Experience the allure of Madeira’s untouched natural beauty on our “Northeast Tour of Madeira”. This fascinating journey will take you through the charming towns and stunning landscapes that make up the northeastern part of the island, showcasing a unique blend of culture, history, and breathtaking vistas.
São Vicente: We commence our journey in São Vicente, a quaint town nestled within a green valley, where you’ll encounter charming cobblestone streets and traditional houses. Take a stroll along the river and indulge in the tranquility of this picturesque setting.
Ponta Delgada: Moving onwards, we reach Ponta Delgada, a delightful coastal village that perfectly captures Madeira’s tranquil charm. Admire the pristine white houses with their colorful borders, creating a striking contrast against the deep blue ocean.
Arco de São Jorge: Our next stop, Arco de São Jorge, is known for its beautiful vineyards, and here you’ll have an optional visit to the Wine Museum. While the entrance isn’t included in the tour, we highly recommend it for a deeper understanding of Madeira’s long-standing wine-making traditions and to sample some of the island’s finest.
Cabanas Viewpoint: As we progress, we reach the Cabanas Viewpoint overlooking São Jorge. This spot presents a panoramic vista of the village nestled amongst verdant mountains and the brilliant blue sea, offering a perfect photo opportunity.
Porto da Cruz: Continuing to the coast, we visit Porto da Cruz, where a visit to the Sugar Cane Rum Factory awaits. Discover the traditional process of making Madeira’s distinctive ‘aguardente’, and if you wish, sample this local specialty, the essential ingredient for the traditional Poncha drink.
Pico do Facho: Onwards, we ascend to Pico do Facho, a viewpoint that offers a sweeping vista over Machico and towards Ponta de São Lourenço. From here, the captivating contrast of green mountains, golden beaches, and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean unfolds before you.
Santa Cruz: Our tour concludes in the delightful town of Santa Cruz, offering a charming promenade and beautiful sea views. Here, you can relax in the quaint cafés, explore the historic church, or take a leisure stroll along the pebbled beach.
Our “Northeast Tour of Madeira” promises a memorable day of exploration and discovery, full of scenic beauty, cultural experiences, and historical intrigue. Join us as we uncover the delights of Madeira’s northeast, and create unforgettable memories on this captivating island.