Rabaçal / 25 Fonts


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19 reviews   (4.53)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

It is one of the most emblematic and most visited pedestrian walks on the island of Madeira. An authentic gift for our senses. Along the trail enjoy centurial laurel and heather beyond its unforgettable waterfalls and fountains, 25 in all respects living up to its name.

The use of a walking stick, proper footwear and water is recommended.


What's Included

Certified Guide


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco
It is one of the most emblematic and most visited pedestrian walks on the island of Madeira. An authentic gift for our senses. Along the trail enjoy centurial laurel and heather beyond its unforgettable waterfalls and fountains, 25 in all respects living up to its name.

The use of a walking stick, proper footwear and water is recommended.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

The most memorable day in...
Maryam_M, 07-03-2022
The most memorable day in Madeira. Carlos and Patricia made it super special for our tour. They are both friendly, knowledgeable and punctual. The day went by very fast
Perfect
Aalhiya_P, 30-07-2022
Solo travelled to Madeira and decided to book this tour which was perfect!
Such a beautiful walk with incredible views
Great hike with a nice, professional company
Debbie S, 26-09-2022
Great tour but go prepared. We thought we had prepared pretty well, wearing our best hiking boots, took t-shirt for heat and jackets for rain. Little did we know that really wouldn't cut it on top of the mountain when the clouds come down!
After an hour, we and the entire group hiking gear or not were literally soaked to the bone, wet and miserable! No place to shelter, or eat anything but soppy stuff even the inside of my bag was saturated through.
We walked for roughly 4 hours, saw the most beautiful things, crossed through the mountain in a long tunnel, and stared in awe at waterfalls while accompanied by an experienced, friendly, and funny guide. An experience I would not have liked to have missed but next time rain capes, trousers, and waterproof lunchboxes will not be forgotten!
Beautiful walk but parts very busy
Getaway643758, 17-05-2022
Enjoyed walk and apart from 2-3 short uphil parts and long downhill start then very easy walk. Make sure you take a warm top as temperature cold at start and some other parts of walk when cloud descends. Tour well organised and guide did well looking after a group of about 20. Took off 1 star as last passengers to be picked up were not there and guide called then and said they were coming but they took around 30 minutes, with rest of us waiting on bus. I felt that he should have thought of rest of group who turned up on time and left them after waiting reasonable period.
Challenging
JezandClaire, 19-04-2022
A great walk, but, beware!
We booked a full day trip through the TUI website and as usual the organisation was great. Unfortunately, in late March the weather wasn't good, with permanent cloud covering the center and north of the island. The further up we went the worse it got. At the top of the mountain we were in thick cloud, with a strong wind and horizontal rain. Due to the altitude it was also noticeably colder. Most people had dressed appropriately but some had not, without even a jacket and lightweight shoes. The guides do have some ponchos that they were able to distribute. The weather was so bad that we thought that they might cancel the walk, but hoping it might improve, we carried on. Initially, spirits were high, with wry smiles and a positive attitude. After about 20 minutes you discover quite how waterproof, or not, your gear really is. After an hour or so, most were soaked to the skin!
The scenery, if you can see it, is spectacular with enormous steep slopes and vertiginous valleys, all heavily wooded. Due to the rain, the Levadas and waterfalls were in full flow and a sight to behold. But, it was wet, very wet, with water coming at you from all directions and big muddy puddles on the ground.
After about an hour or so, some of the group had had enough and the guide, who was very good by the way, gave the option for them to take a big shortcut back to the bus, which they did.
The rest of us ploughed on heroically to the 25 fountains waterfall where we had our 'picnic' (you take your own). You can recreate the experience by standing in your shower (cold)and eating soggy sandwiches and biscuits while shivering heavily. A mixed experience of awe for the waterfalls and misery for the weather.
Surprisingly, the area was very busy, with multiple groups coming and going along the trails and paths. In places, the paths are only one person wide, so there was quite a lot of stopping and starting and squeezing past politely.
Most of the route is downhill or flat, but there are a couple of steep climbs in the middle. It is definitely not a place for young children or those with mobility issues. You go through a long dark tunnel at the end so you need a torch or mobile phone at least. The walk lasts for about 4 hours and there are no facilities whatsoever, so if you need the toilet you go in the woods.
So, to conclude, it is a great experience, but you
need to check the weather carefully, dress appropriately and be prepared for a challenge. If you do all that you will have a great time.




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