My name is Bruno Schmitz!
I am journalist in Belgium and for many years I have been told about Madeira island: the beauty of its flowers, the spectacular views on the ocean directly from the mountains… I wanted to see it with my own eyes and… I was not disappointed!
Even more that I received the opportunity to visit it through its most authentic and original treasures. In other words, through rural tourism. Far from big hostels and mass tourism where you are a number among a group, you have here the opportunity to meet directly the owners, to know their stories, to learn about the history of the places, about the local specialties, about the secret hidden spots to discover… Briefly said, you do not only VISIT a place, you LIVE it.
Madeira Rural gave me this opportunity. This is a non-profit organization that promotes this authentic tourism. They asked me to build a travel webblog, where I could lend you my eyes to visit the beauties of Madeira. When you will see the images, you will quickly understand that it was impossible to say no! I thus packed my stuffs and went on a fifteen days trip all around the island.
Welcome then in my adventure! You may discover many rural houses, each one with its specific character, by clicking on the “Houses” button on the top bar. And if you wonder what you can do during the day until you come back home in these houses, simply click on the “Activities” button.
I wish you a lot of pleasure discovering Madeira or planning your next trip there. Do not forget that my eyes in those movies and pictures are actually your eyes! Simply do not forget to give them back to me at the end of trip, please and I wait for your comments on those nice places!
Cheers (with a glass of the local poncha, of course!)