation amongst the green ferns, mosses, grasses and bushes surrounding the environment.

    Possibly the most underrated hike on the island, away from the big crowds, a must do for all nature and Madeira Lovers!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up free of charge all hotels and holiday rentals in the Funchal area. 
    Locations outside of Funchal may be subject to a pick up fee
    We do not offer pick up services from the north side of the island.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional Mountain Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • We recommend for the walks
    • Waterproof jackets and trousers, mountain boots or trainers (if not waterproof, bring some spare shoes and socks for after the walk)
    • Backpack (some trails are narrow and the rucksacks help with the balance, unlike a purse.
    • Gloves and beanie in winter. Sun blocker all year long.
    • In summer, put some in you rucksack to apply during the walk.
    • A warm jacket.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This was a really well-organised activity. We were picked up on time and as promised it was a small group. We were then driven to a small bakery for refreshments and to stock up on supplies (this company will not try to rip you off!) We then travelled on to where we would start
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    Pick up on time, good Driver, Nice Guide, Small Group, beautiful waterfalls, Nice trip, best weather, Perfect
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    I was slightly skeptical about joining a guided tour group before coming to Madeira, but am so pleased I found Hit the Road Madeira. I had two amazing walking tours guided by Jeff and Lisa, which were full of fun, interesting information and exercise! The groups were small,
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    I highly recommend this hike, it was well organized. Lisa our hike leader was knowledgeable, friendly and was in tune with the group’s skill set. A fabulous experience!
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    We hade a wonderful day hiking together with Lisa. She showdes us the wonderful natur and hade good knowledge about the plants we saw. She took good care of everybody in the group. After the hike we drow along the south coast and stopped for a poncha.
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    Key Details
    • Hit the Road Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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