Madeira

Affectionately known as the Atlantic’s ‘floating garden’, Madeira has been popular for centuries, first for its wine and now as an upmarket tourist destination. Sightseeing highlights include Cabo Girão (one of the world’s highest sea cliffs), Curral das Freiras and the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, home to a long sandy beach. 

Toboggan - Madeira

Steep Thrills

The age-old custom of hurtling visitors downhill at breakneck speed in something resembling an over-sized laundry basket is thankfully very much alive on the Atlantic island of Madeira. Two men control […]

Madeira Flower Festival

Floral Splendour

With its tilting terrain and subtropical climate, Madeira’s flower power ranges from orchids tottering on three-foot-long stems and bougainvillea in bursting shades of red and purple. Delve deeper and you’ll […]