Madeira is a true paradise, especially for mountain bikers and electrical bike amateurs: bending roads, long ascends, exciting and natural, trails through the most varied regions and through the stunningly beautiful nature of the island.
From the forest park of Queimadas, walk along this work of art built in the 18th century to irrigate the fields of the parish of Faial, which crosses the dense and abundant forest Laurisilva, which passes through four tunnels dug by man, who continues his race on the side of the mountain, which sinks into a gorge with vertiginous walls, offering spectacular adventures to the wild beauty of the place, finally ending up on the lagoon of the green cauldron and its waterfall. 100 meters high.
From the Paúl da Serra plateau, at an altitude of almost 1290 m, where the infinite blue of the sky and the greenery of the vegetation that lines the largest Madeira Valley, "Ribeira da Janela", seem to blend into the ocean in the distance. A hike that takes us to the heart of the original "Laurisilva" forest protected by UNESCO.
This pure mountain path, partly paved, connects two of the highest peaks of Madeira through its central range. At the same time sinuous, irregular and cumulating a lot of elevation difference positive and negative this route is physically demanding and is thus addressed to informed walkers.
From Funchal, we take a mountain road which leads us to the third highest peak of Madeira, Pico Arieiro which culminates at 1818 mts of altitude. The 360º views are spectacular and, in good weather, we can see the island of Porto Santo, the peninsula of St Laurent, the valley of the nuns and, in the distance, the Paul da Serra plateau.
After a first stop at the bay where the Portuguese landed in 1419/20, in the southeast coast, this tour continues along the ancient royal footpath, where our sight is captured by the geometry of the oldest terraces of the island, along the beaten tracks crossing the indigenous forest.
Start your day at a place of stirring atmosphere, visiting one of the most emblematic sightseeing points before all the hustle and bustle of buses and visitors cars arrive at Cabo Girão.
Santana, the UNESCO protected biosphere reserve, you have the opportunity to visit its typical houses, and Machico, which was the first capital of Madeira, well known for its history.
This tour begins in Ponta do Garajau, the cliff that serves as base to Christ King Statue (Sacred Heart Statue) and provides an interesting perspective from Funchal’s bay. We continue our excursion until Santa Cruz, one of Madeira’s earliest centres of population.
Come visit the deserted islands, located 15 miles southeast of Madeira. Nature reserve, habitat of a rare colony of monk seals and nesting of rare birds. There the captain anchors in this small bay with crystal clear water where you can dive, swim, and have fun. After a good hot meal, a guided tour will take you to this uninhabited place.