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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
25 Fontes and Cascada da Risco
Cabo Girao
Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
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Overview
Hike the 25 Fontes Levada trail from Rabaçal, and walk through a landscape of waterfalls, pools, and trees set high in the Madeira mountains. After a morning of hiking, the day includes a trip to Ribeira Brava, Cabo Girão, and Câmara de Lobos, traveling in an open-top Jeep for the best possible views of Madeira's back roads and rugged mountain scenery.
Highlights
  • Guided 25 Fontes Levada hike with sightseeing stops
  • Travel by 4WD to see Madeira's more rugged side
  • Great photo op: sweeping views from Europe’s highest cliff
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Funchal hotels
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Levada do Rabaçal Walk & Jeep Tour

My wife and I loved this tour. Our guide, Philip, was very knowledgeable and really went the extra mile to take care of us. He explained the levadas and the local plants and rocks. The scenery was beautiful and we could not have asked for...More

Thank JSO6237
Reviewed 7 August 2018
Wow - what a fantastic day out!

Our guide for the trip was Rui - he has a wealth of knowledge about the island, the levadas and the forests that he led us through. The trip was amazing and the company have a really great relationship with the land. We were picked...More

6  Thank Gail K
TrueSpiritMadeira, Guest Relations Manager at True Spirit, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is an amazing review. So many details! We can't put in words how much we appreciate when our customers, or as we like to call you, friends, take time off of their day to help us SO much by leaving comments like this. It...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile
Great, adventurous day out.

We had a great time doing this excursion. Can recommend this 100% Beautiful nature on the way and experienced guides who care a lot about your safety and do everything to have you have a great time. Special thanks to our guide Roberto!

3  Thank NikoV80
TrueSpiritMadeira, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at True Spirit, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We're happy to hear that you recommend our tours to everyone! It means the world to us! thank you very much for your kind review and for choosing True Spirit!

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Amazing day out

We thank Philip for the great tour, it has been an amazing day. We had a nice walk to the waterfalls, with enough care about safety and nice places. And the jeep tour was a great experience, with a stop at Cabo Girao from where...More

4  Thank Martin L
TrueSpiritMadeira, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at True Spirit, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hahaha Filipe is extremely funny indeed! We're super excited about your comment and we deeply thank you for taking a minute out of your day to share your experience with everyone! It means a lot. True Spirit Team

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Great day exploring

Had an amazing day with Philip on the jeep. Exceeded expectations and will live in our memories of Madeira. Philip was a fun guide who took safety seriously and was a font of knowledge. The day had so many parts-Levada walk, waterfall and little birds-...More

4  Thank susanlane
TrueSpiritMadeira, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at True Spirit, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

It's very humbling hearing your kind words! We really appreciate your review and are thankful to you for having chosen True Spirit and kept us company. It was a great day! We hope we'll see you again sometime!

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23 May 2018|
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This is certainly not an easy walk in terms of the terrain. Much of it is along the maintenance track beside the levada which is narrow and raised above ground level. The worst part is the uneven, rocky surface which... More
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