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Rabaçal - 25 Fonts provided by Madeira Free Spirit walks

Rabaçal - 25 Fonts
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h 30m
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
About 4 hours and 30 minutes, starting at Paúl da Serra, going down to the Rabaçal valley for the first levada, which takes us to the first waterfall, the Risco waterfall. We descend to find the second levada of the 25 fountains thus providing wonderful and unique views of the Rabaçal valley, finding endemic species of fauna and flora along the way to reach the 25 fountains lagoon. On the way back we passed a tunnel of about 800 meters
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hotels outside Funchal, Caniço or Santa Cruz the pick up and return to the Hotel is under consultation.
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For Hotels outside Funchal, Caniço or Santa Cruz the pick up and return to the Hotel is under consultation.
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
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Telcol
Cornwall29 contributions
Mar 2022
This trip was excellently organised by our guide Alvero and with his knowledge and safety advice we felt in good hands. The mini-bus was equipped with jackets if required, torches for the tunnels and walking sticks for a little extra support if needed. It is an extremely popular walk which was obvious by the amount of mini-buses which were seen en-route. However, Alvaro was well aware of how many groups would be following and stopped at an alternative cafe to the usual stop off to ensure that we were away ahead of the other groups. We were a small group of 14 and Alvaro kept us at a comfortable pace but made sure that we kept moving ahead of the crowd. He was very informative and is very popular with a flock of finches who, when he called them, followed us to a spot where they fed from our hands. It was a lovely trail, although there were sections with a number of steps (where the stick came in handy) but generally not a difficult walk.

Obviously the popularity of this walk attracts many visitors and large groups which can detract from the beauty and tranquility of the place, but that is not the fault of this tour operator and we would thoroughly recommend booking with them.
Written 1 April 2022
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HelenCkt
Gloucester, UK10 contributions
Mar 2022
We did the Rabacal - 25 Fonts walk with Free Spirit on the first day of our holiday in Madeira and ended up booking 3 more walks with them that week. Alvaro was our guide on all of the walks. He was very knowledgeable, safety conscious and above all had a great sense of humour. His stories and interactions with people we met on our walks really made each walk very special and we felt we got to know a lot about the area and people who lived there.
The organisation of each walk was excellent. Small groups, max 14 but fewer most days; a comfortable mini bus which arrived promptly and was moved while we were walking to an end spot which saved us from retracing our steps or climbing a final hill; a cafe at the end of each walk for a toilet stop and welcome drink and snack.
The walks themselves, along the Levadas, were stunning and all very different; wonderful views, gorgeous scented flowers and fruit, terraces of vegetables, waterfalls, birds and a variety of trees.
But above all, our thanks go to Alvaro who made these walks very special.
Written 15 March 2022
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TJC1115
Washington DC, DC61 contributions
Mar 2022
Even though it was a rainy day to start, Alvaro kept us engaged, pointing out interesting birds, flora and fauna. About halfway through the tour, the clouds and rain parted and the hike was even more enjoyable. The tour company also coordinates things so the walk is easier than it would be if doing it on one's own (they cut out the final leg and have a van meet you and take you to a cafe to end the day). Great experience, wonderful guide!
Written 7 April 2022
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kathryn b
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We have done four of the walks Free Spirit offer and all have been really enjoyable. Both guides, Alvaro and Phillipe are very experienced, have a great sense of humour and very knowledgeable. We were picked up on all four occasions from our hotel on time and in a clean comfortable mini bus. The walks are very scenic and interesting and well worth doing even though the weather wasn't always exactly perfect.
The guides were also very safety conscious as there were some pretty dramatic drops at the side of the lavadas . We will certainly be doing more of Free Spirit walks when we return and can recommend them highly.
Written 27 February 2022
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S L
Bristol, UK80 contributions
Nov 2021
Wonderful walk. Experienced guide who looked after her customers. Stunning waterfalls. Lots of steps. Went to cafe for a relax/reward post walk. The cafe had good poncha, coffee, snacks and enjoyed stunning views.

Face masks worn in minibus.
Written 9 November 2021
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MrNotty
Manchester, UK631 contributions
Mar 2022
We were collected from the hotel. We had an opportunity to buy food and drink before setting off on the walk. Walking shoes and waterproofs recommended as it can rain or be misty and is often slippery.

Philip, our guide, was very knowledgeable and fun and took safety seriously. Not that there are many problems - low branches and a tall German man the main issue!
There are many steps but if you take a tour you do not have to climb back up after the walk ends.
Written 30 March 2022
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Hannah
2 contributions
May 2022
Our guide Alvaro was very informative and showed us many plants and birds. He was also very entertaining and humorous. The route was organized nicely, we went first down to Rabacal valley to see the Risco waterfall, after that get to walk the levada of 25 fontes. We did not have to climb back to the starting point since the exit was through a tunnel. Jackets and torches were provided to those who did not have their own.
Written 10 May 2022
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Annehrelkeld
1 contribution
Mar 2022
We had a fabulous time. The walk was postponed a day due to stormy weather and even on the day the guide warned us if it did not seem safe we would not do it
Luckily it was safe and the guide (Alveron) was knowledgeable, funny and looked after us all so well, making sure we got to see some spectacular waterfalls and wildlife. Very knowledgeable about the plants as well.
Written 22 March 2022
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Sheffield, UK15 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
Our levada walk was absolutely beautiful, the scenery was fantastic and jaw dropping at times. As for the company we couldn't have asked for a better guide, Alvero was a great combination of knowledgeable and funny, his sense of humour was perfect.

Would definitely recommend this company for any tours you would like to book.
Written 14 February 2022
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Miles Graham
Whitstable, UK7 contributions
Mar 2022
Filipe is very amusing and incredibly knowledgeable. Sofia recommended two great walks; Mimosa valley and Lakes walk. Filipe took us there and guided us around spectacular landscapes and stunning views. His local knowledge was superb. We definitely recommend this company.
Written 27 March 2022
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jackieherdman1
jackieherdman1
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Excellent walk with very interesting guide.
Excellent walk with Avaro who was an entertaining very knowledgeable guide. Lovely coffee/ cake stop at end of walk
Michele L
Michele L
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Beautiful introduction to Levada do Nord.
A beautiful Saturday morning hike which was not over taxing. Alvaro guided us all so well ensuring, throughout, we
Paul E
Paul E
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What an amazing time
We cannot praise this company and the guides enough. We went on 3 walks Ribeito Frio Portela Pico Arieiro- Pico Rui
Michelle P
Michelle P
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Lovely starter levada walk
Very enjoyable tour with Avaro as our guide. A nice simple starter levada tour across a beautiful valley. A great h
rozdaa
rozdaa
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Fantastic Walk!
We did Queimadas – Caladeirao Verdo and Larano walks. Both fantastic walks with amazing views. Alvaro was a grea
Ian5426
Ian5426
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An excellent walk, well-organised and well-guided.
This was my fourth walk with Free Spirits, and lived up to expectations. The collection and bus trip was trouble-fr
barbarabT837OV
barbarabT837OV
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Great walk
Great walk with wonderful views over the ocean. Alvaro guided us with full profesionalism and responsibility
953flemmingb
953flemmingb
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Superb way to experience Madeira
We very much enjoyed the magnificent views and Philips super knowledge of the flora and the island history. We felt
Rosemary T
Rosemary T
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Beautiful walk
A beautiful, easy, Levada walk taking in the local area which highlights village life and with great views overlook
MikeD1685
MikeD1685
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Outstanding half day experience
Wonderful half day easy Levada walk of 5.7km in a small group with Alvaro Freitas as our qualified mountain guide.
MemberBedfordshire
MemberBedfordshire
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Mimosa Valley
Filipe led this easy morning walk. He was very informative and an excellent guide. The mimosa trees were in blosso
553friederikew
553friederikew
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A perfect day!
Thanks to the team of MADEIRA FREE SPIRITS I had a perfect day! I was on the beautiful Island in January 2022 and h
Linda M
Linda M
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A heavenly walk.
Alvaro took us on an unforgettable trek along the levado today. Can’t recommend highly enough. We will take several
Jannes O
Jannes O
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Easy walk for beginners
We had an amizing time! The walk was great and super easy but what made it amazing was the guide. He was funny and
Aster2021
Aster2021
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The best experince ever in Madeira
The best experience We've ever had. Our guide Alvero was THE BEST GUIDE EVER!! He was funny knowledgeable and overa
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