Madeira Explorers

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Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

1. Valley of the Nuns and Mountains 4X4 Tour from Funchal

Your 4-hour excursion begins with a pick-up at your Funchal hotel in a 4X4 vehicle. From there you’ll head out on a drive up the steep roads to Pico dos Barcelos. Take in magnificent views of Funchal, the coastline and the mountains. Next, you’ll move on to Curral das Freiras, and you’ll learn about the fascinating local history. The 4X4 will take you up to the top of the third-highest mountain in Madeira, at 1,818 meters, where you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic 360-degree panoramic views over the island. Stop in the wicker-producing area of Camacha to finish the tour, and learn about the workings of this traditional industry.

Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

2. Madeira: Rabaçal Valleys 3-Hour Guided Walk

Enjoy a 3-hour levada (aqueduct) walk with fascinating landscapes incorporating tremendous valleys, spectacular waterfalls, infinite laurel, header forest, and beautiful springs. This and much more is what the Rabaçal area has to offer. At this height the landscape is dominated by moorland, which includes Erica arborea and Erica scoparia as well as Madeiran whortleberry. This vegetation alters with the altitude as it reduces other predominate species, including the rare mountain mocano (Pittosporum coriaceum). This area includes Madeira’s Laurisilva Forest, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999.

Madeira: Private 4-Hour Scenic Tour by Sidecar

3. Madeira: Private 4-Hour Scenic Tour by Sidecar

Buckle up and get ready to tour the picturesque Island of Madeira from the comfort of a motorcycle sidecar. On this 4-hour ride you’ll cruise past Atlantic scenery and hilltop greenery for an unforgettable trip to popular tourist sites and along undiscovered lanes. Feel free to request a particular route if you like, and make stops to take photos of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and neighboring islands. Learn more about the fascinating history of Madeira from your driver, who will be able to communicate with you during the trip via a wireless device in your helmet. This tour is a real thrill if you have a penchant for speed, offering an exciting opportunity to both see the sights and enjoy the wind in your hair.

Madeira Island: 3-Hour Old Road Tour by Sidecar

4. Madeira Island: 3-Hour Old Road Tour by Sidecar

Buckle up and get ready to tour the picturesque Island of Madeira from the comfort of a motorcycle sidecar. Cruise past sky-blue waters and hilltop greenery for an unforgettable trip through both major tourist sites and undiscovered winding lanes. Feel free to request a certain route or make stops to snap a scenic shot of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring islands. Discover more about the fascinating history of Madeira from your chauffer who will be able to communicate with you during the trip via a wireless device in your helmets. A real thrill for those with a penchant for speed, this unique sidecar tour offers visitors an exciting opportunity to see the sights and enjoy the wind in their hair.

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What people are saying about Madeira Explorers

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Our guide Nono was very flexible in giving us a tailor-made tour. We were able to discover magnificent places little known to tourists and learn more about the local culture and economy. The fact that the explanations were in French was greatly appreciated. On the other hand, it is not a "sensational" experience as other travelers say, it is a pleasant and calm ride. Provide a small vest even in summer.

Worth every penny, one thing you need to be aware of - it is not 3h tour. I’m glad I checked the comments before we left and prepared for full day activity. We left hotel at 9.30 and came back after 4pm so pretty much most of the day. Spectacular views, great guide who shared lots of information about Madeira! Beautiful experience!

Worth every cent!...for our guide 100 points...recommended for anyone who wants to get away from bus tourism, the guide responds individually and personally and shows you the island away from the crowds....special Delight of a trip to a typical Portuguese bar in the mountains to drink poncha...

Loved it. Was exactly what I needed that day, after a hard hike the day before...somebody to drive you to nice places and tell you nice interesting things about the island.

Uniquely beautiful hike with a great guide but it took a lot longer than 3 hours. Be sure to wear good shoes! I would repeat the tour in a heartbeat.