Madeira is one of the last undiscovered rock climbing destinations in Europe.

Our local instructors and guides are well-placed to show you best routes the island has to offer. If you’re a climbing novice, you’ll be in good hands with our resident guides Duarte Silva and Luis Vasconcelos. They’ll introduce you to the basics of climbing in a fun half-day session, on top-roped single pitch routes suitable for beginners and families. The cliff faces you’ll practice on aren’t high or exposed, and are a great place to learn about this enjoyable sport. There are a couple of venues: a lowland 15m cliff on the Sao Lorenco peninsula, and a 30m cliff on the mountain of Pico do Areeiro.

If you’re a more seasoned climber then Duarte and Luis can take you on a much more mountainous route, reaching the rocky summit of Pico Cidrao at 1,801m.

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