Book the best experiences, tours with Hotel Pick-up to discover Madeira and prepare an unforgettable trip to the island of eternal spring.

Northwest – Enchanted terraces

Enjoy a beautiful and pleasant tour alongside Madeira’s North West Coast, deep in to the forest, through forgotten and enchanted old roads. Travel along narrow and forgotten stone plastered roads, off-road and soak up the scenery. 

Starting in Serra D’Água, the abrupt valley dividing the massif from the only plateau this island has, this tour takes you to the lush northwest, where waterfalls melt into the ocean and lava has been shaped into cerulean pools. Feel the adrenalin-adventure of exploring primitive back-roads surrounded by native forest. Add to these a walk alongside the famous man-made channels -called Levadas-with ravishing landscapes and for sure, you will have unforgettable moments.

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Funchal in a Half Day Private Tour for Couples or Solo Travellers

This tour is ideal if you are visiting Madeira on a cruise ship or if you just have a short break and you want to see and learn as much as you can in half day.

For this tour, you can count on an engaged-with-his-work, caring and happy guide, very passionate about this island, willing to share all the knowledge I have acquired in all these years.

In this tour will cover mainly Funchal council, visiting the most beautiful sightseeing points of the city. Meanwhile, I will tell you lots of curious and interesting facts about us, you will learn about history and culture and you will also have the possibility of drinking and tasting local and traditional products from the island.

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Southwest – Craters of Fire (Full Day Private Tour)

Explore southwest Madeira in a 4×4 with a panoramic open roof.

Visit the banana and sugar cane fields, the largest plateau on the island, and some small scenic villages along the coast.

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East – Madeira Peaks & Santana

After a first stop at the bay where the Portuguese landed in 1419/20, in the southeast coast, this tour continues along the ancient royal footpath, where our sight is captured by the geometry of the oldest terraces of the island, along the beaten tracks crossing the indigenous forest.

You will be amazed at the isolated rural nature of the villages we will visit. This is a tour rich in culture, with some of the most beautiful landscapes you can set your eyes on and breath-taking trails that will take you from sea level to Madeira’s highest mountains.

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Northeast – Scents and Flavours

This tour begins with a small peregrination and you will feel blessed with the views you’ll have; take a deep breath and admire the terraces where the vines produce the fruit responsible for the nectar that throughout centuries have delighted admirers. Our guides will transport you back in time along the rural northeast coast, where almost nothing changed in the past 50 years. It’s indescribable what you will feel on the off-road tracks that wind through the dense Laurissilva forest all along the way; the scents, the sounds and the views will leave you dazzled.
Visit the typical and genuine Madeira houses and other relics from the past which today still work, like the water saw mill or the steam-powered rum factory. This is a trip that surely you will want to repeat.

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Madeira Hiking and Sightseeing – Private Full Day Tour

This is a great opportunity to combine an Island tour with a hike where we can explore so many different landscapes, come join me and visit unique places of the island.

The Laurel forest of Madeira (Laurissilva) protected by Unesco since 1999, a relic of the prehistoric times. It is the largest and most well preserved on the planet, believed to be 90% primary forest, mostly spread in the north side of the island.

Ancient footpaths connecting villages before roads were a reality in the island, combining urbanised and farming landscapes with coastal or mountain (or both) backgrounds and forest.

Spectacular Mountain trails that will take you to the highest points on this island where walking above clouds is a possibility!

For this tour, I will present you some of the most popular and beautiful hikes in the island, with a length between 5 to 14 km long and different levels of demand that you can choose, you will learn about the flora and fauna and discover amazing views while walking through the forest.

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Madeira 4×4 Sunset Tour with Barbecue

Discover some of Madeira’s traditional villages, such as Campanário, Lugar da Serra, Trompica, São Paulo and Ribeira Brava. Marvel at views of the mountains and valleys from an open-top 4×4. Watch the colors of the sunset before a barbecue dinner at a local restaurant.

Here, you will feast from a menu (bread, main course and dessert, 1 drink and coffee included) of typical dishes such as espetada – large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt and grilled over an open fire, then served with local fried corn. Sample bolo do caco, the circular bread shaped like a cake that is cooked on a “caco” (a flat basalt stone slab) and served with garlic butter.

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Chasing the Sun – Private Full Day Tour

This is a great opportunity to combine an Island tour with a hike where we can explore so many different landscapes, come join me and visit unique places of the island.

The Laurel forest of Madeira (Laurissilva) protected by Unesco since 1999, a relic of the prehistoric times. It is the largest and most well preserved on the planet, believed to be 90% primary forest, mostly spread in the north side of the island.

Ancient footpaths connecting villages before roads were a reality in the island, combining urbanised and farming landscapes with coastal or mountain (or both) backgrounds and forest.

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Jeep Safari Nuns Valleys – Pico Areeiro

Known for being where the nuns from Santa Clara convent in Funchal found a place to hide from the French Corsairs’ attacks in XV/XVI centuries, Pico dos Barcelos is where this tour originates, a sightseeing point with a superb view from the capital’s bay.

We carry on our journey leaving behind the urban center and heading towards the mountains where we can find several points with astonishing views over the valleys where the village spreads far below.

Surrounded by mountains, with ocean’s blue supplanted by the celestial blue above and the picturesque massif background, here we can taste liquors, pastry, and other products that can only be found in this region.

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Pico Ruivo Sunrise Hike and 4×4 Island Tour (Private Day Tour)

Enjoy the beautiful Madeira Sunrise from the highest Madeira mountain peak, Pico Ruivo. At 1862 meters, (6,106 feet) high, it provides some of the most incredible views of the island from coast to coast.

If the weather is clear, you’ll have amazing views of the whole island by night. You’ll be picked up at your hotel around 4:00 and taken to the north east of Madeira, Achada do Teixeira, at 1535 meters. Then your adventure begins, hiking around 1 hour to the highest Madeira peak with certified mountain guides.

Once you reach the top, count down and wait for the beautiful colors of the sunrise. Guests are recommend to bring warm clothing for extremely cold conditions, and a rain coat (just in case).

You’ll head back for a sightseeing tour in an open-roof 4×4 vehicle, stopping at Santana city to look around and visit the traditional thatched houses and breakfast time. Continue the tour discovering other places hidden using the old / cobblestone roads. This will be one of the best tours in Madeira.

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