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2 Incredible driving routes for Madeira (with maps)

With its towering mountain peaks, lush forests, epic viewpoints, and numerous small sights, Madeira is absolutely made for a road trip. Here, ...

Road Trips,  Itineraries

Do you really need a car in Madeira?

One of the most asked questions about Madeira is whether you need a car to explore it. The answer is yes and ...

Travel Tips,  Road Trips

Madeira hikes: The stunning cliffs of São Lourenço (PR8)

The Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço Hike (PR8) is one of the most popular trails in Madeira, undulating through stark volcanic ...

Hiking

How long does it take to drive around Madeira?

Madeira is not a large island, but the driving times can be longer than you might expect due to the mountainous terrain ...

Road Trips

How to experience the enchanted misty forest of Fanal

Fanal is one of the truly magical locations in Madeira. This ancient laurel forest in the northwest is regularly enveloped in thick ...

Hiking

Canyoning in Madeira: rappelling down a 60m tall waterfall

Being a volcanic island, Madeira is almost entirely mountainous and has steep cliffs all over. It should come as no surprise that ...

Canyoning

Best hikes in Madeira (the 4 types of hikes not to miss!)

Madeira is a hiker’s paradise — thanks to well-marked trails, microclimates resulting in varied environments, and the island’s many waterfalls, tunnels, and ...

Hiking

Driving in Madeira: How difficult are the roads?

On my first visit to Madeira, I had planned to explore the island of Madeira by self-driving. But then… I heard some ...

Road Trips

Renting a car in Madeira: everything you need to know

With so many stunning landscapes, scenic drives, and picturesque villages, Madeira is an ideal destination to explore by car. It is also ...

Road Trips

Madeira hikes: Levada do Moinho to Levada Nova

This levada hike is one of our favourites on the island. It’s not as well-trodden as some of the other levada hikes, ...

Hiking

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