Madeira Explorers
Madeira Explorers
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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  • Lucie02
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent full day hike - Levada Ribeiro Bonito
    Just back from a Levada walk at Sao Jorge - Ribeiro Bonito. Guide was Maria. Excellent full day. Hotel pick up/ drop off. Hike was 6.5 miles. Some muddy parts and a bit rocky underfoot at times, so wear appropriate boots. Only a gradual ascent. No fear about the drops as well guarded where necessary. Through forest and lovely views across the valley. Stops on the way to learn about the indigenous flora. Walked 2 hours before 30 mins for lunch and then returned same route - took about 1.5 hours as no stops this time. We were able to walk alone on the return and not as a group, which was nice. This was an excellent day and I would thoroughly recommend. Maria is very informative and very funny!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Mausie
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom423 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    King’s Levada walk/ Hidden gems
    We were picked up from our hotel on time and our guide was the wonderful Maria, who was great fun and so full of interesting information and expertise . We really enjoyed our day, the majority of our group were German and Maria spoke in both fluent English and German. Good value in my view for €44 for a full day. Highly recommend this company and would use them again when next in Madeira for other hikes
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Joyce W
    174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great mountain walk made even better by a fab guide
    Margarita who lead our mountain walk is an excellent guide. She gave us lots of information (but not too much!) about the area and the wildlife, but more importantly she ensured that everyone had a safe and enjoyable experience, for example suggesting water stops. She kept a walking pace that was suitable for all of the group. And all with an infectious smile and a happy voice.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
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Simon H
Stourbridge, UK105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent relaxing walk expertly led by Margarita (our bus driver was Marcelin & he was very good and sensible driver)
The pick up was on exactly on time.
The walk along a part of Levada del Norte was beautiful, quiet and plenty of views every way. On the flat with little or no sections with drops. I would recommend the walk for anyone wanting a taste of the Levada experience.
There are many companies offering similar walks and trips but we always feel safe and comfortable with Madeira Explorers.
The coffee stop at the end was perfect, the pastel de Nata one of the best tasted!
Well done, thank you Margarita and Madeira Explorers
Written 30 April 2024
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Joyce W
Wallsend, England174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Margarita who lead our mountain walk is an excellent guide. She gave us lots of information (but not too much!) about the area and the wildlife, but more importantly she ensured that everyone had a safe and enjoyable experience, for example suggesting water stops. She kept a walking pace that was suitable for all of the group. And all with an infectious smile and a happy voice.
Written 4 April 2024
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Mausie
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK423 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were picked up from our hotel on time and our guide was the wonderful Maria, who was great fun and so full of interesting information and expertise . We really enjoyed our day, the majority of our group were German and Maria spoke in both fluent English and German. Good value in my view for €44 for a full day. Highly recommend this company and would use them again when next in Madeira for other hikes
Written 16 March 2024
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Lucie02
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Just back from a Levada walk at Sao Jorge - Ribeiro Bonito. Guide was Maria. Excellent full day. Hotel pick up/ drop off. Hike was 6.5 miles. Some muddy parts and a bit rocky underfoot at times, so wear appropriate boots. Only a gradual ascent. No fear about the drops as well guarded where necessary.
Through forest and lovely views across the valley.
Stops on the way to learn about the indigenous flora. Walked 2 hours before 30 mins for lunch and then returned same route - took about 1.5 hours as no stops this time. We were able to walk alone on the return and not as a group, which was nice.
This was an excellent day and I would thoroughly recommend. Maria is very informative and very funny!
Written 16 March 2024
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sphersh
Thornhill, Canada27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
For treks like this the best time to take them is when the flowers are booming - spring/summer. We did their trek March 1st and it was too early in the season. The guide was great, getting to/from was easy. But without flowers, this trek loses it spark and it became a March.
Written 1 March 2024
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Janet C
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The tour was made by the Guide, Adrian(o)! He was clear, informative, attentive and funny. The walk was pretty and full of botanical interest and the coffee stop not a tourist trap. I think I’d go on a longer more challenging walk next time but this is a great valley stroll.
Written 17 February 2024
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Kevknm
Normanton, UK60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Be careful of some Levada walks can be a long drop some with no guards up, I had to rescue a man who tripped and fell over the edge lucky bush growing out of the side, otherwise 500 foot drop !!
Written 29 May 2023
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CharlieCB
Swindon, UK781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
On this years visit I did two walks with ME, the first to Wind Lagoon and the second Larano. My wife does not like heights, so I joined the groups on my own.
The first was very pleasant, with a bit of a climb back from the Wind Lagoon up to a higher Lagoon where we stopped for lunch, which was nice and peaceful. The Larano walk was also good, although it started with a steady climb and included more vertiginous parts.
It is a wonderful way to spend a day, in beautiful landscapes with many stunning views.
Margarita (hope I have the name right) was informative and friendly.
Two good days and I am looking forward to next year for my next Madeiran explorations.
Written 24 February 2023
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Erez2018
Modiin, Israel289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Risco + 25 fountains trail starts from a parking near the main road, from which you will go done on a steep paved road for an elevation drop of 400 meters ...
This will be waiting for you on the way back ! - Be prepared ... :-)
The trail itself is at mid level difficulty with steep stair up and down and some very narrow path above the cliff. most likely you will have to walk in water part of the time , so bring suitable hiking shoes - NO flip-flops !!!
The Risco waterfall in much more impressing than the 25 fontain ( in my view), and the walk along the Levada is nice - gives you the idea how water is managed all over the island.

All in all it is about 6 hours walk , including a stop for cake & coffee/beer on the way back, at the well located mountain canteen.
Most important: be sure to select a non-rainy day for this hike !
Written 24 February 2023
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Noel M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Picked up from hotel by Maria, fabulous all day walk to see Lavada's and waterfalls
Excellent pace, all good walkers in our group so no waiting around for unfit people in the wrong shoes
Written 18 December 2022
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