Sport Land activities in Madeira – Jeep Tours / Terrain
Madeira is the ideal place for extreme sports set by its particular terrain with deep valleys and imposing mountains. Both Jeep Safaris and mountain biking are the best ways to feel the excitement of getting over natural obstacles, feeling the adrenaline and be surrounded by nature in a unique way.
Jeep Safaris are becoming very popular to explore those places that would otherwise be impossible to reach. The beauty of Madeira lies in its overwhelming natural heritage and one of the best ways to experience it is by 4WD vehicles which manage to overcome the difficulties of the typical old roads and land.
Not only you get to see the island from a whole new perspective, you also reach unforgettable deserted, out-of-the-way spots where you feel involved by Nature, with picturesque landscape of the island and the lush Laurissilva forest surrounding you. Jeep Safaris tours are for all ages and are done 50% off-road.
There are several tourism companies and travel agencies that organize different routes for this type of activities.
Sport Holidays in Madeira Islands
The mild climate of Madeira and Porto Santo Islands is ideal for the practice of all kinds of sports, leisure and outdoors activities, at any time of the year.
Many options are available, including water, land and aerial sports, ranging from relaxing activities to traditional and extreme sports:
Sea lovers will benefit from the warm sea currents, with temperatures ranging between 19º and 24ºC, ideal for snorkelling, diving, sailing, surfing, windsurfing and sport fishing, all year round. You will also be able to catch the best waves in Europe, at the Jardim do Mar, Fajã da Areia (São Vicente) and Porto da Cruz beaches.
A quiet boat trip is also a must. Sailing along the coast, you will be able to watch the dolphins, whales and monk seals that grace Madeira seas with their presence.
Visitors looking for stronger sensations will certainly be able to find them. Paragliding or hang-gliding over the island, canyoning to discover the heart of the mountains, climbing the highest peaks, embarking on an all-terrain adventure, feeling the adrenaline rush while riding a jet-ski, or simply enjoying the sheer freedom of kitesurfing, are some of the sporting experiences available to visitors.
Golf, trekking and hiking are excellent alternatives for those preferring calmer activities, allowing a closer look at the natural features of these lusciously green islands.
Discover the impressive and diverse island vegetation over a walk along one of the local canals known as “levadas” or one of the many trails at the heart of the Laurissilva forest, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Nature Site. Due to its beauty and diverse landscape, this forest has recently been declared one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal.
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