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MTB in Madeira

I went hiking in Madeira a few years ago and fondly remember the strikingly beautiful island. Essentially a single volcano sticking out of the middle of the ocean, there is massive variety of terrain and climate in one small area. The main feature of the terrain of course is the hills, with some of the most terrifying roads I’ve ever been on! Although I went there hiking, I could instantly see it would be great for mountain biking and was very pleased to stumble across some excellent video and purpose built trails on Madeira from the Trippin guys.

Dedicated MTB holidays are run from the capital Funchal by FreerideMadeira with bike hire and guided tours available as well.

I have to say it looks awesome and the rest of the island is really worth a visit too. It’s surprisingly accessible from the UK (I managed to fly Easyjet from Bristol), with reasonably priced flights available regularly.

So if you’re looking at a sunnier riding holiday, I definitely suggest you look in to it.



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