Our most recommended things to do in Ponta Delgada, Madeira

Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

Madeira: Guided E-bike Tour of the North Coast

The Wonderful North e-bike tour will explore an enchanting part of the North of Madeira! It will explore the quiet roads crossing the cultivated fields and the rainforest, also we can enjoy the magnificent view points over the coast and over the mountains! The tour starts in the small village of Boaventura, from where we climb to the first stop where we have a view over the village and over the coast line! Then we continue along the road that crosses the Laurel forest, discovering the small houses and fields of vegetables, vineyards and some exotic fruits! After crossing a small tunnel, we descend to Arco de São Jorge already in the Santana region, where we are welcomed by another fantastic rural atmosphere. We then head to the Miradouro da Beira da Quinta from where we have a spectacular over the village of Arco the São Jorge and all the northwest coast until Porto Moniz. We then cross a part of the village where we can see the farmers growing the fruits and vegetables as well as their own typical houses with its flowered gardens. Next stop will be a view point near by the sea to enjoy the see breeze, magnificent coastal view and the waves of the Atlantic. If the clients want there is a possible coffee stop, and after that we star the return to Boaventura. Reaching the centre of the village we enter the old road where we have our last view point over the picturesque town of Ponta Delgada! We go back to the mini-bus for the transport back to the Hotel.

From Funchal: North Coast Day Trip

From Funchal: North Coast Day Trip

Depart Funchal and head for the north coast of Madeira to get unprecedented views of the ocean and island from different perspectives. Follow the eastern coast to Porto da Cruz, and then drive through Faial before stopping in the unique village of Cabanas de São Jorge. Marvel at the views of the sea and surrounding mountains, and see vineyards that show off some of Madeira’s most spectacular scenery. Continue to the picturesque village of Ponta Delgada for lunch. Then, head further west along the wild coastline to arrive in São Vicente in a beautiful valley. Then, return through stunning valleys and ravines carved into the island over millions of years. Pass the beautiful zone of Ribeira Brava before heading back to your hotel with lasting memories.

Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

Madeira: Private Banana Farm Tour with Pickup

The banana from Madeira is a subspecies of the original banana and grown extensively on the island of Madeira, traditionally smaller than the South American banana but accentuated on the palate. It is supplemented with sucrose, glucose, fructose, fibers, potassium, magnesium and various vitamins from clusters A, B and vitamin C. We will visit a local Banana Farm area in funchal city where you can understand a little bit more how this famous fruit grows in the Island. We will also have a look at the Viewpoint of RG3, an unknow viewpoint many people don’t know where we can see the whole funchal around us.

Madeira: Faja dos Padres Private Sightseeing Tour

Madeira: Faja dos Padres Private Sightseeing Tour

faja dos padres is a hidden gem on south of madeira island. it is a small piece land at the foot of a towering cliff, acessible only by cable car. It offers a unique refuge for those who seek tranquility, nature and gastronomy. Today, visitors can enjoy the organic farming, the pebble beach, the cozy cottages and the beachfront restaurant that serves delicious Madeiran cuisine. A small paradise of lush greenery and exotic fruits nestled at the foot of a towering cliff. We will walk around the crops and see the tropical fruits.

Madeira: The Enchanting North

Madeira: The Enchanting North

After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin exploring the awe-inspiring landscapes along the rugged north coast of Madeira. You will discover exotic wilderness, dotted with quaint villages which are dwarfed by towering sea cliffs and surrounded by vineyards and orchards. From São Vicente you will move on to Santana, where you will discover its charismatic thatched-roof houses. Following this, you will advance towards Queimadas Park. You will also visit Funchal, Ponta Delgada, São Jorge, Santana, and Faial throughout your experience, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned back to your point of origin.

Madeira: Full-Day Private North Coast Tour

Madeira: Full-Day Private North Coast Tour

1 - Your adventure begins after being picked up at your hotel; cruise Ship terminal, or any other place where you stay. 2 - Heading towards the Serra de Água Valley, where we will go up the Encumeada road, from there we will be able to have an amazing view over the entire valley, and often see the formation of clouds, an extraordinary phenomenon of nature. 3 - Heading towards the spectacular mountain plateau of Paúl da Serra, making a short stop to explore Madeira's ancient Laurisilva forest, hilly meadows and crooked tress everywhere where usually the fog starts rolling in from the hillside shrouding the landscape in mysterious fog, arriving at Fanal is like entering fairytale story. And now you are here completely amazed, walk among the old crooked trees completely enchanted by the fairytale landscape. 4 - After this stop we head towards Porto Moniz where you can see the natural pools, formed by volcanic lava where you being able to bathe if the weather is inviting. 5 - From here we head east towards Ribeira da Janela where you will met the most extensive and abundant water course formed in the interior of the island, in the middle of the mountains and flowing into the ocean. 6 - Heading towards Seixal the most beautiful beach on the Madeira island, a beach flanked by mountains covered with majestic tropical forest, reminiscent of the most beautiful corners of the Asian paradise islands. 7 - By now you should be hungry and we will stop for lunch to try some of the regional food. The restaurant will be chosen from numerous options according to your gastronomic preferences. 8 - Keeping the East course, you will enjoy the road between the sea and the mountain covered by the "Laurisilva" tropical forest, in an authentic "Jurassic Park" scenario. At this stage of the journey you will stop at some of the most beautiful viewpoints on the north coast. 8 - We follow our experience passing by the ruins of São Jorge. 9 - Vila de Santana where you can see the architecture of the original houses in the north of the Island. 10 - Heading to the village of Porto da Cruz where you can drink the best Poncha Madeira's original drink. 11 - From where we left towards to the viewpoint of Pico do Facho already on the south side, here you can get an impressive view of the Ponta de são Lourenço, over the Machico Village, and the international airport of Madeira, being one of the most spectacular and impressive viewpoints on the south coast. 12 - Your adventure ends here, and now it's time to relax until your final destination where you will be dropped off at your hotel; cruise ship terminal, or any other place of your choice.

Madeira : SkyWalk, Fanal, Natural Pools 4x4 Jeep Tour

Madeira : SkyWalk, Fanal, Natural Pools 4x4 Jeep Tour

Experience the untamed beauty of the Northwest side of our island, delving into the heart of local villages and ancient roads, immersing yourself in the living history of our people, their culture, and traditions. Encounter the mystical Centenary trees of Fanal, bearing witness to stories and memories lost to time, as the lush greenery envelops you in its embrace. Along the route from Porto Moniz to São Vicente, be captivated by the natural spectacle of waterfalls cascading over rocks and cliffs, with a brief stop at Agua D'alto to savor its simplicity and breathtaking views of São Vicente and Ponta Delgada. Embark on a journey of diverse and unique landscapes, from the charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos to the breathtaking heights of Cabo Girão and the enchanting forests of Paúl da Serra. Descend to the coastal splendor of Ribeira da Janela and the iconic natural pools of Porto Moniz, offering a refreshing swim amidst nature's wonders. As the journey winds down, pass through Seixal, with the final stop in São Vicente, before traversing Rosário, Serra de Água, Campanário, and Quinta Grande on the return to Funchal, concluding an unforgettable and enchanting experience that will linger in your memories forever. Choose between a shared tour with a small group, or do this tour with your friends and family. A private tour can be customized.

Furnas Full Day (lunch included in the minime 2 people)

Furnas Full Day (lunch included in the minime 2 people)

Ceramic factory Pisal Vila Franca do Campo Nossa Senhora da Paz viewpoint Furnas Lagoon Parish of Furnas Boilers Pico do Ferro Miradouro Tea factory SANTA IRIA

North tour

North tour

Discover the beauty of Madeira on a full-day tour from Funchal. Visit the city of Machico, the Guindaste Viewpoint, and the town of Santana. Enjoy a traditional lunch and take in the views of the north and south coasts. Leave Funchal for Machico, a popular city since it was here that Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira disembarked in 1419 when they discovered Madeira. Cross to the north coast and stop at the Guindaste Viewpoint, which offers views of the coast and two glass platforms suspended over the sea. Continue to Santana, known for its Casas Típicas, traditional stone houses with steep thatched roofs in the shape of a triangle. Head to the parish of Ilha and São Jorge up to Arco de São Jorge, where you can learn about local customs and see local agriculture. Stop for lunch to recharge your batteries before running along the coastline between Boaventura, Ponta Delgada, and São Vicente. Cross back to the south coast and return to Funchal at the end of the afternoon.

North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

North Madeira & Wine Tour 4x4 Jipe Tour

We leave from Funchal to the village of Santa Cruz for a short stop. Then, we start the trip to Porto da Cruz, where we visit the Sugarcane Mill where there is the possibility to taste the famous and typical regional drink “Poncha”, made with sugarcane brandy. We continue until we reach Santana, along dirt roads and winding through the green of the Laurissilva that will take us to the parish of Ilha and S. Jorge where we can appreciate the natural beauty, passing by the viewpoint of Boca das Voltas with a magnificent view. From here we head towards Arco de S. Jorge, already by the sea, for lunch. After this break, we continue along the north coast, passing through Boaventura, Ponta Delgada and São Vicente, where we will stop at Quinta do Barbusano, to visit the property and taste the wines produced there. In the wine tasting you can taste red, white and rosé wines. In the late afternoon we return to Funchal.

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What people are saying about Ponta Delgada, Madeira

Overall rating

4.7
(39 reviews)

We really liked the Ferreira guide. He explained everything to us about the places and about bikes too. Sensational tour, with incredible views. There are stops in beautiful places for photos and to go to the toilet. We think a minimum of physical preparation is necessary, as electric bikes help a lot, but they don't do the job alone.

From the high-end e-bikes to the local knowledge and incredible views. This trip was the highlight of our week in Madeira! Our guide was sensitive to our fitness levels and kept the pace with plenty of stops to enjoy the amazing scenery. I highly recommend this tour and especially this company!

If you are looking for something special, you have come to the right place! The most beautiful viewpoints on the island, the hidden village with the Sagrada Familia, the wild north coast and our guide Richard, who told us so many interesting things about the island! An all-round great day!

Our guide Nuno was exceptional! He was knowledgeable, flexible and a great photographer. He made our day magical by finding the secret viewing spots and authentic lunch - highly recommend to all who are interested in an intimate and authentic experience of Madeira !

Simply perfect, friendly and kind I recommend 100% and what's more the sun is shining!