One of the best ways to discover this lush island is by lacing up your walking boots and exploring on foot. The island has got a unique watering network and its water channels are called 'Levadas'. Take a guided walk along a footpath that runs beside these channels that carry water from high up mountains down to the fields and villages below. After about an hour’s walk you’ll stop for refreshments. Then, if you wish to continue, you can carry on along the levadas for another 50 minutes. Afterwards, drive to the village of Camacha, famous for its wickerwork. After a look around here, it’s time to return to Funchal for a spot of wine-tasting before heading back to the ship.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.