Canyoning in Ribeira da Hortelã

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*Price: On request

Canyoning Boots: Included

Quick Details

  • Difficult: Level 4 – Very difficult.
  • } Duration: 1h 30min (Approaching) approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes in the Canyoning and 20min (Exit).
  • Availability: On Request.
  • Highest Rappel: Approximately 55 meters high.
  • Minimum: In order to run the activity we need a minimum of 2 people.

From: –*/per person
*Price: On request

Canyoning Boots: Included

Canyoning in Ribeira da Hortelã – Level 4

  • Inserted in the Laurissilva forest (world heritage by UNESCO since 1999) and one of the seven wonders of Portugal.
  • The Canyoning Ribeira Hortelã is located in the north of Madeira Island in one of the most beautiful places on Madeira Island.
  • Explore places that only few people visit.

To carry out a canyon of level 4, you must have previously performed a level 3 activity with our company or provide some proof of an equivalent level of experiences.

The Canyoning in Ribeira Hortelã is one of the most emblematic canyoning in Madeira Island and one of the canyons required for true lovers of this amazing aquatic sport.

Large waterfalls, beautiful lakes, and a beautiful forest make this river one of the best experiences and canyoning offer.

Access to this canyon is quite demanding (about 300 meters of steep climb) which requires some physical ability.

This Canyoning tour is available only for professional canyoneers.


Neoprene suit and socks, Canyoning shoes and all the equipment needed (helmet, harness, connectors and eight approved by UIAA), a chocolate bar, licenses to carry out activities in the mountains, Canyoning guides, personal insurance (according to the Portuguese law) and transportation from the hotel to the activity and from the activity to the hotel.

What I need to bring?

To do Canyoning in Madeira you need to bring a towel and a bathing suit.


Is this Canyoning suitable for me?
Canyoning is an extreme sport with different levels of difficulty. This Canyoning in Ribeira da Hortelã is a level 4 – moderate so you need to have previous experience in Canyoning level 3 with us.
How many meters is the highest waterfall?
The highest waterfall in Ribeira da Hortelã is about 55 meters high, you need to feel comfortable with high to do it.
Health and fitness requirements?
The participants in the level III Canyoning must be fit. They should not be heavily overweight or suffer from serious health problems such as heart complaints or significant back or knee complaints.
How many guides will be with me in the tour?
During all the tour you will be escorted by two professional canyoning guides.
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