You’ll get a close-up look at the spectacular beauty of Madeira on two wheels on this trip. To begin with, you’ll ride your bicycle to one of Funchal’s prettiest parks, Santa Catarina. From here, you’ll take the coastal road to the red-roofed village of Camara de Lobos. Nestled beneath one of the world’s highest coastal cliffs, this pretty place so beguiled Winston Churchill so much, he painted several watercolours here. After spending some time enjoying your surroundings, you’ll ride back to Funchal, following the seafront to Sao Tigao fortress to take photos of its yellow-painted ramparts. This fort was built in the 17th century to keep pirates at bay. Next, you’ll head into old Funchal, trundling along its alleyways and past its many parks, which are infused with the scents and colours of jasmine, bougainvillaea and other exotic species. Finally, you’ll visit the Mercado dos Lavradores, a covered market overflowing with fresh fruit, veg and flowers. Browse the stalls, relax over a coffee or explore the old town some more before heading back.
||Half Day takes 4-5hrs
|Just so you know:
||The cycling tour is about 16 miles long. You’ll need to collect your ticket directly from the Star Bikestations representative on board who will also be able to give you more information about the tour. The minimum age for this tour is 10 years old.