Madeira Action: Ride, Run, Swim

With only two days left before leav­ing Fun­chal, we decid­ed to pack the day with adven­ture and start­ed with a sun­lit ride up the moun­tain on the Monte Cable Car, moved to a fast-paced clip down the Tobog­gan Run, and fin­ished with an exhil­a­rat­ing swim in the...

Laurissilva Forest Trail Ride, Madeira

Look­ing for a bit of “horse heav­en”, I con­vinced Stephen he would love a group ride in the woods. After a quick check on Tri­pAd­vi­sor, we dis­cov­ered to our sur­prise that Madeira’s Num­ber One attrac­tion fea­tured hors­es! With a call to Quin­ta do Ria­cho, I...

Madeira East Road Trip

View Larg­er Map Fea­tures: beg­ging man, grow­ing crops, walk­ing mourn­ers, bear-snatch­ing tot, whirling fog. We wait­ed for the car agent at the des­ig­nat­ed spot for an hour (due to a mix up) before we even­tu­al­ly drove off in a wee, dirt-brown Nis­san Micra....

Madeira West Road Trip

View Larg­er Map Fea­tures: beg­ging lizard, smil­ing dog, tree-hug­ging bear, park­ing tick­et, and explod­ing tyre The alarm went off at the ungod­ly hour of 7am, and we slow­ly dragged our­selves out of bed. A lit­tle known fact: dark­ness pre­vails at 7am in...
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