Trekking Madeira Sport Holidays 1 Excursions 

Trekking Madeira Sport Holidays

Land activities – Trekking Madeira is distinctive, mountainous terrain and the rich diversity of the landscape make it a unique challenge for even the most experienced orienteering enthusiasts. Madeira has been developing its facilities for this sport in the last few years and already has a selection of maps and a large number of fans.  The archipelago’s mild climate and excellent hotels have been attracting lots of orienteers from different countries, particularly from Northern Europe, for whom the island is the ideal spot for training. Sport Holidays in Madeira Islands The mild…

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Ponta do Pargo lighthouse 2 Excursions LOCALS 

Ponta do Pargo lighthouse

Farol da Ponta do Pargo Ponta do Pargo lighthouse In Ponta Vigia , rocky area and very high ( 290 meters altitude) , which focuses on the verge of the sea , is the lighthouse of Ponta do Pargo , inaugurated in 1922 , with its striking silhouette, to dominate the top of the arriba . The altitude of its focus is 312 m , being sometimes hidden by the clouds , becoming invisible , although the luminous efficiency .  

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Casa do Sardinha - Caniçal 3 Excursions Madeira News 

Casa do Sardinha – Caniçal

The Center Reception House Sardinha is located next to Pier Sardine in Ponta de São Lourenço , Caniçal , at the very end of the path of São Lourenço . History Casa do Sardinha was built on the orders of Manuel Bettencourt Sardinha who , after building the Pier Open in 1905 , sent to build in order to serve you as a place of refuge and vacation . Passed through generations , in 1996 , his granddaughter , D. Françoise Delput , sold it to the Autonomous Region of…

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Desertas Island Cruise Expedition 4 Excursions 

Desertas Island Cruise Expedition

The Desertas Islands are a group of three islands that since 1990 have been included in the Madeira Natural Park protected areas. From the local and global standpoint the biodiversity of these islands is incalculable. The ex-libris of these islands is the colony of Monk Seals Monachus monachus that were in danger to of extinction but nowadays have a safe and stable population. Desertas Island Cruise Expedition These islands are home for many seabird colonies extremely important in the Macaronesian region and in the world. Outstanding among these are the…

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Jardim Botânico da Madeira Excursions LOCALS 

Madeira Botanical Garden

The gardens overlooking Funchal Between the mountains and the ocean, in the tro ¬ anfitea fennel and approximately 3km from the city center, the botanical garden of the wood is a special place where the “knowing” and “pleasure” are complementary, where the man is asked to (re ) discover the fascinating world of plants. Property of the regional government, has an area of ​​8 hectares where they discover about 3000 different plants in various parts of the world, with 200 endemic species of plants and Macaronesian exclusive timber. In the…

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Madeira Jeep Tours - Madeira Terrain 5 Excursions Madeira News 

Madeira Jeep Tours – Madeira Terrain

Sport Land activities in Madeira – Jeep Tours / Terrain Madeira is the ideal place for extreme sports set by its particular terrain with deep valleys and imposing mountains. Both Jeep Safaris and mountain biking are the best ways to feel the excitement of getting over natural obstacles, feeling the adrenaline and be surrounded by nature in a unique way. Jeep Safaris are becoming very popular to explore those places that would otherwise be impossible to reach. The beauty of Madeira lies in its overwhelming natural heritage and one of…

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Jardins do Palheiro Excursions LOCALS 

Jardins Palheiro – Madeira / Madeira Palheiro Gardens

The Jardins Palheiro / Palheiro Gardens provide welcome all visitors throughout the year . Considered the most beautiful gardens of wood, now part of haystack estate , which includes a hotel , a golf course , the village barn and greenhouse orchids Florialis . Palheiro Gardens The property became vested in the Earl oak in 1801 . Here he built a hunting resort , with 200 plane trees and exotic trees imported from around the world . In 1885 the property was acquired by john blandy burden . The family continued…

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Equestrian Centers - Horse riding 6 Excursions LOCALS 

Equestrian Centers – Horse riding

Land activities in Madeira and Porto Santo You can go horse riding in Madeira in equestrian centers , equipped with experienced professionals , present in various locations . The island of Porto Santo also has a riding center for lovers of this sport. If looking for a place to practice riding , there is a pool ( open from Tuesday to Sunday ) where you can get more information (address : Equestrian Association Madeira Quinta Vila Alpires – Black Path – Funchal ) . This association offers various levels of…

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Blandy's wine Lodge Excursions LOCALS 

Blandy’s wine Lodge

Blandy’s wine lodge is a museum housed in a complex of buildings which ran the wine cellars of hardwood timber company, one of the oldest wineries in the center of Funchal. During the visit to the museum are unique artifacts and historical documents that tell the family history blandy and its wines, and the records show some of the many famous visitors who have visited the winery over the years. The tasting takes place in the room “max Romer,” surrounded by beautiful murals of renowned German artist, who portrays the…

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Madeira Theme Park in Santana is one of a kind in Portugal 7 Excursions LOCALS 

Madeira Theme Park in Santana is one of a kind in Portugal

It is a fantastic exhibition centre devoted to the history, science and traditions of the Madeira Archipelago. It occupies an area of 145,000 square metres and is a must for all visitors. The park’s main attraction is its four multimedia pavilions. In the Discovery of the Islands pavilion visitors relive the voyage of discovery of the archipelago’s islands. They take a trip that is brought to life by scenery, projections, lighting and sound effects that give the attraction a spectacular, fabulous quality. At the Future of the Earth pavilion we…

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