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Day hikes around Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

Learn about the beautiful Madeira Island and discover fantastic natural spots on these day hikes around Funchal led by experienced hiking guide Geronimo.




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  • Explore amazing natural areas around Funchal in Madeira Island.
  • Customize the trip according to your level of experience.
  • Follow the local levadas and learn about the island's culture.


Discover the beautiful natural environment of the main island of Madeira, in Portugal, by taking part of this day hike around Funchal, the capital city of the archipelago. You won’t regret your choice!

If you follow me on this hiking trip across Madeira, we’ll explore some of the gorgeous natural areas of this island and learn about its history. The trails we’ll take will lead us along the levadas, a local irrigation system that allows us to go through difficult spots to reach, such as tunnels and viewpoints.

Another great attraction of Madeira is its wide variety of flora and fauna. During this trip, I’ll teach you about the endemic plants we may find and we might also be able to see some of the local animals. Also, I’ll tell you about the history and culture of the city of Funchal and its surroundings, a great point of interest in the island.

As for the itinerary, we’ll arrange it according to your experience and wishes. We can follow different levadas and reach several spots on the island. The level of difficulty of the trails goes from easy to difficult. Get in touch with me and let me know your preferences. It’s up to you!

So, do you find this program interesting? If that’s so, don’t hesitate to send the request and make your reservation. I’ll be glad to be your guide and show you around the gorgeous Madeira Island!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Drinks

Price details

Not included: accommodation and meals. Group of 9: 60€ per person. Group of 10-15: 50€ per person.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

  • Transportation is carried out from the Hotel when located in Funchal.
  • Trekking routes have a maximum of 6 hours of walking.
  • Many of the walks are not advised to people suffering from vertigo. Find out before doing any route.
  • The routes are previously agreed and could be among the following suggested:

Queimadas - 4.2Km (2,1Km) - Easy Levada do Caldeirão Verde, 13Km (6,5Km) - Moderate Vereda do Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira, 9,7Km (7Km + 2,7Km) -Hard + Easy Vereda do Larano, 12,1Km - Hard Vereda da Ponta de S. Lourenço, 8Km (4Km 4Km) Easy

At the end of all trekking routes, we make a small stop in the nearest village or town, to know a little more about Madeira.

Recommended Equipment:

Small backpack or purse First aid kit Hiking boots or suitable shoes for walking Comfortable clothing (if possible a change in case of rain) Raincoat Torch Sunscreen

Optional material:

Hiking sticks Sunglasses Hat or cap

NOTE: In case of adverse climatic conditions or paths interruption, the guide reserves the right to partially or totally change the program for reasons of security, according to the cancellation policy.

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About the guide: Geronimo

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Hiking Guide

I define myself as a happy guy!!!

About me?

Prior 2009, sergeant in Portuguese Army.

In the present, mountain guide and touristic guide, with skills in heritage managment and cultural organizations and also management of cultural projects.

All I've learned in my life, I try to put in practise as a professional of tourism information, to offer experiences those who visit Madeira Island based on my personal vision.


Portuguese | French | English

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