Madeira

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Portugal

Postpone or Change for Free

Why we love this tour

"A year-round cycling paradise, the sub-tropical island of Madeira provides consistent sunshine and rides that include numerous climbs and downhill stretches that make this tour suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness."

Exotic year-round flowers, beautiful parks and stunning gardens

Historic landmarks, welcoming towns and natural beauty

Sub-tropical island with a mild, year-round climate

Coastal rides for regular cyclists, with transfers on the longest climbs

Postpone or change your tour with no amendment fees up to 28 days before travel. Terms & conditions apply.

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
121miles/195km
Level
Moderate to Challenging
Standard
Superior
Departs
Tue, Thu, Sat
Runs
Runs all year
Code
PT009
Fly to
Funchal
Good for
Coasts and Islands
Return
Funchal

Explore the sub-tropical island of Madeira, cycling around most of the coast from Canico town to the capital, Funchal. This self-guided tour involves a few long ascents, including a stunning cycle to Europe’s highest cape. The steepest and longest climbs are softened with transfers.

Perfect for early or late season cycling, a mild climate keeps Madeira colourful all year round - exotic flowers and gardens decorate the island, so you will soak up the perfume of everything from frangipani to bougainvillea as you ride along Madeira’s quiet, panoramic roads. Sugar mills, rum distilleries and quintas (manor houses) are some of the highlights en route, along with coastal villages, ancient grottoes and traditional thatched houses. There are also plenty of opportunities to take a break and swim off the beaches or taste local specialities, including the authentic Madeira wine. Enjoy a day off the bike with a cable car ride to the hilltop village of Monte with its grand quintas, the pilgrimage church and the Monte Palace Botanical garden.

This tour is covered by our Freedom Promise. If you no longer wish to go ahead with your tour for any reason, you can postpone or change your tour with no amendment fees up to 28 days before travel. Terms & conditions apply.

Accommodation

4* hotels & one lovely 2* hotel

We use a pool of 4* hotels & one lovely 2* hotel by the sea to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

4* hotels & one lovely 2* hotel by the sea

Breakfast included, half board available

Secure bike storage

Luggage transportation

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation: 4*hotels and one lovely 2* hotel

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

If half board is booked: daily minimum 3 course meal (or buffet), drinks included in Canica & Funchal (house wine, beer, soft drinks & water)

Welcome briefing

Luggage transportation

Maps and route information (GPS route available on request)

Bus transfers: Canico – Camacha, Porto da Cruz – Santana and Sao Vicente – Rocha Negra incl. your bike

Cable car return journey Funchal – Monte (excluding bike)

Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Tourist tax where applicable

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, comfortable gel saddle, repair kit, spare inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Hybrid bike

Hybrid with 21 gears

£88

E-bike

£175

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Canico double room (bed & breakfast)
£122
Canico single room (bed & breakfast)
£109
Funchal double room (bed & breakfast)
£122
Funchal single room (bed & breakfast)
£109

Other Extras

Board upgrade

Half Board (3-course dinner or buffet)

£194

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Funchal.

How do I get back?

Fly from Funchal.

What is a ‘Moderate to Challenging’ cycle holiday?

Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.

 

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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