Brilliant from start to finish its was some 5years since being off road but Joao make everything so relaxed and easy great bikes and some fantastic routes. If your in Madeira and want a day or two to remember then this is simply the best.and a big thanks to the other two guys I met Lucas And Thomas who helped when I got stuck.
The bikes. Husky 300 cc two strokes were/are perfect enduro. Quite light and manageable with enough power when u need it. I’m glad we weren’t on his older models, the CR 450four strokes. Me and my bro have been stuck on hill climbs on those bikes before in the UK and near died of exhaustion. So the bikes are fit for purpose, well maintained and we loved them.
The terrain was varied, a lot of dry soft dirt but also compacted dirt, rocky tracks, animal tracks , you name it we had a bit of everything.
The tour consisted of lots of stopping and starting which was great coz if gave us a minute to rest and each time we stopped we were given tips and tuition and what to expect around the next corner regarding what line to take and of any impending obstacles, all invaluable stuff and I was so glad Jauo really took the time to make sure always we were having fun but also keeping it challenging and always learning.
To conclude, we highly recommend mountain gadget for all the afore mentioned reasons. This day out far exceeded my expectations and actually made my holiday. Not just the best day this week but one of my best days ever. I’ll never forget this day out.
If you are thinking do it or maybe not, just DO IT! Joao will take care of you, give you extremely valuable lesson, ensure good time spent in Madeira wild nature!
Awesome experience. I did a half-day session. I’d only done a few hours of motorbiking before so João took me through the basics and helped especially with clutch-work to get up steep slopes, and after that we did some riding around nearby hills with great views. João is patient, encouraging, and passionate. The session was challenging for me but also a lot of fun – next time I’m in Madeira I’ll definitely do a longer session!
Um dia incrível e muito bem passado! Nunca andei de Mota na terra e o joão ensinou me tudo o que deveria fazer desde como usar a embraiagem em subidas íngremes, posição não Mota entre outras coisas, o equipamento sempre limpo e a cheirar bem , as motas estão muito bem mantidas e não ocorreu nenhum problema ! A Mountain Gadget leva-nos a sítios incríveis e muito deslumbrantes, experiência única recomendo a qualquer um desde a um simples principiante a um expert nas motas !
Auch für “Anfänger” geeignet. Der Joao hilft, unterstützt und lässt erst machen bevor die Theorie beigebracht wird. Jeden Cent wert und besseren Guide trotz nur eintätigen Ausflüges kann man sich nicht wünchen!
Fotos mit stops für außergewöhnlichen Ausblicken sowie haufenweise Spaß sind inklusive.
Thank you mate for the most exciting day in our one week vacation! See you next time. Ride safe :).
This was a fantastic experience and the highlight of my trip. I have good street riding experience but little to none off-road. Joao took the time to coach me as we went along with great patience. I gained new skills and confidence as we advanced, and learned so much in just half a day. The day felt like riding with a friend. It was evident that with Joao’s experience level and the amazing beauty of Madeira, there was great potential for everyone from beginner to advanced riders to have an unforgettable experience.
Quite simply – the best day I’ve had on 2 wheels.Joao quickly assessed my riding ability and asked what I wanted from the day. He certainly pushed my limits on several occasions and give me just the right level of advice to ride sections I might not.have thought possible. Madeira is stunning and seeing it on a dirt bike is unbeatable.We bumped into some local riders who were all extremely welcoming. I was lucky enough to share a Poncha with them and just chat bikes!!!
If you’re thinking about booking but are worried about the type of trails or the level of challenge – don’t!! Joao will provide you with an unforgettable day. Book it and smile for days!!!
João is a great guide. Awsum rider and Taylor’s the ride to your ability. He knows the mountains well. Great bikes husky 300 tpi . Road all day up the mountains , amazing views and some technical stuff as well. I will definitely come back next time I’m in medira.
I went in October 2021 and again July 2022 always have a great time amazing off road experience best off roading i have ever done will be back every time I come to maderia
Had a fantastic day out on the bikes with Joao at Mountain Gadget. The bike was sorted, the trails and scenery were breathtaking and, despite the fact that I have been riding all sorts of bikes for many years, I learnt some new techniques from Joao who is a very good coach. I would recommend this tour for anybody who enjoys motorbikes plus you get to enjoy a well earned glass of Poncha at the end of the day. Good Times!!
Highly recommend if your are interested in getting startet with riding off-road! João is an excellent instructor and takes his time to explain the bikes, the equipment and riding technique. On the track, he always had great feedback and helpful little tips how to handle the challenges of the terrain.
Good fitness is required, as it can be quite demanding, especially when you are still stiff and insecure in the beginning. Once you get the hang of it, it already feels much easier. 😅
Amazing experience! First time ever on a motocross bike and I can not recommend it enough.
Joao is extremely helpful and put you at ease, does not rush you and takes the time to explain everything making sure you feel comfortable before going on the track.
I will definitely come back!
So glad I did this! On holiday with my family and I thought I deserved a me day. As a keen motor biker I came across Joao and his company prior to going to Madeira and booked up for a 6 hour day trip exploring Madeira the alternative way on a Husqvarna off road motorbike! Great equipment, great local knowledge, different skill levels to suite all from beginner to expert. Joao even took me to a little rustic restaurant up in the hills! Superb day and what a great experience. Thanks Joao! Very highly recommended!
Totally recommend everyone to try if you are in Madeira and Love Enduro! All my expactations were exceeded!
If you are thinking do it or maybe not, just DO IT! Joao will take care of you, give you extremely valuable lesson, ensure good time spent in Madeira wild nature!
Die Tour hat meine Erwartungen voll übertroffen!
João ist ein sehr guter Lehrer und nimmt sich die Zeit zum erklären, auch für Neulinge im Offroad Bereich wie mich. Er hat alles sehr detailliert und verständlich erklärt und anschließend eine Praxisübung im Gelände mit mir gemacht.
Dieses Angebot hier kann ich jedem empfehlen, der etwas Motorraderfahrung auf der Straße hat und schon immer mal wissen wollte was ein Motocross Bike im Gelände alles kann.
Es gibt nahe zu keine Grenzen!!!
Stunning Enduro Experience wit brand new Husqies!
I had a private tour with Joao and enjoyed it so much! He’ll challenge you if you want to and finds the perfect trails with great views. I learned a lot about riding 2-stroke on this tour 👌🏼 The bikes are 2021 Husqvarna TE300 in excellent condition!
Communication with him is super easy via WhatsApp. I can highly recommend to book your next Enduro tour here! Joao knows how to #braaaap
We were 3 guys from Norway going to Madeira and Mountain Gadget 3 days in March 2022.
One quite experienced enduro rider and two newbies, all in our 50ties and 60ties.
João took great care of us and gave us a fantastic experience.
He made a nice progression for us, making us wanting to go a little bit further and maybe out of the comfort zone every day.
That feeling when you do something you did not believe you could do! 🙂
Madeira is beautiful, João is a great guide and host, totally recommended!
ich komme gerade von Madeira zurück – 10 Tage Aufenthalt und davon 5 Tage Enduro vom Feinsten. Veranstalter war Joao -> mountaingadget
2 Tage fahren – Pause – 1 Tag fahren – Pause – 2 Tage fahren. Also immer wieder Zeit zum relaxen (Ich bin 56 – da braucht man sowas).
Die Touren waren individuell von richtig Endurotouren mit sightseeing bis knall-hart-Enduro. Die Gegend bietet alles und Joao hat entsprechend den Bedürfnissen die Touren gestalltet – und immer wieder einen soften Ausstieg angeboten wenn es zu hart für mich war. Den meisten Respekt hatte ich vor dem 300er Zweitakter – ABER es stellte sich herraus dass das Mopped extrem easy zu handeln war; rumtuckern und crawlen war absolut ok -> aber Knallgas geht auch. Sprich mit Verstand extrem easy zu fahren. Die Orga war 100% ok: Transfer vom Flughafen/Hotel und Hotell/Werkstatt hat immer pünktlich geklappt. Ich hatte das Stadthotel gewählt – für mich als Alleinreisender die Beste Wahl da man nicht im anonymen Hotelviertel rumhängt sondern in der Stadt die ganze Infrastruktur nutzen kann.
Also wer RICHTIG Enduro Offroad fahren will ist da genau richtig.
(PS: die anderen 5 Tage war ich wandern, Tanden-Falschirmfliegen, Segelschiff Wale schauen, lecker Essen und (Poncha) Trinken – aber das ist eine andere Story)
Habe 5 Tage gebucht. Die Touren waren jeden Tag verschieden. Joao ist wirklich ein super Guide und kennt auf der Insel jeden Trail. Er passt die Schwierigkeiten an den Fahrer an und schafft so Vertrauen. Ein wirklicher Profi. Die Husqvarna ist top gepflegt und optimal für die Touren. Die Aussichten sind sensationell. Ich kann MOUNTAIN GADGET nur weiterempfehlen.
Es gibt keinen besseren Weg Madeira zu erkunden. Gesamtbewertung: Volle Punktzahl mit Sternchen !!!
From the first telephone contact Joao couldn’t help enough, every question i asked i got a response within minutes. TOP CLASS HOST.
On the day of my experience i was collected and and dropped off at no extra cost from my chosen destination.
I arrived at Mountain Gadgets HQ greeted with brang new TC300 huskies. All kit was also provided 100% professional fro. Start to finish.
We set off, with joao’s obvious passion and knowledge of his chosen sport i knew i was in safe hands, he completed a quick assessment to gauges my ability and chose a course that pushed me to my limits but also made it an amazing and enjoyable day, we stopped for lunch the food was rather tasty also.
The views from the top of the mountain i dont believe you would see them if you were on foot. Overall it was value for money and without a doubt if i visit again it would be one of the first places i would book into.
Incredible day, highly recommended. João and his team are great instructors. Well recommend!! 10/10
Big recommendation for all level riders. Alltough I had no enduro experience I had a blast. Joao will challenge you according to your skill and in the end you’ll look back to an amazing day. The bikes are kept in great condition and the gear was clean.
Go book a tour, you won’t regret it.
This is some of the best money I’ve spent in a long time. João is an excellent guide with lots of experience and patience to explain and provide tips and tricks along the way. João knows the area like his own backyard so you’re guaranteed a unique experience where you experience the nature and outback on Madeira. Although I’ve been riding for ten years on the road, I really felt that I significantly improved my riding style in a matter of only one day. I would highly recommend going with mountain gadget for the experience and for rapid improvement.
Jao is a great dude, it doesn’t feel like a tour more just like going for a big ride with your mates in some hilly madeiraian mountains. Good variety of terrain. The 300 tpis are perfect for the mountains, all the moto gear is comfy and modern. He pushes you as well get you out of your comfort zone and try a few things. He’s not a bad photographer either! Highly recommended.
Great coaching, great tour and great view, nothing more to add! Definitely a must do in Madeira!
I’m already living in Madeira since a couple of months and wanted to rediscover the island differently, so I joined Mountain Gadget for a Enduro Motorbike tour of the Island. If you have a motorcycle license I would really recommend! I had no previous off road experience and last time I drove was 10 years ago…
It was my first enduro experience ever. Great adventure you can not miss visiting Madeira. Lovely dirt tracks, trails, levadas, forests and steepy hills – all this is only begining. You can choose half day, full day or even a week trip to discover mysterious of the island. Joao leads you to the edge of your imagination and endurance.
I recommend it totally. Very nice experience to travel around Madeira on enduro bike. Joao knows cool places to see and adjusts the track to your skills/preferance. Bike was in a very good condition. Thanks!
Brilliant day out,would recommend it to any offroaders, felt very welcomed and the trails were amazing
as were the views.
I spent 3 wonderful days this October combining my love for off-road bikes with my love for sunny retreats.
Everything is taken care off by your wonderful host Joao, who can switch between tour host & trainer at the flick of a starter button. This was great for me as I wanted to hit the trails but also get a chance to see some of the island.
The tour is tailored to your abilities and requirements. I was happy to take things at a leisurely pace but if you wanted to scream around leaving a dust trail visible from space, then I can assure you Joao has the skills to craft such a dusty day out.
Joao did a good job of keeping the knobblies dirt side, and road work was thankfully kept to a minimum. There is plenty of challenging terrain in Maderia to keep you smiling and great conversation to be had when you want to hit the stop switch and explain how you ‘would have cleared that’ if you were on your own bike…honest!!
Weirdly there never seems to be any level ground in Madeira as you always seem to be going either up or down!
I loved all 3 days and will definitely be returning for round 2 in 2021.
La CRF 450 est très puissante et le service de Joao est très bien! J’avais l’impression de rouler avec un ami! Equipement complet sécurisé compris. Bon rapport qualité prix!
Bin morgens von Madeira mit der Fähre rüber nach Porto Santo und Joao hat mich eingesammelt. Easy.
Die Honda CRF 450 is nix für Anfänger 😉
Das Terrain ist vielseitig und Joao passt den Schwierigkeitsgrad super dem Können des Fahrers an. Hat mich perfekt gefordert 😉
Ob Sanddünen, Geröllfelder, schnelles Uphill, Technische anspruchsvolle Parts, Waldstücke, oder einfach Feldwege langknallen.. alles an einem Tag und Top Qualität! Und dazu noch unglaubliche Aussicht! War ne privat Führung über Porto Santo mit SUPER Guide.. Nach getaner Arbeit – ab ans türkisfarbene Meer schwimmen und noch ein Bierchen! TOP!
Wenn ich nächstes mal da bin und Joao wieder auf Madeira ist mach ich auf jeden Fall eine Madeira-Tour !!
ABSOLUT ZU EMPFEHLEN!
Danke! Und Grüße
I did a one day tour with João from Mountain Gadget and it was awesome!
João is very friendly and professional and the bikes are in perfect condition.
We drove various terrain and joão picked a very nice trail that suited my experience, it had exactly that what i was hoping for.
I had the feeling i was driving with my friends instead of driving with a guide.
Many nice conversations on the way when we stopped for something to drink or lunch.
If you love Enduro and you are on Madeira than i can highly recommend doing a tour with Mountain Gadget, João will give you all you want from beginner to expert.
With great knowledge of driving and the terrain on Madeira.
I will definitely coming back for another tour!
Thanks a lot my Friend
Super fun day with an amazing guide (the owner) with a premium Bike. Great track. Easy communcation and he has 20 years of experience with MC.
The most fun ive ever had.
I recommend you have a lincence or decent experience with motorbike (any kind) in advance along with decent physical shape
Madeira has lots to offer a beautiful place to visit especially if you love motocross and enduro
I searched on air bnb and found Pedros site for off road experience I had an awesome day
I found it a bit hard as I’ve not been on a bike for about 5 years but it’s given me the buzz to get back into enduro I’m looking for a bike now
Pedro was a great and patient instructor making sure I was ok at all times and a great rider with lots of tips and knew the terrain like the back of his hand
I totally enjoyed my experience and would of had another day if I had stayed longer
I would of loved to have rode the motocross track on a mx bike
If you love bikes I Can recommend this as an awesome experience and you will be wanting more
Pedro you’re a star bro
Experiência espetacular , paisagens deslumbrantes .
Passeios muito bons , motas excelentes .
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