Group Activities in Madeira

Top Large Group Activities & Things to Do in Madeira, Portugal

Best Group Activities in Madeira

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  • NickofSurrey
    Surrey, UK656 contributions
    Went here as part of a tour. Could see it was 1810m reading the sign through the fog! I am sure it would be first rate in the right weather
    Written May 24, 2022
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  • 77cjk
    Allentown, PA118 contributions
    Our first hike in Madeira. Parking can be challenging as it can get busy. There is a shuttle that you can take down (and up) to/from the Rabacal house that is quite steep, but a paved path. Make sure you have a mask if you plan on using the shuttle. The complete hike without shuttle for us (2 adults and 2 kids - ages 14/12) took just under 4 hours. Very nice and would recommend highly.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Jackie
    3 contributions
    This was a real highlight of our holiday! The cable car ride from the old town Funchal took us on a really pleasant ride to the entrance of these magnificent gardens and in all honesty the €12.50 entrance was tremendous value for money! There’s a cafe serving light homemade snacks and good coffee reasonably priced at the entrance if you need refreshment. Then brace yourselves for Absolutely beautiful vistas around every corner- with so many features to enjoy - far too many to report on but the Japanese garden is a real highlight! Also loved the exhibition of crystals with someone the biggest and most beautiful specimens I’ve ever seen - this was included in the fee - as was a delightful glass of Madeira wine at the lower cafe!
    Views from in front of the now closed monte palace hotel were breathtaking. All in all we spent around 3 hours here and didn’t see everything! Please be aware that sturdy footwear/trainers are advised and expect a lot of walking that involves steep inclines and declines. If you’ve tired yourself out though we noticed you could pay €2.50 for a ride back to the top in a little golf buggy type vehicle. Really hope that you enjoy this must visit place as much as we did!
    Written May 26, 2022
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  • NickofSurrey
    Surrey, UK656 contributions
    Busy but queues move along fast enough. Fabulous views of course. €12.50 one way (if you are getting the whicker toboggan down) €18 return.
    Written May 23, 2022
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  • Les De Q
    Utrecht, The Netherlands1,558 contributions
    This is quite a hike to get to the peak but you are rewarded with stunning views. There is a restaurant with toilets about 3/4s of the way up for a break. The paths are a little tricky in places so wear stable shoes.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Meredith-SanDiego
    San Diego, CA712 contributions
    Really great place and amazing sea views with friendly staff, but the lizards 😳 they were everywhere and crawling on my feet when sitting to eat :yuck: I’m not a fan of slithering things but appreciate they have a safe space amongst the visitors and rocks there.

    Only a small pebble beach here and if you’re not eating at the restaurant there’s not much else to do besides swim and sun bathe-which is not a complaint ✨

    Make a reservation for the restaurant as it gets crowded quickly.
    Written March 14, 2022
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  • David F
    Marlow, UK292 contributions
    It’s a bit of a way to go to get there but it’s pretty ‘ unique’ ( I’m sure there are other places like this in the world but I’ve not heard of them & am pretty well traveled). The journey into the town is a bit hairy ( steep, narrow & loads of S bends) but that’s part of the trip ! There are 2 swimming areas - one is more look a pool albeit surrounded by lava rocks & you pay €3 to enter / swim) also has lifeguards. The other to the East - 5 min walk is very natural - has some easy access points but more real / rustic. It’s free - very popular but has no lifeguards but your safe as there are lots of swimmers - but not crowded. The water in May was @19and very pleasant once the initial ‘ooh’ was over. Great experience but do swim !
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Bath_Rich
    Bath, UK109 contributions
    Really worth a visit. We caught the no 7 bus (less than 3 Euros) from Funchal…no need to pay through the nose for a tourist bus experience! Really interesting journey as you snake up the mountain coming head on to other buses and trucks on narrow roads…great fun. Took about 45 minutes and once there you can wander round and then down to the glass and grid walkways which are really something. I’m not great with heights but still managed it! Amazing views all
    Around and obviously through the floor to the beach almost 600 metres below. Yes it was busy but it is free and you can still get some good photos. After being the typical tourist you can stroll over to the gift shop and cafe and have a coffee and delicious vegan lemon cake…yum!
    Then just catch the No 7 back into town after an hour…it’s well worth a couple of hours of your day!
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Les De Q
    Utrecht, The Netherlands1,558 contributions
    Walking along a levada, is an experience not to be missed in Madeira. It’s quite a trek along sometimes narrow and slippy waterways, you will step through streams, walk under waterfalls and you will get wet! It’s an amazing opportunity to wdd as ok the lush interior of this gorgeous island.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Aida G
    Glasgow, UK622 contributions
    Very easy walk (around 3km both ways) with beautiful views of the valley in the end. Suitable for every age group.
    Written November 6, 2021
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  • NickofSurrey
    Surrey, UK656 contributions
    Very nice for a stroll. Go to the top of the park for a reasonably priced cafe and some nice views to the hills and outlying parts of Funchal.
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • Judith L
    Warwick, UK245 contributions
    What a gem ,- by far the best gardens around Funchal. So peaceful, cool and pretty. A very English garden with pools, topiary, roses, herbaceous borders but some exotic plants too. Well maintained and quiet. Off the beaten track which means few discover it which is a real shame. There is a bus from the centre - it is about 20/25 mins by car. A taxi will cost you about 35 euros return but it is worth it - tea room there as well.
    Written May 21, 2022
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  • Rowan A
    2 contributions
    An amazing walk along a beautiful landscape. One of my favourite places to visit. I'd saw the walk is moderate difficulty due to the steepness but definitely worth it.
    Written April 28, 2022
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  • Donald R
    Cumbria, UK76 contributions
    This is a dramatic and fabulous experience and highly recommended for all tourists. My wife hates cable cars, but was relatively happy in this one!
    Written May 25, 2022
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  • Christian M
    Copenhagen, Denmark2,405 contributions
    We combined the spiritual Jesus moment with a more physical experience … 2,5 km walk from Canico de Baixo to the statue and back again.

    It’s a very scenic walk all the way - most of the track is on nice pavement, so ordinary trainers are fine. The hard part is the fact that most of the way is either up, up, up or down, down, down.

    Start the walk on the corner outside Pizzaria la Carbonara - ask the GPS in your smartphone to guide you to ‘Miradouro do Cristo Rei do Garajau’ on foot.

    If you go by car there is free parking just before the statue.

    In front of the parking lot you’ll find a cable car that can take you to the pebbled beach at Garajau.

    Walking, tanning, swimming and an impressive ‘Jesus disguised as king’ statue - what’s not to like?
    Written January 6, 2022
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