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One of the first places to visit in Madeira is Pico Ruivo, with the 1862 meters Pic Ruivo is the highest point in Madeira island. To visit Pic Ruivo you have to walk on the way. The best route is to take which connects Achada do Teixeria to Pico Ruivo, this route is easy and you can enjoy the landscapes on the way and can even get close to the sky.
Pico do Arieiro is the third highest peak in the island of Madeira which provides you with the most stunning landscape that you didn’t see before. This peak provides you with the advantage that this route is accessible by car. The route with 7km walking connects Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo and you will have an option to view the adjoining mountains and attractive landscapes.
Funchal is the largest city in Madeira, it is a modern city and it remains as an authentic history center that surprises you. This place is popular for handicrafts, wine, and pleasant weather, this city even offers the most attractive garden in the world and even with the friendly and welcoming people.
Camera de Lobos is the small and picturesque village situated in the south of Madeira and it is 8km from Funchal. In this place, you can explore a photogenic historic center with its attractive and colorful fishing boats. You can view one of the tallest cliffs in Europe Cabo Girao outside the village.
Madeira island is the world’s most beautiful location in Europe with acquiring many tourists every year. It not only provides all year summer climates and even offers fauna and flora. It is also nearly crime free and is the protected holiday destinations in the world. In existence, it’s a popular resort visited by 1.4 million people which is five times its population. The island is full of culture, amazing hiking possibilities, and delicious gourmet food. The island is 35 miles long and even it’s a mountainous island with a maximum peak of 1862 meters. It’s the best island to take a car for rent and to explore. Visit the church down before reaching the pebble beach and you can experience the finest waves of Europe. To see the place of Funchal you have to hop on the cable car which takes you to the botanical garden. Climb to the mountaintop or take the bus to the top and glance the splendid views of Pico do Arieiro. You can spend the whole day hiking or you can go for a walk between the clouds and have a drink at the mountaintop restaurant. Madeira is the big European banana exporter; you cannot visit the island without hearing about the small bananas which will be much sweeter than the large bananas. Madeira is not only popular for bananas even also for exotic fruits. One among them is English tomato which only has the best growth in high altitudes. Another is custard apple which resembles like an apple and tastes like a peachy custard. The exotic fruits and seafood make the island an outstanding cookery destination. Levada is the irrigation system of the island which is nothing but the man-made river built on beside the mountain.
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Madeira is compact to wander in one day and has an amazing architecture and also have a colorful market in the city. Although Madeira is 800km it has diverse scenery and the northern coast is specifically spectacular. Levadas bring water from the mountains winding through lush mountain vegetation. One of the most attractive experience is Madeira aquarium which is being capable to plunge 500,000 liters of salt water having sharks, rays and more with hundreds of fish. In the northern west part of the island, you can see natural salt water swimming pools.
What Should I Wear?
Its best to wear warm clothes because at the top of some places it will be 0-degrees temperature.
Best Time to Visit
Madeira experiences a very warm climate with hot, dry summers and mild wet winters. If you like lounging in the pool then its best to visit in summer when the temperature reaches 30 degrees. The mountains on the island experience the climate which means that there are fluctuations in the climate. The average temperature rarely falls below the mid-20’s which results as the best holiday destination throughout the year. So the best time to visit Madeira is from May to August.
Will I Need a Guide?
No guide is needed as transportation is easy, in fact, you can find anything on this site.
How To Get There?
Since Madeira is an island you need to fly or go by boat. This island has a splendid airport receiving numerous charter flights and low-cost flights from European cities. The island with its main harbour situated at Funchal is also connected by the sea.
Madeira is an independent region of Portugal which comprises of four islands of the north-west coast of Africa. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rocky with high cliffs. The capital Funchal involves with botanic gardens and popularly known for its harbour.