North East Coast - Rose Garden Tour
Terreiro da Luta
Leaving Funchal via Monte, 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.
Heading north towards the thick laurel forest. “Ribeiro Frio” is a delightful spot set among the Laurissilva forest This Forest is classified in the World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999. Here the fresh clean cold water of the Ribeiro Frio ( meaning cold river) are channelled into series of deep pools to create a small trout farm. Ribeiro Frio is also the meeting point of several levada walks..
Teleferico de Santana
After leaving Ribeiro Frio, the madeira tour drivers downhill through lush farmland to the teleferico of Santana. The Abrupt orography and the prominent angles of the high cliffs are breathtaking all the way to the bottom. At the bottom is a plane land covered by vines and from where a small island a few metres away can be seen. The Rocha da Navio islet. The picturesque northern coast can be seen all the way to Ponta de São Lourenço..
From Santana heading North West through a deep ravine and many hairpin bends, we pass through a little picturesque village of “São Jorge” and we reach the cabanas view point. The viewpoint is breathtaking. The houses of “Arco de São Jorge” and the Rose garden, lie small and far below. You can admire the beautiful coast line as far as Porto Moniz.
Leaving the breathtaking views of the Cabanas belvedere and after several hairpin bends we reach the little tiny village, “Arco de São Jorge” which contains one of most attractive roseiral of Portugal. There are more than 1000 different kinds of rosebushes, some very old and some more recent. After visiting the rose garden, lunch awaits you.
Entrance at the Rose Gardens included in the Price
After lunch, passing through “Boaventura”, where you can absorb the beautiful scenery. The Area is a vivid account of beauty. Then reach Ponta Delgada. Overlooked by walls of forested mountains, quiet traditional fishing village the seafront is dominated by the church “Bom Jesus”. A wooden crucifix, washed ashore in 1470 presumably from a sinking ship can be seen. In 1908 a fire destroyed the rest of the church (now rebuilt
- Payment made Directly to the Guide in Euros
- Children from 0 to 8 years of age pay half price.
- Entrance at the Rose Gardens included in the Price
- Professional Tour spoken in Portuguese, English, French ,German or Spanish and Italian.
- Transport To and From your Hotel (Hotels in Caniço and Funchal) is Included in the Price.
- All Tours are done in small groups of 8 to 16 pax maximum
- We are not Time Share
- Tours may be Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions or Events Beyond our Control.
- We can Arrange tours for Small, Medium and Large Groups on request, Please Contact Us