Posts in "What to do in Madeira"

Madeira ao Natural – Artigo na Visão n.º 1060 27 a 03 Julho 2013

Aqui fica o artigo da Revista Visão, desenvolvido no âmbito da colaboração com o Turismo da Madeira e alguns nossos associados.

Artigo elaborado pelos Jornalistas da Visão, por altura do Madeira Island Ultra Trail 2013, artigo que explora as potencialidades outdoor do Arquipélago da Madeira.

Capa

Fantásticas referências aos nossos associados:

Referências ainda ao novo projecto da Madeira Rural, o www.madeiraoutdoor.com.

Agradecimento especial aos nossos associados da área da Animação turística: Harmony in Nature, Ventura do Mar.

Grande destaque à restauração com referência:

  • Muralha’ s Bar
  • Restaurante Pólo Norte
  • Restaurante Marisqueira Maré Alta

Grande trabalho de Miguel Judas e José Maria

Muito Obrigado a todos;

Madeira Rural /Madeira Outdoor

 

 

Madeira Outdoor e Madeira Rural apoiam programa da Bola TV com Emanuel Pombo

A Bola TV esteve recentemente na Madeira a gravar um episódio do programa TMN Dream Team.  Desta vez sobre Emanuel Pombo , com o apoio da Madeira Rural e do Madeira Outdoor .

A equipa de filmagens pernoitou na Quinta de são Lourenço, sendo que o Madeira Outdoor em colaboração com a secção de Parapente do Aeroclube da Madeira possibilitaram uma experiência diferente ao nosso ilustre atleta.

O programa dedicado ao jovem piloto de BTT / Downhill, Emanuel Pombo, irá para o ar no final deste mês, dia 26-05-2013 às 11.30h.

Além de desvendar um pouco do seu dia-a-dia, o programa irá mostrar as suas capacidades em BTT e DownHill… tendo ainda experimentado uma actividade diferente… um voo de Parapente com Hartmut Peters.

Teaser Programa Abola Tv com Emanuel Pombo

Bus Lines Routes in Madeira Island

Carreiras de Autocarros | Bus line | Lignes d’autobus | Buslinien Madeira Island. Check Here the routes in Madeira Island, how to get around without a car in Madeira. Regular Bus Services on Madeira take visitors all around the island

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You can also download here the file: Bus Routes Madeira

Night life in Madeira

Madeira has a great nightlife available for tourists and locals, with many locations for those looking for an excellent night out, with locations such as a Casino, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs, local and festive events, bars, night clubs, dinner shows, concerts, themed entertainment evenings, etc.

Due to the fact that there are more locals than tourists in Madeira and as locals happen to study and work during the week, therefore the nightlife occurs more during weekends and national holidays.

Not only does Madeira offer great nightlife locations, but these locations also offer great alcoholic drinks such as: Poncha (a local strong punch), Nikita (beer foam mixed with vanilla ice cream and pieces of Pineapple) or Pé de Cabra (Sugar mixed with dark beer, dry wine and nesquick).

If you like nightlife, then the casino is your door to enjoying nightlife, as it offers lots of fun with its slot machines, gambling games etc, dinner shows on Friday and weekend evenings, nightclubsand much more… Also nearby the casino you can find various locations famous for their nightlife, such as the night club called Fugitivo famous for its samba shows performed by Brazilian dancers.

Madeira Island may be small, but it still offers a vast program when it comes to nightlife. When visiting Madeira, we hope you enjoy your night out!

Monte Sledges | Toboggan Ride in Madeira

In the Monte, you will be able to find a traditional form of transport, known as, Monte Sledges. The Monte Sledges are made of wicker and are powered by two sledge drivers called “Carreiros”.

The Monte sledge is powered down the steep slope that connects the Monte with Funchal, giving locals and tourists an adrenaline rush and an unforgettable experience unlike any other in the world.

The Monte Sledges appeared in 1850 and are still used up to this very day, attracting thousands of tourists every year.

The Sledge drivers dress in their traditional clothing that consists of white cotton clothes and a hat made of straw, also they use rubber soled boots, so that they are able stop the sledge when necessary.

The course has a length of 2km and takes a total of 10 minutes to reach Funchal. The Monte Sledge can reach speeds up to 48km/hour. The Monte Sledges will give an adventurous, but safe journey down the steep slope.

The Monte Sledges are located at the bottom of the stairs that lead to the church of Our Lady of Monte.

If going to Funchal by the Monte Sledge from the Monte, then you could use the Madeira Cable Car.  And don´t forget that Madeira Rural has available various accommodations in the Monte and Funchal.

Madeira Rural wishes you the best on your journey on the Monte Sledges and hope you enjoy your stay here in the tropical Madeira Island.

Madeira Cable Car

The Madeira cable car will take you from the old part of Funchal to Monte in around 15 minutes. There are 39 seven-seater cars that are always circulating from Funchal to Monte.
The cable car has come to replace the oldest and most traditional trips that were made by the original train to Monte. The Madeira cable car was inaugurated in November 2000, and has had much success. Showing locals and tourist’s breathtaking scenery and beautiful landscapes of Funchal and concluding with the beauty of Monte.
The safety of the cable cars include speed control, opening and closing operations of the grips, are monitored and controlled by electronic safety circuits, to ensure a smooth operation and maximum safety.
The Madeira cable car is opened daily except on Christmas day, from 10h00 until 18h00, last passenger loading at 17h45. The prices range from 5€ to 15€; a child pays 5€ to go one way on the cable car and 7,50€ for a round trip; an adult pays 10€ to go one way and 15€ for a round trip. Children under the age of 4 go for free.
And if you don´t wish to return to Funchal from Monte then you can take a ride on the Monte sledges. These sledges are controlled by two sledge drivers that will take on an adrenaline rush ride down Monte to Funchal, giving locals and tourists an unforgettable experience.
If looking for accommodations around Funchal or Monte, Madeira Rural has several accommodations for you!
Madeira Rural wishes you the best on your vacation whether it’s in Funchal or Monte.

Walking from Achada da Teixeira to Highest Peaks (Pico Ruivo) in Madeira

Madeira Walks | Trekking | Hiking Pico Ruivo. This trekking path starts at Achada da Teixeira (Santana) until the Highest Peaks (Pico Ruivo).

An easy walk that takes sbout 30 minutes until the hightest peak. Pico Ruivo is 1,861 metres (6,106 ft) high. It has a stunning view over the mountains. A place you must visit in Madeira Island.

Madeira Trekking path from Achada da Teixeira (Santana) to Highest Peaks (Pico Ruivo) Map: