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Madeira: Level-1 Canyoning Adventure

1. Madeira: Level-1 Canyoning Adventure

Madeira island is one of the top 5 places in the world for the practice of canyoning/canyoneering, and this is your opportunity to experience it first hand. Following pickup from your hotel, you'll head up to the mountains where you will receive your canyoning gear. After being decked out in your gear, it will be time for a small hike through some of the most impressive and exclusive nature that Madeira has to offer. As soon as your safety briefing concludes, it will be time to rappel down paradisaical waterfalls, where the mountain spring waters are always flowing. Along the canyon you'll also encounter natural swimming pools which you can swim in and even jump into. In some of the canyons you may also have the opportunity to slide down natural water slides. Once the activity ends you'll change back into your regular dry clothes, following which you'll be returned back to your accommodation.

Madeira: "Lokoloko" Canyoning Level 1

2. Madeira: "Lokoloko" Canyoning Level 1

Get set for a sporty challenge and an insight into the beauty of rural Madeira on a guided canyoning trip. Discover the scenery of a beautiful valley as you abseil, jump, and slide. After a short walk of 15 minutes through a rural area, reach the beginning of the canyon. Come across different rappels varying in altitude of up to 13 meters, water slides, and jumps. Marvel at the trees in the canyon, covered with mystic treebeard and endemic plants that are considered UNESCO world heritage. At the end of the canyon, walk for 10 minutes through ancient terraces back to the starting point.

Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

3. Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

Your 3-hour canyoning experience takes place on a mountainous watercourse. To overcome the obstacles of nature, you’ll have to swim, jump, and rappel down small waterfalls. All you need to bring is a towel, swimsuit, sports shoes (that you don't mind getting wet) and a change of clothing. All other equipment items, including a safety harness and wetsuit, are provided. Armed with a sense of adventure, you’ll hike through the lush landscape of Madeira and along rocky paths to reach the rappel site. Once safely harnessed, you’ll abseil down the waterfalls. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done this before, as the guides are extremely safety conscious and professionally trained. You’re sure to end up with a newfound interest in this exhilarating sport and perhaps a desire to take it to the next level.

Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

4. Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

Located some 300 miles off the coast of Africa, and more than 600 miles off mainland Europe, the volcanic island of Madeira offers some of the best landscape for outdoor activities, and on this 3-hour tour you will try one of the best. Canyoning takes place on a mountainous watercourse. To overcome the obstacles of nature, you have to swim, jump, and rappel in small waterfalls. The route of the Chão da Lagoa offers 2 rappels, the largest some 60 feet (18 meters) high. All you need to bring is a towel, bathing suit, sports shoes (that you don't mind getting wet) and a change of clothes. All other equipment, including safety harness and wetsuit, is provided. Armed with a sense of adventure, hike through the lush landscape of Madeira - legendary for its floral diversity - along rocky paths to the rappel site. Once you are safely harnassed, abseil down the waterfalls. Don’t worry if you’ve never tried it before; the guides are extremely safety conscious and professional. You will leave with a new found interest in this exhilarating sport, and perhaps a desire to take it to level 2.

Caldeirão Verde Hiking Tour

5. Caldeirão Verde Hiking Tour

Walk through the stunning greenery of the Laurisilva forest to the 100m high waterfall Caldeirão Verde. A green cauldron is what you’ll find at the end of this marvellous walk - the waterfall crashing down along intense green rocks. This walk starts at Queimadas, in a lovely forest, from where the levada will lead you through the mountains to the end of the trail: the beautiful Caldeirão Verde. Go through a jungle of vegetation, enjoying great views of the village of São Jorge and the immense mountains that surround this area. Enjoy the silence you can only find when immersed in nature. The only sound you will hear will be waterfalls crashing down. The levada follows the curves of the mountain, in a constantly changing scenery, green walls covered with moist rock faces, constantly dripping with streams of water. Walking from Queimadas to Caldeirão Verde and back will cover around 12 km. On the trail you will encounter short tunnels, where you will need to use a flashlight.

From Funchal: Madeira Island Canyoning for Beginners

6. From Funchal: Madeira Island Canyoning for Beginners

Let your guide share their passion for canyoning with you on this beginner-level tour from Funchal. Slide and swim through lush natural settings on the beautiful island of Madeira.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Funchal and transported to the canyoning starting point. Get acquainted with the necessary gear and do a short walk to ensure that all the equipment has been properly adjusted. Listen to a short briefing on the trip. Start your adventure of crossing water lines, swimming, sliding, abseiling, and jumping. Marvel at the diversity of landscapes and the rich flora. Replenish your energy with a snack and water stop. Take home photos and videos of your trip. Have more snacks before heading back to your hotel in Funchal.

From Funchal: Advanced Canyoning Experience in Madeira

7. From Funchal: Advanced Canyoning Experience in Madeira

Join in on an advanced-level canyoning adventure with this tour from Funchal. Use high-quality equipment to traverse Madeira's canyons and streams. Keep your up your energy with snack stops along the way.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Funchal. Sit back and relax as you head to a location that is hand-picked for the day's conditions at Seixal, Calheta, Santana or Ribeiro Frio.  Start abseiling down rock faces and crossing water lines. Get wet as you swim and slide through the picturesque canyon. Enjoy jumping from waterfalls, where it is possible to do so. Take a break with some water and snacks.  Have photos and videos that you can take home to share. Eat some more snacks before returning to your accommodation in Funchal.

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What people are saying about Madeira

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Vito and Fabio were great. As a family we all enjoyed the activity that was well executed by very professional guides and instructors. I felt safe in their hands at all times, given that I have a bad vertigo problem and yet they couched me through the whole activity making me deal with the fear of heights - because of them I am now looking forward to further activities of this nature! Thanks both!

This was a truly lovely adventure & i would recommend it to everyone. I was a bit anxious before the activity because I had never done any abseiling or anything of the sort. Plus I am really not the adventurous type. But Peter, Ronaldo & Rafa were so patient & explained things so well that I felt perfectly safe & would do it again in a heartbeat. Thanks for the lovely time guys. Romina & Eva

I am 70 years old and wanted to try this. What an amazing day! It was more difficult than I expected but the guides knew just how to help me through my anxiety and I completed all the falls without incident. Thank you lovely Marta. I highly recommend this guide group!

The trip was perfect. This hike is amazing with jungle vibes, stunning waterfalls and adventurous trails. Our guide was well-prepared and nice, with great knowledge. We had a great time with Jorge and our group. Absolutely recommended.

The place was amazing and the guides really nice. They were always options if you don’t want to jump. Great morning!