Day trip

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

Activity provider: Nature Meetings

Madeira Walks - Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

Activity provider: Nature Meetings
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From US$ 41.32 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.

About this activity

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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 and drop-off
  • 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

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

4.6 /5

based on 210 reviews

Review summary

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

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Nice 11km walk next to the Levadas. Not too much training needed as it was mostly going down or flat. Last part through a tunnel. Not advisable for people with extreme fear of heights or claustrophobia. All our group (18 people) enjoyed a lot. One person from another group had to return because of fear of heights - this was taken care of very professionally with an alternate route and I think the person enjoyed also in the end.

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May 13, 2022

My friend and I completed the walk with Amilcar, he was very competent, calming and understanding of each member of the tours fitness abilities. He was funny and caring, especially to a woman who had a lung condition within the group, taking the time to ensure she was okay on steep inclines. He drove the taxi in a safe manner ( and trust me when you see the high roads of Maderia you want to feel confident about the person behind the wheel). The walk is beautiful and worth completing. Its a busy route, however we all share this planet so be patient! If you want empty mountain's to hike best come to Ireland :) Overall, you will feel comfortable with this company - they are time efficient and our tour guide, Amilcar, was extremely good at his job! Thanks again, we will be back!!!! Hannah and Maire

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May 11, 2022

GetYourGuide picked us up from our hotel for the hiking trip, which was really convenient. Fabio was an excellent guide to Rabaçal and 25 fonts. The walk along the levadas was very interesting. Fabio explained about plants, birds, and levadas. The hiking paths were meandering and generally shaded. The hiking was easy and our group finished it in less than three and half hours, shorter than I expected but was a very pleasant experience.

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April 25, 2022

Product ID: 15584