CANYONING IN MADEIRA: FUNCHAL, SEIXAL, SANTANA

Canyoning in Madeira

Experience canyoning in Madeira

Services included with us:
Welcome drink
Two-piece wetsuit 5 mm thick with hood
Neoprene socks and, if necessary, neoprene gloves
Mountain sports helmet and canyoning harness according to the latest CE standard
Canyoning backpack and waterproof screw barrel
Trilingual CIC Canyon Guide with 20 years of experience
Professional instruction in material and technique
Transfer from the active base to the canyon and back
Independent abseiling


Canyoning in Madeira, Portugal is a great sport for young and old, it's best to visit the gorges and canyons together!
Our offer includes different tours in Madeira, depending on the skill and knowledge of the guests, I choose the right route. The center of this great sport is on the north coast at Seixal, here around twenty canyons cavort on a few square kilometers and there is are gorges for every desired level. Also in Funchal, near Santana or in Calheta we will find a tour for you.
I organize the whole day, you get the necessary material, we drive to the canyon and after the access walk you will be instructed in the necessary techniques.
And then the fun can start: jumping, sliding, abseiling and swimming between high rock walls makes the heart beat faster, nature is uniquely beautiful and the action ensures a pleasant adrenaline rush.
I, Michael, am your German, English and French speaking CIC guide. Enjoy the advantages that a professional canyoning guide offers you.

What is canyoning?

When canyoning you climb through a narrow, water-bearing gorge in the downstream direction and overcome natural obstacles such as waterfalls, crystal clear natural pools and impassable terrain.
Running, climbing and abseiling are our modes of progression, depending on the canyon there are also possibilities of jumps and slides.
You experience nature in an unprecedented way, you are close to the elements and roam areas that can only be reached as a canyonist. In constant change you will experience action and tranquility, in one moment the water is pattering on your helmet and the next you marvel at these incredible spots.

Canyoning abseiling

Abseiling

After I have properly attached the ropes to specially provided anchorage points, you tie yourself into the rope under my guidance, slowly sit down in the harness, loosen your lanyard and by slowly letting the rope run through the figure eight, your start rappelling. Meter by meter you cross the water while the adrenaline rushes through your veins. Feel the sparkling water very closely.

Canyoning jumping

Jumping

Many of the natural pools are deep enough that you can jump the small waterfalls. Depending on courage and circumstances, jumps are possible up to eight meters high. These are never compulsory, if you wish, I will install a rope for you to abseil down. Diving into the turquoise water is a unique pleasure.
You will learn the different jumping techniques during the tour.

Canyoning swimming

Swimming

Crystal clear water flows between steep rock walls, unprecedented colors surprise the eye and the thoughts revolve around the fact that one would like to swim in this water. This dream comes true with canyoning, I promise you unique experiences in nature in an unforgettable landscape.
This sport is highly addictive and combines relaxation and action.

Famous Canyons

We have the following gorges in Madeira in our program, you can book them with just one click.
We are happy to visit other canyons with you on request.

Canyoning Voltas
Level1

Voltas

The Ribeira des Voltas is a very easy canyoning tour that brings absolute beginners closer to this great sport. Of course in the usual quality and with perfectly chosen equipment!
Ribeira do Cidrao
Level1

Ribeira do Cidrao

This watercourse rises below the Pico Arieiro, it is quite prone to flooding, but in stable weather a real dream for newbies in an incomparable area! A Nice slide at the end.
Canyoning Cales
Level2

Cales, Funchal

The Cales Canyon near Funchal has several sections, the first section being the most popular. Unfortunately, due to the large number of groups, the gorge is correspondingly full.
Canyoning Lajeado
Level2

Lajeado I

The canyon Lajeado on the Paul da Serra plateau can be climbed in several sections. The first section is perfect for beginners who are enthusiastic about jumping.
Canyoning Frio
Level2 / 3

Frio superior

The Frio Gorge is mainly descended in winter and spring, as otherwise hardly any water runs. Beautiful narrow sections and lots of abseils. The highest waterfall measures 45 meters.
Canyoning Folhado
Level3

Folhado

The Folhado Gorge in the mountain basin above Seixal is a very compact tour without long walking distances between the individual waterfalls and with great abseils.
Canyoning Agua Negra inferior
Level3

Agua Negra inferior

Spectacular approach to the 25 Fontes, initially a bit tough canyon with a great middle section. The way back is extremely difficult to find without a description.
Canyoning Camisa
Level3

Camisa

The Canyoning tour Camisa is located above Ponta Delgada in a deep valley. The approach leads through a jungle-like landscape, abseils up to 30 meters are waiting for you.
Ribeira das Galinhas
Level3

Galinhas

This gorge in the hills above Paul do Mar was reopened by Casa Vento in 2021 in three stages. Many abseilers between high rock faces. One of a few canyons in the south.
Ribeira da Furna, Santana
Level3

Furna, Santana

An absolute highlight in Santana. Two spectacular waterfalls and a jungle-like middle section with five smaller abseils. Short approach and return possible with shuttle.
Canyoning Sebastiao Vaz
Level3

Sebastiao Vaz, Santana

A promising topo, an easy route by levada and a short way back ...
But a lot of thorn bushes in the first third. A machete would be helpful.
Canyoning Seixal
Level3

Seixal

The Seixal Canyon at the place of the same name is an exciting tour between dark rock faces. Numerous beautiful abseiling points and a few slides are waiting for our guests.
Arruda, Achadas da Cruz
Level4

Arruda

A waterfall that we don't do commercially. Nine abseiling points, an unforgettable view and a very impressive end on the wild Atlantic in Faja da Quebrada Nova.
Canyoning Ribeira da Pedra Branca
Level4

Pedra Branca

The Ribeira da Pedra Branca gorge has a very short approach, a very beautiful 50 meters waterfall and a great narrow passage in the middle part. It ends at the sea.
Canyoning Passo inferior
Level4

Passo inferior

Above Sao Vicente is the Passo Gorge, which can be descended in two separate sections. The lower part is particularly sunny in the mornings. Access by a well known Levada.
Canyoning Ribeira Funda
Level4

Funda

Canyoning in the Ribeira Funda is extremely spectacular, the second waterfall is fifty meters high. Accompanied by a great shower, it goes into the depths of the gorge.
Canyoning Ribeira da Hortela inferior
Level4

Hortela inferior

Canyoning in the Hortela inferior is one of Madeira's absolute highlights. Two abseilings of 50 meters and great narrow part characterize this experience near Porto Moniz.
Canyoning Agua Alto
Level5

Agua Alto

The Agua Alto waterfall includes a difficult, exposed approach and a high abseil, which is rappelled in three pitches after a rope railing. Beautiful panorama over the atlantik!
Ribeira Campanario
Level5

Ribeira Campanario

The most elegant way to get to the legendary Calhau da Lapa, viewers are sure! Certainly the most spectacular abseiling anchor in Madeira and free hanging abseiling over 60 meters!
Ribeira Funda Meia Legua
Level5

Funda Meia Legua

The tour for rainy days in Ribeira Brava. Spectacular abseiling with a view of the Continente supermarket. A great experience for lovers of high waterfalls. Shower guaranteed.
Ribeira do Passo superior
Level5

Passo superior

Der obere Abschnitt der Schlucht Passo ist deutlich länger als der untere. Mit 25 Abseilstellen zwischen sieben und 35 Metern liegt die Begehungszeit bei fünf Stunden. Für Könner!
Canyoning Ribeira Vimieiro
Level5

Vimieiro

The Vimieiro Gorge is reserved for experts on the rope, several abseiling points can only be reached via a rope railing. And then there is also an intermediate anchor to be mastered.
Ribeira do Delgado inferior
Level5

Delgado inferior

Also known as the Veu de Noiva Waterfall. Without a doubt one of the most beautiful gorges in Madeira. If only the approach was not so exposed. Only possible at low tide!
Canyoning Lajeado, Risco Wasserfall
Level6

Lajeado Integral

Top of the tops in Madeira, first many great jumps and then the two Risco waterfalls are roped down under the amazed eyes of the Levada walkers! Abseils up to 120 meters high.

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