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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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Beautiful!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 Thank thistle-do-nicely
Doncaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this walk with a group ranging from 20s to 60s on our own. No need for a tour group. Very pleasant and beautiful views. All we needed were good trainers and water. Took 4 hours. Some narrow areas which were a little sketchy when it got busier later in the day, but as long as everyone gives each... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you go on a lavada walk i would recommend this one ,about an easy 3.5 to 4 hours with stops and very pretty with the last 800m through a tunnel

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The walk took a long time and I didn't bring any water so we struggled a bit. (own fault...) The walk itself wasn't difficult but there were so many people and a very narrow path. I nearly fell off the side of the cliff at one point when someone pushed past. At least I got some nice photos!

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had already done quite a long walk before we came here . We parked at the top and walked down because as someone else had pointed out you get lovely views of the surrounding hills from the road. There were clouds around but they kept clearing and we had sunshine once we got into the valley. We arrived at... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Walked this with Madeira Explorers interesting walk with great guide but far too many others all doing the same thing.

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