Risco Wasserfall

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Recommended by 316 out of 325 hikers


  • U. S.

    This hike is only recommended. However, you should also be good on foot. The challenging trails were well developed, but also demanding. Otherwise we can only recommend this hike. Good shoes (hiking boots) and a bit of fitness are an advantage.

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    • May 24, 2017

  • Fridjof

    Certainly one of the most beautiful, albeit often crowded, walks in Madeira. Is it really worth it to arrive early, as it is getting fuller in the early afternoon and you often have to avoid narrow passages.

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    • October 29, 2018

  • Niklas

    Let's turn to the tourist highlights of the tour in the laurel forest: The Risco Waterfall!
    In September, the Ribeira Grande already runs little water, but the case is extremely impressive!

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    • October 1, 2015

  • Baste

    Fascinating even with little water like at the end of September

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    • September 23, 2017

  • David

    Pay attention to sure-footedness when descending, even if you can hardly wait any longer, as you will see it flashing through the trees more often on the way out. This was the highest and most impressive waterfall I have ever seen!

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    • April 13, 2018

  • Sonne Scheint

    Be sure to go outside the tourist hours

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Sonne Scheint

    Nice round lap - not so crowded.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • DK

    The tour with the Risco waterfalls and the 25 springs can be easily combined

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Anja

    A beautiful waterfall worth seeing. If you want to do this tour, you should start early, as many tourist tours in the course of the day also make this tour and the roads are highly frequented the later it gets.

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    • October 5, 2018

  • Sebastian

    From Lagoa do Vento the water falls down a smooth wall from a height of 100 meters.

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    • June 27, 2019

  • Thomas Tesche (Panketaler)

    You can see a tunnel each to the right and left of the waterfall. There it is locked. 25 Fontes is nicer, you can get closer. But the way to the waterfall is nice to walk.

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Sven Ludwig

    Depending on the season different impressive. Definitely a nice reward on the levada hike.

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    • September 6, 2017

  • Sonne Scheint

    Ice cold fun - worth a visit!

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    • September 7, 2018

  • Faol

    Very impressive waterfall and a nice place for a little break.

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    • September 27, 2018

  • Thomas

    Very nice levada wall tea. But start early, because this tour is very popular and frequented.

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    • October 31, 2018

  • Franky 🚴🏼⛺

    An absolute highlight on Madeira you should have seen

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Andreas

    It is best to choose the less frequented routes to enjoy the nature and tranquility.

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    • September 7, 2019

  • Aarne Utriainen

    Lovely high water fall

    • November 3, 2019

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Location: Portugal


  • Elevation1,110 m
  • Opening Hours

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