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$ 44.80 per person

Likely to sell out

Take an enchanting forest walk in the evergreen Rabaçal valley in the park of Madeira on this tour with van pickup. Discover the springs of the indigenous Laurisilva forest on a guided walk.

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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.


  • Explore the magical Rabaçal nature reserve
  • Discover enchanting springs and beautiful lakes
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of real nature
Full description

Discover the waterfalls of Rabaçal on this guided hike. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in an airconditioned bus from several points on the island of Madeira. Immerse yourself in the unique flora and fauna of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the drive to the Rabaçal reserve. Follow your guide on a trail of intense natural beauty that is brimming with waterfalls. Look for local flora and fauna as you walk through this lush wonderland.

Pass by 25 natural springs which fall into a small crystal clear lake that is surrounded by dense vegetation. Listen to the falling water and the chirping of birds. Return to your accommodation by bus at the end of your tour.

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French, German, Portuguese

  • Transport
    • Transport by van, bus / coach

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • 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 377 reviews

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Nice walk, lots of greenery, paths are very passable. The group size was a bit on the large side for me (two minibuses) so somewhere between 25 and 28 people. Lots of variation in the group in terms of running level. Not everyone seemed knowledgeable about walking tours. Saw some people struggle with it fitness wise and footwear wise. Make sure you have walking shoes or good sports shoes to walk this tour.

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October 16, 2022

Very nice tour despite. Not too long (approx. 3.5 hours with a break, approx. 11 km). Hiking shoes essential as it can be slippery and uneven. Several stairs and a tunnel (flashlight is an advantage) can also be found on the route. A break was made directly at the 25 springs - no seating - if necessary, bring something to sit on the floor with you.

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October 12, 2022

Worth seeing tour with very nice and competent guide. The tour is not very strenuous, but a bit tricky with many natural stone stairs... nothing for people with knee problems. Unfortunately, some places are completely overcrowded because all providers offer the same tour on the same days...can't you arrange that with each other?

October 6, 2022

Product ID: 15584