Day trip

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Activity provider: Lido Tours
Day trip

Madeira Day Trip: Levada Walk in the Rabaçal Valley

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 42.26 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.
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  • Lunch

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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

4.7 /5

based on 443 reviews

Review summary

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Nunu (driver) and Sara (guide) were excellent. We got a Whatsapp message the day before to confirm pick up location and hour, very helpful and welcome. Sara was passionate, knowledgeable and personable. Took time to explain bits of history about the island, flora and its natural reservations. We were a mix of English and German speaking people where the she comfortably switched between. Amazing walking tour paired with a an excellent guide. One the best highlights of our trip.

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March 24, 2023

I definitely recommend this activity if you enjoy walks. It has breathtaking views along the way and our guide Charlotte was really nice. I would say that level of difficulty is easy to moderate, it has some stairs up and down and some very narrow places but the waterfalls are stunning. I just wish that there was not so many people doing the walk at the same time so we could take more time to appreciate it.

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March 24, 2023

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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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 70136