... comes after the hardest climb
An excellent opportunity to experience Rock climbing in Madeira under the supervision of our certified guides. Beautiful green scenery and beaches at the foot of the hill.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
Rock climbing in Caniçal — This activity takes place in the Madeira Natural Park in the east of Madeira Island, more precisely in Caniçal (Baía d’Abra). Here, the rocks and the sea complement each other, forming a unique paradise landscape. The difficulty is low/medium, and the route can reach up to 15 meters, suitable for all ages with or without experience.
Climbing in Pico do Arieiro — we will do this activity at Pico do Arieiro, the third-highest mountain in Madeira, at an altitude of 1818 meters, in the Madeira Natural Park. The silence of nature helps to focus and balance the body and mind, making this activity a true energy recharge.
Limited availability (Min. 2 and Max. 8 persons), so book now to avoid disappointment!
- 2 Experienced and professional certified guides.
- Transportation from the hotel and back (Funchal, Caniço and Machico)
Individual equipment (neoprene suit and socks, helmet, harness, connectors)
- Water / Chocolate
- Photos from the activity
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Pick-ups outside Funchal, Caniço and Machico.
Departure (Hotel pick-up)
09:00 - 09:30
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.
Monday to Saturday
Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January
Morning: 09:00 – 11:30
Afternoon: 14:30 – 17:00
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
Climbing Caniçal: 4 hours (including transportation)
Climbing Pico do Arieiro: 4 hours
Distance & Altitude
We’ll carry out a briefing on safety rules, material usage and climbing techniques before we start.
Caniçal: Climb an easier route about 10 meters high, and then end with a more technical and challenging 30-metre.
Pico do Arieiro: The climb will start with more accessible walls and gradually increase the difficulty. There are 4 routes to climb, and each route has its unique characteristics.
Do not drink alcohol before the activity.
Minimum age: 10 years
Maximum age: 75 years
Not recommended if you are pregnant, if you are over 120 kg or have locomotion difficulties.
What do you need to bring?
Footwear and sportswear
Good to Know
Activity level 1
This activity is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
Even if you have never practised before, you can do it for the first time.
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. There are comfort breaks. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
there's always the next thing you can try
First, you will have a short lesson about how it works. Next, just follow your Guide’s instructions.
We want you to have a unique experience with us so if there’s anything you would like us to include such as a stop for meals, special route or birthday arrangements, please let us know.
The average duration is 4:00. However, the Circuit can take a bit longer. You go at your pace.
Yes, but if there is a specific place you wish to visit, not included in our Circuits, ask us in advance, and we will try our best. Bear in mind that some rocks aren’t available for climbing.
All first-time travellers are required to take a training session until everyone feels comfortable and is ready to go. Training time is part of the overall circuit time. Once you learn to climb and as long you follow our safety procedures, we assure you will have a great time.
Yes. Pregnant women and people with over 120 kg will not be allowed to come. We also reserve the right of refusing anyone suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance and any Psychophysical conditions which could impair a person’s ability to participate in the activity.
Minimum age: 10 years
Maximum age: 75 years
Within the law, all guests must be over 10.
An adult or guardian must accompany children under 18.
This activity is inaccessible to wheelchair users.
No, we offer trips in Portuguese and English. Other languages on request.
Our staff is the back-bone to each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced but who are also passionate and love what they do.
Yes, just email us with your needs and will do our best to find the best solution to your company or group event.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customised itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
We have to cancel the activity if it rains since the rock will be all wet and not climbable.
If the tour has been paid and then cancelled because of weather conditions, we will refund 100% of the price.
The capacity of the van is 8 seats. So, for example, if you are two people in private, you will have to pay for 8.
From 2 up to 8 (regular)
30 – 40 persons (groups)
We have a minimum requirement for our activity to run, so we will go ahead if just two persons have booked (the price is per person).
Experience in climbing is not necessary. The guides will teach you all the necessary techniques for a safe tour. The minimum age for Level 1 climbing is 10 years and the maximum age is 75 years.
You must be fit.
You must be over 10 years old (An adult or guardian must accompany children under 18).
You must be under 75 years old.
You can’t be afraid of heights.
Yes, our partner prices include insurance.
Yes, we provide the equipment for climbing, including the helmet.
However, If you are planning to come with us, we advise you to wear tennis shoes or other closed-toe shoes. Don’t forget to bring a coat or a jacket. Sometimes it’s a colder climate up at the top.
We will collect you and drop you off at your hotel.
Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.
Our vehicle will have a clear card (a banner) with the company logo on the windscreen and, in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver will also have a list with the passenger’s name.
Open all year round: from Monday to Saturday.
Except for the 1st of January and Christmas Day, the 25th of December.
If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and guide. This is entirely at your discretion.
Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Madeira weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter and you’ll probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C.
The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives most comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- An all-weather coat
- Comfortable clothing.
You may reserve online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make a reservation as soon as possible, as the number of participants is limited to 8 persons each time.
Should you need to re-schedule a booking you have already made, we will always do our best to help.
If the reservation is cancelled until 24 hours before the activity date, a full refund will be given minus 5 euros transaction charges. After that, it will depend on the reason (illness, accident).
No reservation fees refunds will be made for no-shows (30 minutes).
We reserve the right to cancel a booking for reasons beyond our control, such as the weather. We will do our best to notify you as soon as possible and do everything we can to offer an alternative date or time. In the impossibility to reschedule, we will refund the full amount paid.