The Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

From: 37/per person

Quick Details

  • Availability: Friday.
  • } Duration: In total, including with transportation this tour takes about 7 hours, being the hiking time around 4 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Distance: 13 Km.
  • Highest Point: 1290m.
  • Lowest Point: 900m.
  • Location: Rabaçal.
  • Difficult: Moderate.
  • Note: Tunnels and Vertigo.

From: 37/per person

The Rabaçal and The 25 Fountains

Highlight:
  • This delightful channel path through heather shrub and laurel woods is one of the most beautiful levada walks on the island.
  • The trail leads to a truly enchanted area in the interior of the island, along a levada which began being used in 1855.
  • Visit a deep blue lagoon, surrounded by 25 small natural springs, with reddish colour rocks, green beautiful trees and friendly birds.

About The Rabaçal and The 25 Fountains

Rabaçal is considered to be one of the most astonishing places to hike in Madeira island. Undoubtedly, the walk between Rabaçal and the 25 fountains allows you to enjoy the sheer beauty of the mysterious island.

We operate in full Laurissilva Forest, a World Heritage site. From this point, we can observe one of the most beautiful valleys of Madeira, the Rabaçal Valley and down to the Forest House of Rabaçal. The Levada Rabaçal begins in Paul da Serra, more precisely in Calheta.

After a few meters of pure beauty, we make our first visit to the stunning waterfall of Risco.

After a break in the Risco balcony, we follow our path.

All around you can be dazzled by the green beauty of the forest and the sounds of nature, the natural heart of Madeira Island!

We can enjoy a variety of plant species and listen to the water running along the Levada walk.
In the end of the Rabaçal Levada walk, we reach to the 25 Fontes. Just at the beginning of the route, there are some stairs that might be harder to overcome, but later the path is very pleasant so you can enjoy the wonderful views of beautiful green and fresh lagoon, surrounded by giant ferns.

After appreciating its natural and breathtaking scenery, we go round the same track back.

FAQs
What is included in the price?
Official mountain guide, transportation and personal insurance (according with the Portuguese law).
This hike is ideal for me?
The Levada between Rabaçal and the 25 fountains is a moderate walk and for that reason you will need to have a good physical condition to do it safely. This is not a flat hike and you have some steps to go down and ups. There are some parts exposed but very well protected. Is not recommended for people with vertigo and afraid of tunnels.
What kind of equipment I need to bring?
For this kind of levada walk, we recommend you bring comfortable clothes, rain and sun protection and shoes with good grip (never sandals or flipflop). We also recommend you to bring plenty of water and food.
Is food included on the tour?
The food is not included on the tour, but we have the possibility to provide you a picnic pack (extra cost).
I can swim in the end of the levada walk?
Yes, you can go for a swim in the waterfall of the 25 fountains, but you need to know that you are in your own risk and responsibility.
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