We live Madeira

We love Madeira

We are looking forward to your visit ... here you get to know us

... and how to reach us!


de Sousa Lopes

I was born in Portugal, but grew up in the south of Germany and therefore speak fluent Portuguese and German. Enchanted by the natural beauty of Madeira, I decided in 2000 to make it my home. After completing my apprenticeship as a Guia de Montanha, I started my own business with AlbanoAktiv in 2010 and love to bring Madeira so close to my guests when hiking and biking that they always want to come back.


Maria de Freitas

I was born in France, but shortly afterwards my parents returned with me to their home Madeira, where I grew up. When I discovered my passion for hiking through AlbanoAktiv, I also trained as a Guia de Montanha. I've been with AlbanoAktiv from the start and love to bring guests closer to flora and fauna on the hikes. You can also find me in the office.

I speak German, English and French.



I was born and raised in Madeira. In my free time I love to go for a walk in nature. At AlbanoAktiv I am responsible for the office, book the hotels, your short-term activities and speak German, English, French and Spanish.



I was born and raised in Madeira. Like so many Madeirans, I went to Venezuela for 15 years. I worked there as a driver.The longing for Madeira was stronger and so I came back to where my family also lives. I am a driver, mechanic and contact person for everyone and everything because I know everything and everyone in Madeira.



I was born on Madeira and grew up there. My passion is cycling and I want to pass on my bike knowledge to our guests. On Madeira I know every downhill route and every secret way.
Being a bike guide is the best job in the world. "Go with the flow"



I live in Germany, but Madeira has become my second home for several years. So I spend half of the year in Germany and the rest of the time on Madeira. I love hiking on Madeira, discovering the island on an e-bike, swimming in the Atlantic and of course the diverse Madeiran cuisine with lots of fish and meat.



I live in Germany and like to spend my holidays hiking on Madeira. After the island has enchanted me with its diverse blooms and the wonderful landscape, I am happy to inspire future guests. I answer the vacation inquiries and give everything so that your vacation is well planned in advance.



I was born in Bavarian Swabia and I still live there until today. Through my partner Hannelore I got to know and love Madeira. Madeira immediately fascinated me, as I was able to pursue my hobbies there all year round, such as golfing, tennis, hiking and of course biking. That's how I started my training as a bike guide and my greatest passion is to inspire the guests to come back.

Christiane Beckmann
Sport und Spaß
Anfang Oktober durfte ich eine Woche allein auf Madeira verbringen. Mit Albano Aktiv hat der Urlaub dann im wahrsten Sinnes des Wortes “Fahrt aufgegenommen“. Die Mountainbike Tour mit Markos - Arieiro - war großartig. Nach einem moderaten Anstieg zum dritthöchsten Berg Madeiras, ging es über fast 2000m Abfahrt, einen großen Teil davon Off Road, hinunter zum Meer. Obwohl ich eine Gruppento...
Thursday, 14 October 2021
Andreas Mayer
Wanderung und Biken
Wir waren Ende Sept. 2021 für 2 Wochen Gast von Albanoaktiv. Von der Suche einer Unterkunft, über die Abholung am Flughafen, die gebuchten Touren, die Betreuung vor Ort, bis zum Abliefern am Flughafen lief alles super einfach, unkompliziert und sehr kompetent. Die Bike-touren haben viel Spaß gemacht und Marco als Guide hatte ein sehr gutes Auge auf uns als Gäste, welche Downhill-Trails er mit ...
Tuesday, 05 October 2021

What we want our guests to know:

Thank you for your trust on tours and trails every day.

We really appreciate it and enjoy the great moments with you. Be it on a hike, in the biker saddle or at the end of the day in the Poncha pub.

You can also read the entire guest book or feel free to leave us your entry. Thank you very much.