10 Fun Things to do in Madeira Island. Madeira is an island full of attractions, especially beautiful hiking trails and breathtaking viewpoints. If there is one thing that we can admit, it is that Madeira is a tourist destination that many envy, not only for its beauty but also for tourist things that can be done.
Many times, when we travel, we have a lot of difficulties in choosing what we are going to do, especially if where we are going is there are many things to do or because of the size of the place. Madeira Island has no shortage of activities, luckily the island have a little bit of everything.
So, we decided to share with you the 10 Fun Things to do in Madeira Island. Come find out!
1. Toboggan ride
Toboggan ride from Monte to Livramento is about 2km long tour full of excitement. The central zone of Monte is in the area of Largo da Fonte and by the area. In this area, you will find the famous church “Nossa Senhora do Monte”, the initial point of the traditional Toboggan with basket carts, the magnificent gardens of Monte and the old railway station. Originally a kind of transport for people living in Monte down to Funchal.
Who knew surfing would be possible in Madeira? There are several specific points to perform this activity. Heading to the northern part of the island like São Vicente you will find several beaches with high waves, as the northern part tends to have bigger waves than the southern part due to the sea current.
Paragliding in Madeira is exceptional because you float above the beautiful countryside and over the Atlantic Ocean. There are many great locations scattered all over the Island. Good to take-off and landing areas makes it a truly unique experience! For example; Pico da Cruz, Ponto da Cruz, Chão da Lagoa, Arco da Calheta, Prazeres, Fajã da Ovelha, Ponta do Pargo, Bica da Cana, Paul da Serra, Cristo Rei, Rabaçal and Fanal.
4. Enjoy a canyoning trip
A challenging activity for any of us because there are several levels for those who want to start in this experience as well as for those who already have some experience. You’ll walk, jump at certain points and you’ll still be able to appreciate the beauties along the way. This sport is a great option for adrenaline junkies.
5. Walks on the sidewalks
In Madeira you have literally everything from hiking at low altitude in areas with forest presence, at the foot of the coast and even in exclusive semi-arid areas such as Ponta de São Lourenço. In high attitudes you discover a little bit of everything enjoying every moment through the beautiful mountains.
6. Go to Pico Areeiro at sunrise.
There is nothing more interesting to do than feeling the first rays of sunlight at dawn and having a fantastic view of the mountain ranges of Madeira. It is certainly a unique experience that can be easily remembered if lived in its splendor. You can do all this at Pico do Areeiro, the 3rd highest point on the island.
7. Go mountain biking!
Madeira’s trails are the perfect place to do this activity, as there is no lack of green landscapes around the island, several paths in the middle of the forest where you can venture out and more than 300 days of sunshine throughout the year to enjoy to the fullest.
how about being able to explore the Madeiran coast with walks, still being able to go diving and being able to admire a little bit of everything both at sea and on land? If you are looking for this you can also find it on Madeira Island as in Machico areas or even in the northern part. A good combination of adrenaline and well-being surrounded by nature.
9. Rock Climbing
Despite being not very common, climbing in Madeira is completely possible. Some are challenging and others for those who want to start in various beautiful nature settings. Why not try it?
10. Extreme sailing
This is for the most radical, because the name really says it, it makes you literally imagine a boat making crazy jumps and still feeling pure adrenaline at all times, because this and sometimes even more.
Now you can visit Madeira Island and enjoy 10 Fun Thins to do in Madeira Island.
Hello, my name is Liliana and I was born in Madeira 35 years ago. Since I was a little girl I always loved to explore the place I call “my island”: the mountains, the sea, the food, the history and the traditions. I am passionate about sharing the island with everyone who visits us. Whether in person or through our articles I hope to always leave a little bit of Madeira in your hearts.