Walk on Rabaçal 25 Fontes Levada


The Rabaçal 25 Fountains Levada walk is one of the most popular walks on Madeira Island. Its name is due to the numerous waterfalls, small lagoons and springs you can find along the footpath. Come explore this amazing trail with us!

Vegetation part of the Laurissilva forest, namely heather of the ericaceae family and laurel
A footpath dating back to the mid XIX century
A green lagoon surrounded by waterfalls.

Hotel Pick up and Drop Off
Guided Tour
Meals & Drinks
Laurel Forest







The Rabaçal Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the island to hike in. Here you can find the 25 Fountains levada walk. The 25 Fountains levada walk in Madeira is one of the most popular levada walks in the island.
Our experience starts at the Paúl da Serra plateau where we descend towards the Rabaçal Guesthouse and where we can start our hike.
The path reveals a spectacular landscape and along the way it is possible to see a wide variety of endemic species of flora and fauna typical of this place.

One of the first stops is the Risco waterfall, falling vertically into the green nature surrounding it. The view here is breathtaking. The path continues towards the 25 fountains lagoon.
A great variety of plant species can be observed along this way and we’re always accompanied by the sound of water in the levada.
The great apotheosis of this hike is the 25 Fountains lagoon, surrounded by numerous waterfalls and gigantic local ferns. The lagoon is made out of pristine waters originating in Paúl da Serra. The most brave among you can venture into the cold water for a refreshing dip if you want!
During this hike you will find some stairs that can be demanding, so a fair physical condition is recommended.
Children (0 - 12)
20,00 €
40,00 €
wednesday - 09:00 to 17:00;
saturday - 09:00 to 17:00;

Difficulty: Moderate
Distance: 12 Km
Duration: 9h00 | 17h00 (Full Day)
Altitude min/max: 1288 m / 964 m

For your own safety, provider may change, postpone or cancel the walks with short notice. This will only happen due to adverse weather conditions, landsliding or other reasons beyond our control.
Please prepare yourself with good walking shoes/boots and a warm coat (in case of low temperatures in the mountains).
For full day walk, please pack a pic-nic and water to take along.
Pick Up Funchal: 09h00 | Pick Up Caniço: 08h30
Upon your booking you will receive a .pdf voucher. You just need to show the electronic .pdf to our agent.
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
Free Cancellation: Cancel up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.
Allows a full refund when canceling up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If the start time is not defined, the deadline to change or cancel the reservation will be two days before the date of travel, at 23:59 (local time of the supplier).


Based on 2 reviews
Nigel Musgrove 2024-05-21 16:16:36
An excellent walk with fabulous views. Our guide Alex was very helpful knowledgeable and friendly. Parts of the walk are very demanding. The only downside was the number of people encountered making the narrow levada walkways more challenging, and the 25 Fountains difficult to appreciate due to crowds congregated there. We were meant to stop for a 20 minute picnic but it wasn’t possible. But overall the experience was worthwhile for the fauna flora and views.
Luke Wilcox 2023-12-05 09:51:05
Very enjoyable walk, some great views despite the rain. Definitely recommend this walk, will potentially do again if i return to Madeira and the weather forecast is better.