Tour to the Peaks & Gardens of Madeira
Pico dos Barcelos
The Tour to the Peaks & Gardens of Madeira starts with the pickup from Funchal Cruiseship port.
High above the hotel zone is a tree topped belvedere. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, it is 355m (1165 ft). There’s a magnificent view across Funchal from the top of the viewpoint. We then take the winding road, up through the eucalyptus forest until Eira do Serrado, absorbing the picturesque view of the peaks
Eira do Serrado
This belvedere at Eira do Serrado has a spectacular and hair-raising rock ledge, overlooking “Curral das Freiras” a horse shoe shaped valley far below. This valley has three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Here, Madeira’s highest mountain was mistakably believed during many years, to have been a volcanic crater. It is now known that its dramatic geographical shape was created by the river itself. From here you can admire the tiny terraced fields which grow wine, fruit and vegetables and the slopes far below with sweet chestnut tree
Pico do Arieiro Tour uphill heading for Pico Arieiro, 1818m (5965 fts). It is the third highest peak in Madeira. As you climb, the green woodland gives way to bare rock. There are tremendous views over an endless succession of knife-edge ridges and sheer cliffs. Cotton-wool clouds hang in the valleys. After leaving the peak Arieiro, heading home, we enjoy the enormous Madeira junipers tree which has become quite rare over the years.
Terreiro da Luta
Leaving Pico Areiro, in the direction of the mountains, passing through a dense forest of mimosas trees, reaching this impressive hillside monument, which overlooks the whole bay of Funchal. It consists of a massive monument of the Virgin Maria, lady of peace. The monument was created in 1927. It is over 5 mts (17 ft) high and weighs 20 ton.
Surrounded by the mountains in the North and the ocean in the south in Funchal amphitheatre, the botanical garden of Madeira is about 3km (1.86 miles) from the city centre. It has 8 hectares in area, 5 of which are gardens where you can admire about 3000 species of plants from several places in the world. 200 of these, being endemic species from macaronesea and some growing exclusively in Madeira. It has a rich collection from different floras containing in total over 15000 specimens. At the end of the Madeira Boticanal garden there is an area devoted to exotic birds with a collection of 300 rare birds.
|Open Daily||09h30 to 17h30|
|Children (under 6)||Free|
|Prices for Excursions from Funchal Port||1 to 4 pax||5 to 8 pax|
|Estimated Time : +/- 4.5 hours||Estimated Time:+/- 5 hours|
|95 Euros||120 Euros|
The above Prices are per vehicle including the guide
and NOT per person.
|Payments are made directly to the guide
No Deposit Required.
No Cancellation Fee.
We can Arrange tours for Small, Medium and Large Groups on request,
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|Custom made tours are available .|
|You will be pick up and dropped off at the Cruise Ship Port.|
|The price for the private Shore tour does Not Include the Cost for Toboggan Ride and Entrance at the Gardens.|