Explore Nature is a tourist animation company on the island of Madeira dedicated to the Walks, Levadas and Trail Running, with the aim of showing the true Madeira.

We aim to show the best places on the island of Madeira, with official guides that were born and grew up on the island of Madeira, in order to explain all of its history and traditions, the fauna and flora that exists throughout the island, in particular the Laurissilva forest that occupies twenty percent of the terrain. Our main goal is that customers feel like a Madeiran for a few days, and enjoy a wonderful vacation.

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, native of Madeira, who 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.