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Hit the Road Tours

Funchal, Portugal
About Hit the Road Tours
Hit the Road Madeira has been offering first-class tour operating services since 2012. ​ Our experienced guides are great at understanding what each client needs and making sure everybody is having a great time!
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Sunrise Tour - Half Day 4x4 Tour
This is a special tour indeed.

Ideal for adventurous families, couples and photographers

There is a certain feeling about being up before everybody else, experiencing the marvels of nature uninterupted and in all its glory

Our number 1 sunrise spot is Pico do Areiro, the third highest peak of the island.

Very often we are above the clouds and the colours are absolutely extraordinary, truly a once in a lifetime moment!

Of course we cannot always guarantee the perfect weather conditions for the perfect sunrise so we have back up spots such as;

Pico do facho, Ponta Sao Lourenço, Guindaste Viewpoint and one or two secret spots, each with their own unique characteristics.

This is a real adventure!
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4 hours
from $39.37
Sunrise Hike
Ponta de Sao Lourenço is one of the most popular attractions in Madeira and the absolute best way to really appreciate this hike is by avoiding the crowds.

Known for its beautiful colours and rock formations, the volcanic peninsular is one of the oldest parts of the island.

The peninsula is classified as a partial natural reserve.

All the land and sea by the North coast, is part of the European network of important community sites - Natura 2000.

You can witness very unique fauna and flora on this side of the island, endemic birds and on the very rare occasion, a visit from the world´ s rarest seal, the monk seal.

At the end of the trail, you can dive in the Sardinha port a great place for a swim in some of the cleanest water!

The hike involves some ascends and descends and is considered Moderate difficulty with a total of 8Km more or less which should take around 4 hours in total to complete.
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5 hours
from $52.87
East 4x4 Tour
Experience the spectacular natural scenery, delicious cuisine, and traditional villages of Madeira’s east coast on this full-day tour. Traveling by 4WD, venture off-road and escape the crowds as you drive the Pico do Areiro mountain roads, stop in villages such as Ribeiro Frio and Faial, and visit a traditional A-frame house in Santana. Along the way, enjoy lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant, optional tastings of Madeira wine or Porto Da Cruz rum, and a visit to a poncho bar.
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8 hours
from $52.87
Levada do Moinho
This is our therapeutic walk.

It´s very quiet and away from all the crowds....

This levada was constructed by the people from the villages of Porto Moniz and Ponta do Pargo to aid the "moinhos" or water mills situated on the walk.  

The ruins of these mills can still be distinguished along the wallk. 

Along the walk you can expect to find dense vegetation often very green.

Some may call it mystic, with many ferns and laurel trees.

There are many water springs and "water features" flowing out of the interesting rock formations. 

A resonably flat walk, this is a great levada for those who want to experience the forest, the fauna and flora and the water canals without stress.

On the way back we stop at the Lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo for the big cliff views of the south west.

A poncha/coffee/tea stop before making our way back 
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8 hours
from $52.87
Private 4x4 Tour Full Day
With dense forests, sweeping beaches, and spectacular natural scenery, Madeira is widely considered the jewel in Portugal’s crown—but the rugged terrain can make exploring a challenge. On this flexible private tour, step off the tourist trail and explore Madeira’s wilderness at your own pace. With your guide at the wheel of your powerful 4x4 vehicle, reach corners of Madeira many visitors miss.
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8 hours
from $253.09
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Review of: East 4x4 Tour

Hugo, our driver/guide was very friendly, knowledgeable, accomedating, the views were incredible, despite the rain, we even had a nice little walk by the Levada. We really enjoyed our last day in Madiera.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank navaf2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Both me and the wife absolutely loved the sunrise tour. The guides Hugo and Victor you cannot fault. Their knowledge on the local area was 2nd to none and Hugo just made us laugh all the time. Next time we're back in Madeira we will...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mlkh836
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this company as they did small groups and we had a great time. There were 4 of us plus Lisa our guide. She was so welcoming and knowledgeable and we all felt in safe hands. The weather was not perfect but the tour...More

Thank 718lyndas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic time on this tour to see the sunrise in Madeira! Jeff was super friendly! We would highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AlanaH320
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the peaks tours. Getting picked up at our air bnb and was driven to the start of the hike. I’ve got a real fear of heights and was not comfortable doing the hike even after Lisa convinced me to just try the first...More

Date of experience: November 2019
2  Thank davidwm55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour is very fun and entertaining. Especially matthew is very accommodating, energetic and very nice. Thumbs up to him. It was a great experience and we have fun

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MJ T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day exploring the island with Jeff in one of his land rovers. Jeff himself was very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible and took us to see some amazing sites around Madeira. We had regular stop offs for coffee and at particular sight...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank emtee1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jeff was our unfortunate tour guide. We started off with a clear sky, but as we travelled up to the top of the mountain so the clouds called bringing with them their friends the raindrops. Jeff did everything he possible could to try and salvage...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank belly5uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Lisa for an amazing day hiking the peaks of Madeira. The views were amazing throughout even with both clouds at the beginning and sun at the end. Lisa is a great guide providing information about the sites you’ll see along the way. If...More

1  Thank lissam151
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Review of: East 4x4 Tour

Fantastic tour where Hugo showed us the highlights (and some exciting extras) of Madeira's East Coast. We tried to book the West tour after this one but there was no availability before we left. We will be back though!

Date of experience: October 2019
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May 31, 2018|
Response from Jeff_HitTheRoad | Property representative |
Hi Wendy, yes we do!!
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Response from Jeff_HitTheRoad | Property representative |
Just noticed everybody had already answered :)) thank guys!! ps, the website is the best way to book ;)