Madeira in a nutshell


Madeira, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean, 960 km from Lisbon, calls out for exploration and encourages active holidays, whatever the season.

While you won't find "catalogue" sandy beaches here, the breathtaking nature will make you feel like you're in South America, Scotland or New Zealand.

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Madeira is an ideal destination for hiking, roadtripping and enjoying the diverse landscape.

Hundreds of kilometres of trails of varying difficulty along winding irrigation canals (levadas), rugged cliffs, countless waterfalls and perfect views of high mountain peaks peeking out of fluffy clouds await you.

Thanks to its year-round mild climate, Madeira is nicknamed "the island of eternal spring".

The island of Madeira, the subject of this guide, is part of and by far the largest island of the small archipelago of Madeira, which also includes the island of Porto Santo.

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Whether you’re visiting Madeira for the first time or repeatedly, check out our handy tips and recommendations: