Funchal
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Funchal: Half–Day Easy Canyoning Experience

1. Funchal: Half–Day Easy Canyoning Experience

Get set for a sporty challenge and an insight in the beauty of rural Madeira. Discover the scenery of a beautiful valley. After a short walk through a rural area, reach a steep path through a characteristic tree heath to the beginning of the canyon. Come across 4 different rappels varying in altitude up to 17 meters, 2 small slides and 2 small jumps. Marvel at the trees in this canyon, covered with mystic tree beard and encounter fennel, which gave the capital of Funchal its name. At the end of the canyon, walk for fifteen minutes through ancient terraces, back to the starting point.

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Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

2. Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

The beautiful Ribeira do Cidrão canyon lies in the middle of the island of Madeira, within the valley that the nuns from Santa Clara Convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566, giving it its name as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, the canyoning adventure begins. Along the way, get ready to conquer six rappels, the highest being 15 meters. Discover a series of refreshing pools that you can jump and slide into, and take in the beautiful mountain views which serve as a constant backdrop. After the canyon, walk another 20 minutes back up.

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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.

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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.

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From Funchal: Advanced Canyoning Experience in Madeira

5. 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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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.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

The pick up from the hotel went well. The guides were experienced and very nice. The canyoning itself was a lot of fun and thanks to the wetsuits it wasn't cold at all (despite October). With a group size of 9 people there was some waiting time until everyone had overcome an obstacle, but you can enjoy the landscape wonderfully during this time; or the fact that you are sitting in the middle of a stream;) Overall, a very recommendable experience

was the first time for me, group of 6 people, was very manageable, at the beginning you are well equipped with a suit, socks, shoes and helmet. You are always safe - the guides do it very well! if you are afraid to make smaller (1-3m) jumps then you can slide down the rock without any problems. you will first be abseiled by the guide and then learn to abseil yourself in the course of the process

So professionally organised. Pedro and Fabio where absolutely great, friendly and very welcoming. They were knowledgeable and always happy to share with us. I highly recommend this adventure and would definitely be back for round two. Thanks

Sympathetic and professional guides. We felt in good hands at all times. Any time.

Amazing experience, lots of fun, great guides!! Unforgettable! Highly recommend