Hit the Road Tours
Hit the Road Tours
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10 years of successfully guiding hundreds of travellers around Madeira, each and every time in a different way! All of our tours are personalised, fun, friendly and informative! We love our food, sunrises, hiking, camping, taking photos and most of all adventuring off the beaten path in our Land Rovers! We're always adapting, innovating and improvising! A tour with us is by no means generic!! You won't regret hitting the road with us! The freshest company in Madeira!
Funchal, Portugal

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Michael L
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Couples
Nuno took us to places we would never have experienced alone. He was the best tour guide we have ever had. Can’t wait to return to Madeira to book more tours with Hit the road!
Written 17 February 2024
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Mayothamayo
London, UK373 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
I actually went in September 2022 - sorry I'm so late sending this but what an incredible experience. Our guide was brilliant! A raconteur of the finest calibre. We feel even more in love with the island with this tour. The weather wasn't playing ball so our guide quickly switched to a fantastic plan B and we got to watch the sunrise over the city of Funchal after which our group got to do a levada walk and then a pit stop for some delicious breakfast. We were a small group and it was an absolute pleasure sharing the tour with other wanderlusters and the most wonderful guide. Highly recommended :)
Written 4 February 2024
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SwL
6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Super day out! From collection to drop off, our driver Nuno was courteous, knowledgeable and very entertaining. We booked a shared tour and were joined by four people we had never met before. Nuno was fully inclusive and made sure everyone was made to feel part of the trip.
The itinarary was great with some spectacular views of the island.
A great day out with a great bunch of guests and brilliant driver/ guide!!!
Written 3 January 2024
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Kate S
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom70 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We did the Big Walk with Hit the road for the second time (first time in 2021). and even this time there were so many new things we did, saw and discovered!
we even CAMPED in the mountain! this was definitely our highlight!
for starters - we met and bonded with so many amazing people, made new friends.
Hosts Jeff and Elisa - are absolute sweethearts! they do make sure that you have fun, see their beautiful island (but boy they also make sure your legs/feet get some work done!)
they are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and fun people.
i forgot when we laughed so much!
We saw amazing views, stunning sunsets and sunrises - the best way to explore Madeira!
last but not least - what a stunning Espetada we had cooked on the open fire at the campsite.
there are no words to describe, what a MUST do this is!
Written 2 January 2024
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ESSEXMAN
ESSEX UK16 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
This was our fifth tour with Hugo.Fantastic as always.Took the boys go karting in Faial as we had driven past on a previous tour.Great food at a smoke house Calhau in Sao Jorge.Can’t wait till next time.Thanks again Hugo and Hit the Road.
Written 28 December 2023
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Drew P
6 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We weren't so lucky with the weather, so we didn't get to hike this day. The tour guide was very nice and informative, but unfortunately we expected more than what we got, especially when it came to lunch. Seemingly some hotel with an overpriced menu is part of the arrangement, even though we did mention we wish to eat where the locals usually go. The response we received was "you can't always get what you want". So paying €300 and get such an answer was not nice, to say the least. I don't recommend it for such a high price. Even if the weather is bad, we rented a car later on and got to discover the island ourselves with some research and information given by happy locals.
Written 22 December 2023
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Hi Drew, Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us and bringing this situation to our attention. We are very sorry to hear about your experience. We value our work and would like an opportunity to review your concerns and discuss this matter with you. Please feel free to text me (I’m on WhatsApp) or call me at this number 00351 969 466 359 Kind regards, Jeff de Gouveia Hit The Road Madeira
Written 19 February 2024
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Ekaterina K
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
We did East and West tours, both times we had Fabio as our guide and he was brilliant! The tours are fun, adventurous, and full of breathtaking views. Fabio was attentive to our wishes, flexible, and passionate about showing the island not only from the "tourist" side. He is a confident driver and a nice friendly person!

Communication with the company was fast and effective too.

If you are still unsure about this company, check out their YouTube channel. This is how we found them and never regret our choice!

Thank you, HTRT for this amazing experience!

Written 5 December 2023
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Kirsty A
Bordon, UK25 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had a great day out with Hit the Road, Madeira, when we took the full day West tour. Our driver, Nuno, was knowledgeable, interesting, informative and easy to talk to. He took us up some ‘interesting’ Madeiran roads and made a point of tailoring the day to suit specific requests, whilst still taking us to all the places the tour advertised, including Ponto do sol, Porto Moniz, the forest at Fanal, a traditional poncha bar and Cabo Girao.

One of the reasons for picking Hit the Road was that they had a maximum of six customers in each vehicle - and when we got to some of the locations and saw how people were crammed in on other 4x4 tours, we were very glad we’d picked this one!

Hit the Road were communicative and helpful both before and after our tour.
Written 19 November 2023
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Anete Oz
Riga, Latvia2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Not only the views were amazing, but also our driver Nuno was fun and knowledgeable. He gave us gave us great tips for the rest of our stay here. Highly recommended!
Written 12 November 2023
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Ray
London, UK3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Had a great tour to see the sunset at Pico do Areeiro and was lucky to have great weather and a wonderful sunset. This was a small group of 3 and our guide Fabio who took time to stop off along the way at some great viewpoints with planty of time to take pictures and enjoy the surroudings. The higher we went the better the views and Pico do Areeiro had some stunnign views all around the island, very reminiscent of Machu Picchu. I would highly recommend doing this tour and Hit The Road would certainly be my choice again. :O)
Written 8 November 2023
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