25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,575 contributions
Great hikes
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Rabacal area is definitely worth a visit although it's very popular so don't expect to be hiking in solitude and it's a real pain when you get stuck behind a group on the nartow levada paths!

The drive up from Funchal is pretty steep and takes about an hour (rather quicker 45 mins back down). Reasonable amount of car parking but toilets only available by the cafe.

All the trails are well signposted so you really don't need a guide. Expect the temperature to be around 8 degrees cooler than the coast.

Most of the trails are pretty easy and vertigo free although there are plenty of steps. We walked for around 4.5 hours total, covering 12 miles and took in 25 Fontes, Risco and Lagos da Vento. The Risco waterfall is the most impressive and the shortest trail if you are time limited.

There is a very nice cafe with sandwiches, great cake and coffee options as well as some hot dishes. If you don't want to walk down (or back up both around 30 mins) there is a minibus service for 3 euro or 5 euro return.

Good day out to experience the Madeira mountains.
Written September 26, 2021
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Renobi
Vilnius, Lithuania266 contributions
Col Waterfalls
Aug 2021
This walk is worth it, as the end view is excellent and wonderful and the coolness of the water is a nice extra treat.
Written September 7, 2021
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Romana M
7 contributions
Beautiful big fall Risco, okey 25 fontes
Aug 2021 • Couples
Risco is Much more beautiful and bigger falls than 25 Fontes. Dont skip Risco.
25 fontes are overrated, the falls are quite small and you have avoid people all the time on the way. Risco falls is much bigger, more beautiful and with less people.
I recommend to buy the 3€ van driving you forth and back from the parking.
Written August 23, 2021
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Zsuzsa B
Targu Secuiesc, Romania23 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2021 • Friends
I am not really a nature lover, I prefer the seaside/beach, but I am really happy I saw this place. We rented a car for 95 €/ day and spent the day here. Lot to go, but worth every second. Risco is nice, same as the levadas. Do not miss them
Written July 22, 2021
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KestasKS
Vilnius, Lithuania2,600 contributions
Nice waterfalls
Jun 2021 • Family
Easy walk, around an hour or so. Nice lagoon at the end of walk. It brings to the start of one of the levadas. Quite a lot of visitors.
Written July 16, 2021
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stephenlN592AS
United Kingdom18 contributions
A good walk for a few hours with stunning views
Jul 2021
A great walk for a few hours - this is listed as moderate, but we were dropped off at one end and picked up at the other rather than doing it as a circular route, and the only bit that wasn't downhill were the steps back up from the main waterfall, where we had stopped for lunch.
It's a bit uneven in places (as you'd expect - it is up a mountain!) - I only mention this as it probably wouldn't be suitable for anyone unsteady on their feet. One or two places are quite high with fairly steep drops, but if you stay the other side of the path it should be ok for those who don't like heights - for those that do this gives some stunning views!
Written July 13, 2021
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Tadas D
Kaunas, Lithuania67 contributions
Easy nice very calm and refreshing
Jun 2021 • Family
The best for regular levada trips. It is easy and it is very nice ir has one of the best levadas to go for all kind of travels fines levels
Written July 3, 2021
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Katerina V
Prague, Czech Republic51 contributions
Beautiful trek definitely worth the visit
Jun 2021 • Friends
Very pleasant trek. We went from parking at Rabacal to 25 fontes first and then to Risco. The way is nice and easy to moderate, marked well in most places, only the climb back from casa Rabaçal to the parking is a bit strenuous. The waterfalls are very beautiful and definitelly worth the visit. We also had tasty snack at casa Rabaçal in the company of funny little birds.
Written June 8, 2021
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,173 contributions
Go very early
Mar 2021
As all in Madeira, there is a lot of cement. I lost a bit the sense of being in nature because almost all paths were done with cement. Go very early in the morning to avoid the large groups of tourists.
Written March 29, 2021
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Melissa
South Africa31 contributions
Experience of a life time
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the most beautiful and memorable hiking trails I've done. The vegetation among us is green and the actual 25 waterfalls are with the walk.
Written January 13, 2021
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