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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit with spectacular views. Always go with a guide for safety reasons. However, if you don't like heights or tunnels, or you have mobility issues then this is not the tour for you. The walks are high and then you finish with a walk...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

During this walk you can experience what is leavada, what is madeiran greenery and volcanic soil. Shortly - levada is a kind of stream running horizontally in an artificial stream bed, designed by engineers to distribute water across the island. You need to experience this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rafał W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk is relatively easy to do just make sure you have waterproofs and good boots as the ground gets uneven at times. You'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the lush green forest where the plants and trees are specific to Madeira so nothing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to moderate 11km walk alongside the Levadas. We booked this tour with Madeira Island Tours. They were punctual and our guide was very knowledgable and personable. Full day tour from Funchal, leaving at 9am and returning at 5pm. Mostly flat with some steep steps...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EmL0u84
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

11 km walk is very pleasent and easy. If you are scared of heights u have to think twice or else the walk is worth visit. The nature is amazing. Please carry proper shoes and recommend a guided tour

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AthulD
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Nice walk on a misty and drizzly day, the waterfall is very impressive and a nice spot for lunch. We were here in November so weather not fab but still very enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It is just so amazing, full of nature all around. You can just forget yourself. A must if you are in Madeira.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria A
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Pleasant walk alongside the lavadas with stunning views and beautiful nature around . Before visiting the 25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco make sure it will not rain. Trails are wet and muddy .I certainly recommend this place

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Porku
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

The hike is moderate difficulty. If you take the minibus from the the parking (3 euro for person) you can save 30 minutes and then it is about 45 min to the last waterfall. The way is along the levada . The way and waterfalls...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shlomof125
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This was absolutely the best trail we took in Madeira. This is how I understand llevada - walking by the stream, beautiful views, moderate exercise. Arrive early in the morning, so can avoid big tourist groups. There's a shuttle bus for 5 EUR return to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Emily D
16 August 2017|
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Response from coh8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Emily We took our son on a combined tour (25 fountains and Rabacal) in May - same age and with a baby carrier back then. Reasonable walk enjoyed in good weather - not one for a buggy. If you plan returning to the... More
3 May 2017|
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Response from F610JUdaveb | Reviewed this property |
13 February 2016|
Response from Ronja_AufReisen |
Yes, driving along the ER110 you will see a parking area and a big sign with the hiking map. There'll probably be a lot of cars there. You really can't get lost - there is no need for a guide. We walked all three paths... More
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