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Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

1. Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Enjoy an affordable and flexible transfer to Pico do Arieiro to enjoy a sunrise hike all the way to Pico Ruivo. Trek up to the highest and second-highest mountains on Madeira at your own pace and enjoy pickup and drop-off at your accommodation. Instructions will be given by the host, regarding schedules and where you will pass by. The day before the hike, you will receive the exact pickup time and a weather forecast, in order for you to be as prepared as you can be! Get picked up at your accommodation in Funchal and dropped off at the entrance to Pico do Arieiro to begin your self-guided hike. Experience the most amazing natural scenery as you walk from mountain to mountain on the #1 hiking trail on Madeira Island. Once you're finished exploring, the end of the hike and pick-up location is at Achada do Teixeira, in the parking lot area. On the way back to your accommodation, pass through the city of Santana for close-up views of the traditional triangular homes and you will have a tasting and the end of the hike, produced by locals. Hike information: Distance: 10km Availability: Sunrise Hike (05.00 - 13.30) or Morning Hike (09.30 - 17.30) Elevation Gain: 1862 m / 1540 m

From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro and Sunrise Hike To Pico Ruivo

2. From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro and Sunrise Hike To Pico Ruivo

Enjoy a convenient transfer in a 9-seater minivan from Funchal or Canico to Pico Do Arieiro, the 3rd highest mountain on the Island. Hike to the top before sunrise, and take in the myriad of colors that paint the sky. Walk at your own pace, and discover Pico Ruivo. Get picked up in Funchal or Canico and head to the hike starting point. Once there, prepare yourself to rise in altitude with the sun rising behind you, and find yourself in a new place. Begin the hike, and take you time to freely set your own pace, or join others in a group. It takes 4 and a half hours to complete the hike, with much space for slower hikers. You will hike from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude. And then, to Achada Do Teixeira (the ending point of the hike). There, you will take a ride back to your accommodation. On this path, you will see the most breathtaking views because of the weather diversity along the hike. Feel as though you are walking above the clouds and on the challenging path you will find a few tunnel walks and the famous stairs to heaven.

Pico do Arieiro: Private 4x4 Sunrise Trip with Hot Drinks

3. Pico do Arieiro: Private 4x4 Sunrise Trip with Hot Drinks

Watch the sunrise above the clouds on this private guided 4x4 trip starting with pickup from your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. Travel through the mountains 1,818 meters high to Pico do Arieiro, Madeira Island’s third highest peak. Hop on a Land Rover 4x4 directly from your hotel and head toward Pico do Arieiro, one of the few mountain peaks on the island accessible by car. Make a toast with a hot cup of coffee in hand and plunge back under the clouds.  Admire the mountain’s lush vegetation, including heather, moss, and the impressive purple Echium candicans, known as the pride of Madeira. Continue your adventure off-road and immerse yourself in the nature of the island before returning for drop-off at your hotel. 

Madeira: 1-Way or Round-Trip Shared Airport Transfer

4. Madeira: 1-Way or Round-Trip Shared Airport Transfer

Enjoy a safe and comfortable transfer from the Madeira airport to your hotel on this 45-minute service. Book in advance and arrive in Madeira with no worries about finding transportation. This shared transfer is available for hotels located in Central Funchal, Machico, Santa Cruz, Câmara de Lobos, and Caniço village. Up to 8 passengers can be accommodated in the mini-bus. When you arrive, look in the exit area for the driver, who will be carrying an envelope with the name of each passengers for the service. Inside the envelope is general information about Madeira and other services provided by the operator. If you are booking a round-trip transfer, you must confirm the pick-up time at your hotel.

Madeira: Private Transfer to Seixal Black Sand Beach

5. Madeira: Private Transfer to Seixal Black Sand Beach

We will take you in a private vehicle directly to the beautiful town of Seixal, where you can enjoy the famous Black Sand Beach and have a good time in this natural paradise. We will pick you up at your accommodation area and take you directly to the Majestic Seixal Beach. There you can enjoy your time swimming in this beautiful scenario, the nice rock formations, the green lush forest, and beautiful waterfalls it is here to enchant you. Swim in the 3rd Best Beach for 2022 by the Forbes MAgazine and come to discover why. You will have 4h to sink in and relax your mind with the Atlantic ocean water.

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

6. Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Start your Nuns Valley adventure by meeting your driver/guide in the lobby of your Funchal-located hotel room or at the terminal of your cruise ship. With your driver/guide, begin the ascent up to your first stop 355 meters above sea level at “Pico dos Barcelos” to take in the city of Funchal in all its glory.   Your next stop is the “Eira do Serrado” viewpoint, standing in the “heart” of the island at an elevation of 1,095 meters. Admire the mountain views, the Nuns Valley and its village "Curral das Freiras" almost 500 meters below. Around the parish village the central mountain chain of Madeira stands guard, providing an amazing view of an almost-cinematographic landscape. Choose to either visit the village by driving through the tunnel that crosses the mountain or head back down to Funchal and make an extra stop at another viewpoint. After experiencing the wonderful changes in the landscape, from the seaside and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between, you will be transported back to your desired drop-off point to relax after a day of adventure.

Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

7. Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

On this picturesque private half-day trip, you will be driven from Pico dos Barcelos to Nun's Valley. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, 1165 ft above sea level. It is an excellent way to view Funchal from the sea to the mountains, and Islas Desertas directly across can be spotted on a clear day. This belvedere at Eira do Serrado has a spectacular rock ledge that overlooks “Curral das Freiras,” a horseshoe-shaped valley below. This valley has three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Make your way down to the Village of Nuns Valley (Curral das Freiras). See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. It is one of the most spectacularly situated rural settlements on the island, in a huge natural amphitheater surrounded by Madeira’s highest mountain peaks. Finally, you will be dropped back at your original pickup point.

Madeira: South Island Private Tour

8. Madeira: South Island Private Tour

This tour begins in the city of Ribeira Brava, known for the charm of its wild stream. Start your journey by heading to Ponta do Sol and visit the beautiful and cultural downtown and the town harbor. Next, visit the Madalena do Mar Harbor and see the fishermen's houses. Then, make your way to Calheta, known for its artificial sand beach and production of Sugar Cane Rum. Then, continue towards the mountains of Prazeres and visit a Farm Animal Center and try its award-winning jam.

Madeira: Private Vereda Penha d'Águia Walk

9. Madeira: Private Vereda Penha d'Águia Walk

More than just a walk, this tour includes a real challenge: climbing to the top of Penha d'Águia, one of the most important rocks in Madeira. The slippery and steep slope adds to the difficulty of the route, requiring extra attention from hikers.  After the steep climb, reach the top of the rock. Take some time to relax and explore the several viewpoints on offer, from which you can enjoy wonderful views over Porto da Cruz and Faial. The descent is as steep as the ascent, and is also quite slippery. Upon returning to the base of the rock, located in the area of Faial, look up and enjoy the wonderful feeling of having reached the top of the imposing and symbolic Penha d´Águia.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Fantastic experience. Filipe and Logan are super hospitable. During the ride there and back we got lots of great tips and advice from the locals what to do/see and where to eat. Enjoyed the hike! A tough workout, but at the very end (at the pick up point) you can treat yourself to a nice lunch with a fantastic view.

Fantastic experience, Logan and Felipe takes care of really everything and always makes sure you're alright. Felipe is a great driver and even a greater guide, giving you lots of tips about where to go and what to see in Madeira, and sharing his island experience. Super recommend

This was a great experience- well worth the early get up! Plans were communicated well prior to the day and Filipe was really fun and knowledgeable. I feel the walk is better done self guided as you can go at your own pace. Would highly recommend!

The best! Filipe and Logan arę the best, everything was great. The views are amazing, at the road to start Filipe show a lot of great places, talk about Madeira, that was really nice. Good contact, perfect english.

Wonderful experience. The driver is not only this: Felipe is an excellent guide, prepared, available, nice, he does more than you expect. Fantastic trekking, thanks also to the right day!