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Walk with a local provided by Madeira Trail Tours

Walk with a local
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
In this experience i'm suggesting some of the most beautiful walking trails in Madeira Island. All the tours are scheduled in the less busiest day in each area to provide you a calm and relaxing experiences out of the crowds. The schedule for the week will be the following: Monday: 25 Fountains and Risco levadas with waterfalls - Distance: 15km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Tuesday: Larano coastal and forest trail - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Wednesday: Caldeirão Verde Levada - Distance: 13km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Thursday: Fanal and Levada dos Cedros - Distance 12km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Friday: Levada do Rei - Distance 10km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 1 Saturday: Ponta São Lourenço - Distance 7km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Sunday: We will suggest a different trail according to the group needs and physical conditions. You can search for these names to have a look at the sceneries before booking.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60811P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snack Bars
  • Private transportation
  • Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snack Bars
  • Private transportation
  • Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Madeira
    Laurissilva Forest
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Graham Walker
Lytham St Anne's, UK13 contributions
Jan 2020
It was our first visit to Madeira. We wanted to do some walking but the January weather was changeable and we were nervous of joining a large tour group.

We saw Dino's advert for a local guide and took a chance. How lucky we were. Dino is brilliant.

He emailed us straight away to discuss our abilities and what sort of day we wanted.
Dino picked us up in his car and drove us to the walk. His driving is of a very high standard and he spent the whole trip pointing out highlights we were passing.

Both on the drive and on the walk, Dino demonstrated his great knowledge of Madeira's history, its geology and of its flora and fauna. As we were in a 121 situation, we could walk at the pace we wanted, pause to take photos or to discuss the sights whenever we wanted.

The day was so good, we instantly booked Dino to take us on another walk the next day. Again, we left the exact choice of walk to Dino, as he knew the local weather and could make sure that we did a walk that was appropriate for the weather forecast (cloud levels, etc).

Dino is fully qualified as a mountain guide and carries his own guide insurance.
We can't recommend him highly enough.
Especial thanks to Dino's father, who came with us in the car and drove the car from the place we started the walk to collect us from the place where the walk finished. Just part of the great service we received!
Written 15 January 2020
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thank you so much Graham for your great review! I always do my best to give my guests an unforgettable experience in Madeira. All the best! Dino.
Written 16 January 2020
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John Zhou
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic experience seeing the levadas under Dinarte’s expert guidance. He was personable and full of information not just about our walk specifically but about Madeira more broadly. He structured our journey well with an early enough start to avoid the crowds and a route that covered the key highlights of the levadas (the waterfalls, the wildlife, the vegetation, etc.). He was considerate in taking care of us physically by giving us appropriate breaks and warning us if any pitfalls to look out for. Highly recommended!
Written 14 August 2021
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thank you very much John! I always do my best for you to have an unforgettable experience. All the best! Dinarte.
Written 14 April 2022
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Graham Walker
Lytham St Anne's, UK13 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We discovered Dino by accident in January 2020.
He's a qualified guide taking small groups on walks or trail runs across Madeira.
As part of a very small group (or sometimes just on our own), it's a much better experience than being part of a larger procession where you can't hear the guide.
Both driving to the walk and on the walk itself, Dino shares his great knowledge of the island, its geology, flora and fauna.
Now on our third visit, asking with Dino has become the highlight of each holiday.
Can't recommend highly enough.....
Written 12 May 2022
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dan92pne
Preston, UK11 contributions
If you enjoy the outdoors and want to see the more natural side of Madeira this is a must do. Dinarte expertly led us to some breathtaking waterfalls which need to be seen to be believed. The trail was tough at times due to the heat but Dinarte ensured that the pace was manageable without being slow and the cafe stop in the middle was a welcome break. All in all a fantastic day.
Written 12 July 2021
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thank you so much! It was a perfect day for walking outdoor! It was really nice to meet you! All the best!
Written 13 July 2021
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Jinty
34 contributions
This was our second experience with Dino, the first being October 2019 when we walked the Levada das 25 Fontes. We had a great day and really appreciated Dino’s insights into the flora/fauna and ensuring we avoided the crowds. This year we were keen to do the much more demanding Pico do Ariel-Pico Rubio walk and once again Dino was a great guide, easy going, knowledgeable, good company and reassuring for the hard bits!
Written 12 September 2020
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It was a pleasure to guide you again! It was a great challenge, and i'm glad you did it! All the best! Dino.
Written 20 October 2020
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Alex G
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Excellent! The Levadas, hikes and views were all breathtaking. Dinarte was absolutely awesome. Super knowledgeable, professional and helpful - not only on the hikes but he gave me a number of tips and suggestions for the island. Cannot recommend this enough. Thanks Dinarte; I’ll be back!
Written 13 July 2021
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thank you for your kind review. Hope i helped you having some great moments. If you come back i'll be happy to help you again. All the best! Dinarte
Written 14 April 2022
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Luke Smyth
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
Had a great day. Dino was very friendly and knowledgeable. We made great time and walked at a good pace so had time to do an extra walk at no extra cost. A wonderful service and good value for money.
Written 3 May 2021
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thanks for your review! It was really nice to meet you and show you my "office"! All the best Dino
Written 10 June 2021
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Sebastian V
9 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Dinarte is very professional. He makes you discover the most beautiful hikes in Madeira. His knowledge of the local flora and fauna, climate, as well as the volcanic and general history of his homeland are very enlightening and invite to respect the preserved nature of the paradise-like island. Very great time and discoveries with him!
Written 14 December 2020
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
It's always a pleasure to read a review like this. Thank you so much. I'm glad my passion for this island reaches my guests. All the best! Dinarte
Written 10 June 2021
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AngieleQ
Utrecht, The Netherlands11 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
Dinarte is a chill guy with lots of stories about Madeira and it’s nature. The tour was beautiful, since I was the only one that day I got to choose which levada we would visit. The walk was do-able even if you’re not a trained hiker (and sneakers will do fine). Would definitely recommend this.
Written 26 September 2020
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Thanks a lot for your review. It was great to chat with you along the tour. All the best! Dinarte.
Written 20 October 2020
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xRiax37
Reading, UK13 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Fabulous walking the Levadas with Dino, he was very friendly and knowledgeable, the trip was well planned and we had great communication from Dino throughout. The scenery was just beautiful and fascinating to see how the Levadas work. Thank you!
Written 7 February 2022
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MadeiraTrailT0urs
Thanks a lot for your review Ria! It was so nice to meet you. All the best. Dino
Written 20 February 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent guide and perfect trail running.
I was lucky enough to experience this route on a fantastic day weather-wise. Clear skies with a little cloud cover.
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Great run in amazing surroundings
The red coast running tour with our guide Dinarte Jesus was a great experience! I especially enjoyed the moon-like
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Trail running on northeast Madeira
Great trail and great service from Dinarte. Good combination of forest run, Levadas and stunning ocean views.
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A private tour that really worth it!
Thank you Dino for a unique day,we did the PR13 but came back through the valley which changed the hike from modera
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Perfect trail with an excellent guide
I did the Fanal forest tour with Dino and I cannot recommend it enough. The tour was 17 km and Dino paced the run p
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Breathing Madeira Trail
We did two moderate running: Funchal Highlands Running Tour and Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour. On both the begi
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Magical Waterfalls & Lavadas
My wife and I had an amazing day with Dino. He prepared an amazing adventure visiting several waterfalls over a 15k
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Amazing experience, obrigado Dino!
Dino our guide for the sunrise guided walk to Pico do Arieiro was amazing! He was so knowledgeable, attentive and h
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Amazing morning out
After eating and drinking too much of Madeira's fantastic food and wine, I decided I needed some exercise. Booking
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Amazing and Beautiful hike!
Hiking in Fanal and Levada was so beautiful and amazing deep in the forest! And Dinarte is a good tour guide highly
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Great walk!
I did the tour of the Levada do Caldeirão Verde on Wednesday and it has been an extraordinary experience. Dino is a
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Dino is fantastic, highly recommend it
We took the the hike through the falls in maderia. It was my birthday hike and Dino made it extremely enjoyable exp
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Pico Ruivo
The experience was awesome. To choose the tour you want is a perfect opportunity and Dino did the best he can to ma
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Walking The Lavadas
Dinarte is a great guy and a wonderful guide. He made the experience bespoken to my wants and needs and was full of
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Trail running
An excellent tour with a guide with a vast knowledge of Madeira. He adapted the pace perfectly - it made it tough b
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