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Easy walk over a shorter distance than most

At less than 5km this is an easy walk - perfect for walking out the aches and pains of a previous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Levada do Risco

Much more interesting route than Levada 25 fontains. In spite of the fact that it is much shorter... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At less than 5km this is an easy walk - perfect for walking out the aches and pains of a previous days almost 15km walk. Stunning waterfall at teh end and short enough to take it at an easy stroll, although fairly busy compared to...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Much more interesting route than Levada 25 fontains. In spite of the fact that it is much shorter, there is more interesting walking route finished by huge waterfall with closed tunnel. We walked about 11 km for 5,5 hours starting from Rabaçal upper bus stop,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Nice walk along river ( 1.8km) however to get there u have to do a 30 min walk from car parking ; or use shuttle ( 3 eur) definitely worth doing . We couldn’t do 25 fonte was too difficult walk so being able to...More

Thank mw196905
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A small and accessible levada walk, perfect for beginners, not very dangerous. When you finally arrive at the Risco (a waterfall) the view is fantastic. This levada also gives you access to the "25 Fontes" levada, a little more dangerous but what an amazing walk!

Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Walked with a 3 year old and 7 year old and it was just the right length with the fab waterfall at one end and cafe at the other

1  Thank KerenCG
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Joining with 25 Fontes walk. Not accessible by bus we jumped in a taxi over the road from the hotel @ 40 euro return. Well worth the trip up but need a clear day

Thank tobyleek
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We parked at the parking lot off the highway and then took a shuttle for 5 euros down to the trail head 4.7 km each way. We were glad we did as the walk is just ordinary and then we had time to drive on...More

1  Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 18 January 2018

You should probably start from the parking at the top of the mountain. Then you have a ~1.9km walk down the hill to the Casa do Rabaçal (a small place in which you can rest, eat or drink something and use the restrooms). From there...More

Thank Bartek L
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk to the waterfalls, also did the 25 contest as well but due to dry weather it was not flowing alot. Not to difficult but alot of steep descents and ascents.

Thank diveninja21
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great place where you can walk in silence and enjoy surrounding nature. It is directly connected with Levada das 25 Fontes so you can enjoy both during one day.

3  Thank Michał L
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