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AROUND THE ISLAND (TWO DAYS TOUR)

55,00€ EUR
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Feeling Madeira Tours & Walks

AROUND THE ISLAND (TWO DAYS TOUR)

55,00€ EUR

- Two days tour from 09H to 17H (each day)

Enjoy the "Around the island - Two days tour" visiting the most popular parts of Madeira.
A unique experience that you will never forget!

West - Places to visit:

  • Câmara de Lobos
  • Cabo Girão
  • Ribeira Brava
  • Encumeada
  • Paúl da Serra
  • Porto Moniz
  • Seixal
  • São Vicente

East - Places to visit:

  • Camacha
  • Pico do Arieiro
  • Ribeiro Frio
  • Faial
  • Santana
  • Portela
  • Ponta de São Lourenço
  • Machico

Description of all stops

- Câmara de Lobos: Câmara de Lobos is a fishing village with colorful boats located in the central western part of Madeira. The village is surrounded by vineyards and is known for its excellent Madeira Wine. It is also here that poncha is found, a mixture of lemon, brandy and bee honey. The picturesque bay is a favorite of many painters, including Sir Winston Churchill who painted it in the 1950s.

- Cabo Girão: Cabo Girão is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Madeira. With an impressive platform built in transparent glass that will give tourists the feeling of being suspended in the air, with impressive views around. In September 2014, the prestigious publication Condé Nast elected Cabo Girão, in Madeira, as the fifth cliff with the best view in the world. Cabo Girão is the second highest promontory in the world, standing at 580 meters above sea level, with breathtaking views.

- Ribeira Brava: Ribeira Brava owes its name to the river that borders it; when it rains more heavily in the mountains, its waters run wild towards the sea. It is a small town on the southwest coast of the island flanked by deep valleys. It is a pleasant place where tourists stop frequently.

- Encumeada
: Located at 1007 m above sea level, this viewpoint offers a beautiful landscape over the north and south coasts of the island and the valleys of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente. The viewpoint of Boca da Encumeada rises to an altitude of 1007 m, at the crest of the mountain range that crosses the interior of Madeira, from where you can see superb views of the deep valleys of Ribeira Brava (south coast) and São Vicente (north coast ).

- Paúl da Serra
: At 1300-1500 meters of altitude, Paúl da Serra is a tourist attraction located in the central-western part of the island. It is the flatest place in all of Madeira and has fabulous views over green mountains and valleys. On good visibility days you can even see the sea on the south coast and the sea on the north coast! Here several levadas and walks start that will connect you to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest, such as Rabaçal, Risco, 25 Fontes, Pico Ruivo, Ribeira do Alecrim, Lombo do Mouro and Bica da Cana.

- Porto Moniz: Porto Moniz is a small and pleasant village on the northwestern tip of the island. It is known mainly for its volcanic natural pools, very popular with locals and visitors in the summer. Porto Moniz has the safest pier on the north coast. The historic Fort of João Baptista was built in 1730 to protect against pirate attacks. It was recently restored and transformed into the Madeira Aquarium with more than 70 species found in the seas of Madeira. Along the promenade you will find a variety of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and the Centro de Ciência Viva; a place where people of all ages can explore an exhibition of a mix of cultural and scientific objects.

- Seixal
: The Seixal Natural Pools are a great choice if you are looking for a good quality beach. They are close to Praia da Laje with access from Estrada Velha. These volcanic pools offer crystal clear waters, good facilities and a bar.

- São Vicente
: São Vicente is a pleasant village in the north of the island that is located in one of the most beautiful valleys in Madeira. In the village you can also visit the mother church dedicated to São Vicente and built in the 17th century. It has a ceiling with magnificent paintings, in which one can see São Vicente blessing the village. Descending the valley towards the sea, we can see a small symbolic chapel built in 1694 at the exact place where they say that São Vicente appeared. Another point of interest is the chapel in Pico da Cova, with a 14 meter high tower with a clock built in 1942. The village of São Vicente is becoming increasingly popular with surfers due to its pebble beach with excellent conditions for the many surfers who come from all over Europe to enjoy the waves.

- Camacha
: Camacha is one of the most rural and picturesque villages in Madeira. It is known all over the world for the wicker basket industry and colorful folk traditions. Achada da Camacha is the place where football was first played in Portugal in 1875. In fact, in 1815, the young British student residing in Madeira, Harry Hinton, was the first to introduce football and its rules to friends.

- Pico do Arieiro: Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak on the island of Madeira, with an altitude of 1818 meters. The views are fabulous, with clouds hovering over the fantastic rock formations - an impossible scenario to describe. When the sky is clear, it is possible to see the south coast of Madeira, the Curral das Freiras and even the island of Porto Santo. On the way to Pico do Arieiro you will be able to contemplate a unique stone well, similar to an igloo, known as “Poço da Neve”, which was built by an English family to store ice, snow and hail from the mountains. In 2011 an air defense radar was installed on the summit of the peak. Pico do Areeiro is one of the most visited places on the island thanks to its easy access, breathtaking views and the famous trails that lead to Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo.

- Ribeiro Frio
: Ribeiro Frio is a natural park located in a deep valley in the north of the island surrounded by mountains. It is a popular stop for locals and tourists due to the trout culture pools and fascinating nature trails, ideal for those who enjoy a peaceful stroll. Along the trails you will find a variety of trees such as the laurel and, perched on them, birds endemic to the region such as the pigeon, the chaffinch and the bis-bis which is the smallest Madeiran bird.

- Faial
: Faial is a small and picturesque village on the northeast coast of the island that was named after a local beech tree. The colonizers arrived here only in 1519 and were mostly of Moorish and Galician origin. During the first colonization phase in which the sugar cane crop reached its peak of production, water mills were built in Ribeira do Faial and Ribeira Seca to grind sugar cane. You can still see the ruins of these buildings under the bridge. Faial is also known for its bridges, the highest being 130 meters and known as the Ponte das Sete Bocas, but unfortunately the bridge collapsed in a severe storm in 1984. The main industry in Faial is agriculture, a good example of which is anona, for the promotion of which an exhibition was created in 1990 that later developed and became the now famous Festa da Anona that takes place every year in February.

- Santana
: Santana is a charming village on the northeast coast of Madeira, well known for its colorful, thatched, triangular houses. Nowadays they are maintained as a tourist attraction, but their origin dates back to the 16th century. Santana is one of the most notable municipalities on the island of Madeira, offering some of the most breathtaking views and authentic Madeiran culture. It is even said that there is something magical in this region of the island.

- Portela
: The Portela viewpoint, located between Porto da Cruz and Machico, allows you to observe one of the most beautiful landscapes in Madeira. Here you will find a magnificent mountain scenery, which in a valley, spill into the sea. From here we have an excellent view over Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Águia, which despite being located on the north coast of the island.

- Ponta de São Lourenço
: Ponta de São Lourenço is the easternmost point of Madeira and is a natural reserve with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and spectacular rock formations; it is a unique landscape very different from the rest of the island.

- Machico
: Machico is a historic city that is the second most populous on the island. Located in the eastern part, Machico was the first capital of Madeira between 1440 and 1496 under the captaincy of Tristão Vaz Teixeira. It was here that the first settlers loved in 1420 and Funchal only became the capital in 1508. To enjoy incredible views, take a stroll to Pico do Facho, which is a popular viewpoint and a place of historical importance because here torches were lit to warn the population of the approaching pirates.

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