From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
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Highly recommend Lido Tours for this walk and our excellent guide for the day. From Funchal we drove for 30 mins before stopping at a supermarket to use the toilet (the last chance) and to buy lunch if needed. Then after 15 mins drive we reached the walk. This route is busy and popular, but still beautiful. The walk begins high up where it is cooler so bring layers. Most of the walk is downhill or flat when doing it on this route. On the way to the fountains there is only 2 uphill climbs, around 60 steps up and then a further 100+ steps right before the fountains. On the way back there is just 57 steps down and then up again and the whole route back is flat as you go back through a tunnel and get picked up there instead. The guide was excellent at keeping a steady pace and giving lots of information about the nature and history with regular stops. As someone with a low fitness level it great and I never felt left behind. Be aware if not cutting through the tunnel its much harder!
Nuno was supee friendly, fun, and knowledgeable! Weather wasn't good at the beginning but cleared up as we went up the mountain so absolutely worth it in the end! Thanks!
Carlos our guide was lovely and drove carefully on the very curly roads!!. Scenery brilliant. Toboggan ride great fun. Wish we didn't have masks on for the photos!!!
Beautiful and very interesting walk! I learnt a lot about Madeira's nature, the guide was very nice and helpful. Everything was well organised.
Fantastic ride and professional guys it was very enjoyable and great views.