Madeira Island is a small paradise for Mountain Biking in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and only a few hours flight away from most European cities. Here you can find fantastic trails from mountain to sea level! Its famous mild weather makes biking in Madeira enjoyable all year round. For the less technical and experienced riders, the famous Madeira “Levadas” are flat and ideal for a relaxed bike ride through its amazing Nature. (Source: Lokoloko Madeira)
Explore Madeira Island by Bicycle, a delightful experience over magnificent and challenging routes; there are no bike paths on the Island, but Madeira offers great road and mountain bike trails. Give yourself the opportunity to spend a beautiful day outdoors in the company of many friendly cyclists, it’s a great way to explore the Island, exercise and admire its breathtaking panoramas.
Many companies offer organised adventure bicycle tours around the Island for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Madeira’s Around the Island Tour Competition takes place in October, an event organised by the Associação de Desportos da Madeira which includes local, national and international junior and amateur cyclists.
Exciting news for mountain bikers and jumper fanatics, opened July 18th 2009, Madeira Island now has its first brand new and exciting Bike Park, located in Porto Moniz, an area dedicated to mountain biking, with jumps, courses and dirt jump pump tracks for all levels of expertise.
There are many rental shops on the island, some require photo ID and prices vary, here are a few rental places and tips:
Please bear in mind that it’s not easy to cycle in Madeira, some roads and trails are very steep.
Bike Zone - Forum Madeira - Estrada Monumental
Joyride Madeira - Olimpo Shop 210-211, Avenida do Infante
Bikulture (Joe Cycles) for Guiding and ask for Accomodation offers