Festa da Flor 2018
19 de Abril - 6 de Maio
My wife and I took 4 of the Lido Levada walks during our recent vacation in Madeira. The sizes of the groups ranged from 7 to 12; the small size of the groups was the major reason why we chose to use Lido rather than one of the other tour companies. The guides were knowledgeable and the vans used to transport us from our hotel to the walk and back were comfortable. We also chose Lido for a tour of the Nun's Valley; again, the group size was small (6), so it made for a very comfortable tour. We would certainly recommend Lido tours and will no doubt use them again when we come back to Madeira, which we hope to do next year.
With reference to the particulars of the Levada walks, 3 of the tours were half day (Paradise Valley, Referta/Castelejo and Maracos/Mimosa Valley). These were all very easy with no concerns for vertigo. Referta/Castelejo and Maracos/Mimosa Valley walks are at a fairly low elevation (between 200 and 300 m above sea level) and are very interesting in terms of seeing farming done right below the levada. The fourth walk we did was an all-day walk, Ribeiro Frio to Portela. This walk is at am much higher altitude (around 800m to 900 m above sea level) and goes right through very scenic forests in the mountains. The scenic views are great but anyone with a fear of heights might want to give this one a miss. On the positive side, the posts and cables which protect walkers in the most precipitous areas have all been redone in the past two years and provide a high level of assurance when walking on those stretches. All-on-all, levada walks are a really great way to see the island of Madeira.
During our stay in Madeira in the first week of March, we did four trips with Lido tours - Nun's valley, a walk in Paradise Valley, Sunday Market, and the West tour. All four were absolutely great - well organised, in small groups, with very knowledgeable and attentive guides. We had always the feeling that we are very well looked after. I am very glad we chose Lido tours and will definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to get the most from his/her visit to Madeira.
Uma viagem incrivel à descoberta de paisagens maravilhosas. Quero dar um agradecimento especial ao Sr Nuno que nos fez visitar a zona este da ilha, muito simpatico,atencioso. Recomendo sem duvida alguma esta fantastica equipa da Lido Tours!!
Uma excursão excelente e inesquecivel com pessoal muito simpatico,atencioso e profissional, quero agradecer em especial o desempenho do guia Sr. Nuno na minha visita à zona este da Ilha e igualmente na minha excursão na zona oeste. Recomendo sem hesitar, parabéns a toda a equipa da Lido Tours!!
Hicimos la excursión a Curral das Freiras con recogida en el puerto de Funchal. La organización fue perfecta, tanto en la localización en el puerto del vehículo de Lido Tours como en el desarrollo del circuito programado. Nos llevamos un hermoso recuerdo de la isla de Madeira y sus bellos paisajes. La atención del guía José Mourinho fue excelente.
We had a very enjoyable trip around the eastern part of Madeira. Our driver/guide, José, was charming and informative and took us to a number of interesting spots and a very nice local restaurant for lunch. It was a pity that the clouds had closed in over the Pico do Ariero in the morning, but that's the chance you take when you book one of these tours. As we went further down towards the north coast, the weather cleared and the rest of the day was lovely. Very good value and highly recommended.
Fiz duas excursões (Este e Oeste) com a Lido Tours, recentemente, e correu tudo muito bem. Os guias eram prestáveis e atenciosos e as duas viagens foram muito agradáveis.
The best walking tour that I have ever had.
We went on the East tour of Madeira, last Tuesday. We were fortunate to have a beautiful day and both my wife and I enjoyed the excursion very much, with exceptional scenery. We highly recommend this trip!
The tour (West Coast) was very good and the guide, Gama, was extremely helpful. Good itinerary.
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