Madeira Bike Tours
Our Madeira bike tours offer you a fantastic fun way to explore the island whether you choose a guided tour of the city, to sweep down through the mountains scenery to the soft green of the valleys below, explore high plateaus or visit the beach. With fresh clean air and friendly, knowledgeable guides you’ll be hooked as the island’s unique beauty and character unfold before you! We offer guided off and on road Madeira bike tours for all levels. We have included a brief description below and the regular timetable but the program is flexible so please contact us to discuss or schedule a tour.
Bike Tours of Madeira
Portela – Fajã dos Rolos – We drive until Fajã dos Rolos, where our bike tour today starts. It goes on trails in short, steep sections through laurel and eucalyptus forests. Along the Levada da Serra do Faial it goes back to Caniço de Baixo.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 50,4 km ↑ +/- 779 hm ↓ +/- 1137 hm
Portela (easy tour) – Our Tour begins in Vale Paraíso and take us then more or less 18 km along the Levada da Serra do Faial. Then head up to the Boca do Risco, where you have a wonderful view of the coast. Via Portela, you will go on a forest and small roads to Machico. Here is time to stop until the transfer bus pick us up again.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 47,5 km ↑ +/- 345 hm ↓ +/- 645 hm
Paul da Serra – Ribeira da Janela (from 4 people) – Our tour begins on Paul da Serra, the only high plateau of Madeira. Here we have fantastic views to the valley of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente and the Central Massif. We ride under laurel trees that are several hundred years old. Then follows the descent to Ribeira da Janela. .
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 37,6 km ↑ +/- 605 hm ↓ +/- 1738 hm
Funchal – The minibus takes us to Camacha. We drive along the Levada da Serra do Faial, one of the longest levadas of Madeira, until Monte. Passing beautiful gardens, we cycle through the old town of Funchal and continue to Câmara de Lobos, one of the picturesque fishing villages in Madeira. Return via Funchal to Caniço de Baixo. In Funchal, we must make another sharp climb.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 52 km ↑ +/- 897 hm ↓ +/- 1627 hm
Pico Arieiro – The transfer bus takes the bikers to the Abrigo do Pastor at about 1000 m. From there, we continue steadily uphill through the ecological park to the third highest summit of Madeira, the Pico Arieiro with 1818 m. The view is fantastic and the descent compensated. With view from Funchal, through downhill passages, trails and Levadas we cycle back to Caniço de Baixo.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 42,4 km ↑ +/- 1008 hm ↓ +/- 2003 hm
Santana – Our tour begins in Guindaste and we cycle uphill until we reach the Levada do Caldeirão Verde. Following this Levada we pass through the Parque Florestal das Queimadas. On our tour, we have many viewpoints with beautiful views. After a short visit of the “Casas de Colmo” in Santana, our path leads downhill along the first path that connects all the villages of Madeira to the sea.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 30,4 km ↑ +/- 1073 hm ↓ +/- 1104 hm
São Jorge – Our tour starts at Achada do Felpa. On forest and forest paths under laurel and eucalyptus trees, it goes to 837 meters with a view of the mountains of Madeira and again on the coast up to São Jorge.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 27,1 km ↑ +/- 625 hm ↓ +/- 1081 hm
Chão da Lagoa – Our tour starts at “Terreiro da Luta”, from where we can enjoy a magnificent view over São Gonçalo. From here, we continue steadily uphill to the “Montado do Pereiro” through the “Parque Ecológico do Funchal” and continue to the top of “Chão da Lagoa” on trails. The way to “Pico do Suna” is a technical challenge for bikers. We will be compensated by the trip along the “Levada da Serra do Faial” and a rapid descent to Caniço de Baixo.
⌚ +/- 5 hrs. ⟷ +/- 55,5 km ↑ +/- 1171 hm ↓ +/- 1915 hm
Paul da Serra – Jardim do Mar (from 4 people) – We start on the high plateau Paul da Serra. Spectacular views, arid landscapes and the beautiful high moor await us. Then it gets down across forest paths to Jardim do Mar to the south coast of Madeira. From here the minibus takes us back.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 40,7 km ↑ +/- 596 hm ↓ +/- 749 hm
Chão dos Terreiros – Trompica – The minibus takes us to “Quinta Grande”. From here we will go through Terreiros, Lugar da Serra and Fontes, before the difficult climb to the “Chão dos Terreiros” (1436 m) begins. The summit offers unique views. Our tour continues in direction of Boca da Corrida, past Jardim da Serra, a detour to Cabo Girão and ending in the bay of Câmara de Lobos, a picturesque fishing village. With the minibus, we go back to Caniço de Baixo or cycle back to Caniço de Baixo.
⌚ +/- 4 hrs. ⟷ +/- 38,7 km ↑ +/- 1265 hm ↓ +/- 1899 hm
In addition to the Madeira bike tours we also offer canyoning, coasteering, levada walks, dolphin and whale watching trips, kayaking, quad bike tours, sailing trips and horse riding so please let us know if you’d like more information on these trips also.