Day trip

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

From US$ 41.78 per person

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.

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Duration 8 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up is available free of charge from hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Food
  • Water

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  • 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 187 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Highly recommend Lido Tours for this walk and our excellent guide for the day. From Funchal we drove for 30 mins before stopping at a supermarket to use the toilet (the last chance) and to buy lunch if needed. Then after 15 mins drive we reached the walk. This route is busy and popular, but still beautiful. The walk begins high up where it is cooler so bring layers. Most of the walk is downhill or flat when doing it on this route. On the way to the fountains there is only 2 uphill climbs, around 60 steps up and then a further 100+ steps right before the fountains. On the way back there is just 57 steps down and then up again and the whole route back is flat as you go back through a tunnel and get picked up there instead. The guide was excellent at keeping a steady pace and giving lots of information about the nature and history with regular stops. As someone with a low fitness level it great and I never felt left behind. Be aware if not cutting through the tunnel its much harder!

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November 28, 2021

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

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