Isolated from the rest of the island, lies the Nuns Valley, a caldron surrounded by lava rock a perfect contrast. Leaving Funchal to Pico dos Barcelos one of Madeiras unique viewpoints. We then make our way up to Eira do Serrado where the chestnut trees and eucalyptus are seen at every angle. At 1094m above sea level, (if weather permits) you will be able to see the view to the Nuns Valley, place used by nuns in the 15th century to hide from the constant pirate attacks. Try Madeiras only chestnut cake and biscuits and our liquors. Lost stop is at Monte one of Madeira´s old touristic stops with a visit to the church of our Lady of Monte, our protector and saint patriot of the Island. Monte also offers an incredible view over our capital Funchal for those who want a little adventure and included in this tour is our toboggan ride, the old transport method used in the past, sleigh ride pushed by two men through one of capitals beautiful roads. This half day of 4 hours takes place every Monday and Thursdays mornings.
- What Will You DoVisit Pico dos Barcelos
Drive up to Eira do Serrado
Stop at Monte
Sleigh ride included
- What To ExpectThis tour takes you to the isolated nuns valley to be able to see it you must visit the viewpoint itself or others nearby to view it. Our history of the pirate attack.
Pico dos Barcelos the mother viewpoint in Funchal its the cradle of our Capital seen from all angles it gives you an idea of the size and all the parishes that this city is divided in.
Monte with its rich history, the second train ride in Portugal, the history of our church, surrounding garden and fun sleigh ride to Livramento
- What Is IncludedGuided Tour in the language selected all our guides are highly qualified
The toboggan - sleigh ride