Nuns Valley Half-day Tour
Discover Madeira's unique flora and fauna on a 4-hour scenic tour of the Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras)! Travel across the rocky terrain of the island's interior, enjoy panoramic views along the way, and visit the fishing town of Câmara de Lobos! This is a journey to the center of Madeira Island, where dramatic, cloud-topped mountains spectacularly descend to verdant valleys.
After boarding the minibus in the center of Lido, we first make our way up to Eira do Serrado, where you will find one of the most exclusive and beautiful views, not to mention a great "green" location unlike any other in Madeira. The journey down to the Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras) village takes approximately 20 minutes, where guests will enjoy the countryside, forest brushes mixed with populated areas with quaint houses typical of the Madeiran society. Once the tour reaches Nuns Valley, you will immediately see a small village nestling between almost perpendicular mountains in the island's heart. The giant cauldron in which Nuns Valley is sitting was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent theory, or, as many still believe, by volcanic activity. The village is very isolated, and locals mainly live off what they cultivate. The local chestnuts are delicious, and residents even celebrate the 'Chestnut Festival' for which the village is famous. Upon your return, we will stop at the stunning fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. This is where Winston Churchill spent his time painting his beautiful landscapes and where you will be able to try the famous local drink - Poncha. Live this fantastic experience walking through the world's most verdant valleys and magnificent places of Madeira!
Highlights: Nuns Valley, Curral da Freiras, Câmara de Lobos.Departure: daily. Includes: a driver (guide), minibus transportation. Not included: hotel pick up drop off, food and drinks. Minimum 2 people.