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Risco Wasserfall

Risco Wasserfall

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Recommended by 947 out of 969 hikers

This Highlight is in a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parque Natural da Madeira


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Thomas

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

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    • October 31, 2018

  • 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

  • Sonne Scheint

    Be sure to go outside the tourist hours

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    • September 10, 2018

  • Trekknik (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

  • Sven Ludwig

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

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    • September 6, 2017

  • 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

  • DK

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

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    • September 16, 2018

  • Faol

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

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    • September 27, 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

  • 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

  • Gabba

    Unfortunately, the tunnel passage under the waterfall is currently closed. The view from the platform of the waterfall is still beautiful!

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    • June 6, 2022

  • Sonne Scheint

    Nice round lap - not so crowded.

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    • September 12, 2018

  • Peter.FiHa

    Madeira, Levedas, the smell, the Atlantic, the Poncha. It fits and feels good :-)

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    • January 27, 2021

  • Frank🚴

    An absolute highlight on Madeira you should have seen

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    • June 20, 2019

  • Ilona

    one of the most beautiful but also most visited tours

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    • November 14, 2019

  • Henry

    Currently closed due to construction work on the levada. So can only be observed from the viewing platform about 20 meters in front of the waterfall

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    • August 27, 2020

  • Rainer Schmidt

    The Risco waterfall can be combined well with the 25 Fontes and the Levada Rocha Vermelha to form a large Levadarunde.

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    • June 3, 2021

  • JR on Tour

    A very beautiful waterfall over two levels... unfortunately very crowded

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    • March 2, 2022

  • Sonne Scheint

    Ice cold fun - worth a visit!

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    • September 7, 2018

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