Around The Island - Two Days Tour From 9am To 5pm (Each Day)

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Itinerary Details

Operated by: Feeling Madeira - Tours & Walks

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Stop At: Cabo Girao

- Cabo Girão: Our first stop, we go up to the magnificent viewpoint of Cabo Girão, 580m high and with a glass balcony, famous for being the highest in Europe and the second highest cliff in the world.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ribeira Brava Beach

- Ribeira Brava: Traveling along the coast of the island, we soon arrive at the village of Ribeira Brava, where we can visit a church dating from the 15th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Madalena do Mar

- Madalena do Mar: Then we continue to Madalena do Mar, a short visit through the lush green banana plantations.

Duration: 25 minutes

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- Fonte do Bispo: From an altitude of between 1300-1500 meters we find the tourist attraction of Paúl de Serra and the beginning of several walks along the levadas that connect to different points of the island through the Laurissilva forest with a stop at Fonte do Bispo point of view.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Porto Moniz

- Porto Moniz: Next, we stop for lunch and extra time in the seaside town of Porto Moniz - home to the largest natural volcanic pools in Madeira. On our descent towards the village we can enjoy fantastic views, especially of the volcanic pools in their entirety. In good weather it is possible to go for a swim, so come prepared. Stop for lunch/free time, about 1.30 to 2 hours stop.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro do Veu da Noiva

- Seixal Viewpoint: Then we make a brief stop in Seixal. Along the way, we have the pleasure of passing by several waterfalls, with emphasis on the famous and stunning Véu de Noiva waterfall. Looking at the water running down the mountain, you can see how the rock face has been delicately sculpted by wind and rain over millions of years to form what can only be described as the perfect art form.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sao Vicente

- São Vicente: Then we visit the picturesque neighboring village of São Vicente, where you can visit a beautiful church dating from the 17th century before returning to Funchal.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Baia de Camara de Lobos

- Câmara de Lobos: Located 5 km from the city of Funchal, our last stop is the picturesque and famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos; a favorite painting spot of the late Winston Churchill!

Duration: 30 minutes


Stop At: Miradouro do Cristo Rei do Garajau

- Cristo Rei in Garajau: Located in one of the most surprising places on Madeira Island, the statue of Cristo Rei in Garajau is one of the most emblematic monuments on the east coast. It is a must visit, which conquers visitors for its unique landscape.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Machico

- Machico: Machico is a historic city that is the second most populous on the island. Located in the eastern zone, 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 settled in 1420 and Funchal only became the capital in 1508.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto

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

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Porto da Cruz

- Porto da Cruz: In Porto da Cruz, a small village located in the northeast of Madeira, an old rum distillery testifies to the importance of sugar cane for Madeira. Old steam machines set the rhythm of work in this distillery. The factory's original workers still maintain and keep the equipment operational. But despite this, Engenhos do Norte has recently opened its doors to visitors. You can enter freely.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Miradouro do Forte do Faial

- Faial: Faial is a small picturesque village on the northeast coast of the island named after a local beech tree. The settlers only arrived here in 1519 and were mostly of Moorish and Galician origin. During the first phase of colonization in which the sugar cane culture reached its peak of production, water mills were built in Ribeira do Faial and Ribeira Seca to grind the 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 Ponte das Sete Bocas, but unfortunately the bridge collapsed in a severe storm in 1984. Faial's main industry is agriculture, a good example of which is the custard apple. , for the promotion of which an exhibition was created in 1990 that later developed into the now famous Festa da Anona, which takes place every year in February.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Santana

- Santana: Santana is a charming village on the northeast coast of Madeira, known for its colorful triangular thatched houses. Nowadays they remain a tourist attraction, but their origin dates back to the 16th century. Santana is one of the most remarkable 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 about this region of the island. Stop for lunch/free time, about 1.30 to 2 hours stop.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ribeiro Frio

- Ribeiro Frio: Ribeiro Frio is a natural park located in a deep valley in the north of the island surrounded by mountains. It's a popular stop for locals and tourists alike due to its trout farming pools and fascinating nature trails, ideal for those who enjoy a leisurely 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 bird in Madeira.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pico do Arieiro

- 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 - a scene impossible to describe. When the sky is clear it is possible to see the south coast of Madeira, Curral das Freiras and even the island of Porto Santo. On the way to Pico do Arieiro you can see 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, stunning views and the famous trails that lead to Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo.

Duration: 30 minutes
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