About this wheelchair accessible southern Madeira tour
This full-day Discover Southern Madeira tour brings you to all the highlights this beautiful island offers. Your journey starts at your accommodation or the cruise port, where you find your guide by the sign he holds with your name on it. Once you found him, he helps you get into the adapted vehicle, and your tour starts!
Barcelos Peak viewpoint & Eira Do Serrado Viewpoint
Your first stop is the Barcelos Peak viewpoint. Being approximately 355 meters above sea level, you enjoy gorgeous views over Funchal bay and the city area, with the Desertas Islands in the background. Besides this viewpoint, you go to the Eira do Serrado viewpoint, which is 1095 meters above sea lever and treats you on a stunning panorama over the majestic mountains.
Center Of The Nuns
Not visible from the ocean, hidden in a valley behind the mountains, you find Curral da Freiras, the largest parish in the municipality and home to about 1700 inhabitants. The town is named after the nuns who used to live here many years ago. They had to flee from the pirates and found shelter in between the mountains of Câmara de Lobos. Here you visit the Church of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, which is a unique historical heritage of Curral das Freiras.
On your way to Curral das Freiras you stop for a moment at the Eira do Serrado Belvedere viewpoint. Here you have a great view of the parish of Curral das Freiras and all the mountains that surround it. After the town, you drive to Câmara de Lobos, where you can try several traditional drinks made on the island of Madeira.
Option to Visit The Press Museum
During your Discover Southern Madeira tour, you have the opportunity to visit the Press Museum on the island. In the museum, you see an impressive inventory devoted to the heritage of the graphic industry and press in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.
Option to visit a winery
Another option you have to include on your tour is to visit a winery. Here you get a trip over the property and learn everything about the process of winemaking. You learn about how unique the soil is, and you get to taste several delicious wines accompanied by local delicatessen.
Viewpoint Cabo Girao
The next stop is the viewpoint in Cabo Girao. The perfect spot for the daredevils among us. At an elevation of 580 meters, you find a suspended glass platform. When standing on it, you see the ocean beneath you and a gorgeous view of the fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão. Would you dare to step on the glass?
Taste Madeiran drinks at Camara de Lobos
Discover the town of Camara de Lobos and try authentic Madeiran drinks such as Poncha. In the center, you find several restaurants and bars where you can go to relax a little and indulge yourself in the local goodies. Try the savor the gata, a fish caught in local waters, and check out the small fisher boats in the marina.
Discover the caves, which is the volcanic center of the island, and the indigenous garden. In the caves, you get a glimpse of where it all began. The volcanic eruptions that took place to create the island you set foot on. In the garden, you find dozens of species of local flora, and fauna wandering around.
St. Vincent Caves
Please note that these caves can only be visited partially when using a wheelchair.
Find out everything about how the archipelago of Madeira came to existence. Formed 890 thousand years ago, these are the first caves open to the public. There is an underground route for about 1000 meters, and at the end of the caves, you can visit the Volcano Center where you can learn more by watching the audiovisual displays.
Relax at the natural pools Seixal offers. These pools are made from black volcanic stone and are surrounded by nature and mountains. Enjoy stunning views and smell the fresh air. On your way to Seixal, you see a waterfall that reminds people of a bride’s veil.
Possibility to visit the Municipal Aquarium in Porto Moniz
Want to see the aquarium in Porto Moniz? Add this to your wheelchair accessible tour. In twelve different water tanks, you get to see a wide variety of marine life represented in and around Madeira. The building used to be the old fort of Saint John, the baptist. They reconstructed it completely to create the perfect environment for the aquarium.