Explore the amazing wild beauty of the west of Madeira island on an 8-hour tour from Funchal. Admire traditional fishing villages and spectacular views in Cabo Girão and enjoy your visit at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz.
DURATION: 8 hours
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Spanish
DEPARTURE: 9.00 am
OPENING SEASON: All year round
TOUR IS SUITABLE: Anyone is welcome
CUT-OFF TIME: 2 days
What is included✔ Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal
✔ All taxes and fuel surcharges
Highlights◾ Explore the amazing rugged landscapes of the west and north Madeira
◾ Visit the impressive natural reserve at Paul da Serra
◾ Stop at Cabo Girão, the highest sea cliff in Europe
◾ Enjoy spectacular views at Encumenda of both the south and the north coast
◾ Admire the amazing volcanic swimming pools at the beautiful village of Porto Moniz
DescriptionFollowing pickup from hotels in Funchal, we pass through the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos before we continue to Cabo Girão, the second-highest sea cliff in the world and the highest sea cliff in Europe.
Next, we make our way to Ribeira Brava and head north, up through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Upon arrival at Encumeada at the top of the valley, you will have the chance to enjoy a spectacular view of both the south and the north coast.
From sea-level in Funchal, we cross the mountain pass (from where both sides of the island are visible) and travel down to the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers describe a line of white surf below heroic cliffs.
Next, we make our way to Madeira’s north coast to visit São Vicente, one of the most predominant villages of the northern coast of Madeira. We continue to the beautiful village of Porto Moniz where you will have approximately 1 hour for lunch as well as time to admire the amazing volcanic swimming pools. After lunch, we traverse Madeira's highest plateau with all its spectacular panoramas moving to our final destination, Paul da Serra, to see one of the biggest natural reserves in the world before we finally make our way back to Funchal.
Not included/Bring with youLunch is not included. Our main stop is at Porto Moniz by lunch time where you'll have the option of choosing from several restaurants, coffee-shops, snack-bars, etc. You can also choose to take a meal with you.
Where we will meetWe do free pickups from hotels or pre-arranged meeting points in the Funchal area
For pickups outside Funchal, extra fees may apply depending on the exact location