Fly and Drive Machico Porto Moniz Calheta

Madeira Coast Drive 9 nights

Madeira´s Coast - 9 Days

Discover the sights of the island by car and at your own pace and stay overnight in selected hotels directly on the Atlantic with a special flair. This tour is an extension of the rental car tour coasts, 7 days. You stay here one day longer in Machico and Porto Moniz.

Prices until 31.10.2023:

Date: Occupancy: Price:
01.11.2022 - 31.10.2023 Madeira Coast Drive, 9 nights 739,- Euro

Price per person in a double room

Including:

  • 9 nights in hotels incl. breakfast
  • 9 days rent-a-car, see conditions
  • Detailed description, hiking book and road map

Additional Information:

3rd person in single room = 740,- Euro

Single room incl. car = 1.254,- Euro

July + August + September + Christmas with extra charge

Itinerary  - 9 Days -

Day 1

Dom Pedro Machico

Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira, Machico

Arrival and handover of the rental car with all other documents. After a short drive you will reach Machico, the oldest town on the island. A beautiful promenade, a great sandy beach and a cozy old town await you here. The right start for your Madeira vacation.

Overnight at the Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira, in a club room with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira

Day 2

Beach Machico

Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira, Machico

Drive to the eastern tip of the island, the Ponta São Lourenço. Here you can expect breathtaking views of the east coast of Madeira. A unique hike over bizarre rock formations begins here for hikers. Or drive along the south coast to Santa Cruz and the statue of Cristus in Garajau.

Overnight at the Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira, in a club room with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira

Day 3

Costa Linda

Hotel Costa Linda, Porto da Cruz 

You drive from Machico north to the small fishing village of Porto da Cruz. In Porto da Cruz you should take a look at the sugar cane factory and try the national drink, the poncha, which is typical of Madeira.

Overnight at the Hotel Costa Linda, in a superior doubleroom with sea view and balcony. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Costa Linda

Day 4

Porto da Cruz

Hotel Costa Linda, Porto da Cruz 

A trip inland from Porto da Cruz is worthwhile. Drive through the laurel forest near Ribeiro Frio and climb the Pico do Arieiro by car, the third highest mountain on the island at 1,818m. From here you have breathtaking views of Madeira's mountains. Via a small road just below the summit you can also quickly reach the Nuns Valley, which is located in an impressive mountain crater. You can enjoy great views from the Eira do Serrado viewpoint 600m above.

Overnight at the Hotel Costa Linda, in a superior doubleroom with sea view and balcony. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Costa Linda

Day 5

Euro Moniz - Porto Moniz

 Hotel Euro Moniz, Porto Moniz 

Take the Estrada Antiga - the old North Coast Road to Porto Moniz, which is a one-way street from Sao Vicente. On the way visit Sao Vicente and the small village church with its beautiful wooden ceiling. A small park with endemic plants and the impressive lava caves are definitely worth seeing. Overnight in Porto Moniz

Overnight at the Hotel Euro Moniz, in a doubleroom with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Euro Moniz

Day 6

Euro Moniz - Restaurant

Hotel Euro Moniz, Porto Moniz 

In Porto Moniz, a swim in the famous lava pools is of course a must. Or you can drive along the west coast to Ponta do Pargo. From the lighthouse you have unique views of the west coast. Adventure seekers take the cable car in Achada da Cruz and enjoy the solitude of this paradisiacal headland.

Overnight at the Hotel Euro Moniz, in a doubleroom with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Euro Moniz

 

Day 7

    Quinta Alegre - Calheta

Hotel Quinta Alegre, Calheta

Continuing to the southwest is recommended over the Paul da Serra plateau. A completely new landscape awaits you here. A high moor with grazing cows. You look out over the huge laurel forests of Rabaçal. This is where the most famous hike on Madeira is located: the Risco waterfall and the 25 springs. Or let yourself be enchanted by Fanal in the fairy tale forest. Here are the oldest and largest laurel trees on the island, which often appear mystical in the fog that often prevails here.

Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Alegre, in a doubleroom with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Quinta Alegre

 

Day 8

               Quinta Alegre - Calheta

 

Hotel Quinta Alegre, Calheta

Enjoy the beautiful pool area of the Quinta Alegre with a view of the Atlantic or go to nearby Calheta. Here you can relax on the beautiful sandy beach, stroll along the marina with its restaurants or take a trip to whale and dolphin watching. A visit to the idyllic fishing villages Jardim do Mar and Paul do Mar is also worthwhile.

Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Alegre, in a doubleroom with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Quinta Alegre

 

Day 9

Quinta Alegre - Calheta 

Hotel Quinta Alegre, Calheta 

Visit Funchal, the capital of the island, with its famous market hall, the old town with the painted doors, the marina or look for souvenirs to take home. On the way you should stop at Cabo Girão, the second highest cliff in the world, and the quaint fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. The drive takes you along the south coast of Madeira, past banana plantations and vineyards.

Overnight at the Hotel Quinta Alegre, in a doubleroom with sea view. Further information to your hotel you will find here: Hotel Quinta Alegre

Day 10

Nordküste Madeira

Departure

You drive to the airport, which is about 50 minutes away, and hand in your rental car - or you can start your additional week.

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