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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this hike. The walk down from the parking lot is about 2kms and all downhill (there is a shuttle you can catch back up). It's not a long hike at all and also relatively easy; generally it's flat as you walk next...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult hilly terrain in parts and narrow ledges to walk along. Strongly recommend doing as part of a guided tour. Its a long walk and has steep steps in short stretches between the levels. There are some really great views and picture opportunities. Much cooler...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

Maybe since we our coming from Switzerland, were disappointed when we reached the fountains. We espected much more. Other than the hiking to the place, I don’t thing is worth it. Towards the end of the way is very narrow path, and place for only...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Aeskulap1
Reviewed August 1, 2019

We had the pleasure to have the carring, fun and informative Rubina as our guide at this 11 kilometers walk. We started on the top ( on a mountain - I can´t remember its name ) in a cloud and could not see anything. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Letusgoseestuff
Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

We arrived at 8.45hrs which was early enough to be the 2nd car. We didn’t wait for the bus to arrive at 9 o’clock to take us to the Rabacal house, €3 1 way, €5 return. The walk was easy and the nature was great....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HealthLoveAdventure
Reviewed June 30, 2019

Even though it poured with rain the whole time, we are still giving this walk 5 stars which tells you all you need to know (so may as well stop reading now). Beautiful scenery and the waterfall at the end is simply marvellous. In contrast...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Ben_8928
Reviewed June 11, 2019

This walk is a pleasant easy introduction to the Levadas.There are railings for the difficult bits but it is very busy so best to go in the mornings.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank glyn l
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful walk of the 25 fontes levadas however towards the end the walkway gets very narrow. Only wide enough for one person and goes down very steep on one side. Highly recommend good shoes and only go if you’re ok with heights and steady on...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Aurel369
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

After quite a long drive from Funchal we arrived at the parking area and walked down for about 30mins to a charming cafe / rest stop. After this we continued down to the waterfall which was quite the sight to behold! Also interesting flora to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank dizmaleye
Reviewed May 8, 2019

hike is steep trails, do a back pack and lunch. One of the most beautiful semi-tropical forests, the anchient irrigation ditches and trails are awesum.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Phillip C
July 23, 2019|
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Response from barabull | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus to the car park from various villages. Then there is a mini shuttle bus from the car park to the start of the walk. It goes every 30 min and cost around 3 Euros.
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Emily D
August 16, 2017|
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Hi Emily We took our son on a combined tour (25 fountains and Rabacal) in May - same age and with a baby carrier back then. Reasonable walk enjoyed in good weather - not one for a buggy. If you plan returning to the... More
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