The undulating landscape is carved out by the island’s waterways called levadas and is crossed by paths that are deservedly famous. There are paths for all tastes, with varying levels of difficulty, but all will prove enjoyable enough to demand a return visit.
Those seeking an adrenaline rush can try scaling the highest peak on the island, Pico do Areeiro, where they can walk above the clouds. Along with Pico Ruivo, the peak offers ideal conditions for both mountaineering and climbing.
Also make sure you check out the waves of Madeira. There is great swimming or surfing off either the Paul do Mar or São Vicente beaches.
Porto Santo’s nine kilometres of beach offer ideal conditions for diving and snorkelling. To the south of Porto de Abrigo underwater adventure is guaranteed with a marine landscape dotted with sunken ships.
And if you have the time, take a bike tour of the island at your own pace. The fascinating combination of natural resources are perfect for practically any open-air activity, so whatever you choose, the archipelago of Madeira will satisfy your sense of adventure.