Wonderful mountain jeep tour in Madeira over the "Royal Way"

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This jeep tour in Madeira leads you over a "Royal Way" from Machico to the mountain Pico do Areeiro. Enjoy the landscape, stunning views and get an insight in the culture at this Madeira tour to the idyllic villages like Porto da Cruz and Santana.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Madeira jeep tour along an old "Royal Way" to the mountains

Full day jeep tour in Madeira: From Machico, you'll drive via old ways to the highest peaks of Madeira. Spectacular views guaranteed!

Transfer zone 1 - Funchal | Caniço

  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 1 - per adult (from 12 yrs) 58.-€
  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 1 - per child (0-11 yrs) 29.-€

Transfer zone 2 - Machico | Santa Cruz | Câmara de Lobos | Estreito Câmara de Lobos, Ponta do Sol | Cruise Port

  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 2 - per adult (from 12 yrs) 63.-€
  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 2 - per child (0-11 yrs) 34.-€

Transfer zone 3 - Camacha | Santo da Serra | Jardim da Serra | Calheta | Caniçal | São Vicente

  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 3 - per adult (from 12 yrs) 68.-€
  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 3 - per child (0-11 yrs) 39.-€

Transfer zone 4 - Ponta Delgada | Porto da Cruz

  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 4 - per adult (from 12 yrs) 73.-€
  • Mountains of Madeira jeep tour + Transfer Zone 4 - per child (0-11 yrs) 44.-€
Crest the mountains of Madeira by jeep

Booking option: Madeira Jeep Tour to the highest peaks

This impressive jeep tour in Madeira will give you an excellent insight of the culture and the mountainscape of the beautiful island. After you've been picked up in the morning from the drivers and made yourself comfortable in the convertible 4x4 vehicles, you'll start the tour: From Machico, the second-largest and oldest city of Madeira, you'll follow the small pathways called Caminho Real (royal way) through the Funduras mountain chain. You'll pass terraces, on which you'll even nowadays see the sugarcane- and banana plantations, and evergreen forests with the 4x4 jeeps.

At lunchtime you can enjoy a typical Madeiran menu, which you can order directly with the tour guide for a small extra charge. On the way to the mountains, you'll see some idyllic small villages, i.e. Porto da Cruz and the more famous Santana, whose typical Madeiran houses are a popular foto motif. Now you continue on forest paths uphill into the mountains, leaving behind Ribeiro Frio, a stunning forest park. Goal of the Madeira jeep tour is the Pico do Areeiro, the third-highest mountain of Madeira with spectacular views until the neighbouring island Porto Santo. Look forward to the interesting explications of your guide!

Transfer possible from:

  • Transfer zone 1: Funchal, Caniço
  • Transfer zone 2: Machico, Santa Cruz, Camacha, Estreito Camara de Lobos, Ponta do Sol, cruise dock
  • Transfer zone 3: Santo da Serra, Jardim da Serra, Calheta, Caniçal, São Vicente
  • Transfer zone 4: Ponta Delgada, Porto da Cruz


  • Duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Hours: 8:30 AM
  • Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Closing times: no tours on 25 December and 1 January
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Lunch exclusive: main dish, dessert, coffee and one drink (can be booked on site at the driver's for 18 €)


  • Transfer (if the corresponding booking option was selected), professional guide, insurance, photos
  • 1 bottle of water, map
Important information
  • This is a guided jeep safari in Madeira, you can only be passenger.
  • The jeep safari is not suitable for wheel-chair users.
  • If desired, an infant's seat can be provided, please add this in the commentary field when booking.

Please bring

Sunglasses, sun blocker, sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long trousers / jacket, camera

Detailed description

Full day jeep tour from Funchal / Caniço to the highest peaks of Madeira

This Madeira jeep tour leads you into the mountains of the stunningly beautiful island. The first stop of this 4x4 tour from Funchal is Machico, the oldest city of Madeira. Afterwards, you'll follow a caminho real ("Royal Way") into the high mountains of the north. This royal ways have been the only connecting roads over the mountains of Madeira until the 20th century. On the peaks, you'll pass some interesting villages with the jeeps, i.e. Porto da Cruz and Santana, also famous for its typical Madeiran houses.

You'll also get insights into the traditional agriculture and architecture of the island, and also the fantastic nature is one of the central points of the jeep tour in Madeira. You'll drive offroad through thick forest areas with plants only occurring here. Quite rightly, the mystical laurisilva forest of Madeira was declared UNESCO world natural heritage. The offroad fun with the strong jeeps in Madeira will also be ensured. The ride ín the convertible 4x4 vehicles through Madeira's mountainscape is a real pleasure. Following the adventurous pathways, you'll reach Pico do Areeiro, the third-highest mountain of Madeira. The view from the top is impressive - keep your camera ready! Look forward to this breathtaking tour with the jeep from Funchal.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Madeira jeep tour along an old "Royal Way" to the mountains

Larissa und Sila wrote on Oct 11, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100

With the jeep like the king on the royal road

The oldest city of Madeira Machico intoxicated our senses, landscapes and architecture were brutally beautiful.

Mit dem Jeep wie der König über den Königsweg

Die älteste Stadt Madeiras Machico hat unsere Sinne berauscht, Landschaften und Architektur waren brachial schön.
Gernot wrote on Oct 3, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Nice, but I would also like to have driven myself

A packed day with lots of impressions. Rather sightseeing. A little more off-road action and driving yourself would have been great.

Schön, aber ich wäre gerne auch selbst gefahren

Ein vollgepackter Tag mit vielen Eindrücken. Eher Sightseeing. Ein wenig mehr offroad Action und selber Fahren wäre aber toll gewesen.
Nina89 wrote on Apr 28, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100


Interesting sights and good guides explaining everything in detail. A bit more action would have been nice.
E. B. wrote on Apr 26, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Wonderful day

Many thanks to the great guides for a great day on this beautiful island!

Wundervoller Tag

Vielen Dank an die tollen Guides für einen tollen Tag auf dieser wunderschönen Insel!
Marek wrote on Mar 15, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Nice tour for the family

The kids liked it and we also had fun. Gladly again.

Schöne Tour für die Familie

Den Kindern hats gefallen und wir hatten auch unseren Spaß. Gerne wieder.
Malsia wrote on Aug 24, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

Simply enjoy

What a great landscape on such a small island. We were impressed and would definitely like to come back for longer!

Einfach genießen

Was für eine tolle Landschaft auf so einer kleinen Insel. Wir waren beeindruckt und kommen sicher gerne mal für länger wieder!

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