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Madeira roundtrip

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Map of Madeira roundtrip

Route

Tour profile / Level 3

Very quiet roads will lead you around this island. You will only cycle on busier roads for very short sections. The steepest and longest ascents will be bridged with transfers. Nevertheless, there are several longer ascents to deal with each day. Due to the topography and also the longer and sometimes steep hills we recommend that you should have good fitness and good confidence on a bike.

Day 1: Canico

Individual arrival. Enjoy all of your hotels facilities today already. It is located right by the beach, so the sea is calling you too! In the evening you will be greeted by your tour representative and the rental bikes will be handed out and fitted.

Day 2: Canico – Camacha – Porto da Cruz approx. 25 km + transfer

In the morning there is the transfer to Camacha. This village is famous for it’s basket making. This practical souvenir is of course offered directly from the producers. You will cycle on a lovely high road right towards the East Coast. Enjoy the beautiful views on the way to the little fishing village, Porto da Cruz. Relax here on the beach made out of volcano sand or visit one of the last working sugar cane mills.

Day 3: Porto da Cruz – Santana – Region Sao Vicente approx. 40 km + transfer

A long, steep ascent will be bridged by bus this morning. In Santana you will start your cycle tour. Beforehand you should however visit the true Madeiran landmark. The traditional, thatched farmhouses have been lovingly restored here. The cycle route goes along a beautiful road through small, charming villages whilst always running along the length of the East Coast until you get to Sao Vicente. The village, named after Saint Vincent, is located right by the sea. It is however well-known for its 400,000-year-old grottoes.

Day 4: Region Sao Vicente – Rocha Negra – Porto Moniz approx. 35 km + transfer

To begin with, you go in the mountains today! A transfer will take you to the high plateau Paúl da Serra. From here, you get on your bike and follow the high road past grazing cows and sheep. A long descent will then lead you to the West Coast of the island. Before you get to Porto Moniz, a spectacular view will leave you breathless. Where you are staying tonight is well-known for it’s natural swimming pools. The sea formed small and large pools, which are popular places to swim by both locals and tourists.

Day 5: Porto Moniz – Calheta approx. 45 km

Today’s stage takes you along the West Coast and right through the UNESCO world heritage site in Madeira. You will cycle through fragrant forests and through small villages and you will always be accompanied by spectacular views of the below lying sea. After every curve you get a new great photo shot. In the lively village Calheta, it was not only the yacht harbour that was rebuilt. For the artificial beach, sand was especially imported from Morocco. The former sugar cane village has become a popular place for locals to meet.

Day 6: Calheta – Funchal approx. 50 km

For the first third of today‘s stage, you will cycle directly along the waterside towards the capital. From Ribeira Brava the route takes you up hill away from the coast and then you will reach the very spectacular view point on the island. At Cabo Girao, a transparent platform was built 580 m above the sea. The view down over the highest cliffs in Europe is dizzying. A long descent will then bring you back to the coast and then into the centre of Funchal. Colourful and lively are two strong impressions, you will get from the capital of this island.

Day 7: Funchal day of rest

The cable car will take you on your bike free day to the popular destination of Monte. Previously a noble health resort with grand quintas, this area offers many possibilities nowadays for an interesting day.  You can visit the pilgrimage church Nossa Senhora do Monte do Monte and the tropical garden Jardim Tropical Monte Palace. You could also go for a lovely walk along the famous waterway, the "Levadas". The rapid ride to the valley is nevertheless spectacular wits one of the fantastic wicker sledges. You will see that Madeira also isn’t boring without a bike…

Day 8: Funchal

Individual departure or extension.

Services

  • 7x overnight stay

  • Daily breakfast

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Information talk

  • Bus transfers Canico - Camacha, Porto da Cruz - Santana and Sao Vicdente - Rocha Negra each incl. bike 

  • 1x cable car ride Mountain & Valley Funchal - Monte excl. bike

  • Nagigations app and GPS data

  • 7-day service hotline 

  • Travel documents 1x per room

  • For the environments benefit: If you choose the digital version of our route book, you will get a discount of € 20,- per room as a thank you gift!

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   06.01. - 01.03.24
    S2   02.03. - 17.05.24
    S3   18.05. - 04.10.24
    S2   05.10. - 25.10.24
    S1   26.10. - 07.12.24

    Extras

    Discount (in a double room with 2 full paying adults)
    15-99 years -10%
       
    Bikes & Equipment
    21-gear-bikes 99
    E-bike 259
    Rental Bike PLUS 169
       
    Additional nights  
    Funchal (dbl/sgl) 89/168
    Canico (dbl/sgl) 89/168

     

     


    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Well-chosen, modern 4 star hotels with all conceivable comfort. For one night we arrange a 2* hotel next to the sea.


    Canico: Hotel Four Views Oásis

    Porto da Cruz: Hotel Costa Linda

    Soa Vicente: Hotel Estalagem do Mar

    Porto Moniz: Hotel Aqua Natura

    Calheta: Hotel Savoy Saccharum

    Funchal: Hotel Four Views Baía


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Our solid, smooth-running and travel-suitable wheels with reliable V-brakes, aluminum hollow chamber rims as well as top tires are well equipped for every path. The bikes are equipped with lights, luggage racks, mudguards and a comfortable saddle.

    The following rental bikes are available:

    • 21-gear unisex trekking bike with freewheel
    • 21-speed men’s bike with freewheel
    • Rental bike PLUS
    • E-bikes

    E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.

     


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival / Departure

    Airport: Funchal (FNC)
    The public transport is not so good on the island Madeira. Therefore we recommend to take a taxi at the airport for approx. € 20,- (approx. 15min)

     

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    Travel stories

    5,3 of 6 Stars | 4
    4.4 01.04.2024 | Julia B. Madeira roundtrip

    Madeira 2024

    We had a lovely holiday in Madeira - the routes each day and the standard of the hotels were great. We would though like to give you some feedback that would have made a big difference to our experience. Firstly the GUIBO navigation app worked pretty ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 2
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    4.6 11.06.2018 | FRANCO V. Madeira roundtrip

    Good but problems with ebike

    All Ok apart the ebike problem of 1st day (gear didn’t work properly) Also the key to lock the battery was detective and gave me problems.
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 2
    • Price-performance ratio 3
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