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Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Product ID: 70136
Walk past aromatic trees in the Rabaçal Valley on one of Madeira's famous levada walks, and discover a masterpiece of Mother Nature that descends from the plateau of Paul da Serra and passes the 25 natural spring cascades of the Levada das 25 Fontes.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Pick-up is available free of charge from hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Walk through a unique and magical place with an abundance of waterfalls
  • See the 25 natural spring cascades of the Levada das 25 Fontes
  • Admire a wide variety of Madeira's endemic flora and fauna
Full description
Depart Funchal and journey to the start of your walk, where you will follow the routes of the "levada" irrigation system developed in the 16th century by Madeira's first settlers. Descend from the plateau of Paul da Serra to the Rabaçal guesthouse and walk to the waterfall of the Levada do Risco.

Continue towards the Levada das 25 Fontes, dominated by moorland at its highest point. Walk until you reach a small lagoon at the bottom of an enormous cliff, and marvel at the sight of 25 natural springs cascading into the lake.

Return along a different path, passing through a tunnel that carries water to the south of the island. Admire a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna along the way.
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Port of Funchal. Wait just outside your cruise ship on the same side of the harbor where your ship has docked.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Food
  • Water
Know before you go
Please bring your own food as food will not be available to purchase during the walk.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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It was a very, very nice friendly and informative hike !! I had a lot of fun and it was a very pleasant group !! (12 people) We were on the road with Sarah from LidoTours, at this point a big compliment for the hike !! Thank you very much!!

January 29, 2020

A very beautiful hike, starting at the top of the mountain and great views. A spectacular tour, with a lot of impressions and a festive and sweet guide to tell about it all. However, the place with the 25 waterfalls was completely packed with tourists, so it was no good experience.

October 10, 2019

Sarah is awesome

February 6, 2020

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Product ID: 70136