Water activity

Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom

Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

Activity provider: Adventure Kingdom

From US$ 70.92 per person

Discover a world of new adventures on a canyoning experience for beginners in Madeira. You’ll be accompanied by a team of professionals who will guide you safely through the activity. Immerse yourself in the island’s floral diversity and lush landscape.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up at hotels in Funchal, Caniço and Machico


  • Swim, jump, and rappel down small waterfalls in the island’s interior
  • Admire the lush landscape of Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Experience the thrills of this exhilarating sporting activity
Full description
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.
  • Wetsuit and neoprene socks
  • Harness
  • Connectors
  • Energy bar
  • Forest permission
  • Canyoning monitor
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Photos of the activity
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Hiking shoes

    Know before you go

    • You can rent special canyoning boots (Five Ten) for an additional €5
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 54 reviews

    Review summary

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    Awesome event you should definitely join!

    After having some trouble with the booking (it has not arrived the Canyoning provider) we got on an easy way another opportunity on the next day (as a private tour). And what should I say - it has been fun at its best. A real adventure in the mountains and canyons of beautiful Madeira island! We were picked up at our hotel and went to Rubeiro Frio, approx. 30min ride. Then we had some time to change th clothes. With that we highly recommend to take the special shoes which are provided for an extra fee of 5€. It is a really good investment! :) And then the adventure started with Tagio and Filipe. Special thanks to those wonderful and cool guides (also to our driver!)! Was fun with you. All in all we enjoyed the tour, climbing and jumping from waterfalls and got some great impressions of Madeira's pure nature. Tl;dr: Do it! Otherwise you will miss an awesome adventure!

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    May 14, 2018

    A bit of adventure and thrills

    First: everything was as stated in the description. The guides were friendly and could speak a bit of german. But it is better if you understand English. At the beginning the guides asked us to hurry up when we moved, so we are the first group in the canyon. In our group of 10, we were the oldest in our mid-thirties. The following group from another provider seemed a bit bigger. Arriving at the Canyon, it was already going on abseiling at a waterfall, because you get a bit tummy tingling, if you have never done that. Nevertheless, the guides have brought each of us safely down, and the first waterfall was not the highest. There were a few jumps and two slide passages. The waterfalls were the most fun ...

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    September 14, 2017

    Very cool recreational sports!

    I did it for the first time and would do it again immediately :) We were a small group of 5 people and 2 guides. The latter were very nice and made you feel very safe. 13 m was the highest waterfall we have rappelled and 5 m was the highest jump - just awesome. There is also a small snack.

    May 23, 2017

    Product ID: 50167