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Rabaçal Waterfalls Hike

€47 per person
Mondays and Fridays

The walk takes place in the middle of the Rabaçal valley, one of our most prized nature attractions in the Madeiran Laurissilva forest, the largest laurel forest in the world!


The first big attraction of the walk is the Fonte do Lajeado lagoon. 

Tucked away amongst the dense vegetation, this lagoon is the source of all the levadas in the Rabaçal region.

Along the path you can find stretching views of the rabaçal valley, small waterfalls and the sound of some of our endemic birds.  

You will find some of the largest and oldest endemic plants such as the laurel, blueberry and heather.

As well as the Lagoa do Vento waterfall and lagoon.

Formed by the elements hundreds and thousands of years ago, this 100m waterfall cascades down the volcanic rock formation amongst the green ferns, mosses, grasses and bushes surrounding the environment.

​Possibly the most underrated hike on the island, away from the big crowds, a must do for all nature and Madeira Lovers!

  • Moderate, 15km walk, including a fair amount of steps to overcome as well as a tunnel, flat and spacious.​

  • Approximately 4:30 hours to complete ranging in altitudes of 900m to 1290m above sea level.

"Was met by Lisa and Victor in the am. Lisa discussed walk options and the group decided on one that was not yet listed (I think it is now) on the site Rabacal Waterfall Hike. She took her time and got to know us through out the day. We were a small group and as we were walking at a good pace we were able to do a bit of an extra walk. Lisa's knowledge and insights were fantastic, you know she is doing something that she loves.
This was a great day and while some of the walk was a bit downhill and narrow in part if you are a walker you would have no trouble with this hike. We stopped at the start to pick up snack and lunch for anyone who wanted/did not bring. Stopped part way for a snack and later for lunch. Lots of chances to take photos if you wanted."
I would definitely do future walks that are guided by Lisa.

- Tripadvisor