IN MADEIRA NOT EVEN THE PLATEAU IS REALLY FLAT, SO BE READY FOR SOME COOL TRAILS AND SOME STEEP UPHILL ROCKY SECTIONS!
This tour starts in Paúl da Serra, Madeira´s plateau (Alt. 1500m). Already the bus drive offers spectacular views over the mountains and most of the times the clouds stay below us! We will be away from city life, surrounded by windmills and amazing views over the north valleys. A long ride in fantastic rocky but not downhill steep single-trails will take us to the southwestern part of this plateau where we then ride some interesting and famous downhill trails. The last part of the day we ride on a beautifull old road downhill until we reach the quiet village of Paúl do Mar for a great cold Cerveja Coral and a refreshing swim in the temperate waters.
Suitable for: mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills and fitness level, suitable for Trail/AM Bikes
Terrain: the trails of the plateau are covered with volcanic rocks and gravel. There are many small technical uphill sections, making the trails sometimes both physical and technical. Later on some tricky downhill 'single-track' sections with obstacles of roots and rocks require a good body position and brake control
Included: high quality bike, helmet, experienced guide, transport, insurance, licenses, hotel transfer between Funchal hotel area and Santa Cruz
Not included: food and drinks
Conditions: we require a minimum of 4 persons for this tour
1-3 persons booking, please contact us and we will find the best solution for you
You must know how to ride a bike and have the adequate physical and technical level required for this tour, as described
Our tours can be changed and personalized to improve the overall group experience
Discount when you book 3 bike tours