2½ hrs
Duration
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Days
>7y, Adults
Age
Funchal
Location
ENG, PT
Guide Language

In this one-of-a-kind off-road trail, we will visit the mountains on the northside of the island along some of the most untouched and nostalgic trails in the region.

We will explore one of the most beautiful valleys, protected by the Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro in the middle of the forest. Therefore, it is only accessible by foot or by off-road vehicles.

This valley is surrounded by Laurissilva Forest, which means that the trails penetrate the forest. Therefore, you will have the unique opportunity to visit the oldest trees. This refugee of Macaronesia was recognized by UNESCO in 1999.

This tour is also perfect for lovers of Geocaching. This is because, on the way, you can look for some caches at the stopping points. This trail is undoubtedly one of the best-kept secrets on the island.

We will depart from “Porto da Cruz” (Referta), crossing the “Ribeira do Faial” road towards “Fajã da Nogueira” until the “Til Centenarios” Trees (Ocotea Foetens) and return to “Referta”.

55% On-Road – 45% Off-Road

PRICES

2 – 2,5 Hour Tour. Price per Buggy (2 people): €130

CLEAN & SAFE MEASUREMENTS

  • All employees have received specific information and/or training about how to comply with basic infection prevention and control precautions in relation to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak
  • Enough personal protective equipment is available for the employees involved in the activities.
  • Customers need to bring their own disposable or re-usable facemasks. In case a mask gets lost or forgotten, the company will provide disposable masks.
  • Supply of hand sanitizers based on alcohol, whenever the participants enter the vehicles.
  • Sanitization or disinfection of the equipment used, after each activity
  • Sanitization or disinfection of the means of transportation used, after each activity
  • Maintenance of the social safety distance between the participants in the activity

AVAILABILATY

Daily.

ITINERARY

Departure Porto da Cruz (Referta). Crossing the Ribeira do Faial road towards Fajã da Nogueira until the Til Centenarios Trees (Ocotea Foetens). Return to Referta.

55% On-Road – 45% Off-Road

TRANSFER

Transfer from Hotels in Funchal is free.
Outside of Funchal € 15.

GENERAL RULES

All holders of a category B driving licence, valid in the European Union, are allowed to drive.

Drivers cannot be under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

Drivers should observe traffic rules such as instructions from the briefing Monitor/Guide.

In the event of excessive speed, overtaking, detours or too much distance between participants, the tour may be cancelled due to safety reasons.

For safety reasons, the 4×4 reinforcement and traction equipment will be instructed by the Monitor/Guide and its unauthorized use is forbidden.

Participants are required to wear the seat belt, and to keep limbs inside the vehicle.

The company has compulsory insurance and the respective licence is registered and authorized by the RNAAT.

Passengers must be over 7 years of age.

Tours not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart/spinal problems.

The schedules and routes can be changed/cancelled for security reasons or due to adverse weather conditions.

The trails are subject to landslides, mudslides, poor visibility and abrupt temperature changes.

TIPS & IDEAS

Wear comfortable clothing. Bear in mind that they could get wet, muddy or dusty according to the weather conditions that we will possibly encounter.

Helmets will be provided for the trip.

Rain suits and dust masks, if necessary, will be included for the trip.

Do not forget your camera! (However, don’t forget that this activity is likely to be muddy/dusty. We do not take responsibility for damages to personal equipment.)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations can be made up to 10 days before the date of the tour, the total amount of the reservation will be refunded, minus €5 for administrative expenses.

If for reasons beyond our control we have to cancel the tour we will refund the full amount paid. Or, if the participant agrees we will reschedule the tour to another date.

For more information or request a booking for this tour get in touch with one of our team members or fill out the contact form below.

Team


Frank Lenders
+ : (+351) 910 338 739
Languages: ENG, DE, NL
Email
Nicole Slijpen

Languages: ENG, DE, NL

Email

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 2 reviews
July 3, 2019

Super Guide, hat uns schon beim abholen am Hotel viele Orte gezeigt und viel erklärt. Man hält an Orten mit wundervollen Aussichten!

January 9, 2020

Absolutely brilliant tour.
Nelson was so nice and we stopped along the way where he showed us the beauty spots and shared good knowledge of the area.
He then treated us to a lovely complimentary coffee.
Overall this in an excellent way to explore the east of the island and beats sitting on a bus.

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