Madeira took us by storm. What a climate! What nature! I am constantly thinking about how one could find time to go back here!


St. Lawrence

Sights in Madeira - My 10 favourites

Madeira has a lot to offer for an active holiday. Here are my top ten sights and experiences - everything from hiking trails to lava caves and fishing villages.

Levada hiking in Madeira

Hiking in Madeira - Levada das Rabacas

At the Boca da Encumeada mountain pass, Levada das Rabacas runs through a lush green jungle. We hiked here and marveled at the views – and the escarpments.

Ponta de Sao Laurenzo

Walk in Madeira - Ponta de Sao Lourenco

One of the most popular hikes in Madeira goes to the treeless and barren peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourenco. A really lovely hike for the whole family!


Hike to Pico Ruivo – Madeira's highest peak

The hike to Madeira's highest peak, Pico Ruivo, offers breathtakingly beautiful views of the entire island and dramatic weather. We trudged to the top in glorious sunshine, but the weather gods must have wanted something else on the way back.