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25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco

J | Rabaçal, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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  • Excellent52%
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  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
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“great walk” (14 reviews)
“asphalt road” (6 reviews)
“water fall” (5 reviews)
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J | Rabaçal, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The risco waterfall is really worth it and should be your first and only stop. The 25 fontes is very crowded and only reachable after a long, narrow, slippery path with steep drops. Wear hiking boots if you are inclined to try and do not...More

Thank Dewi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk is nice and easy. No need to be exceptionally fit to do this walk, though the last 2km winding road back to the car park could be a bit tiring (shuttle van available). If the weather is dry you could do this walk...More

3  Thank Jan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the levada and 25 fountains was lovely, really enjoyed the walk through the trees. The path was narrow in places but most people were polite and passing was not too much of an issue. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept us...More

Thank Janice F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the levada walks we have done, this is definitely the prettiest although you might not think that when you are walking down the steep tarmac road at the start (you can take the minibus but expect to wait for awhile). As everybody else...More

2  Thank Happy-Ali2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can either walk down a not too exciting road (and up on your way back) for 2 kilometers or take the minibus, which costs about 5 euros. The 25 fontes is a beautiful place, but since this is one of the most popular levada...More

1  Thank SurfMenno
Reviewed 11 October 2017

On the way there we met so many huge groups of tourists, we had to move with them ad there was no other way. Often the levada is only few centimeters wide and when you meet with someone who goes opposite way, it is hard...More

2  Thank absolut2
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Walking on levadas is very interesting, you can see many waterfalls, a wonderful nature and amazing mountains. Levada 25 fontes is the most beautiful levada on island. Everyone can go there, it's easy hiking. You don't need a guide for this activity.

2  Thank Ivana S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Go early and you will enjoy this walk. It's beautiful. There is supposed to be a shuttle from the parking to the start of the walk but it wasn't running yet when we got there (9:30). The walk downhill did not bother us. The whole...More

1  Thank Martin V
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We chose this walk because it offered a glimpse of the north side of the island, views of waterfalls and an introduction to the levadas. Our guide Rita was excellent, and the walk much more interesting because of her knowledge and insights. This is a...More

1  Thank iMunros
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Cascada da Risco is an easy walk ending at the interesting waterfall. You have to park just of the road and then walk through a tunnel for about 10 minutes. Would recommend taking a torch for this. Very level then all round to the water...More

Thank joseph c
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Emily H
17 August 2017|
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Response from FIO | Reviewed this property |
The walk is very strenuous, hilly, single file a lot of the way, lots of steps. Coming back up you can get a mini bus definitely wouldn't walk back.
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maryg61
3 May 2017|
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Richardsonfamily99
14 February 2016|
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Response from Ronja_AufReisen |
Yes, driving along the ER110 you will see a parking area and a big sign with the hiking map. There'll probably be a lot of cars there. You really can't get lost - there is no need for a guide. We walked all three paths... More
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