This is a guided walk with a small group and certified mountain guide just for you, or for your small group. When travelling support the local small business, walk with one local small business, avoid the big group walks, we believe in persons, not in numbers
Certified mountain guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Caniço and Funchal
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
ADULT: Age: 10 - 99
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Minimum age is 10 years
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Service animals allowed
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
A maximum of 8 people per booking
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
It is recommended to bring water and food for your picnic
Operates in all weather conditions if safety is assured, please dress appropriately
Public transportation options are available nearby
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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.
Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
What To Expect
Machico City was once the first Capital of Madeira, this is our walk starts
Admission Ticket Free
Vereda Do Larano
We will walk through this amazing accient trail
Admission Ticket Free
Engenhos do Norte
Distilrty for rum
Admission Ticket Free
Just wonderful, a hike though paradise with an amazing guide.
This is the second hiking tour my husband and I have done with this company, the first being last August. It feels more like you are heading out with a friend guiding you than just being another customer. These guys are brilliant from the beginning from the first communication, making sure all your needs are met and answering any question you have. The hike was wonderful with our guide David. He is so knowledgeable of the areas and makes the hike really enjoyable. This hike was stunning as had amazing views and such a mix of nature, the coast, levadas, flora and forna. We will without doubt book another hike or tour with this company again when returning to Madeira. Thank you David and Nico for a great time.
Absolutely amazing experience, my guide was so knowledgeable and was really passionate about hiking and running. I learnt about plants and fruit and madeira's traditions.. it was great! Pick up was well organised and on time, we had a great day, can't wait to book with them again!!!
Excellent customer service, and a beautiful hike!
We had reserved a sunrise hike on PR 1- from Pico do Areerio to Pico Ruivo with Up Mountain Madeira. From our first emailed query about the tour until we said "good-bye," Nico was extremely helpful, friendly, and informative. The morning of our hike he picked us up at our hotel and drove us up the mountain. We were the only guests on the early December hike.
Unfortunately, the weather at the trailhead was abysmal when we arrived. Rain, heavy fog, and high winds made the hike impossible. Nico offered us many options including a full refund, but we wanted to go hiking. He suggested the "Edge of Paradise" hike instead which turned out to be a fabulous recommendation. The hike was beautiful and of moderate intensity and it wasn't one we would have been able to navigate on our own. Our guide, David, was fantastic. He knew the area well, he was very informative about the land, the local plants (he gave us some tastings of exotic fruit along the way) and he was willing to take as much time as we wanted/needed to enjoy the hike.
Our hike ended at the Engenhos do Norte rum factory where we enjoyed a shot of rum & a poncha. After the hike, David texted me some photos he had taken of us on our hike which was a very nice surprise. When choosing a tour company for the hike we had contacted a big tour company and received a cold, impersonal reply to our inquiry. We selected Up Mountain Madeira because of the friendly personal responses from Nico. This turned out to be a great decision.
Excellent hike and tour guides
I had a really good time with Nico and David. Nico was very communicative and personally answered all my questions before the tour. He also went out of his way to make sure that my tour had enough people so it wouldn’t be canceled. The hike itself was amazing, we got to see awesome views.
A great local family run company
Sarah D, 23-04-2019
We have now been on four trips with Up Mountain over the last couple of years, Levada and Cliff Top walking and the open top jeep tours to the west and east of the island. All guides are experienced, informative, knowledgeable and passionate about their lovely island and are highly recommended and fun! Many thanks to Nico, David and the unforgettable Diogo - hope to see you again!!
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