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. 

Levadas - Madeira

Going with the flow

The levadas of Madeira are a hiker’s dream come true; hewn from the hard basalt rock, they skirt mountain ridges and descend slopes of all different gradients to offer the […]

Cabo Girão Madeira

Cabo Girão

One of the highest sea cliffs in the world is Cabo Girão, a rugged headland that looms menacingly over Madeira’s southern shoreline, just 15 km west of the island’s capital, […]

Madeira - Portugal

The Magic of Madeira

Once visited, never forgotten. It’s little wonder that the enchanting island of Madeira attracts more repeat visitors than any other part of the country. Blessed with a spectacular volcanic landscape […]

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 […]