Madeira Holidays 2019/2020
Want a holiday that’s perfect for all ages? Madeira’s balmy climate means that fun-filled adventures are always on the agenda. Discovering the island’s traditions can be so much fun and eating out is easier than ever with restaurants catering for all tastes. Plus, there’s unrivalled mountain scenery that’s really accessible when you and your tribe fancy exploring.
Take a cable car from the capital up to Monte, passing over buzzing streets and a verdant valley. On the way back down, jump in a traditional basket cart that’s controlled by two drivers who run alongside and use their boots as brakes! It’s a totally unique experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.
Strolling along Madeira’s levadas, small aqueducts, is a hugely popular activity. These unique paths snake through dense forests and hillside havens, so you can take in the colourful nature along the way. There’s a huge variety of routes and trails to choose from, no matter the age or ability of your little ones.
Want to venture offshore? Depending on the season you visit, you could spot various species of dolphins and whales – there are 28 different types here! You can catch a speed boat or embark on a catamaran trip from various ports across the island. Some tickets include swimming and snorkelling, so you could get up even closer to these magical animals.
Rain or shine, there’s so much to keep the kids occupied here. Step back in time and experience a bygone era at Funchal’s Toy Museum, delve deep into the São Vicente caves and thrill-seekers will love the glass platform at the Cabo Girão Skywalk.