Day trip

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Activity provider: Lido Tours

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 40.25 per person

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Walk past aromatic trees in the Rabaçal Valley on one of Madeira's famous levada walks, and discover a masterpiece of Mother Nature that descends from the plateau of Paul da Serra and passes the 25 natural spring cascades of the Levada das 25 Fontes.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up is available free of charge from hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area.
Private group available


  • Walk through a unique and magical place with an abundance of waterfalls
  • See the 25 natural spring cascades of the Levada das 25 Fontes
  • Admire a wide variety of Madeira's endemic flora and fauna
Full description
Depart Funchal and journey to the start of your walk, where you will follow the routes of the "levada" irrigation system developed in the 16th century by Madeira's first settlers. Descend from the plateau of Paul da Serra to the Rabaçal guesthouse and walk to the waterfall of the Levada do Risco. Continue towards the Levada das 25 Fontes, dominated by moorland at its highest point. Walk until you reach a small lagoon at the bottom of an enormous cliff, and marvel at the sight of 25 natural springs cascading into the lake. Return along a different path, passing through a tunnel that carries water to the south of the island. Admire a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna along the way.
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Please bring your own food as food will not be available to purchase during the walk.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 303 reviews

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A wonderful walk in some stunning nature. Guide was a local expert and very happy to be in her obvious element. Thoroughly enjoyable day, walk was around 4 easy/ intermediate ability hours/7 miles tracked on my sports tracker app of mostly descent but some big steps and narrow levadas if your easily challenged. Poncha stop afterwards was very well deserved.

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July 27, 2022

Interesting experience. The organization has to be improved: the appointment was at 8.00 / 8.30 at the hotel but the minibus arrived at 9.10 We have not received any communication regarding the timetable change. We got up early and ready at 8.00 to be in time, but we had to wait for an hour for the pick up.

May 10, 2022

Thoroughly enjoyable small group 11 km hike with Charlotte as tour guide. Charlotte was observant as to hiker abilities and instructed the group in safety tips. We hiked up to the waterfall and “25” spigot waterfalls all around. We walked along Levadas and thru a dark and scary tunnel using our iPhone flashlights! It was a moderately difficult hike. Charlotte pointed out flowers, heather trees, giant dandelions, and more about the local environment and history of the levadas. She gave 100% to our group and made the hike a very enjoyable day.

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May 6, 2022

Product ID: 70136