Guided tour

Small Group Walks Rabaçal 25 Fontes

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40 reviews

Small Group Walks Rabaçal 25 Fontes

From US$ 44.15 per person

The Rabaçal 25 Fontes is one of the most beautiful places on Madeira Island, as it is the famous Levadas in the middle of the Laurissilva forest.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or AirBnB in Funchal, Canico, Santa Cruz, and Machico, or at the Funchal cruise ships port
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy the best places on the island of Madeira
  • Travel through a beautiful and unique natural environment
  • Learn about the area with an official mountain guide
Full description
The Rabaçal 25 Fontes walk starts in the Rabaçal, a walk through the middle of the Laurissilva forest, through the irrigation canals that reach the lagoon from the 25 Fontes. The origin of the name of the Levada of the 25 Fontes is due to the fact that there is a lagoon with 25 springs at the end of Levada, it is the most beautiful point of the whole walk with a large waterfall falling into a small lagoon. Throughout the tour you have an immense variety of species of flora and fauna  to gaze at on the island of Madeira. This Levada has a small passage from the north coast to the south coast, with a very interesting history due to its origin and the way it was built. It is one of the most famous of all the islands because of the unforgettable landscapes and sensations along the whole walk.
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  • Official Mountain Guide
  • Food
  • Drink
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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  • You must fill out a travel information form

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • For hiking it is advisable waterproof or similar jacket, comfortable clothing and shoes
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4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

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Very well organised small (8) guided tour led by experienced & knowledgeable guide Luis from Explore Nature. Despite wet weather conditions Luis led us on a very interesting route to:from the 25 Fontes lagoon. The steep paths were challenging at times but very manageable & no-one was rushed. Nice cafe/bar stop pre & post walk. Highly recommend as a ‘’must see’ levada

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September 16, 2021

Our tour guide Fernando picked us up at the meeting point on time. We are with 7 people through Madeira's “fairy tale forest” to the waterfalls ... totally beautiful. It was especially great that Fernando knew everything about the island and the plants. He had fun showing us his wonderful island ... we laughed a lot and learned, had a great day in Madeira. Before we went back to the ship, we ended up with Original Puncha in a small bar. Very tasty You should be reasonably fit. It also goes steeply up and down.

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March 16, 2020

Our nice little group quickly got together and we had a lot of fun with the hike and the amazing landscape. We were picked up punctually by Luis in the minibus at the port. It then went about 1 hour through 21 tunnels to the starting point in the middle of the island. First it went from the hiking car park through the eucalyptus forest to the dark 800 m tunnel. At the end of the tunnel a landscape like in Jurassic Park. Sensational! Then the great trail, the waterfalls and the levadas. Break in the very nice Rabacal Cafe and then back through the tunnel. You should be reasonably fit, as there are many steps and sometimes quite steep up and down. The amazing landscape makes up for the effort.

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February 14, 2020

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