Adventures for families
Madeira might be smallish in size, but it is huge when it comes to family-fun and exciting outdoor adventures, taking you on thrilling adventures in the rugged mountain landscape, unique road trips around the volcanic heritage and to discover the refreshing clear waters around the island.
Cable car ride up to Monte Palace Gardens
Rise above the roofs of Madeira‘s capital Funchal and enjoy the amazing view from a bird‘s perspective. The 15-minute cable car ride from Funchal to Monte is a great experience for the whole family and combines sightseeing with a little adrenalin kick when hovering high above the island. There is no better way to take in the beauty of the Madeiran landscape and amazing coastline than from a height of 560 m above sea level. Once you get to the village of Monte, visit the wonderful Palace Gardens with their collection of exotic plants, perfectly arranged around a lake full of majestic swans. The museum on the grounds features an interesting collection of sculptures and minerals. Something to see and do for guests of all ages!
Canyoning along Madeira's levadas and lush green river valleys
Madeira‘ is an excellent destination for canyoning. Whether you are a pro already or trying it out for the first time - you will find the ideal spot on the island of Madeira‘. Canyoning also is a great family adventure as it combines physical activity with exploring the depth of Madeira‘s lush forests. Hiking river beds, abseiling waterfalls, jumping into lagoons - all that is part of the canyoning experience. Professional guiding and equipment will make sure you are in safe hands when embarking this big adventure. Encounter nature and Madeira‘‘s beautiful landscape in a challenging and fun way and enjoy a great family day out!
Take a splash in the Porto Moniz Lava Pools
As an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean there are plenty of spaces along the Madeiran coast to swim and enjoy a bath in the pleasantly warm sea water. However if you are looking for an extraordinary bathing experience visit the natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz. On the north western coast of Madeira‘ volcanic lava has shaped rock pools with a total surface area of 3800m². Connected to the open waters and overlooking the ocean, the rock pools are filled with crystal clear sea water and provide different areas for relaxation, a childrens‘ section and surrounding facilities such as car parking, bathrooms, a snack bar, sun loungers and sun shades. Located about an hours drive from Funchal the Lava Pools of Porto Moniz are ideal for a family day trip from the capital
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