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Our most recommended Madeira Bike Tours

Madeira Island: 5-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Tour

1. Madeira Island: 5-Hour Guided Mountain Bike Tour

Start out your 5-hour mountain bike ride with a quick briefing by your guide before heading down the mountains toward the sea. You’ll have plenty of opportunities along the tour to stop and take in the incredible Madeiran landscapes. Admire the wide range of flora and fauna that is found only in the Macaronesia area, of which Madeira is a part. Madeira’s laurel forest is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the cycling tour you’ll head deep into the laurel forest. There are many options for your ride. If you’re an a experienced rider, your guide could take you on technical single-tracks, and if you’d rather just enjoy the scenery and the ride, you’ll follow an easier route. On some routes it’s possible to end the tour at your hotel. If that isn’t possible, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel by van.

Madeira Island: Mountain Bike Tour w/ Transportation

2. Madeira Island: Mountain Bike Tour w/ Transportation

Enjoy Madeira to the fullest on some of the most challenging trails in the area and reap the rewards from the best nature Madeira has to offer. Madeira has some of the best trails from the summit to sea level across rocky trails, rain forests, root trails, and eucalyptus forests, surrounded by magnificent sea views. Start at Pico do Areeiro, the third highest peak in Madeira and the highest area accessible by car at an altitude of 1,818 meters above sea level. Bike through various vegetation, different terrains, and some uphill inclines in between the trails, and on the last part of the tour, ride downhill to the sea where you can relax.

Madeira: Cross-Country Mountain Bike Tour Portela

3. Madeira: Cross-Country Mountain Bike Tour Portela

Enjoy a cross-country mountain bike trip in the Madeira Natural Parque. Each bike trip is catered to the group's experience. The itinerary could include a 6km climb up to a point sitting at 300-meters elevation, a ride along a Levada and a forest trail, a cycle to viewing points with views of the north side of the island, and to different peaks where you’ll follow dirt trails up and down a range of incline points. Start the cross-country bike trip at the Madeira Natural Parque and climb to a 300-meter elevation. Begin the descent into Laurel Forest, where you’ll head towards Portela. Follow a network of trails through the forest and enjoy views of the coastal village of Porto da Cruz. Stop for a break at a bar before continuing the bike trip in the Reserve Natura 2000. Here you’ll follow dirt roads and trails to different inclines before reaching Fajã dos Rolos. At Fajã dos Rolos, you’ll cycle down an old road to Machico. To end the trip, you’ll stop at Machico, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a drink and a swim.


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What people are saying about Madeira

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

My friend and I really enjoyed this. We are reasonably experienced Mountain Bikers and the route had a good mix of very challenging sections and fun downhill blasts. Others in the group were less experienced, but Sergio was able to Taylor the route to suit everyone. He’s a top guide and a really great guy. Thank you for fitting us in to your schedule last minute - a real highlight!!!

It’s a very exciting and challenging experience. Although please for anyone considering this - if you haven’t done mountain biking before this is NOT for you. My boyfriend and I got a total of 7-8 large bruises and scratches from falling off the bike

Very nice tour, we enjoyed the trip. Our friendly, personable guide got all participants safely through the day, thanks Sérgio.

Sergio was an awesome guide.

Bike ride was exactly to my level. Beautiful way to see and learn about Madeira.

Great tour, always happy to have a top guide with Sergio!