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Easy day hike from Rabacal to the 25 Fontes waterfalls in Madeira

Easy day hike from Rabacal to the 25 Fontes waterfalls in Madeira | undefined

Join Luis, a certified guide, on this amazing trek along a levada in the autonomous island chain of Madeira, Portugal.


1/2 Day

All year



* Seeing the beautiful 25 Fontes waterfall

* The unique levadas with their interesting history

* Lush scenery and diverse flora and fauna


Join me on this levada hike in Madeira and discover the island’s strikingly beautiful scenery. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you’re sure to learn a lot about the Madeira’s history and diverse flora and fauna. We’ll see the 25 Fontes waterfall, which gets its name because it’s made up of many streams of water.

Levadas are irrigation channels that can be found in the two autonomous archipelagos of Portugal, The Azores and Madeira. Though there haven’t been any new ones constructed since the 1940’s, they still supply water for the southern parts of the islands and generate clean hydroelectric power. They make an enchanting network of hiking paths, with this one from Rabaçal to the 25 Fontes being among the most famous for its unrivaled beauty.

This levada hike is guaranteed to be a unique experience and ideal way to get to know Madeira. Book now and you’ll be glad you did!

For other great day hikes in Madeira, check out this walk by the sea on Ponta São Lourenço or this hike from Boca do Risco to Larano.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance


More info

Hikes are available on a daily basis.

Meeting point

Pickup between Santana, Machico, Santa Cruz and Funchal. Outside of those areas: 10 Euro fee for pickup.

About the guide

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Hiking Guide

I am a certified hiking guide, trail running and sky running athlete. I was born and raised on the island of Madeira, Portugal, and I know all the trails here like the back of my hand.

Since I was a child, I love being in the middle of nature. Madeira Island is blessed with beautiful landscapes and a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna. I like to show you my clients the natural beauty of the island, tell them about its history and make them feel like locals, with wonderful tours, at their own pace.

As a trail running and sky running athlete, I have participated in many races of the world circuit, and I have represented the Portuguese team in European championships and World Championships several times. One of my most important results was in 2015, when I won the MIUT in Madeira115 km.

Come and enjoy the best spots in Madeira!



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