Services included with us:
5 mm Vade retro wetsuit with hood
Neoprene socks and, if necessary, neoprene gloves
Mountain sports helmet according to the latest CE standard
Canyoning harness with double lanyard
Canyoning backpack and waterproof box
English speaking CIC Canyon Guide with 20 years of experience
Instruction in material and technics in German, English, French
Transfer to the gorge and back
Canyoning in Madeira, Portugal is an absolutely
fascinating experience between rock and water and suitable for young and old!
We have a wide portfolio of gorges and will find the right canyoning tour for every skill level. Some of the tours are only fifteen minutes away from our active base in Calheta, most of the gorges can be found on the north side of Madeira in and around Seixal and Porto Moniz. But the island also has various canyons in Santana or Funchal.
As your english speeking canyoning guide, I choose the right tour depending on the participants' previous knowledge, I organize the entire day, we start with a small welcome drink. The distribution and instruction of materials are a first step into this great sport, after which you drive to the canyon together and the ascent begins, which takes between five and sixty minutes. We get dressed and an extensive briefing on the necessary techniques follows.
Then our unforgettable activity begins: we follow the flowing water along numerous obstacles that we overcome with various tactics. We jump, slide, swim and rappel down high waterfalls, all between vertical cliffs. The heart beats faster, the nature is fantastically beautiful and the action and the rushing water ensure a pleasant adrenaline rush.
I, Michael, am your German, English and French speaking CIC guide. Benefit from my more than twenty years of experience as a German CIC canyoning guide.
During canyoning we climb a water-bearing gorge in the direction of the water flow,
i.e. from top to bottom. We overcome natural obstacles such as small and large
waterfalls, swim through crystal clear natural pools and move in impassable terrain.
We move by walking and climbing, higher drops are rappeled, some offer the opportunity for exciting jumps and slides.
You experience and feel nature and its elements water and earth in a very special way, no other path leads you so deep into the gorges of Madeira. In constant change you experience the crackling water on your helmet and marvel at this incredible piece of earth.
The ropes are attached to specially provided anchoring points with special knots, then you tie yourself into the rope under my guidance and slowly sit down in the harness. After you have loosened your lanyard, slowly run the rope through the figure eight and your descent begins. You cross the water and the adrenaline rushes through your veins.
If the waterfalls are only a few meters high and the pools below are deep enough, there are great opportunities for exciting jumps. The short flight between the rock faces and the immersion in the turquoise-green water have an intense stimulus, which for many participants represents the ultimate in canyoning. Of course, there is always the possibility to abseil.
Another essential element full of fascination is swimming in crystal clear water that flows in long, deep pools through narrow corridors. The eye is just as caressed as the heart when you are so close to the element of water. Canyoning is a sport full of intense nature experiences in an unforgettable landscape and is extremely addictive. It combines relaxation and action.
We offer the following canyons in Madeira, we are happy to visit all other canyons with you on request. Book your tour online now with instant confirmation.