Madeira Mountain Tour

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All about the Madeira Mountain Tour.

We will begin our journey driving through spectacular scenery to EIRA DO SERRADO. Once at the top, you can enjoy a stunning view of the “Nuns’ Valley”, the most hidden village of Madeira, and the surrounding Massif Central. Our next stop will be at PICO DO ARIEIRO (1818 m), one of Madeira’s most beautiful mountains. You will be amazed by the beautiful scenery over the rugged volcanic peaks. Then we will walk a 1-hour round trip to the NINHO DA MANTA VIEWPOINT, supposedly because the prey birds known as buzzards (Buteo buteo) nested here centuries ago. This viewpoint is between the trail of Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo (Peaks hike), giving you a chance to appreciate the northern part of Madeira Island and rock formations, often above the clouds. Now, return to Pico do Arieiro. The way back will give different views, even if you are on the same footpath. Return to Funchal. Book your seat now!

Madeira Centre tour View of Curral das Freiras, Nuns Valley, from Eira do Serrado Madeira




The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified staff
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in the city of Funchal, Caniço, and for private tours only.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and meals
  • Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:

Please request a pick-up under “Additional Information” (Order Description) during checkout.

These pick-ups require the supplier to confirm availability and pick-up time. We will send the detailed information by e-mail, and you will pay the driver directly on-site.

List of transfers outside Funchal (per person/round trip): Machico, Ribeira Brava, and Ponta do Sol: EUR 10; Calheta: EUR 15; Outside these municipalities, prices will be subject to availability.


Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the most asked questions.

  1. 08:30-09:00 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    A staff member 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.

  2. When Friday Mornings and in Summer

    Only in Summer.

    Although we regularly offer this tour on Fridays, it can be run on a private basis any day of the week as long as you have 6 paying adults.

  3. Duration 4 hours

    Morning tours start at 09:00 and finish around 13:00.


  4. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  5. Requirements Punctuality
  6. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

    A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

  7. Good to Know Activity level

    There are a few steps to negotiate, but they are easy for people without disabilities.

  8. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. 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 our guests and personnel.

  9. 12:30 - 13:00 Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)

    We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you up at the start of the tour.

  10. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.

    Places: Eira do Serrado, Pico do Arieiro, Ninho da Manta viewpoint

FOR HOTELS IN FUNCHAL: We will collect and drop you off at your hotel for all tours.

FOR HOTELS OUTSIDE FUNCHAL: Please note there maybe be an extra charge for pick-ups and drop off.

IF YOU HAVE YOUR CAR, please select that option, and we will set the time and the meeting point in Funchal.

Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details, a map, and an emergency phone number.

Our vehicle will have a very clear card (a banner) with our company logo on the windscreen and, in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver or Tourist Guide will also have a list with the passenger’s name.

There are some steps to negotiate, but they are fairly easy for the able-bodied. The tour moves at a leisurely pace, and there are opportunities to sit and use the restroom if needed.

This tour is mobility friendly if you Upgrade to Private, so we can arrange a specially outfitted vehicle to accommodate wheelchair users. Eira do Serrado and Pico do Arieiro are accessible to wheelchair users. However, Ninho da Manta’s viewpoint is not. We suggest that while the rest of the group is on the one-hour stroll, you wait in the coffee shop.

It is good for kids, but please feel free to book privately if you prefer.

Tours operate rain or shine.  It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand. However, Ninho da Manta’s viewpoint is not recommended as it gets slippery.

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 customized itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!

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Our staff are the backbone of each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced, but also passionate and love what they do.

Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site, but at a different rate. Please get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.

Any of our private tours run every day and can be customized to suit your preferences, but bear in mind that some businesses aren’t available on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.


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No, we offer Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German tours. Other languages on request.

Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour, so we can try to accommodate you. If you cannot make your reserved tour for reasons out of your control, and we have spaces on tour for the following day, we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.

We will make every effort to try to reschedule your tour if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour altogether, please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.

Terms & Conditions

Yes, we can, for any tour except our Food & Wine Tour, which we do not recommend for vegetarians and vegans. We can cater to specific dietary requests for any other tour that includes a meal. Please get in touch with us before your tour to let us know your requirements.


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One of the great things about Lux Madeira is that we have no minimum requirements for our regular tours, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. This does not include our themed tours. The size depends on the number of bookings, but you can always upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.

All shared services are quoted per person, except for our private services.

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. 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 more comfort; you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An all-weather coat 
  • Comfortable clothing.

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