Explore Nature is a tourist animation company, dedicated to the area of active tourism, in particular race / mountain tours (Trail Running).

Our Mission

The mission of Explore Nature is to divulge and make known, in a face-to-face experience, the excellent trails in the Laurisilva Forest.

Trails with a huge variety of endemic fauna and flora, with landscapes where almost always you can see the sea, and observe the various contrasts of the island in a relaxed way.

The Guide

The company was founded by Trail Running athlete and mountain guide Luís Fernandes. Luis, native of Madeira, is a very experienced athlete in mountain races and a deep connoisseur of the trails of the Island.

In its sports curriculum, among other outstanding results, he has two victories in the main trail running event organized in Madeira (MIUT®), one in the distance of 85 km and another in the distance of 115 km.

Internationally, he has represented Portugal several times in World and European Championships of Trail Running and Skyrunning. He has participated in competitions in the Pyrenees and in the Alps. At the world’s premier trail running event (UTMB®) he did 170km in 22 hours and 49 minutes.