Epic Madeira
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Although EPIC Madeira is a young company, created in 2013, it’s constitued by people with more than a decade of experience in mountain and sea, and in its most diverse activities. Also a big part of the Epic Team Members are Nature Guides formed in the prestiged University of Madeira. Therefore the guides of EPIC Madeira are able to transmit to their clients reliable information of superior level, always with the maximum rigor security wise, these are thus the base permits that contribute to an unparalleled service in the panorama of touristic animation and activities In the Autonomous Region of Madeira (RAM). This company was created with the intention of assuming itself as a distinct and upgraded alternative in the approach to the outdoor activities of touristic animation, namely through the strong incidence in pioneer activities in the island and raising the quality of the existing ones to new standards through the proven experience and training of the its members.
Funchal, Portugal

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May 2022 • Friends
This was sone of the coolest things I’ve ever done. We did the advanced canyoning trip. It was just my 3 friends and myself and we had 2 instructors (shout out to Peter and Marta for being absolutely terrific). We all have rock climbing experience but this was our first time canyoning but they assured us this was the perfect level for us for the thrills and views. Peter the main guide was great from the beginning-pointing out all of the cool spots along the drive and giving us information about the island in general. Safety was a top priority along the trip and the ratio of guides to participants was ideal. I feel like this is one of the best ways to see what Madeira has to truly offer and it’s away from all of the tourists. Our biggest abseil was 80m! They also do a great job documenting the whole trip with pictures which were sent the night of. Highly recommend!
Written May 19, 2022
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Aug 2020 • Solo
I came to Madeira a few days ago, and before that I heard lots of great things about EpicMadeira and their upbeat and positive attitude towards the people that give them a chance of showing the place they lived almost their whole lives 👀

I myself picked a 6 day of hike (which was cut to be 5 days + a day of canyoning - the cut was because of the local event).

As for hiking, if you ever go to Madeira and you enjoy walking through all the different trails I recommend you to ask for Fabio, one of the best hiking (and most likely different activities) guide you could ever ask for. If you want a guide that's actually humane and you really look forward to hikes, that's your best pick.
Fabio was an easy going guy that is about to show you pretty much everything about the place you're to hike in, obviously you'll follow the beaten path by the tourists in some cases, but he'll also gladly shoe you the off the beaten track known only for locals.
Do you want to impress your friends with the knowledge of secret passages during your hikes, (as you will go back to Madeira, trust me) Fabio is your best pick to get that knowledge from.
Also don't worry if you're doing your first steps into hiking, Fabio will definitely pick those based on your level and modify them by seeing how well you managed to go through the previous ones, he will always ask you whether you want to slow down/rush up a bit of just sit and enjoy the view (you can always ask the same things yourself, but he'll know where to ask those things, so you may prolly not have a chance to do so yourself :) )

The hikes we did were simply amazing, I'm attaching one photo of the landscape during the hike we did (I'm not a fan of posting multiple photos, you go there.to see it for yourself with your own camera in your eyes, no need to look on it through your screen), you can see how stunningly beautiful it is (if you're not a fan of a kind of lifeless hikes, don't worry Levada forests will be definitely your thing).

So to sum up, get your flight ticket to Madeira and book some activities with Fabio from EpicMadeira, and ideally you'll come back with your friends here just to appreciate the nature once more.
Written August 8, 2020
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Reykjavik, Iceland6 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
We did both Intermediate & Advanced canyoning trips.

This was a fun trip with two guides, Peter and Andre, both were professional friendly, efficient and briefed us with the right amount of safety information needed at this level of trip.
They took tons of amazing photos and videos, and from what I saw never missed an opportunity, so in effect the whole trip was recorded with a cloud drive link sent to us the same day of the trip. If you can move with ease in hiking and have abseiled before then this is the trip for you!

Canyoning Advanced,
Our second trip with Peter, and this time we met Jonny. This was a professionally run trip, with seamless teamwork between the two experienced canyoning guides. We entered with a 70m abseil, which really set the tone of the trip, we had experience and love to abseil so after short safety briefs we were straight into the fun. Seeing these guys work in a profession they are passionate about translates into a safe and adventurous experience. If this doesn't inspire you to do more canyoning, then I wouldn't know what would. Epic Madeira were great to communicate with, and the photos/videos were appreciated.
Written December 2, 2022
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Hayley C
Hertford, UK2 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We went coasteering today with Fabio and Alfredo and it was so much fun, we would definitely recommend and go again if we were to visit Madeira another time.

We were picked up from our hotel at 0900, communication beforehand was brilliant. We had emailed some questions and got speedy, helpful replies. Both Fabio and Alfredo are really friendly and we enjoyed chatting to them on the drive.

We met up with the rest of the group and were given everything we needed for the day; wet suits, buoyancy aids, helmets, wet shoes, socks. All we had to bring was swimwear, a towel and a face mask. We then made our way down the hill to the first jump.

The day consisted of lots of swimming, jumping (we probably did about eight jumps of varying heights - something for everyone!) and walking across the rocks. It was really great, with some amazing scenery. Fabio and Alfredo are encouraging without being forceful and no one had to do anything they didn’t want to.

At around €60 per person it really is amazing value for money. A really chilled day given that you’re jumping off of rocks! There was no time pressure and it was a great atmosphere. Fabio and Alfredo also took photos and videos of the jumps and sent them to us all.

On the journey back they gave us lots of tips for the rest of our time in Madeira - shared lots of local knowledge and overall really enjoyed their company. They’re very good at what they do!

If you’re in Madeira make sure take a look at one of their experiences 😊
Written September 19, 2020
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Christopher Laishley
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Sep 2020 • Couples
Cliff diving, caving, scrambling and coastal swimming, all rolled into one. This is easily one of the best times I’ve ever had!!

We were picked up at our hotel in Funchal by our two guides, Fabio and Augusto, and they were amazing. Funny, sure, and inspiring you with confidence to do things I never thought I’d do!

Providing us with wet suits and safety gear, they were so friendly from the off, even as I was saying “I’ll probably not do the big jumps”. An hour later, there I am, with a massive grin on my face as I leapt into the water 12 metres below me, somewhere close to the Ponta do Buraco.

Don’t worry, they start you off small, but even the metre-high leaps were exhilarating as we dived into the blue Atlantic ocean. Then we’d swim across to the next location, which could be a cove, a cave, another jump, a bit of scrambling, or even “the jacuzzi” (a gorgeous rock pool to recline in, as seen in the pictures, which Augusto took; we ended up with 332 of them, and 28 videos too!!).

All the while Fabio and Augusto created a fun and thrilling time, joking light-heartedly while at the same time instilling you with a feeling of complete safety and respect. They know and love what they do and it rubs off on you. I wouldn’t have imagined I’d have ever done the things I did here, but I’m SO GLAD I did!!

They even provided some rations and took the time to mention some really good local places to unwind afterwards (including the Beerhouse near the marina, which Augusto recommends for a genuine craft beer of Madeira, the “Monte series”, which we’ll be trying tonight!!).

We might do this exact experience again, or try the canyoning, but either way Epic Madeira really lived up to their name, and I’d especially recommend Fabio and Augusto. Absolutely perfect guides. Today was nothing short of phenomenal and I have to say a massive thank you for introducing us to the adventurous side of Madeira, and to coasteering! See you at the Beerhouse guys!
Written September 13, 2020
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Emily J
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Nov 2022 • Friends
Amazing day with Peter and Johnny. As occasional rock climbers, my friend and I did the advanced (or level III) canyoning tour. Aside from exploring a beautiful canyon you can’t see any other way, being active in your surroundings in a way you can’t normally be was just so much fun. To be able to repel down a massive waterfall like that is not just any canyoning tour. There were lots of different types of decents just in case you needed some waterfall variety. The groups were small, the water much warmer than anticipated (as someone who gets cold easily) and the gear was top notch. These guides were safe and fun. Absolute must do activity while on the island in my opinion.

Thanks Epic!
Written November 14, 2022
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Antonia B
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
For our trip in Madeira, we were recommended to try canyoning. I had never tried before although I had some experience in rappelling and my friend have tried once. We decided to do it with Epic Madeira after a simple google search and a short phone conversation. They were very nice from the beginning, giving us all the information needed. We were advised to go for level 2 and there we went! The team made of Pedro, Fabio and Serpa was very professional . They were considering safety first, giving us a complete briefing before we started, assuring us constantly everything is safe, but also had a vibrant energy to share. The equipment is a very good one and everything was washed and disinfected before given to us.
Pedro picked us up from our accommodation, drove us to the starting point, explaining us every step while giving us information about plants and nature and advice for the rest of our trip. He also drove us to a nice bakery he knew on the way back. Fabio’s calm was very assuring during the trail and he also gave us many information about the area. Serpa was also a very good professional, knowing well how to approach even the most scarred people on the trail.
Overall, we had an unforgettable experience and next time in Madeira we will try level 3 for sure, with the same Epic Madeira!
Written August 11, 2020
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Matas J
Vilnius, Lithuania1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Friends
We had a lot of fun with instructor Peter and his friends Edgar and Augusto. It was the first time for us to try outdoor climbing and these guys created the best athmosphere to feel confident. Definetely worth a try. Big recommendation!
Written March 30, 2021
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Laura S
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Jan 2023 • Couples
We did the intermediate level canyoning today and it was absolutely wicked!!! The whole thing is a real adventure and suuuuper fun, but the most amazing thing is being in the wild of Madeira, it is so so stunning, it's worth going for the views alone.
Peter, Marta and Lucas made the day really fun, those guys are cool.
We drank fresh water from a mountain spring waterfall and also met some really nice people doing the experience with us.
This is really really worth it, if you are reading this, just book it now
Written January 6, 2023
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Nina nino
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Apr 2021 • Couples
So my boyfriend and I booked an intermediate canyoning tour! And we were extremely lucky in a lot of ways:
- we’ve spent time with Augusto, Fabio and Filipe who were a great company. We also felt very safe with them, what is extremely important in such kind of activities. They are also knowledgeable about Madeira and told us a lot of interesting stuff
- we’ve booked our trip and then discovered that there gonna be just two of us. We had all the attention of the instructors and could move in our own rhythm, not depending on a group. They didn’t cancel our tour, even if there were just two of us and we find it very professional. You can count on these guys !
- the experience itself is just amazing : you swim, jump, climb and enjoy the unbelievable views. What better you could ask for?
Now we’re really motivated to test all the other things proposed by epic Madeira !
So thank you Fabio, Augusto and Filipe for this day full of emotions
Written April 21, 2021
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