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Vineyards and Poncha – Jeep Tour to the Vineyards, Nuns Valley View and Cabo Girao

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This is one of our most popular rides. On this half-day tour, we will take to visit the coastal area and hidden villages in the mountains. of Câmara de Lobos, ‘the sea wolves’ lair, a fun trip where you will have the chance to try some of our local delicacies as the Poncha and Madeira Wine’

  • Small Group Tour
  • 4 Hours Aprox
  • Stop for local Drinks
  • Tour on South Madeira - usually good weather
Some details of the tour :D

This is one of our most popular Halfday Jeep Safari tours. During this half-day, we will visit the coastal region and hidden villages in the mountains of Câmara de Lobos, starting our ride on its picturesque fishing village located west of Funchal

In our UMM, we will enter the rugged mountains and valleys of Câmara de Lobos, passing through the wine region of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos, whose Tinta Negra Madeira wine vineyards let us admire the terraced culture system seen and used all over the island. Crossing the fragrant forest of Mimosa and Eucalyptus, we will see the ” Valley of the Nuns ” – Curral das Freiras, from one of the best viewpoints just before we cross all the cherry and chestnut plantations, towards Jardim da Serra.

Of course, this trip would not be complete without a stop in a very local place for a drink, with a Home made Madeira wine or a Poncha (optional) to have the courage to walk on the glass platform of Cabo Girão, the highest Madeira cliff, a real test of your vertigo, and an incredible photo opportunity, but just after a bit more driving Off Road 🙂
 

Pickup and Dropoff

Let us know your Hotel, for an easier pickup / return plan!

Pickup in Funchal and Caniço are included, others are possible as well under arrangement.

If you plan to join us in Funchal and need free parking for the day, we can provide it.

Our Price Includes

  • We pick you up from most hotels and Airbnb in the regions of Funchal and Caniço
  • Open Top 4x4 UMM Jeep (YES a REAL 4x4)
  • Small group max 4-8 persons
  • Local Guide
  • Outdoor Activity Insurance

We recommend

  • Bring Comfortable Clothes and Shoes
  • Be prepared for some cold and sun in the Mountain
Some more details of How We Roll

Our tours, Up Mountain Madeira Tours, are all done in a very calm, safe and relaxed way by a local certified guide. We love our rare classic Portuguese jeeps, completely restored,  military style (yes, it’s a real 4×4), because they allow us to reach really incredible places, always in small groups of 4 to 6 or 8 people, we usually go on old roads and off-road, off the beaten track!

During this tour, each time a good photo opportunity arises, we will stop, and along the way talk about the places and life of these regions of Madeira, in a relaxed and informative way. With us, you will always pay the local price as you experience local life, we love to show you the island from our point of view, at your own pace. The main reason we work hard, is giving you a great day in Madeira!

  • We Assure that you will be in a Small Group in our open top UMM 4x4 Jeep !
  • We can Pickup in any Hotel, Airbnb and Cruise Port - Ask us how
  • Our tours are like we live life, in a very laidback way, but our Job is very Serious and Professional
  • Our Team is a Young Pationate team of Certified Guides
  • We can Costomize this tour to your needs - Private tours are avaialble were the jeep is reserved for you!
  • We can also acommodate bigger groups - Contact us for special group rates! We love BIG Families :D
Our itinerary - Here are some of the Highlights of our circuit, others can appear on the day, we will not spoil the surprise..shiuuu

Câmara de Lobos Fishing Village

Câmara de Lobos is a city that also names the municipality and the parish where we will spend the morning! located on the south coast of Madeira Island. This land of fishermen, whose main speciality is fishing with a black scabbard fish, and owes its fame to fishermen who paint the bay with their picturesque and very characteristic little boats – the Xavelhas. We will see here Câmara de Lobos city from a top viewpoint, overlooking the sea and offering a magnificent view of the city, the sea and its surroundings, including Cabo Girão.

Estreito de Câmara de Lobos

On the way to the summit of Câmara de Lobos, we will cross Estreito de Camara de Lobos, at an altitude of about 460 meters, sheltering about 88% of all the grapes produced for Madeira wine in the region of Cãmara de Lobos. 62% of all the grapes produced on the island for his most famous Madeira wine! Talking about Madeira wine is a mandatory reference to the parish of Estreito de Câmara de Lobos. Its link with wine production is so important that the locality changes colour twice a year when vast areas of vineyards have green or purple leaves.

Nuns Valley - Curral das Freiras

Curral das Freiras enjoys a unique location on the island of Madeira, in a deep valley resembling the crater of a volcano. Curral das Freiras is one of the few places on the island that is not visible from the sea. It is, therefore, more protected and difficult to reach. Even today, there is only one car accessible along a winding road from Funchal,so we will not go down into the valley, and will see it from a point of view situated to the west, facing the east side of the mountain, where the most tourists see it, on this side, not only we also have an excellent view of the parish of Curral das Freiras but also and all the mountains and peaks that surround it.

Jardim da Serra

Jardim da Serra means in Portuguese something like the “garden in the mountains”. This region is also known to be a fertile land in cherries. It is the region of the island where this red fruit grows more abundantly, and which is why it is very present in its local economy. It is at Jardim da Serra that we will have our opportunity to have a refreshment, a local drink of a Poncha freshly prepared at home, or even Madeira wine, or even the liqueur made of its beautiful Cherries (optional) in a very local place!

The Cliff of Cabo Girão

Yes, we will end up with “cherry on the top of the cake”, Cabo Girão, the highest promontory on the seafront in Europe and the second highest in the world, at 580 meters above sea level. From Cabo Girão’s point of view, we have an extraordinary panoramic view of Câmara de Lobos at Funchal Bay, with the blue of the sea as a landscape. At the bottom of Cabo Girão, there are fajãs with farmland. At 580 m above sea level, we can now walk on a glass floor, because the viewpoint has recently been rehabilitated, after having been built a platform suspended in glass, called skywalk.

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