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Madeira: Level-1 Canyoning Adventure

1. Madeira: Level-1 Canyoning Adventure

Discover why Madeira island is one of the top five places in the world for canyoning on this canyoning adventure tour. Rappel down waterfalls and experience the area’s natural splendor. Head up to the mountains where you will receive your canyoning gear. After being decked out in gear, it will be time for a small hike through some of the most impressive nature that Madeira has to offer. Rappel down sparkling waterfalls, where the mountain spring waters are always flowing.  Swim in the natural swimming pools along the canyons. In some of the canyons you may also have the opportunity to slide down natural water slides. Once the activity ends, change back into your dry clothes and return to your accommodation.

From Funchal: Madeira Island Canyoning for Beginners

2. From Funchal: Madeira Island Canyoning for Beginners

Let your guide share their passion for canyoning with you on this beginner-level tour from Funchal. Slide and swim through lush natural settings on the beautiful island of Madeira.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Funchal and transported to the canyoning starting point. Get acquainted with the necessary gear and do a short walk to ensure that all the equipment has been properly adjusted. Listen to a short briefing on the trip. Start your adventure of crossing water lines, swimming, sliding, abseiling, and jumping. Marvel at the diversity of landscapes and the rich flora. Replenish your energy with a snack and water stop. Take home photos and videos of your trip. Have more snacks before heading back to your hotel in Funchal.

From Funchal: Intermediate (Level 2) Canyoning Adventure

3. From Funchal: Intermediate (Level 2) Canyoning Adventure

Start with pickup from Funchal, Canico or Câmara De Lobos and drive to the canyoning location. Meet your guides and receive all your equipment for the activity. Walk 15-minutes to the entrance of a stream where the first safety briefing will take place. Along the way, abseil down breath-taking waterfalls, jump and swim in beautiful natural pools, always surrounded by incredible landscapes. With natural water slides, abseiling, and jumps into natural rock pools the canyons are sure to make your heart skip a beat. The beginning of the stream has some vertical challenges (maximum 18-meters), small walking sections, and many play areas. The river will be flowing by the entire time with several optional jumps. The challenge continues following a quick snack break with waterfalls. Guides will take pictures and videos of your experience throughout the day, to be sent to you afterwards. At the end of the trip, there will be transportation to bring you back to the park where you began your adventure.

Madeira: "Lokoloko" Canyoning Level 1

4. Madeira: "Lokoloko" Canyoning Level 1

Get set for a sporty challenge and an insight into the beauty of rural Madeira on a guided canyoning trip. Discover the scenery of a beautiful valley as you abseil, jump, and slide. After a short walk of 15 minutes through a rural area, reach the beginning of the canyon. Come across different rappels varying in altitude of up to 13 meters, water slides, and jumps. Marvel at the trees in the canyon, covered with mystic treebeard and endemic plants that are considered UNESCO world heritage. At the end of the canyon, walk for 10 minutes through ancient terraces back to the starting point.

From Funchal: Guided Canyoning Adventure (Level 2)

5. From Funchal: Guided Canyoning Adventure (Level 2)

Discover the beauty of Madeira's canyons and streams with this group canyoning tour from Funchal. Explore the natural wonders on the island. Keep your energy up with some delicious snacks. Start with hassle-free pickup from your accommodation in Funchal. Sit back and relax on the drive to the beginning of the canyoning trail. Suit up with quality wetsuits, Adidas boots, helmets, and harnesses. Listen as your guide gives you a briefing on the activity. Do a quick walk to ensure that your equipment is properly fitted. Head out to cross water lines, swim in crystal clear water, slide through refreshing streams, descend rocks, and perform jumps. Stop to replenish your energy with some snacks and water. Eat another snack before returning to Funchal. Get photos and videos of your tour to share with your friends and family.

Madeira: Canyoning Private Tour

6. Madeira: Canyoning Private Tour

Do you enjoy having great experiences on the outdoors? This is an experience for you. Abseiling, jumps, slides and a lot of fun. We will guide you true some of the most beutifull waterfalls of Madeira.

Madeira : Ribeira das Cales Canyoning (Level 1)

7. Madeira : Ribeira das Cales Canyoning (Level 1)

This is the perfect Canyoning for the first experience of this wonderful activity with easy access and several emergency exits. A complete route with rappels in the waterfalls alternating with walking in clear spring water and jumps to natural pools and rock slides. After the pick up in Funchal or Caniço we will take around 30 minutes to reach the Ecologic Park of Funchal. The guide will do a small briefing about safety and deliver the equipment (neoprene suit, socks, Adidas canyoning boots, harness and helmet). After that, let's go to action. Along the way, you will do 5 rappels (abseil), highest with 15 meters, 2 small opcional jumps and 2 natural rock slide. In the middle of the canyoning we will do a small stop to rest, relax and have a KitKat and a small bottle of water. The duration of the activity will be around 2h/2h30. When we arrived to the end, we will change clothes and return to do the drop-offs. Photos will be taken by the guides and will be sent afterward to your email.

Funchal: Beginners Canyoning Tour in Funchal Ecological Park

8. Funchal: Beginners Canyoning Tour in Funchal Ecological Park

Level I Canyoning is for those that never tried the sport, and for those that, having done it, seek fun without worrying about knowledge about maneuvers with cables. It is usually practiced on the south side of Madeira Island. It’s a very safe sport due to the use of high tech equipment. Emotion and adrenalin are certainly a part of Canyoning, and the fact that one is in permanent contact with nature allows clients unforgettable moments of harmony, freedom and well-being The approach to the Canyoning takes about 5 minutes until the river, and about 15 minutes between the exit to the house to change clothes. •Number of waterfalls: 6 •Number of jumps: 3 (all optional) •Longest abseil: 15 meters •Duration: 3 to 4 hours We provide all the necessary equipment for the activity, from the canyoning suit, harness, helmet, socks, gloves and adidas canyoning boots.

Madeira: Beginner Canyoning - Level 1

9. Madeira: Beginner Canyoning - Level 1

Embark on a canyoning tour suitable for all levels of ability, designed to be your first introduction to this outdoor activity. Join your expert guide as you make your way through the canyon over a variety of obstacles in a safe and fun way. Start with pickup from your hotel in Funchal or the surrounding areas. Travel to the starting point and get set up with your equipment. Jump into crystal clear river pools, slide on natural water slides and rappel the walls with a rope. Explore the pristine and unspoiled interior of the island. Rappel from up to 10 meters in height, and jump from heights of up to around 5 meters. If you don't feel comfortable with any aspect of the activity, there are always alternatives provided. Discover the beautiful, unspoiled nature on Madeira Island. Have fun in a large natural playground and learn fun techniques that will safely take you down the canyon. Photos of the day's activities will be sent to you afterward.

From Funchal: Moderate-Level Guided Canyoning Tour

10. From Funchal: Moderate-Level Guided Canyoning Tour

Level II Canyoning is a longer type of Canyoning, with more waterfalls and more jumps. Normally is practiced on the north of Madeira (Paul da Serra) at an altitude of about 1400 meters. Here, as usually above the 1100 meters, heather predominates with wide open views allow sights on the mountains surrounding the area of Rabaçal and the great natural lakes with clear water. The approach to this Canyoning takes about 10 minutes to the river. The another option for Moderate Canyoning is in Ribeiro do Cidrão, inside of the Nuns Valley. •Where: Ribeira do Lajeado Or Ribeira do Cidrão •Number of waterfalls: 6 to 10 •Number of jumps: Máximum 6 (all optional) •Longest abseil: 20 meters •Duration: 5 to 6 hours •To be brought by clients: bathing suit and good mood •Included: everything you need for the activity. We provide all the necessary equipment for the activity, from the canyoning suit, harness, helmet, socks, gloves and adidas canyoning boots.

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4.9 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Was super fun! It was our first time canyoning so I wasn't very confident and a bit scared, but Marta and Ronaldo were awesome guides and helped me along every step of the way, kept up the energy and made sure we both felt safe. We had a great time going down beautiful waterfalls and jumping into pools, and would highly recommend going on this adventure.

First time canyoning and it couldn't have been better! We felt so save and had such a great time. The guides were amazing - made me feel very comfortable even though | have quite a fear of hight. Thank you Ronaldo, Peter, Lucas & Marcus - you guys are epic♥️

I had such an amazing experience despite never having done canyoning before. I felt super safe and the guides were super nice and helpful :) Transport to and from the location was also amazing. Thank you so much!

lovely guides, friendly and very funny. knowledgeable and will help you out and ensure you are okay.

They was very kind and helpful and the tour was so exciting and fun !!!