Gastro hike (Private)

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From $59.08

3 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 5 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Being able to enjoy a cultural, gastronomic, mountain hiking experience, and the history and biodiversity of the island as a real place.
Our activity will take you to eat like a local, in the restaurants that locals go to. Eat a regional kebab, drink a poncha, all this as a true Madeiran does, along trails little used by those who visit us.
Get to know the story told by a certified guide born and raised on the island.
Have a social and economic impact on local communities, thus bringing sustainability to our activity.

What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Coffee and/or Tea


Private transportation


What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 13
  • YOUTH: Age: 14 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


Georgia A, 12-07-2022
We had a wonderful time on the Gastro Hike with Claudio, the best walk we did in our week in Madeira. Claudio gave such great insight into the history and daily life in Madeira, answering any question that we could throw at him, while guiding us on a trail that we would never have found ourselves - we didn't see any other hikers, which was a refreshing change from the heavily trafficked popular routes.
Claudio was also very flexible, adjusting the itinerary/route to accommodate a mild fear of heights for one of our group, and offering a couple of dinner options (nothing inspires one to make the final steep climb like knowing there's a cold poncha and a delicious meal at the other end!). He picked us up at our hotel, and even sent some great tips by whatsapp after the hike with ideas for the rest of our stay.
Even though we had our own car and were doing a lot of exploring and hiking on our own, booking this was one of the best decisions we made, it was a much richer and more rewarding experience than doing it alone. I hope we can return to Madeira soon, and when we do, we'll be calling Claudio ;)
More than a mountain guide!!
Tom W, 25-01-2022
Cláudio was born on Madeira. He has lived and worked there for most of his life. He clearly loves the island and takes real pleasure in introducing his clients to its landscape & culture. We chose to do several walks with Cláudio during our week. He was very careful to match the walks to the abilities of the group and prepared for changing weather conditions (producing extra layers or headtorches when required) As we walked and talked we also learned about the history and culture of the island and its people. But he went well beyond our expectations of a mountain guide with his insights into the natural history and geology of the land around us; his friendliness and the thoughtful extra touches he delighted us with. At the end of one Levada walk Cláudio suddenly produced some birdseed so we could have the little finches feeding from out hands! He even generously gave us champagne at the top of a mountain because he knew it was my birthday!!
We also had some great food experiences with Cláudio including a lunch at an amazing little bar/restaurant with only one dish on the menu! Tuna steak. Completely delicious. With homemade wine and a couple of ponchas - of course! Then there was the prega - but that's anther story! DO NOT book Cláudio if you are looking for a standard tourist experience! However, if you are looking for a truly special experience that helps you get closer to the true essence of Madeira and the spirit of its people, Cláudio is the man for you!
Naturaleza viva... gastronomía excelente!
VIOLETA_G, 27-07-2021
Una experiencia fantástica. Pudimos combinar excursiones de la mañana con esta de la tarde... un agradable sendero q nos mostró la naturaleza de Madeira, su fauna y sus ancestrales y modernas métodos de agricultura. Nuestro guía Claudio, experto senderista ... nos aclaro todas las dudas y nos facilito de manera muy amigable él acercamientos a esta tierra tan bonita....
Terminamos con una abundante cena en restaurante rural probando todo tipo de alimentos y bebidas típicos de la Isla... bendita PONCHA!

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