Full day tour - east Island Tour
From Funchal, we take a mountain road which leads us to the third highest peak of Madeira, Pico Arieiro which culminates at 1818 mts of altitude. The 360º views are spectacular and, in good weather, we can see the island of Porto Santo, the peninsula of St Laurent, the valley of the nuns and, in the distance, the Paul da Serra plateau.
Then, going north, we pass by Ribeiro Frio, a small village housed in the forest in the heart of the original Laurisilva forest, dating from the Tertiary era and classified by Unesco.
We continue our descent through the village of Faial, typical rural place in the north of the island, we observe the iconic and imposing rock of the eagle to finally stop at Porto do Cruz, which houses the only rum distillery in Europe which still runs on steam! We continue to Santana, a town which houses the colorful local houses made of wood and thatched roof, recalling a recent past. You will have lunch (supplement) at the Quinta do Furão restaurant, which offers excellent cuisine in an exclusive natural setting. At the edge of the cliff, facing the sea, the view is sublime.
Our return journey continues until we arrive at the eastern end of Madeira, Baía d'Abra, a unique place giving way to steep cliffs that flow vertically into the sea revealing these solidified lava chimneys which have gave birth to this place and where the elements meet in the rough. Finally, before returning to Funchal, we will stop at Machico, the second largest city in Madeira, home to the oldest church and which was once the first capital. On the way back, Madeira wine tasting in a cellar (former Anglican church) in Funchal.
Adults> 12 years old: 35€
Children under 12 years old: 20€