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$ 41.12 per person

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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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Water
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
  • Food and drinks
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • 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 338 reviews

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Briefly the dates for the tour, what exactly is done there has already been described often enough. It's about 13 km, not counting the longer breaks, it took us about 3 hours and 20 minutes. On the tour you have to climb a little more stairs (about 170), the rest of the tour is almost flat or it goes downhill.

August 27, 2022

A great guide with good explanations and good humor. Magnificent landscapes and waterfalls to observe for a hike of about 3h30 with a short break for a picnic at the foot of the 25 fountains. Very good day, I recommend. Only small downside: the excursion does not start until 11:30 am... because of the "pick up" of people in their hotel.

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August 11, 2022

Wow what a fantastic day tour with the wonderful Julia. We really enjoyed the lovely hike along the Levada. Julia was so knowledgeable giving us lots of information about the various trees, plants and the ancient levada system of carrying water to the island. It is so evident Julia has a passion for her job and is an excellent tour guide. The hike was easy with beautiful views and I would highly recommend this trip. Thanks Dee Claire and Suzanne

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August 10, 2022

Product ID: 15584