Things to do in Madeira

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Things to Do in Madeira


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  • oakley 56
    Bridgnorth, UK10,674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You can easily see why this is rated one of the top gardens in the world.
    The entrance price is justified as its a huge site with many stunning plants and trees its hard going as its all up and down many steps and slopes but it's very shaded.
    Any fan of plants should visit if they get chance.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • oakley 56
    Bridgnorth, UK10,674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cable car views are stunning on a clear day.
    Price wise its expensive especially if you have a family.
    The queues can be extremely long and you have to queue twice if you don't buy the tickets on-line which we didn't.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Tatjana S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you can, go without a guide. Our guide was rushing us everywhere- it was almost impossible to take pictures. Not the easiest hike in terms of endurance, but really safe, at least in dry conditions. Too many people though, and in narrow places movement stops.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Marko
    Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view, easy parking. Ticet price 2 eur/adult. Toilet 0,5€. We did not have cash and of course it was not possible to pay toilet visit by card. Extremely unfriendly reaction from the cashier.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • langstroth2
    Fleet, UK35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit. There are two sets of pools, we did the ones on the right (as you look at the sea), these are free. Find a spot, and take a refreshing dip. Plenty of fish to see too.
    Written 14 April 2024
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  • Louise D
    34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk, quite easy (besides the end, steep and challenging) can be busy when sunny, great coastal views and has a cafe on the way.
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • B95 & E27
    Belper, UK126 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used the 31 bus from the centre which took us straight outside the gardens. Once in it was great to see all the species of flora and the frogs in the pond by the cafe. We enjoyed the viewpoints as it was a great place to look over the city. Worth the entrance fee.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • Agnes P
    Lincoln, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have booked the tickets on the day of the tour via their website ( €15 per adult and €7 per child). The tour took 45m and included 2 wines to try at the end. We have arrived for 10.15 and waited in the gift shop. The whole experience was really good, not to long and not to short. Sofia the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. I probably would recommend the tour at 10.30 am as later on was very busy. Still great experience 👍
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • TheTravellingTurtles
    London, UK56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not being hikers we were slightly apprehensive about whether we’d be able to do this hike or not, especially in the hot sun. Need not have worried, as we made it, and it was well worth the visit.

    Did the route from ‘Archada do Teixera’ (2.8km each way). The views were stunning and depending on cloud movement you get a different view going up vs coming down.

    Definitely take plenty of water, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and long sleeved loose fitting clothes. It was super hot when we went out, with little/no wind. There is a refreshment hut 3/4 the way along the journey, which is most welcome to grab a snack and cool drink.

    Written 6 October 2023
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  • langstroth2
    Fleet, UK35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A pleasant hike down from the view point to the village. I’d strongly recommend decent foot ware as it is a constant down hill on rock and gravel path. Amazing views. When you reach the road at the bottom, walk into the village. At the roundabout there’s a cafe with amazing views over the valley for a well earned drink, and the 81 bus stop is right outside to take you back to the top - not all the 81 buses go via the top lookout starting point. Ask the driver, they speak english.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Sari S
    77 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing! Views were so amazing! Paths are well informed, you can’t get lost in here. Just following the path by levadas, you’lö find your way from start to end. We took easy path, 11km and it took about 3h time. And we took pictures and two brakes as well. Easy it is not to walk, but seen few old couples on the way too :)
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Louise D
    34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice walk, can be challenging (steep, many stairs, narrow paths, you walk to the bottom of the valley and then come back up).
    Make sure to go to the Risco Waterfall on the way, really worth it!
    Can be quite busy.
    Wear waterproof shoes.
    Great waterfall and mountain views.
    Scenic and unique path!
    Written 26 March 2024
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