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From Funchal: Nuns Valley, Monte and Sleigh Ride Tour

1. From Funchal: Nuns Valley, Monte and Sleigh Ride Tour

Depart Funchal and journey to the Pico dos Barcelos to experience one of Madeira's unique viewpoints. Get a breathtaking view of all points of the island, before making your way up to Eira do Serrado. Admire the surrounding chestnut trees and eucalyptus plants of the natural wonderland. The ancient footpaths are still used by locals and tourists, and the narrow road and tunnels can still be seen.  From an altitude of 1,094 meters above sea level, see across to the Nuns Valley. Isolated from the rest of the island, the Nuns Valley is surrounded by lava rock and takes its name from the nuns that once inhabited the valley as they fled from pirate attacks during the 16th century. Try some traditional chestnut cake and pastries only found in the region, along with different traditional liquors. Then, go to Monte, one of Madeira´s old tourist stops, and visit the church where the tomb of the Emperor Charles I of Austria can be found.  Add a little adventure to the day and enjoy an unforgettable 2-kilometer toboggan ride down the old road of Livramento, where the bus will pick you up at the bottom.

Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

2. Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Start your Nuns Valley adventure by meeting your driver/guide in the lobby of your Funchal-located hotel room or at the terminal of your cruise ship. With your driver/guide, begin the ascent up to your first stop 355 meters above sea level at “Pico dos Barcelos” to take in the city of Funchal in all its glory.   Your next stop is the “Eira do Serrado” viewpoint, standing in the “heart” of the island at an elevation of 1,095 meters. Admire the mountain views, the Nuns Valley and its village "Curral das Freiras" almost 500 meters below. Around the parish village the central mountain chain of Madeira stands guard, providing an amazing view of an almost-cinematographic landscape. Choose to either visit the village by driving through the tunnel that crosses the mountain or head back down to Funchal and make an extra stop at another viewpoint. After experiencing the wonderful changes in the landscape, from the seaside and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between, you will be transported back to your desired drop-off point to relax after a day of adventure.

Nun's Valley

3. Nun's Valley

After everyone is on board, we start our journey in direction to one of the most unique viewpoints on Madeira Island, where you can enjoy a 360º view over the Funchal city. Then, head towards the viewpoint of Eira do Serrado. Admire the chestnut and eucalyptus trees that surround it. Glimpse the old paths that are still used by locals and tourists alike. From an altitude of 1,094 meters above sea level, see Nun's Valley surrounded by lava rocks and isolated from the rest of the island. End this tour tasting some traditional chestnut cakes and pastries found only in the region, along with different traditional liqueurs before heading to your drop point.

Madeira : Nuns Valley - "Curral das Freiras"

4. Madeira : Nuns Valley - "Curral das Freiras"

Curral das Freiras, a small parish surrounded by steep mountains, is situated in the heart of the Island. It is believed that this deep valley was formed either by erosion or volcanic activity. After passing by the church of Santo António, we will stop at the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint, at 350 m, where you will enjoy the magnificent view of Funchal. We will then proceed through the mountains until we reach Eira do Serrado, from where you will have an excellent view from 1094 m over Curral das Freiras. After visiting Curral das Freiras, we will then return to Funchal.

From Funchal: Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. From Funchal: Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tuk-Tuk Tour

A magical and memorable tuk-tuk ride across Madeira’s mountains, expect to discover and feel the magic of the best viewpoint Madeira has to offer. Going on this tuk-tuk ride, we advise the guests should come equipped with fully charged batteries on their phones and/or cameras to take some shots of their journey to remember later. Dare to be on a viewpoint 355 meters above sea level, an exciting journey showing one of the most splendid panoramic views over the city of Funchal Bay. This viewpoint is known as Pico dos Barcelos and is located in Funchal, providing a fascinating panoramic view of the city. This place was built back in the ‘50s but it was all its upgrades that made it popular amongst travelers, and locals. On a bright sunny day, it is even possible to see the Desert Islands from this great observation point. This hot spot provides a beautiful background for amazing shots, but also to enjoy a great cup of coffee while enjoying the stunning views. The journey will continue its course towards another great perspective of the island, located at an elevation of 1,095 m above sea level. The Eira do Serrado viewpoint, is located in the mountains in the city of Câmara de Lobos. A spot that shows a fantastic panoramic view of the valley, where one can see the charming village of Curral das Freiras, and the most majestic mountains as a backdrop. Soak up all the beautiful sounds, and mesmerizing details that nature provides from up there. This viewpoint/terrace was built in 1962, having had some upgrades through the years to make it even more inviting to all its guests. Why the name Nuns Valley one might ask. Because back in 1566, some nuns from the Santa Clara Convent in Funchal sought refuge in this remote spot whilst French pirates attacked and plundered their city. Surrounded by massive mountains, bursting with green vegetation, the peace and solitude that this place offers are undeniably one of a kind. The journey back will be just as exciting, with an expert driver/storyteller providing curious details and fun history facts.

Mountain Wonders: The Nuns Valley

6. Mountain Wonders: The Nuns Valley

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Nuns Valley and immerse yourself in one of the great beauties of Madeira during 3 hours. Experience panoramic landscapes of Funchal, as we stop at Pico dos Barcelos, 355 m. Therefore, we go through a green valley where you can feel the smell of the Eucalyptus forest. Marvel yourself at the majestic scenery from Eira do Serrado, at 1095 m above the sea level, before venturing into the serene Nuns Valley for 45 minutes. Capture the essence and contrasts of Madeira and discover our famous spots with a different approach. Book your spot today for an extraordinary adventure.

Curral das Freiras and Cabo Girao

7. Curral das Freiras and Cabo Girao

Our first stop is at Pico dos Barcelos. The tour begins with a visit to Pico dos Barcelos, one of the most famous viewpoints on Madeira Island. Here, you will have spectacular views of the city of Funchal, the sea and the surrounding mountains. You can get an idea of how big and developed the capital of Madeira Island is. This viewpoint is a popular stopping point for tourists, so get ready to take lots of pictures and enjoy the breathtaking view at an altitude of 355 meters above sea level. The next stop on our tour is the charming village of Curral das Freiras. This picturesque village is in the heart of Madeira Island, surrounded by impressive mountains. Vila do Curral das Freiras is known for its historic church, charming architecture and unique local cuisine. Here, you will have time to explore the village, walk through the narrow streets and try some of the local delicacies, such as liqueurs, chestnut bread and the traditional ginja, a typical drink in the region. The next stop on our tour is the Eira do Serrado Viewpoint. This viewpoint, elevated at an altitude of 1095 meters, is famous for its panoramic view of Curral das Freiras and the surrounding mountains. It is a peaceful and serene place where you can enjoy the natural beauty of Madeira Island and take amazing pictures. We continue towards Cabo Girão, where we visit the Skywalk, a suspended glass platform overlooking the sea and the cliffs of the south coast, where you can enjoy the view of the sea from a glass platform suspended over a cliff of 580 m. meters. Finally, we end our tour in the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, where you can admire the bay that is home to countless colorful fishing boats, creating a picturesque and traditional atmosphere. Rest assured that you will have an amazing experience on Madeira Island with this half day tour.

Eira do Serrado / Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley)

8. Eira do Serrado / Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley)

Our tour starts with a visit to the Pico dos Barcelos belvedere (panoramic view over the bay and the city of Funchal). We then head for Eira do Serrado, where the viewpoint at an altitude of 1094 metres offers a breathtaking view over the parish of Curral das Freiras. Then we descend to the small village, situated at the bottom of the valley. Here you can visit the parish church and in the local restaurants you can taste some of the delicacies made with the typical products of the region: sour cherry and chestnut.

Eira do Serrado by Tuk Tuk

9. Eira do Serrado by Tuk Tuk

Explore the stunning beauty of Madeira with an exciting tuk-tuk tour through the island's mountains. Admire the lush local vegetation and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from two of Madeira's viewpoints: Pico dos Barcelos and Eira do Serrado. Pico dos Barcelos offers spectacular views of the city of Funchal and is popular among travelers and locals, providing a perfect setting for memorable photos. Reaching the top, the Eira do Serrado viewpoint, located 1,095 meters above sea level, features panoramic views of the valley and the picturesque village of Curral das Freiras, surrounded by the imposing island mountains. Learn about the rich history of the region with the experienced driver, who will share engaging stories and intriguing historical facts along the way. To immortalize the remarkable moments of this adventure, make sure to bring fully charged batteries for your phones and/or cameras. With stunning landscapes and breathtaking panoramic views, this tuk-tuk tour of Eira do Serrado is a must-do experience for all visitors to Madeira. The 2h30 duration makes this tour perfect for those looking to explore the island and immerse themselves in Madeira's magnificent nature. This thrilling and memorable adventure will create priceless memories of your visit to the island. In summary, the tuk-tuk tour of Eira do Serrado is an exciting way to experience the natural and cultural wealth of Madeira in a captivating and unforgettable journey. With spectacular scenery and fascinating stories, this tour is a must-do activity for anyone visiting the island.

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What people are saying about Eira do Serrado Viewpoint

We loved this tour and would highly recommend it. Our guide John was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed being the only passengers personalized experience. Travelling up the mountains by Tuk Tuk was so unique and it was so refreshing to be driving around with the wind blowing in our hair while taking in the breathtaking scenery around us. 10/10!!

A trip to the valley of the nuns in Maderia. Our guide was informative, friendly and helpful throughout our excursion. Couldn’t ask for more. Highly recommend. Fabulous day, thank you

private tour Guide was very educated and nice. No rush. We had plenty of time everywhere. Guide responded to our wishes. Was organized. Fluent in English. We loved it.

A fun way to travel up the mountain to the Nuns Valley. Our guide, John, was excellent - very friendly and knowledgable, we learnt a lot about Madeira in a fun way.

The guide was excellent and it was one great adventure. Would go again tomorrow.