Meet a driver at your hotel in Funchal for the drive to Rabaçal, the starting point for the 25 Fontes Levada trail, which passes a long series of waterfalls and pools; listen for the sound of native birds as you walk through stands of dense trees.
Following the hike, purchase a Madeiran lunch in a nearby restaurant, then go off-roading to Ribeira Brava, a historic community flanked by steep valleys. From there, drive to the summit of the 1,900-foot (580-mt.) Cabo Girão, with a glass-floored balcony and spectacular views across Câmara de Lobos and Funchal Bay. Make a final stop at the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a great place to get a glimpse of traditional life, and finish the day with drop-off at your original departure point.
25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco
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