Madeira Walks – Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains

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Duration 8 hours
Group Size 4 People, Couple, Single Person
Tour Type Hiking, Scenic Tour
Transport Pick Up From Hotel

The evergreen Rabaçal valley is situated within the park of Madeira and makes for an enchanting forest walk. Along the way you will discover the treasures of the indigenous Laurisilva forest including the famous 25 fountains.

About this activity

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Starting time 8:30 AM
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Live tour guide
  • English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up available for free within most accommodations in Funchal.


Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts



Rabaçal is a nature reserve on the island of Madeira that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. It is an area of intense natural beauty, brimming with waterfalls and unique flora and plant life, all of which you can experience on this wonderful guided walk.

The 25 Fountains Walk starts by heading down the biggest valley of Madeira towards the Rabaçal reserve. Along the way you will walk along two of the oldest Madeira levadas each boasting a remarkable evergreen landscape with beautiful waterfalls scattered throughout. The 25 fountains refer to the 25 natural springs you will discover on the walk. Each spring falls into a small crystal clear lake surrounded by dense vegetation. Once you arrive here you may never want to leave! In this paradise-like oasis you’ll be immersed in beautiful surronds, listening to the murmuring sounds of the water and the quiet chanting of the birds.

For nature lovers this walk is an invitation into a unique and awe-inspiring slice of heaven. Rabaçal is a paradise of waterfalls, lakes and enchanting fountains and there is no better way to experience it than on a guided walk


  • Explore the magical Rabaçal nature reserve
  • Discover enchanting springs and beautiful lakes
  • Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of real nature


  • Hotel pickup
  • Certified mountain guide
  • Insurance

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Food
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Jacket

Know before you go

The guide’s decision is final – your safety is the priority.
Although the walks are offered in several languages,
a guide with your language cannot always be guaranteed.
An English-speaking guide is always guaranteed.

8.5Expert Score
Incredibly beautiful surroundings
Incredibly beautiful surroundings that can be explored with a little adventure. Our guide Claudia guided us very well and drew attention to many plants. The entire ecosystem was explained in a great way. There are a few narrow passages with steep slopes to pass, but they are easy to do. We also had to master some tricky and slippery stairs and about 250 steps back up (the condition is definitely tested here). The hike is still very feasible and also suitable for beginners (that was our first tour). The nature is definitely worth seeing and has left a lasting impression.

Specification: Madeira Walks – Rabaçal and the 25 Fountains


8 hours


4 People, Couple, Single Person


Hiking, Scenic Tour


Pick Up From Hotel

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