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Beautiful walk to Risco waterfall.

This is one of dozen of walks and trails you can have on Madeira. For us it was one of the best... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Rafał W
Warsaw, Poland
Mad Guide added to a wonderful nature experience

Nestor our eccentric guide with Pride of Madeira, knows his flora and fauna in the mountains of... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
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All reviews an easy walk great walk well worth the trip trek waterfall km tunnel casa levada trail route euro taxi madeira
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Reviewed 10 February 2019

This is one of dozen of walks and trails you can have on Madeira. For us it was one of the best, because it has got some part along levada, some part flat and some with a bit of walking up and down. We were...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rafał W
Reviewed 3 February 2019 via mobile

Nestor our eccentric guide with Pride of Madeira, knows his flora and fauna in the mountains of Madeira. The trek began at 4C so wear a coat and hat. Thankfully Nestor supplied torches for a long cold tunnel section. There is something soothing about walking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

At less than 5km this is an easy walk - perfect for walking out the aches and pains of a previous days almost 15km walk. Stunning waterfall at teh end and short enough to take it at an easy stroll, although fairly busy compared to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Much more interesting route than Levada 25 fontains. In spite of the fact that it is much shorter, there is more interesting walking route finished by huge waterfall with closed tunnel. We walked about 11 km for 5,5 hours starting from Rabaçal upper bus stop,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bumali
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Nice walk along river ( 1.8km) however to get there u have to do a 30 min walk from car parking ; or use shuttle ( 3 eur) definitely worth doing . We couldn’t do 25 fonte was too difficult walk so being able to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mw196905
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A small and accessible levada walk, perfect for beginners, not very dangerous. When you finally arrive at the Risco (a waterfall) the view is fantastic. This levada also gives you access to the "25 Fontes" levada, a little more dangerous but what an amazing walk!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank migusfx
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Walked with a 3 year old and 7 year old and it was just the right length with the fab waterfall at one end and cafe at the other

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank KerenCG
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Joining with 25 Fontes walk. Not accessible by bus we jumped in a taxi over the road from the hotel @ 40 euro return. Well worth the trip up but need a clear day

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank tobyleek
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

We parked at the parking lot off the highway and then took a shuttle for 5 euros down to the trail head 4.7 km each way. We were glad we did as the walk is just ordinary and then we had time to drive on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 17 January 2018

You should probably start from the parking at the top of the mountain. Then you have a ~1.9km walk down the hill to the Casa do Rabaçal (a small place in which you can rest, eat or drink something and use the restrooms). From there...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank blipinsk
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