Madeira Sidecar Tours
Madeira Sidecar Tours
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Are you looking for unique and memorable experiences during your holidays on the Madeira island? Discover the main points of tourist interest, and others, with our guided sidecar Madeira island tours. The ride in a sidecar is an outdoor activity on a chauffeured tour through the Madeira Island beauties since 2013. Our private tour include the main tourist sites and other less known but equally interesting. Your private chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship.
Funchal, Portugal

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2024

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lucy4414
Lakenheath, Suffolk942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We went on one of the 4 hour tours (to the West) when we were here in 2016 and were so impressed that we went on the 4 hour trip to the East today.
Our guide was great; full of information, answering all our questions and making sure we were comfortable :)
We got to see places and things we wouldn’t have been able to find on our own.
We felt very safe and it was fun having people turn to look at us as we went past.
It was great having a tour that was just for us as we weren’t dependent on anyone else.
I would very highly recommend Madeira Sidecar Tours to anyone who wants something a little different with the opportunity to see a lot of the island close up.
And Filipe in the office was extremely helpful suggesting other places for us to go and also looking up information of various bus routes and times.
Rating 110%!
Written September 3, 2021
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Dear Lucy, Thank you so much for being with us once more!! We love what we do, and showing Madeira Island is what we realy LOVE. We hope to meet you next time you get to be around Madeira. Take good care and hope to see you both soon!!
Written October 22, 2021
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Jane B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Went on a 3-hour trip to Curral das Freiras with Nuno as the rider, stopped at Eira do Serrado on the way and looking down from the viewpoint on the village of Curral das Freiras and the surrounding peaks was astounding . Surprisingly comfortable as sidecar passenger and Nuno is a very considerate rider. He has an intimate knowledge of the local culture, history and landscape which he is only too willing to share. This was most definitely the highlight of my trip to Madeira and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. How many people can say that they have seen Madeira by sidecar? Or any country for that matter? Its a must do activity whilst on Madeira. Get it booked!
Felipe, the company owner, also helped me a great deal in organising a boat tour after the one I had booked on had been cancelled last minute. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure that I had an enjoyable stay in Madeira.
Written March 10, 2020
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Dear Client, A big thank you for your great review on our service. Hope we get to meet you again during your next visit to Madeira. Take care and looking forward to your contact. Best regards, Filipe Freitas
Written September 1, 2020
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Ian C
Camberley, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A truly fantastic way to see and experience the beauty of Madeira. Our driver Nuno made it a truly memorable experience and he was so knowledgeable and passionate about his homeland. We have no hesitation in recommending this trip and it’s also great value for money.
Written February 8, 2023
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Dear New Sidecarist, Many thanks for your kind feedback and for sharing your experience with us. We will be waiting for your contact for another tour, during your next visit to Madeira Island. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written February 10, 2023
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iprodrick
London, UK251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We only booked a short 2 hour tour , as my wife was a little nervous of travelling in a sidecar.

nat arrived earlier than booked and took time to explain the bike and sidecar, and also advised a route aimed to avoid some rain behind us.

Within 10 minutes my wife was settled in and obviously enjoying the trip, this was aided by great riding by Nat.

We traveled into the old town of Funchal and then stopped at a viewpoint, we then moved on through some lovely back roads to Christ's statue, finally moving onto an amazing viewpoint of the airport runway.
Thoughought Nat was very informative and had a warm friendly nature.
Would recommend for all, young and old . Would definitely book again and on a longer trip.
Imagine it would be great fun as a group as they have several bikes.

Written September 23, 2023
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Dear Iprodrick, Thank you for such a kind feedback and for sharing your experience with us. We look forward to your next visit, as there are many other places to discover. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written November 9, 2023
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Pamela1957
Sheffield, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
My mother (who was in her late 80's at the time) had a trip a couple of years ago and we loved it so much than when my fiance and I came to Madeira we just had to book aagain. We selected the Around the Island East. What a trip - we were taken up towering mountains to Pico do Arieiro, the views were fabulous and we could see for miles, then down through the Laurissilva forest to Santana to see the A shaped houses and were taken to an original property and met one of the descendants of the original owners, what a privilege. If I went on it would sound like an advert. But we saw so much and the beauty of being on the motorbike and sidecar with your guide is you can stop when you want, ask anything you want and because you are not high up in a coach you feel part of the experience. My fiance has said it was by far and away the best excursion he has ever down and I totally agree. Filipe our guide was excellent, lots of interesting information and he took us to places the coaches cannot get to and was great company. We would like to come back to Madeira next year and would certainly pick another of these trips to see a different part of the island. What more can we say but brilliant, brilliant, brilliant
Written February 6, 2020
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Dear Pamela, A big thank you for your great review on our service. Hope we get to meet you again during your next visit to Madeira. Take care and looking forward to your contact. Best regards, Filipe Freitas
Written December 29, 2020
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pkkcak
Peterborough, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Filipe was the star of this experience (after his vehicle, of course!).

Meeting at the cruise terminal, we spent nearly three hours in his company, sharing his knowledge of and passion for his island. I rode pillion, with my wife in the sidecar, with several photo stops where we could have swapped places if we’d wanted to. We’d been on a coach tour in the morning, visiting the usual tourist hotspots, so he took us to less well visited and less accessible places, out of the city, along the coast, up through the banana plantations, through the vineyards and way up into the hills. It was brilliant (and what a contrast to the limits of the coach tour). The trip was well paced and we felt safe at all times).

Filipe was very personable and patient, teaching my wife the easiest way in and out of the sidecar (more accessible then you might think). His commentary was informative and entertaining, communicating through the headsets in our helmets.

I haven’t ridden pillion for decades, so this was a real thrill. I cannot recommend this experience highly enough, and look forward to negotiating the route of a longer journey if and when we return to Madeira. Thanks Filipe.
Written November 16, 2023
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Dear Pkkcak, A big thank you for such a great review and feedback. I look forward to your return for another memorable tour and ride on the old roads. Take good care and stay safe. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written November 23, 2023
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Peter R
Nottingham, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Had a fantastic time being shown around beautiful Madeira by our guide Nuno.
He was professional and courteous and told us lots of information about the island.
We both felt perfectly safe particularly my wife as she's never been on a motorbike before.
I can highly recommend this excursion, it's a fantastic way to see the island and the views are breathtaking.
Written November 20, 2022
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Dearest New Sidecarist, Many thanks for sharing your experience and for such a great review on our service. Take good care and hope to meet you soon. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written December 3, 2022
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lynnie44
Chester, UK135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Today we were taken by Philip and Nuno on a tour of the west side of Madeira. They demonstrated exceptional skill and care in the way in which they handled the motorbikes and their pace and local knowledge was perfect for us. I had never ridden pillion on a motorbike before and my husband suggested I spend most of the tour behind Philip and he sat in the sidecar filming us. It was quite exhilarating and incredible!!! I cannot recommend this business enough, if there were more than five stars I would give them! They are perfect for a safe informative and delightful motorbike tour of Madeira.
Written May 14, 2023
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Dear Lynnie, A huge thank you for such a brilliant review, and for allowing us to take part on such a memorable experience. It was a true pleasure to meet you both and to share some of Madeira Island's secrets with you. Take good care and see you soon. Best regards, Filipe Freitas
Written June 19, 2023
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Alan Graham
Finghall, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This was a repeat experience as we had a great sidecar tour with this company on our last visit to Madeira in 2022. Our sidecar tour this year was postponed from the Tuesday to the Thursday due to the weather and Madeira Sidecar Tours worked hard to find us another two hour slot.
As we know the island well we asked if we could skip the usual routes and tell the driver where we wanted to go, this was no problem and we got to see places we would not have seen otherwise. One thing you might not expect is that the helmets supplied have excellent intercom systems so you can hear everyone on board clearly.
It really is an experience; if you haven't travelled this way before you will love it, And people are always interested when you tell them about how you've travelled when you get home.
Our driver Nat was very professional. Back in the UK I have travelled thousands of miles on motorcycles as a passenger and rider, I am an IAM qualified driver in the UK, and you just know when someone you're riding with knows what they are about. We felt 100% safe. This is a well run company and I would recommend it.
Written March 14, 2023
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Dear BSA pilot, I would like to thank you for such a GREAT review and for all the support and promotion given to our company. We look forward to your next visit, as we shall have some surprises upon your arrival. Take good care and ride safely. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written March 22, 2023
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Catherine A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Filipe is an excellent guide. He was friendly and very knowledgeable, and took us into the hills to the west of the island, stopping to give us time to admire the views. I had never been on a motorbike - I thoroughly recommend seeing the island by motorbike and sidecar!
Written March 6, 2024
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Dear Catherine, It was a true pleasure to have you on board and to share a bit of Madeira Island with you. I lool forward to your return so we can continue to explore Madeira Island. Regards, Filipe Freitas
Written March 7, 2024
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