MADEIRA ISLAND THRILL SEEKERS
Portugal’s Madeira Island offers European comfort with almost every sub-tropical luxury. Geologically dramatic, bursting with exotic colour. Pure, inspiring, introspective, this is a paradise in the middle of the Atlantic. The archipelago, which is made up of two inhabited islands – Madeira and Porto Santo, and two sub-archipelagos that are natural reserves, Selvagens and Desertas.
Nature culture in Madeira Island is particularly rich, boasting of year-round spring climate, soaring emerald and umber hued rugged mountains and cliffs that plunge into the deepest sapphire blue ocean with breath-taking views and African sunsets. READ FULL STORY ON LEVADA WALKS IN MADEIRA HERE
The main attraction is undoubtedly the levada walks in Madeira Island, hiking breath-taking rugged volcanic landscapes. But for those seeking adventure and new thrills, Madeira has so much more to offer. Extreme sports are available for both beginners and experts alike – land, air or ocean.
ROCK CLIMBING IN MADEIRA
For beginners, coastal climbing takes place on the east of Madeira Island, more precisely in Caniçal (Baía d’Abra), in a Natural Park where the rocks and sea unite, forming a unique landscape in a paradisiacal place. For intermediates, Mountain Climbing where you can climb the top of the encumeada and the Bica da Cana. For experts, there is “Pico Cidrão”, the third highest peak of Madeira with 1801 meters high within the Madeira Natural Park. Please note that it is required to have advance climbing and abseiling capabilities.
CANYONING IN MADEIRA
Canyoning is frequently done in remote and rugged settings and often requires navigational, route-finding, and other wilderness travel skills. Canyoning is done in mountain canyons with flowing water, which is perfect for Madeira Island as it has beautiful waterfalls and rugged landscape.
MOUNTAIN BIKING IN MADEIRA
Make Madeira your playground with fast and fun sport in the beautiful UNESCO world heritage site: the Laurisilva. Trails in Madeira vary widely, from flowy to steep roots and rocks, encountering all kinds of terrain. Experience the incredible feeling of downhill racing on the slopes of Madeira Island.
OFF ROAD BUGGY & QUAD BIKING IN MADEIRA
A fun way to experience Madeira in unique off-road trails in the mountains of this majestic island.
PARAGLIDING IN MADEIRA
Paragliding is the ultimate adrenaline experience, giving an amazing bird’s eye view of the island of Madeira.
DIVING IN MADEIRA
Immerse yourself in Madeira, in the beauty of the underwater world of the Atlantic Ocean, with visibility up to 50 meters to discover fascinating marine life. Madeira Island, is characterized by the absence of a continental shelf, which is why you can find great depths within walking distance of our coast. There are many interesting points around the coast, including marine reserves, caves and some shipwrecks.
DIVING IN PORTO SANTO
In these clear, warm turquoise waters off the coast of Vila Baleira, Porto Santo, are ideal for snorkelling. A coral-smattered seabed lures a variety of marine life. For pro-divers, you can even get to explore a cargo ship that was deliberately sunk in 2000. You can also discover hidden caves and take in the beautiful coastline by kayaking.
Coasteering involves rock scrambling and climbing, cave exploring, snorkeling, swimming and cliff jumping. Madeira has excellent conditions for this sport, because of its volcanic coastline and caves with the sapphire blue clear ocean of the Atlantic. An inclusive and exclusive experience of beauty and adrenaline all in one place.
JET SKIING & FLYBOARD IN MADEIRA
Jet skiing is a high speed water sport which gives you a sense of freedom while taking in the gorgeous views of Madeira Island. A Flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft. Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider up in their air. A unique and exhilarating experience.
SURF IN MADEIRA
The waves in Madeira Island are powerful and spectacular, just as the beauty of the island itself, famous for its sheer breath-taking cliffs and spectacular waves, from point breaks to reef breaks. These waves are generated by the rugged and steep coast and the rocks on the seabed, causing great water outflows. Therefore making surf here a huge scene in the ocean culture in Madeira Island, often referred to as the Hawaii of Europe. READ FULL STORY ON SURF IN MADEIRA HERE
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