Day trip

Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

From US$ 78.02 per person

Rappel down cliffs up to 15 meters high on an amazing canyoning adventure in the Nun's Valley, located in the heart of Madeira. Follow your guide down the main river tributary and marvel at the beautiful mountain views.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Dutch, English, German
Pickup included
Pick up possible between hotel area of Funchal and Machico.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Canyon in the heart of Madeira, in the Nun's Valley
  • Have some fun with six rappels and jumps and slides into natural pools
  • Marvel at beautiful views over the rugged mountain area of Madeira
Full description
The beautiful Ribeira do Cidrão canyon lies in the middle of the island of Madeira, within the valley that the nuns from Santa Clara Convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566, giving it its name as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, the canyoning adventure begins. Along the way, get ready to conquer six rappels, the highest being 15 meters. Discover a series of refreshing pools that you can jump and slide into, and take in the beautiful mountain views which serve as a constant backdrop. After the canyon, walk another 20 minutes back up.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Canoe
  • Special Canyoning shoes and socks
  • Energy bar and water
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Certified canyoning guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People under 4 ft 6 in (140 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel

    Know before you go

    • This activity is suitable for beginners
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 35 reviews

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    We did this for the first time. But it was great to do. Difficulty was not too bad. We did 7 descents and 3 slide descents through the water. The 2 guides were superb. They guided us well from the beginning to the end. They made a lot of jokes and told a lot about the mountains how it originated, and the different rock layers it consisted of.

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    August 28, 2020

    Nice (replacement) tour, with great care

    We actually booked the tour in Chao Ribeira. Unfortunately it was canceled due to a wind break (the canyon was closed). The offer for the alternative tour came immediately from Lokoloko. Communication via email was very good. The support during the tour was of course also great. We didn't have a second thought that something would not work or that we would not be able to do anything. In addition, there was also entertaining information about botany.

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    October 8, 2018

    Very exiting tour! Highly recommended. The guides are very experienced and take the necessary time to explain technique. Pictures that were taken were shared within one day (wow!). Small remark for improvement: communicate pick up time one day in advance (as it differs from the description here) and ask for suite sizes as well (not only shoes).

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    September 30, 2021

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