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Created with Sketch. Miradouro do Véu da Noiva, Antigo Traçado da ER101, Portugal
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Duration

5 hours

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

5 people

Languages

English, French, German, Portuguese

Overview

Camara De Lobos Taste The Famous Madeiran Drinks Like Poncha And Nikita The Historical Heritage Of The Village Of Câmara De Lobos Features The Igreja De São Sebastião, Built In The Sixteenth Century, The Chapel Of Nossa Senhora Da Conceição Founded In The Fifteenth Century And Rebuilt In The Eighteenth... More
  • Camara De Lobos Taste The Famous Madeiran Drinks Like Poncha And Nikita

The Historical Heritage Of The Village Of Câmara De Lobos Features The Igreja De São Sebastião, Built In The Sixteenth Century, The Chapel Of Nossa Senhora Da Conceição Founded In The Fifteenth Century And Rebuilt In The Eighteenth Century, The Former Convent Of São Bernardino Built In 1425, And The Lime Kiln Integrated In Tourism Project In The Salinas Area.

Here You Can Climb To The Islet Of Câmara De Lobos A Cliff Overlooking The Sea That Resembles An Island Which Is Home To Much Of The Fishing Population Of This Locality. This Space Has Recently Been Refurbished And Adapted To Cultural Activities, With A Beautiful Garden, Providing Magnificent Views Of The City, The Sea And The Surrounding Area, Including Cape Girão.

Besides A Tour Of The City Centre, It Is Advisable To Climb To The Pico Da Torre In Order To See The Particular Configuration Of The Bay. In The Centre Of Câmara De Lobos There Are Bars And Renowned Restaurants, Where You Can Enjoy Typical Drinks Like Poncha, And Savour The Gata, A Fish Caught In The Waters Around Madeira And Allowed To Dry In The Same Place. Therefore, Sometimes, In A Certain Area At The Entrance Of The City, There Is A Strong Odour In The Air Derived From The Drying Process.

  • Option To Visit The Press Museum

One Of The Newest Museums In The Region Brings Together The Interesting Historical, Typographic, Lithographic And Cinematographic Heritage Of Communication And The Press In Madeira.

Opened In August 2013, Madeira’s Press Museum Is Located In The Town Library Of Câmara De Lobos. With An Area Of About 2,000 M2, The Mission Of The New Museum, In Combination With The National Press Museum, Is To Display, Make Inventory And Recover The Heritage Of The Graphic Industry And Press In The Autonomous Region Of Madeira, As Well As Promoting Cultural Activities.

The Collections In The Museum Have About Four Dozen Machines And Considerable Typographic, Lithographic, Cinematic Historical Heritage, And Another Associated With The Area Of Press And Communication, Which Features Some Original Equipment And Machines From The 19th And 20th Centuries, Among Which Is A Machine For Manual Printing, Manufactured By Golding & Cº, Boston, In 1886, An Intertype, Made In England In 1911, By Harris-intertype, Ltd. And A Rotary Printing Press Machine, Unique In The History Of The Press In Madeira.

  • Option Dislike The Wines In The Wineries Henrique E Henriques
  • Viewpoint Cabo Girao

It Is The Highest Cape In Europe, At An Elevation Of 580 M, And Is Famous For Its Suspended Glass Platform.

The Cabo Girão Viewpoint, Situated On The Highest Promontory In Europe, At An Elevation Of 580 M, Offers A Vertiginous View Of The Fajãs Of Rancho And Cabo Girão – Small Areas Of Cultivated Land At The Foot Of The Cliff – As Well As Magnificent Panoramic Views Over The Ocean And The Municipalities Of Câmara De Lobos And Funchal.

The Viewpoint Has Been Renovated, And A Suspended Glass Platform, Called A Skywalk, Was Built.

It Is An Excellent Spot To Practice Paragliding And Base Jumping. Recently, The Portuguese Parachutist Mário Pardo Performed A Spectacular Motorcycle Leap Here.

Nearby Is The Chapel Of Nossa Senhora De Fátima (Our Lady Of Fátima), Built In 1951 And One Of The Main Pilgrimage Sites Of The Island.

  • Ribeira Brava Option Visit The Madeirense Ethnographic Museum

The Name Of Ribeira Brava Derives From A Stream Of Water Which Crosses It And Almost Always Has A Rebellious Flow.

In This Parish, We Can Find The Ethnographic Museum Of Madeira, Which Exhibits Collections Of Ethnographic Objects Linked To Different Social, Economic And Cultural Aspects Of The Archipelago Of Madeira.

The Fort Of São Bento Is Also In Ribeira Brava, Which Currently Houses The Tourism Office, And The Lighthouse Where You Can Climb And Overlook Ribeira Brava, Ponta Do Sol And The Campanário Hills.

  • Visit View Point
  • Serra Da Agua Option To Tast Poncha

Located In The Centre Of The Southwest Part Of The Island, Serra D’água Has About 1,300 Inhabitants Over An Area Of 24.70 Km². This Parish Is Surrounded By A Dense Thicket And High Hills, Among Which Stand Out The Peaks Of Cruz, Cedro And Pico Grande. It Is Still Irrigated By Several Streams, Which Together Form The Ribeira Brava Stream.

 The Name Of This Parish Is Derived From The Construction Of A Mill For The Sawing Of Timber With The Name Of “Serra De Água”, A Name Which Later Extended To The Whole The Parish. It Was In This Parish That The First Hydroelectric Station Of The Island Emerged, In 1953.

Via The Serra D’água Road We Can Go Up To Encumeada, A High Point Of The Island That Connects Ribeira Brava On The South Coast, And São Vicente, On The North Coast. Along The Climb To Encumeada We Can Glimpse The Stunning Panoramic Landscapes Of The Southern And Northern Parts Of The Island, With The Blue Sky On The Background And The Clouds Interspersed With Mountains.

  • São Vicente 

The Village Owes Its Name To São Vincent Possibly Due To The Fact That When The First Settlers Of This Northern Area Descended Through Encumeada And Toward The São Vicente Valley They Found Numerous Crows Flying Over The Valley, And Remembered The Spanish Martyr, Called Saint Vincent, Whose Remains Were Defended By One Of Those Birds.

In The Heart Of São Vicente One Finds The Indigenous Garden, With An Area Of 2,200 M2, Where Dozens Of Species Of Local Flora Are Represented. This Publicly Accessible Location Features Many Species Of Laurel And Some Other Species Typical Of The Cliffs On The Seaside.

Here You Can Find The Caves And The Volcanic Center Of São Vicente. The Volcanic Caves Allow You To Get To Know The Interior Of The Island And The Volcanic Eruption That Was The Base Of Its Origin.

  • Visit View Point Veu Da Noiva

The Véu Da Noiva Viewpoint, Located Between Seixal And São Vicente, Enables Visitors To See The Véu Da Noiva Waterfall And The Northern Coast Of Madeira Island.

Situated On The Old Road Which Connects Seixal To São Vicente, The Véu Da Noiva Viewpoint Offers One Of The Most Typical Landscapes Of Madeira. From This Point You Can See The Véu Da Noiva Waterfall, Which Resembles A Bride’s Veil, Due To Its Height And The Torrents Of Water That Gush Down The Hillside.

From This Viewpoint There Is Also A Pleasant View Of The Atlantic And The Slopes Of The Northern Coast Of Madeira.

  • Seixal 

The Parish Was Created In 1553, And Currently Has About 1,200 Inhabitants. It Is Thought That The Name Descends From ‘seixo’, Meaning Stone Or Pebble. However, It Is Also Said That Its Origin May Stem From ‘seixo’, Designating A Plant Species.

It Is A Land With Conditions That Attracts Anyone Who Goes There, With A Strong Focus On Natural Resources. Regarding Its Cuisine, The Main Dish Is The Trout, A Freshwater Fish That Grows Locally. There Are Rural Tourism Units And Small Hotels.

 Here You Can Enjoy Pleasant Moments At The Natural Pools Of Seixal. This Bathing Area Allows Contact With The Sea In Pools Formed By Volcanic Black Stone, With A View Of The Mountains And Nature That Surrounds Them.

Along The Old Road That Connects The Parish Of Seixal To The Town Of São Vicente There Is The “Véu Da Noiva” Belvedere, From Where You Can View A Waterfall That Pours A Strong Load Of Water Down The Slope, Reminding Us Of A Bride’s White Veil.

 In This Parish Is The Chão Da Ribeira, A Wide Valley Surrounded By A Rich Variety Of Plants And Vegetation Belonging To The Laurissilva Forest, Classified As A World Natural Heritage Site. Seixal Also Has A Trout Farm.

  • Porto Moniz 

It Is An Enjoyable Walk Along The Village Seafront, Between The Madeira Aquarium And The Natural Swimming Pools.

The Route, Running Around The Edge Of Porto Moniz, Has Wide Pavements From Where The Landscape And The Proximity Of The Sea Can Be Enjoyed.

The Path Begins At The Madeira Aquarium, Passes Through The Living Science Centre And Ends Up Close To The Natural Swimming Pools.

This Space, A Stone’s Throw Away From The Village Centre, Has A Children’s Playground Area, Landscaped Gardens With Atlantic Views And A Range Of Restaurants And Shops.

  • Possibility To Visit The Municipal Aquarium (Porto Moniz)

The Madeira Aquarium, In The Village Of Porto Moniz, Represents The Various Habitats Of The Madeira Marine World Over The Course Of 12 Tanks.

The Madeira Aquarium, Located In Porto Moniz, Next To The Harbour, Is An Asset To The Entertainment And Cultural Programme Of Porto Moniz.

The Aquarium Building Was Constructed In The Old Fort Of Saint John The Baptist. The Ruins Of The Fort Were Bought In 1998 By The Porto Moniz Municipal Council, Which Restored The Fort To Its Original Design, While Its Interior Was Adapted To Its New Function As An Aquarium.

The Madeira Aquarium Is Comprised Of 12 Exhibition Tanks Where The Various Habitats Of The Madeira Marine World Are Represented. The Most Impressive Tank Contains About 500,000 Litres Of Salt Water.

  • St. Vincent Caves (It Can Be Partially Visited. It Is Not Possible To Access Even The Caves.)

Formed 890 Thousand Years Ago, These Are Among The First Caves Of Volcanic Origin To Be Opened To The Public In Portugal.

The São Vicente Caves Were Formed 890 Thousand Years Ago By A Volcanic Eruption, Which Occurred In Paul Da Serra. The Outer Part Of The Lava That Was Exposed To Lower Temperatures, Solidified Rapidly While The Inside Remained Liquid With Lots Of Gases, Forming A Series Of Lava Tubes.

The Caves Were First Reported In 1885 By Locals, And Opened To The Public On October 1st, 1996.

They Were Among The First Volcanic Caves To Be Opened To The Public In Portugal And May Be Visited By Following An Underground Route Running For Over 1,000 M. The Height Of The Caves Varies Between 5 And 6 Metres.

At The End Of The Tour, Visitors May Access The Volcano Centre, A Pavilion Offering A Range Of Educational And Entertaining Audiovisual Displays That Recreate The Geological Evolution Of The Caves, The Eruption Of A Volcano And Even A Simulation Of The Birth Of The Madeira Islands.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Camara de Lobos taste the famous Madeiran drinks like Poncha and Nikita
  • Option to Visit the Press Museum
  • Option Visit the Wineries Henrique e Henrique
  • Ribeira Brava Option Visit The Madeirense Ethnographic Museum
  • Visit Miradouro
  • Serra da Agua Option to tast Poncha
  • Porto Moniz Option Visit the Living Science Center and the Aquarium
  • Sao Vicente and Grutas De Sao Vicente
  • Back To The Hotel

Itinerary

Camara De Lobos Taste The Famous Madeiran Drinks Like Poncha And Nikita
Camara De Lobos Taste The Famous Madeiran Drinks Like Poncha And Nikita

The Historical Heritage Of The Village Of Câmara De Lobos Features The Igreja De São Sebastião, Built In The Sixteenth Century, The Chapel Of Nossa Senhora Da Conceição Founded In The Fifteenth Century And Rebuilt In The Eighteenth Century, The Former Convent Of São Bernardino Built In 1425, And The Lime Kiln Integrated In Tourism Project In The Salinas Area.
Here You Can Climb To The Islet Of Câmara De Lobos A Cliff Overlooking The Sea That Resembles An Island Which Is Home To Much Of The Fishing Population Of This Locality. This Space Has Recently Been Refurbished And Adapted To Cultural Activities, With A Beautiful Garden, Providing Magnificent Views Of The City, The Sea And The Surrounding Area, Including Cape Girão.
Besides A Tour Of The City Centre, It Is Advisable To Climb To The Pico Da Torre In Order To See The Particular Configuration Of The Bay. In The Centre Of Câmara De Lobos There Are Bars And Renowned Restaurants, Where You Can Enjoy Typical Drinks Like Poncha, And Savour The Gata, A Fish Caught In The Waters Around Madeira And Allowed To Dry In The Same Place. Therefore, Sometimes, In A Certain Area At The Entrance Of The City, There Is A Strong Odour In The Air Derived From The Drying Process.

Option To Visit The Press Museum

One Of The Newest Museums In The Region Brings Together The Interesting Historical, Typographic, Lithographic And Cinematographic Heritage Of Communication And The Press In Madeira.
Opened In August 2013, Madeira’s Press Museum Is Located In The Town Library Of Câmara De Lobos. With An Area Of About 2,000 M2, The Mission Of The New Museum, In Combination With The National Press Museum, Is To Display, Make Inventory And Recover The Heritage Of The Graphic Industry And Press In The Autonomous Region Of Madeira, As Well As Promoting Cultural Activities.
The Collections In The Museum Have About Four Dozen Machines And Considerable Typographic, Lithographic, Cinematic Historical Heritage, And Another Associated With The Area Of Press And Communication, Which Features Some Original Equipment And Machines From The 19th And 20th Centuries, Among Which Is A Machine For Manual Printing, Manufactured By Golding & Cº, Boston, In 1886, An Intertype, Made In England In 1911, By Harris-intertype, Ltd. And A Rotary Printing Press Machine, Unique In The History Of The Press In Madeira.

Viewpoint Cabo Girao
Viewpoint Cabo Girao

It Is The Highest Cape In Europe, At An Elevation Of 580 M, And Is Famous For Its Suspended Glass Platform.
The Cabo Girão Viewpoint, Situated On The Highest Promontory In Europe, At An Elevation Of 580 M, Offers A Vertiginous View Of The Fajãs Of Rancho And Cabo Girão – Small Areas Of Cultivated Land At The Foot Of The Cliff – As Well As Magnificent Panoramic Views Over The Ocean And The Municipalities Of Câmara De Lobos And Funchal.
The Viewpoint Has Been Renovated, And A Suspended Glass Platform, Called A Skywalk, Was Built.
It Is An Excellent Spot To Practice Paragliding And Base Jumping. Recently, The Portuguese Parachutist Mário Pardo Performed A Spectacular Motorcycle Leap Here.
Nearby Is The Chapel Of Nossa Senhora De Fátima (Our Lady Of Fátima), Built In 1951 And One Of The Main Pilgrimage Sites Of The Island.

Ribeira Brava Option Visit The Madeirense Ethnographic Museum
Ribeira Brava Option Visit The Madeirense Ethnographic Museum

The Name Of Ribeira Brava Derives From A Stream Of Water Which Crosses It And Almost Always Has A Rebellious Flow.
In This Parish, We Can Find The Ethnographic Museum Of Madeira, Which Exhibits Collections Of Ethnographic Objects Linked To Different Social, Economic And Cultural Aspects Of The Archipelago Of Madeira.
The Fort Of São Bento Is Also In Ribeira Brava, Which Currently Houses The Tourism Office, And The Lighthouse Where You Can Climb And Overlook Ribeira Brava, Ponta Do Sol And The Campanário Hills.

Serra Da Agua Option To Tast Poncha
Serra Da Agua Option To Tast Poncha

Located In The Centre Of The Southwest Part Of The Island, Serra D'água Has About 1,300 Inhabitants Over An Area Of 24.70 Km². This Parish Is Surrounded By A Dense Thicket And High Hills, Among Which Stand Out The Peaks Of Cruz, Cedro And Pico Grande. It Is Still Irrigated By Several Streams, Which Together Form The Ribeira Brava Stream.
The Name Of This Parish Is Derived From The Construction Of A Mill For The Sawing Of Timber With The Name Of “Serra De Água”, A Name Which Later Extended To The Whole The Parish. It Was In This Parish That The First Hydroelectric Station Of The Island Emerged, In 1953.
Via The Serra D’água Road We Can Go Up To Encumeada, A High Point Of The Island That Connects Ribeira Brava On The South Coast, And São Vicente, On The North Coast. Along The Climb To Encumeada We Can Glimpse The Stunning Panoramic Landscapes Of The Southern And Northern Parts Of The Island, With The Blue Sky On The Background And The Clouds Interspersed With Mountains.

São Vicente
São Vicente

The Village Owes Its Name To São Vincent Possibly Due To The Fact That When The First Settlers Of This Northern Area Descended Through Encumeada And Toward The São Vicente Valley They Found Numerous Crows Flying Over The Valley, And Remembered The Spanish Martyr, Called Saint Vincent, Whose Remains Were Defended By One Of Those Birds.

In The Heart Of São Vicente One Finds The Indigenous Garden, With An Area Of 2,200 M2, Where Dozens Of Species Of Local Flora Are Represented. This Publicly Accessible Location Features Many Species Of Laurel And Some Other Species Typical Of The Cliffs On The Seaside.
Here You Can Find The Caves And The Volcanic Center Of São Vicente. The Volcanic Caves Allow You To Get To Know The Interior Of The Island And The Volcanic Eruption That Was The Base Of Its Origin.

Visit View Point Veu Da Noiva
Visit View Point Veu Da Noiva

The Véu Da Noiva Viewpoint, Located Between Seixal And São Vicente, Enables Visitors To See The Véu Da Noiva Waterfall And The Northern Coast Of Madeira Island.
Situated On The Old Road Which Connects Seixal To São Vicente, The Véu Da Noiva Viewpoint Offers One Of The Most Typical Landscapes Of Madeira. From This Point You Can See The Véu Da Noiva Waterfall, Which Resembles A Bride's Veil, Due To Its Height And The Torrents Of Water That Gush Down The Hillside.
From This Viewpoint There Is Also A Pleasant View Of The Atlantic And The Slopes Of The Northern Coast Of Madeira.

Porto Moniz
Porto Moniz

It Is An Enjoyable Walk Along The Village Seafront, Between The Madeira Aquarium And The Natural Swimming Pools.
The Route, Running Around The Edge Of Porto Moniz, Has Wide Pavements From Where The Landscape And The Proximity Of The Sea Can Be Enjoyed.
The Path Begins At The Madeira Aquarium, Passes Through The Living Science Centre And Ends Up Close To The Natural Swimming Pools.
This Space, A Stone’s Throw Away From The Village Centre, Has A Children’s Playground Area, Landscaped Gardens With Atlantic Views And A Range Of Restaurants And Shops.

Possibility To Visit The Municipal Aquarium (Porto Moniz)
Possibility To Visit The Municipal Aquarium (Porto Moniz)

The Madeira Aquarium, In The Village Of Porto Moniz, Represents The Various Habitats Of The Madeira Marine World Over The Course Of 12 Tanks.
The Madeira Aquarium, Located In Porto Moniz, Next To The Harbour, Is An Asset To The Entertainment And Cultural Programme Of Porto Moniz.
The Aquarium Building Was Constructed In The Old Fort Of Saint John The Baptist. The Ruins Of The Fort Were Bought In 1998 By The Porto Moniz Municipal Council, Which Restored The Fort To Its Original Design, While Its Interior Was Adapted To Its New Function As An Aquarium.
The Madeira Aquarium Is Comprised Of 12 Exhibition Tanks Where The Various Habitats Of The Madeira Marine World Are Represented. The Most Impressive Tank Contains About 500,000 Litres Of Salt Water.

St. Vincent Caves (It Can Be Partially Visited. It Is Not Possible To Access Even The Caves.)
St. Vincent Caves (It Can Be Partially Visited. It Is Not Possible To Access Even The Caves.)

Formed 890 Thousand Years Ago, These Are Among The First Caves Of Volcanic Origin To Be Opened To The Public In Portugal.
The São Vicente Caves Were Formed 890 Thousand Years Ago By A Volcanic Eruption, Which Occurred In Paul Da Serra. The Outer Part Of The Lava That Was Exposed To Lower Temperatures, Solidified Rapidly While The Inside Remained Liquid With Lots Of Gases, Forming A Series Of Lava Tubes.

The Caves Were First Reported In 1885 By Locals, And Opened To The Public On October 1st, 1996.
They Were Among The First Volcanic Caves To Be Opened To The Public In Portugal And May Be Visited By Following An Underground Route Running For Over 1,000 M. The Height Of The Caves Varies Between 5 And 6 Metres.
At The End Of The Tour, Visitors May Access The Volcano Centre, A Pavilion Offering A Range Of Educational And Entertaining Audiovisual Displays That Recreate The Geological Evolution Of The Caves, The Eruption Of A Volcano And Even A Simulation Of The Birth Of The Madeira Islands.

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      Created with Sketch. Miradouro do Véu da Noiva, Antigo Traçado da ER101, Portugal

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      We stop at several places where they sell drinks, snacks, regional items. Customers are not obliged to consume, or buy, but if they do, they help the regional economy.
      It is possible to take four people sitting and two people sitting in two manual wheelchairs
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