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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

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Address: J | Rabaçal, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour
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This four hour hike is highly recommended. We had a fantastic tour guide, Susanna, who was lovely, funny and extremely knowledgable. The trek to the waterfall is hard but... read more

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This four hour hike is highly recommended. We had a fantastic tour guide, Susanna, who was lovely, funny and extremely knowledgable. The trek to the waterfall is hard but completely worth it, all through the journey you are surrounded by stunning views that will never be forgotten

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Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a perfect escape from the hot city of Funchal as during these levadas you are almost everywhere fully protected by the shadow of the trees. Moreover, the trees are so beautifully bent above you that it is so photogenic! We did both the levadas, I cannot decide which one was nicer ;-) Have enough water with you and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk was beautiful in every way from the sights to the sounds from the smell of the forest to the edible berries. Really well worth it and not at all strenuous. Lots of people at the 25 fountains pool so hard to get a good photo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very beautiful walk if you like that sort of thing. It can be quite intens, some heavy stairs that could require some stamina; but at your own speed everybody is able to go there. The only thing is; if you like to be alone; you have to be early.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you start from Rabacal or Calheta you still have to master about 400 steps till you get to the levada walk on level ground. If you don't have enough time head for 25 fontes and take a dip in the pool in the summer if you don't mind very cold water. Starting from Rabacal you go down 1.9km along... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We drove from Funchal and even the drive was breathtaking. As soon as the walk began we were greeted by some of the most beautiful views I have ever seen, a different world compared to the south coast. We did the 5.8km walk (it's worth noting that this is each way!) but as it was not hilly it was perfectly... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

To get to the walk you have to park just off the main road from Paul de Serra and walk a few km downhill to Rabacal. Don't worry about getting back up to the start though because there's a minibus that for a small fee will drive you back up to the top. From Rabacal you can choose to do... More 

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

This walk is a 'must-do', the scenery and waterfalls are very beautiful! We loved walking alongside the levada. This is a safe walk, as there are fences to protect you from some steep drops - unlike a few other levada walks! Advice: - Bring a torch and spare batteries for the tunnels. - Wear walking boots, as the path is... More 

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

As we were travelling with my 6yo son we decided against the trickier and longer 25 fountains walk. The Risco Falls were very impressive and the walk was easy going and interesting - ideal for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I would highly recommend this walk as long as you are reasonably fit. If 30minutes on the flat is your maximum, then give it a miss. It is very well sign posted so if you have a car no need to take a tour here. The walk is downhill on the way out and so uphill on the way back,... More 

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