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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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Booked through true spirit via Viator tours everything went well from start to finish. Pick up from our accommodation was on time. Our guide Fellipe was great fun, interesting... read more

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked through true spirit via Viator tours everything went well from start to finish. Pick up from our accommodation was on time. Our guide Fellipe was great fun, interesting and knowledgeable​. He made sure we saw every main point and went out of his way to ensure we had the best views for photography with safety his 1st priority. Thank... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be ready for some of the best views and beautiful waterfalls. We walked from the road down to rabacal and then to risco and 25 fontes. I suggest you do it in that order. While going it is all downhill but remember what goes down has to come up!!!! It is a very good walk but make sure you carry... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole day was an adventure. The walking-tour included many kinds of experience, and the jeep-tour was incredible. One has to wear fairly good walking-shoes, and "camera time" is almost at every step. This was a whole day experience, packed with memorable things. The guides were excellent and they always had time and knowledge on their hand.

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Verbier, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is a rather easy one. The basic itinerary is flat. You can add options like reaching a levada at a higher level. The hike is 12km long (both ways total). The earlyer the better not to be bothered by douzens of tourists. The path is pretty narrow sometines and you don't want to spend time walking slowly behind... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Getting here was good. If we had went there a bit later than 11am then we would have problem with the car parking but we managed a space for us. Hike was not bad.. It was a great walk up and down.. It's not as steep as Pico Areiro to Pico Ruivo. There is not much with the views as... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised that this walk is classed as moderate. Most of the walking involves descending or ascending very steep inclines, including lots of steps. Be wary if you have knee problems or breathing problems. Also parts are one way only so be prepared to give way to other walkers.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We tackled this hike with our 6 & 8 year olds in tow. We had no problem finding the parking place in our rental car and there was plenty of parking when we arrived around 9:30 AM. The first two kilometers of the hike are down a fairly steep paved road. At the bottom of the road, you'll arrive at... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great walking, fairly busy with tight passing in places. Waterfalls spectacular Poor views for much of the walk We had walked the nova & moinho a couple of days before & found that much more rewarding

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Alton
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Driving up was interesting, we had a great hire car and relied on Google maps, but we were not ready for the number of tunnels on Madeira and the map kept getting lost. However, eventually we got there via some very interesting and steep roads (be warned) and parked up at the Risco end. The walk is not too hard,... More 

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Esbjerg, Denmark
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The walk down to the water fall is quite beautiful but despite what the guidebooks say, the walk is not for everyone. We came around several people in flip flops and miniskirts struggling with the steep stairs and narrow walk ways along the levada. Also, tour busses come with 15-20 people at a time, with people walking very slowly, so... More 

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