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West of Madeira : Private 4x4 Tour provided by Hit the Road Tours

West of Madeira : Private 4x4 Tour

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per group (up to 6)
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop off
  • Small group (6 passengers max)
  • Comfortable, closed top Land Rover Discovery perfect for all weather conditions
  • Qualified fun, friendly and informative guide and driver
  • Great introduction to the culture and history of the island
  • Short 45 minute levada walk (optional)
  • Relaxed, no "time schedule" attitude
  • Food and drinks
  • Pick up fees (outside of Funchal)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anita en Bas wrote a review Oct 2020
Wierden, The Netherlands8 contributions
We did 5 tours with Hit the Road in the last 3 years. We did the East Tour 2 times, the West Tour one time en during the Pandemic we did 2 brand new tours which brought us to places we have never been before. It was really amazing! On every tour we did, Hugo was our guide, who
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Date of experience: July 2020
WombleTravel80 wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
We toured the west of the island with the super knowledgable and engaging Victor. He took us to some fantastic 'off the the beaten track' places that we'd have never explored if we'd just taken a car ourselves. The seafood lunch with a view was wonderful and one of the many
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Date of experience: March 2020
Gillian E wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions
Another smashing day out with Hugo. East trip Monday, now onto the West side. Totally different from the East but once again an exceptional day. Weather wasn't marvellous, but it didn't spoil any of the day. Couldn't ask for a better tour guide, we saw places that you would
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Date of experience: November 2019
David Mitchell wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
We toured the west of the island, visiting some amazing places, in the company of a knowledgable and engaging guide, Jeff. The meal was excellent and we learned so much about this beautiful island. Nothing was too much trouble for our guide. We were treated like royalty, as we
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Christine G wrote a review Sep 2019
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom46 contributions16 helpful votes
We did this tour in 2017 with Hit the Road and had a brilliant day although it was very overcast and misty. We booked with them again in the hope we would be able to experience the clear views as we were doing it in the summer rather than spring. Our day did not disappoint. We
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Date of experience: September 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Hit the Road Tours
Entertaining and fascinating 4x4 tour of Madeira with knowledgeable, friendly host Jeff
My guide, Jeff De Gouveia, took me in his Land Rover for an adventurous and informative 4x4 tour of Madeira. Drivin
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Full day of spectacular scenery
We booked a Private Tour to the West Of The Island in late August. Hugo was our guide and clearly loves his job and
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West Tour and East Tour
We had two lovely private day trips with Hugo in September. We initially booked just the West tour but enjoyed it s
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Awesome hiking with Hit the Road Tours and amazing trip to Madeira!
We were lucky enough to book a short getaway to Madeira towards the end of summer, in between lockdowns (Madeira is
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Unforgettable sunrise tour with the best guide!
This is a very special tour that my family and I would highly recommend. The views are absolutely breathtaking even
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Jeroen v
Amazing sunset, amazing guide
Waking up early, picked up by an amazing person/guide and whitnessed a beautiful sunset! For our next holiday we de
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Must Do in Madeira
We had a great Sunrise trip!! Hugo was an excellent guide and had many tips for the island. Definitely worth it 👍
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Two great tours
With small businesses in the tourist industry needing a bit of extra support at the moment, I thought I’d add a few
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Levada do Moinho
Brilliant trip - excellent guides, lovely company on the trip as well. Would definitely recommend to anybody.
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Ian F
An interesting and enjoyable day out
Jeff, the owner and our guide for the day, did a great job of providing an enjoyable tour despite rather poor weath
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My bucket list...
Since planning a winter on Madeira, I have been dreaming of doing the "Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo" hike. I admit
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Guide was very attentive to our capabilities. She also explained many things during the hike. Would definitly recom
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Private full day tour - exactly what we ordered!
Having visited the island many times before and having done the standard tourist tours we wanted a relaxed tour vis
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Highly recommend!!!
I did this hike in February 2020, I was alone and joined nice small group and our guide was Vitor. Madeira is made
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Avoid the crowds and see the real Madeira with Hit the Road Tours
A great day out, guided by the knowledgeable and ebullient Hugo, who’s love of the island was totally infectious. W
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