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Aqueduct of 25 Fountains to the Rabacal Tunel

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Calheta, Madeira, Portugal

Aqueduct of 25 Fountains to the Rabacal Tunel is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Calheta, Madeira, Portugal that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 1,919 ft Route type Loop

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El Levada das 25 Fontes es un hermoso paseo lleno de vegetación y agua. El sendero es estrecho, con un camino resbaladizo y fuertes pendientes. Puede estar bastante lleno, por lo que es recomendable llegar temprano para evitar la mayoría de la multitud. Se recomienda un mapa sin conexión. Algunos usuarios han informado que los senderos no están bien marcados.

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Carlos Di
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Hiking

Unique Trail! We followed the route the entire way. The beginning is very simple with breathtaking scenery. The walks along the lavadas make the path really picturesque. The water fall is amazing- bring your swim gear and dive in the cold water. Walking through the tunnel is a highlight of the tour. The pathway behind the tunnel up to the starting point is difficult to find and almost non existing (see other reviews). However, we still hiked up the trail back to our car. I would only recommend that part to very adventurous people

Emilie Bouchex
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Itinéraire qui permet de faire une boucle avec passage de tunnel. par contre application obligatoire pour trouver les chemins moins touristique s

stefan d
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Hiking

tricky route sometimes with some climbing and even with this app hard to follow the right path sometimes but overall enjoyed it

Steph Price
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Hiking

Pretty easy walk with some stairs in places - I didn’t follow the map on this app as I went with a group and followed the the signposts to the Risco waterfall and 25 Fontes, which are very well marked. Be sure to make use of the shortcut when leaving 25 Fontes as this is there to ease congestion along the levada - there’s a fair bit of 2-way traffic and some narrow sections/steep drops so it’s important to be courteous on the trail and give people space. Watch out for low hanging branches (I cracked my head a couple of times) and be sure to admire the views! We headed back via the tunnel but had arranged for a pickup so didn’t have to worry about getting back to the start point.

Heather Costa
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Hiking

get yourself to the casa do rabacal. follow any one of the 25 fontes signs. shorter the distance strenuousness increases. go all the way one way.....no turning around. then head back the way you came from and up the stairs marked casa da rabacal. this map in all trails is not as good in my opinion. then theres a mini bus that will take you back to the parking lot

Luda P
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HikingOff trailOver grown

I would strongly suggest to follow the map only to the waterfalls and return the same way. We tried to follow the map. The path after the falls was not maintained, steep and, in some parts, dangerous. The path after the tunnel is non-exiting and we landed up following the signs to Calheta and waking along the highway to get to the car. Having said that., the section of the trail to the falls was beautiful.

Andrei L.
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HikingOff trailOver grown

The walk to the waterfall is fairly easy and the views from there pretty spectacular. From the car to the waterfall and back to the restaurant at the waterfall junction there are about 5 km of easy walk. Returning through the tunnel seems like a good idea at the time, there are about 300 m to the tunnel and 1 km of tunnel. All good right to the point we’re we had passed through the tunnel. After this things got rough, we climbed back to the car on a very very steep slope that barely seemed like a trail, when we realized it was rough it was too late to go back... it was too steep to go back. All in all we made it safely but I do not recommend the trail after the tunnel, we literally climbed using our hands and knees. It took us like 4 hours of walking.

Jake Gilmore
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Marta Acabado Oliveira
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

This specific trail is not accurate with the arrow signs!! We followed the exact path expressed in the app and it is really demanding ( sometimes using legs and arms to climb). Definitely not 7.9 km. and we did it in 4 hours and half. Being said that, the trail is amazing! specially if you go to Risco and see the waterfall. The rabaçal tunnel is 1km without lights! so I advise to bring some sort of light ( telephone lights is enough).

Dorian Morleghem
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Hiking

Attention très belle randonnée mais assez difficile si vous suivez le trajet exact (et non les panneaux fléchés!!) Virage et changement de direction à des endroits improbables, il faut vraiment toujours être sur la carte pour être sûr de ne pas louper de bifurcation. Niveau assez exigeant (pas 7,9 mais bien plus!!) +- 4h

Leroy B
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HikingRocky

Took the wrong turn somewhere so we didn’t walk the full trail

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Michalka Novakova
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Nature trips

Nice but crowded,without climbing. Beautiful views.

Arthur Rollin
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Hiking

Nice trail but crowded

Ha Ho
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Hiking

beautiful hike although there is a lot of going down and up at the beginning. make sure to go to the end of the 25 Fontes signs as there is a beautiful waterfall there which is not indicated on this map

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Christine Casady
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Walking
First to Review

Easy scenic walk. I didn’t download the map so I didn’t do the exact course but highly recommended.

Lauren Fredericks
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Hiking
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Glen Fredericks
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Brigette Newton-Todd
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Jesper Jacobsen
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Anton Pomelov
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Aaron Heger
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Hiking
Roxanne Devaney
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Harm Weken
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Michał Hry
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Martina Forsch
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samuel price
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