While we were looking for a place to start the bike season, we found something interesting in the Atlantic Ocean. Madeira is more than just an island, and destination for tourists, which are transported from sight to sight. The Portuguese flower island, with an area of approximately 750km² is not large, but it has everything to offer a mountain bikers heart is looking for.
From desert-like and free burned landscapes over rocky, rooty and flowy trails to very narrow, jungle-like single trails everybody finds his favorite. Via Shuttle you can enjoy the Trail-diversity of the island very well. Above Jardim do Mar you find the Redline, the Blackline and the Fox Trail – build by Bikulture.
In the northern part of the island, above the capital Funchal, is a downhill slope, and many more single trails or even steep Vertride’s. To the west of Madeira, the trails are getting narrow like a jungle. Furthermore, the North-West has some beautiful viewpoints and natural wonders to offer. Who is not yet convinced, has the opportunity to attend at one of the many Enduro or
Fotos: Pia Rummland / Alex Braun