Guided tour

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

From US$ 43.60 per person

The evergreen Rabaçal valley is situated within the park of Madeira and makes for an enchanting forest walk. Along the way you will discover the treasures of the indigenous Laurisilva forest including the famous 25 fountains.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available for free from most accommodations within Funchal.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the magical Rabaçal nature reserve
  • Discover enchanting springs and beautiful lakes
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of real nature
Full description
Rabaçal is a nature reserve on the island of Madeira that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It is an area of intense natural beauty, brimming with waterfalls and unique flora and plant life, all of which you can experience on this wonderful guided walk. The 25 Fountains Walk starts by heading down the biggest valley of Madeira towards the Rabaçal reserve. Along the way you will walk along two of the oldest Madeira levadas each boasting a remarkable evergreen landscape with beautiful waterfalls scattered throughout. The 25 fountains refer to the 25 natural springs you will discover on the walk. Each spring falls into a small crystal clear lake surrounded by dense vegetation. Once you arrive here you may never want to leave! In this paradise-like oasis you'll be immersed in beautiful surronds, listening to the murmuring sounds of the water and the quiet chanting of the birds. For nature lovers this walk is an invitation into a unique and awe-inspiring slice of heaven. Rabaçal is a paradise of waterfalls, lakes and enchanting fountains and there is no better way to experience it than on a guided walk.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup
  • Certified mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Jacket
  • Food
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The guide's decision is final - your safety is the priority.
  • Although the walks are offered in several languages, a guide with your language cannot always be guaranteed. An English-speaking guide is always guaranteed
  • Please bring your own hat, sunscreen, and water
  • Lunch is not included in the tour. Please bring cash for lunch.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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One of the most famous levada walks in Madeira, and it is worthy of it too. I learned a lot from our guide and he was so professional. I always like a guide who can be firm with the time. My fellow travelers were a delight as well. So much fun and laughter along the way. The falls were amazing and nothing like the ones I saw in the photos. Overall, it was a fun, moderately tiring walk.

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January 20, 2022

The tour was great and the guide was fluent in German and English. He could explain everything very well and was cool. The hotel pickup also worked great, we were picked up on time and dropped off at the hotel. It wasn't really exhausting, it was a lot of fun and the nature was of course beautiful and relaxing. Highly recommended tour !!

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August 27, 2021

Well organized day from the hotel. We were able to follow different levadas to several points of view, and the return of the hike was at a different place than the drop-off, which saved us from walking up the path. The 25 fountains are very busy, there are a lot of people Our guide was very attentive to our safety. He didn't give us a lot of information about the flora and the environment, but answered our questions.

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August 13, 2021

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