• Travelcode: 319

    Madeira roundtrip

    Beautiful flowers and coast

    • Cycling in Madeira, does that work? We can however assure you that it works very well! On wonderful panoramic roads, you will cycle around pretty much all of the island. In the places where it is too mountainous, our transfers will help you out.

      You can enjoy a summer-like climate here all year around as well as the exotic flora and fauna. On your way, you will find wonderful parks and gardens, still bays and spectacular cliffs. But you don’t miss out on culture on this tour either!

      This Portuguese island was already settled in the 15 th Century in the centre of the Atlantic and left behind magnificent quintas and monumental fortresses. Spend a wonderful week on this flowery island! World Cultural Heritage site landscape, old sailor culture and above all the hospitable Madeirans will delight you!

      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.
    • ARRIVAL- PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Funchal (FNC)
      The public transport is not so good on the island Madeira. Therefore we recommend a transfer or you can take a taxi at the airport for approx. € 15,00 (approx. 15min)


      TRANSFER

      Airport Funchal - Hotel Canico approx. € 30.


       

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    • Included services
      • 7 nights incl. breakfast
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
         
      • information meeting
      • Transfer Canico-Camacha, Porto da Cruz -  Santana and Sao Vicdente - Rocha Negra incl. bike
      •  Cable car return journey Funchal – Monte excl. bike

      • Service hotline (even on weekends)
      • Map material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 01.03. - 26.04.19 every TUE/THU/SAT
      S2 27.04. - 27.09.19 every TUE/THU/SAT
      S1 28.09. - 31.10.19 every TUE/THU/SAT

      Extras

      Discount (in a double room with 2 full paying adults)
      0-5,99 years -100%
      6-11,99 years

      -50%

      12.-14,99 years

      -25%

      15-99 years

      -10%

       

       

      Bikes & Equipment
      21-gear-bikes 95
      E-bike 190
         
      Additional nights  
      Funchal (dbl/sgl) 69/114
      Canico (dbl/sgl) 69/114

       

       


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


      Canico

      Hotel example: Hotel Four Views Oásis****

      Porto da Cruz

      Hotel example: Hotel Costa Linda**

      Soa Vicente

      Hotel example: Hotel Estalagem do Mar****

      Porto Moniz

      Hotel example: Hotel Moniz Sol****

      Calheta

      Hotel example: Hotel Savoy Saccharum*****

      Funchal

      Hotel example: Hotel Four Views Baía****


      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      7- (back pedal break) or 21-speed-bikes (freewheel) with light, carrier, mudguards, service-set with tools and spare tube, bicycle pump and combination lock.

      7-speed-bikes with Shimano NEXUS with hub gear

      21-speed-bikes with Shimano ALIVIO with derailleur gear


      E-Bikes / Pedelecs:

      8-speed-bikes with hub gear (three support levels, LCD-Display, bicycle computer)

      With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! 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 ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. 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.

    • 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
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 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
      more

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