Today you arrive at the hotel, located directly at the beach. Enjoy your hotel stay. In the evening you will be greeted by your carer and informed about the trip.
Transfer to the small village of Camacha, which is famous for its wickerwork art. After a nice welcome and bicycle adjustment you ride on a beautiful mountain road to the east coast. Enjoy magnificent views and look forward to the small fishing village of Porto da Cruz. Relax on the volcano sand beach and visit one of the last working sugar cane mills in the afternoon.
A bus transfer will take you up to Santana. Before your ride you should visit the landmark of Madeira: the traditional, thatched farmhouses. The most of the farm houses in Santana have been lovingly restored. On a splendid country road you cycle through small, charming villages to the pretty village of Sao Vicente, located in one of the most beautiful valleys of Madeira. The place, named after St. Vincent, is located on the seafront and also famous for its 400,000-year-old caves. You should also visit the church of St. Vincent with its magnificent ceiling paintings.
Enjoy the transfer, which takes you comfortably to the high plateau of Paúl da Serra. Enjoy cycling over the high road before a long descent brings you to the west coast of the island. Admire spectacular views and look forward to Porto Moniz, known for its natural swimming pools. Here, the sea of black lava rock formed smaller and larger basins, shallow bathing pools, whose crystal-clear water is constantly exchanged by the flood.
A wonderful cycling day along the west coast awaits you today. Fragrant forests, small villages, breathtaking views of the sea, a new photo-motif after each curve. Today, you definitely know why Madeira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the morning you follow the coastal road to Ribeira Brava. Now your muscular strength is required, as you cycle to the most spectacular viewpoint on the island. On top of the probably highest cliff wall in the world, a glass platform was erected at Cabo Girao 580 m above sea level. The view is absolutely incredible. A long descent will take you back to the coast. Enjoy the capital of the island, surrounded by banana plantations, the sunny coast and imposing mountains. Colorful and lively, the city presents itself and trys everything to fullfill your evening wishes.
Today a cable car takes you to Monte, a popular excursion destination. Here you will find many beautiful photo-motives. Magnificent houses, the pilgrimage church of Nossa Senhora do Monte and Monte Palace Tropical Garden, one of the most beautiful and versatile gardens on the island! It offers a variety of tropical and subtropical plants, ponds, fountains, sculptures and one of the most important collections of tiles in Portugal. For the return journey, a special pleasure awaits you: in a basket sled slide down into the valley!
Today your trip ends in Funchal after breakfast. We recommend to book an extension on this beautiful island.
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast in 4-star hotels, 1 x 2-star hotel directly by the sea
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Personal tour information
- Bus transfers Caniço – Camacha, Porto da Cruz – Santana und Sao Vicente – Rocha Negra incl. bike
- Cable car ride Funchal – Monte without bike
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by plane
You can arrive by plane at the airport of Madeira (FNC). We recommend to take a taxi to the hotel. The trip is about 15 Minutes. For the way back to the airport please take a taxi (25 Minutes). As an alternative you may take a bus shuttle (30 Minutes).
Touring information and rental bike
The personal tour information is on the day of arrival in the hotel. Any changes will be announced upon arrival at the reception. The bike handover is after the transfer to Camacha on the first day of cycling!
Condition of the bike paths
You cycle on minor roads, only on short sections on heavier roads. We offer transfers for the most steepest and longest climbs. Nevertheless, several, even longer slopes are to be mastered every day. Due to the topography and because of the long, partly steep descents we recommend a good basic condition and a safe driving.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between 21-speed gear shift and freewheel and 8-speed unisex electric bikes and men's bikes in different frame heights are also available on inquiry. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Weather and climate
Madeira has different climate zones. The north is precipitous and very lush. The south is characterized by subtropical climate and therefore somewhat drier and sunny.
The island is bathed by warm Gulf Stream. In general, the weather in Madeira is mild throughout the year with pleasant temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius.
Special dates are possible on request.
Our tip for january and february
Madeira Carnival brings together the best of Carnival from around the world. With subtropical temperatures, colorful Samba groups with countless participants and ornate costumes make their way through Funchal on Carnival Saturday. Everyone can participate in the fool's parade on Shrove Tuesday. The sometimes daring costumes and illustrated caricatures are left entirely to their own imagination. Both parades end in the town hall square in the city center, where live music and costume competitions serve as entertainment. One month before the carnival highlight, the most famous carnival groups visit the various hotels to entertain the guests.
Costs which are note included in the travel price
A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
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