Funchal
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Our most recommended Funchal Canyoning

  • Funchal: Half–Day Easy Canyoning Experience

    1. Funchal: Half–Day Easy Canyoning Experience

    Get set for a sporty challenge and an insight in the beauty of rural Madeira. Discover the scenery of a beautiful valley. After a short walk through a rural area, reach a steep path through a characteristic tree heath to the beginning of the canyon. Come across 4 different rappels varying in altitude up to 17 meters, 2 small slides and 2 small jumps. Marvel at the trees in this canyon, covered with mystic tree beard and encounter fennel, which gave the capital of Funchal its name. At the end of the canyon, walk for fifteen minutes through ancient terraces, back to the starting point.

    Overall experience was awesomeInteresting track with solid amount of obstacles, instructors were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for the great time and experience

  • Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

    2. Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

    The beautiful Ribeira do Cidrão canyon lies in the middle of the island of Madeira, within the valley that the nuns from Santa Clara Convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566, giving it its name as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, the canyoning adventure begins. Along the way, get ready to conquer six rappels, the highest being 15 meters. Discover a series of refreshing pools that you can jump and slide into, and take in the beautiful mountain views which serve as a constant backdrop. After the canyon, walk another 20 minutes back up.

  • Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

    3. Ribeiro Frio: Beginners 3-Hour Canyoning Experience

    Your 3-hour canyoning experience takes place on a mountainous watercourse. To overcome the obstacles of nature, you’ll have to swim, jump, and rappel down small waterfalls. All you need to bring is a towel, swimsuit, sports shoes (that you don't mind getting wet) and a change of clothing. All other equipment items, including a safety harness and wetsuit, are provided. Armed with a sense of adventure, you’ll hike through the lush landscape of Madeira and along rocky paths to reach the rappel site. Once safely harnessed, you’ll abseil down the waterfalls. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done this before, as the guides are extremely safety conscious and professionally trained. You’re sure to end up with a newfound interest in this exhilarating sport and perhaps a desire to take it to the next level.

    An excellent experience for a first timer to canyoning. We were well looked after by our guides and driver who were super friendly.

  • Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

    4. Madeira: 3-Hour Level-1 Canyoning Experience

    Located some 300 miles off the coast of Africa, and more than 600 miles off mainland Europe, the volcanic island of Madeira offers some of the best landscape for outdoor activities, and on this 3-hour tour you will try one of the best. Canyoning takes place on a mountainous watercourse. To overcome the obstacles of nature, you have to swim, jump, and rappel in small waterfalls. The route of the Chão da Lagoa offers 2 rappels, the largest some 60 feet (18 meters) high. All you need to bring is a towel, bathing suit, sports shoes (that you don't mind getting wet) and a change of clothes. All other equipment, including safety harness and wetsuit, is provided. Armed with a sense of adventure, hike through the lush landscape of Madeira - legendary for its floral diversity - along rocky paths to the rappel site. Once you are safely harnassed, abseil down the waterfalls. Don’t worry if you’v...

    Great guides, excellent kit, truly stunning valley, exciting and challenging but made easy for us- everyone should do it!

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 79 reviews

A must do in Madeira! We had so much fun. The tour is very beginner friendly but also with a little challenges, which make the tour sooo exciting and fun. The guides are also very friendly, funny and supportive. I can absolutely recommend doing this tour. If you want to do something adventurous and see beautiful places of madeira at the same time, this is perfect!! We absolutely loved it!

This was so much fun; definitely recommend! Our guides Oscar and Joa (hope I sort of spelled that ok) were very skilled and fun. The location is beautiful, and you feel like Lara Croft. Also quality gear and equipment (no holes or years etc). It’s entry level, so no worries if you haven’t done this prior. However, even if you have, it’s still very much worth doing.

Overall experience was awesomeInteresting track with solid amount of obstacles, instructors were really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend. Thank you for the great time and experience

An excellent experience for a first timer to canyoning. We were well looked after by our guides and driver who were super friendly.

We had a very good time, would definitely recommend