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♿ Cabo Girao Wheelchair / Handicap Half Day Tour
Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).
Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.
It is the highest cape in Europe, at an elevation of 580 M, and is famous for its suspended glass platform.
About this tour...
Viewpoint of Barcelos Peak
The Pico Dos Barcelos Viewpoint is approximately 355 meters above sea level. From this point there is a splendid panoramic view over Funchal bay and the city area, with the Desertas Islands in the background.
This viewingpoint was recently restructured and nowdays it includes additional green and commercial areas where local crafts and restaurants can be found and also new leisurement facilities. This area underwent substantial improvements in terms of pedestrian and automobile access.
Eira Do Serrado viewpoint
Located at an elevation of 1,095 M, it offers a stunning panoramic view over the parish of Curral Das Freiras.
The Eira Do Serrado viewpoint, located in the mountainous interior of the municipality of Câmara De Lobos, in the 'heart' of the island, stands at an elevation of 1,095 M.
It offers a fantastic panoramic view of the valley where the picturesque parish of Curral Das Freiras lies, and the majestic mountains of the central massif that surround it.
Access to the viewpoint is via a footpath that starts in Estalagem Eira Do Serrado.
Estalagem Da Eira Do Serrado Option Lanche
Center of the nuns Curral
Curral Da Freiras is the largest parish in the municipality of Câmara De Lobos, covering 25.07 Km2, with about 1,700 inhabitants. This parish has a unique location on the island of Madeira, situated in a deep valley, which resembles the crater of a volcano but which owes its appearance only to heavy erosion.
The name of this parish comes from a curious situation that is believed to have occurred around 1560. When the nuns of the convent of Santa Clara fled from the lutheran french pirates who invaded the island and sacked the city of Funchal, they found this place hidden in the mountains to be the ideal shelter.
Curral Da Freiras is one of the few places on the island that is not visible from the sea and so it is more protected and of difficult access. Still nowadays there is only one access by car, by a winding road from Funchal.
Nowadays, the town bases its economy on agriculture and also small shops, restaurants and hotels. As to its cuisine, the predominant use of the chestnut, the most characteristic of the locality, specifically the chestnut soup. It is precisely by enjoying the typical production of chestnuts, that there is the “chestnut festival” which takes place once a year, on 1st november.
The church of Nossa Senhora Do Livramento is the unique historical heritage of Curral Das Freiras. Built in the nineteenth century, this church was subject to important works in the early twentieth century, where side altars were built in honour of Nossa Senhora Do Livramento and Sagrado Coração de Jesus, and also the high altar of the church.
On the way to Curral Das Freiras one finds the Eira Do Serrado belvedere which is a must stop. At this viewpoint, situated at an altitude of 1,095 meters, we have a great view of the parish of Curral Das Freiras and all the mountains that surround it.
Camara de Lobos option to try several traditional Madeiran drinks (famous Taskinhas).
Option to visit the press museum
One of the newest museums in the region brings together the interesting historical, typographic, lithographic and cinematographic heritage of communication and the press in Madeira.
Opened in august 2013, madeira’s press museum is located in the town library of Câmara De Lobos. With an area of about 2,000 m2, the mission of the new museum, in combination with the national press museum, is to display, make inventory and recover the heritage of the graphic industry and press in the autonomous region of madeira, as well as promoting cultural activities.
The collections in the museum have about four dozen machines and considerable typographic, lithographic, cinematic historical heritage, and another associated with the area of press and communication, which features some original equipment and machines from the 19th and 20th centuries, among which is a machine for manual printing, manufactured by Golding & cº, Boston, in 1886, an intertype, made in England in 1911, by Harris-intertype, ltd. And a rotary printing press machine, unique in the history of the press in madeira.
Option dislike the wines in the wineries Henriques & Henriques
Viewpoint Cabo Girao
It is the highest cape in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, and is famous for its suspended glass platform.
The Cabo Girão viewpoint, situated on the highest promontory in Europe, at an elevation of 580 m, offers a vertiginous view of the Fajãs of Rancho and Cabo Girão – small areas of cultivated land at the foot of the cliff – as well as magnificent panoramic views over the ocean and the municipalities of Câmara De Lobos and Funchal.
The viewpoint has been renovated, and a suspended glass platform, called a skywalk, was built.
It is an excellent spot to practice paragliding and base jumping. Recently, the portuguese parachutist mário pardo performed a spectacular motorcycle leap here.
Nearby is the chapel of nossa senhora de fátima (our lady of fátima), built in 1951 and one of the main pilgrimage sites of the island.
Camara de lobos taste the famous madeiran drinks like poncha and nikita.
The historical heritage of the village of Câmara De Lobos features the Igreja De São Sebastião, built in the sixteenth century, the chapel of Nossa Senhora Da Conceição founded in the fifteenth century and rebuilt in the eighteenth century, the former convent of São Bernardino built in 1425, and the lime kiln integrated in tourism project in the Salinas area.
Here you can climb to the islet of Câmara De Lobos a cliff overlooking the sea that resembles an island which is home to much of the fishing population of this locality. This space has recently been refurbished and adapted to cultural activities, with a beautiful garden, providing magnificent views of the city, the sea and the surrounding area, including cape Girão.
Besides a tour of the city centre, it is advisable to climb to the Pico Da Torre in order to see the particular configuration of the bay. In the centre of Câmara De Lobos there are bars and renowned restaurants, where you can enjoy typical drinks like poncha, and savour the gata, a fish caught in the waters around Madeira and allowed to dry in the same place. Therefore, sometimes, in a certain area at the entrance of the city, there is a strong odour in the air derived from the drying process.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Bring waterproof if needed
Bring sunscreen, a few hours a day, the sun can burn.
Bring water / snacks
We stop at several places where they sell drinks, snacks, regional items. Customers are not obliged to consume, or buy, but if they do, they help the regional economy.
It is possible to take four people sitting and two people sitting in two manual wheelchairs
It is possible to take five people seated and one in a manual chair
It is possible to take 4 people seated and an electric chair
It is possible to take 3 people seated and the wheelchair for all the terrain
Please ask for more information:
It is possible to do this Tour with manual / electric chair or electric scooter with some limitations in the accesses to the places.
Not all locations are allowed to enter electric chairs or electric scooter.
Contact us for more information.
Customers who need to pick up from Porto Do Funchal (cruises) must send in advance:
Name of Passengers
Cabin they are staying in
Send with the reservations / reservation request the measurements of the manual or electric wheelchairs, electric scooters and photos if possible.
What is included
- This, Included, Transportation, Guide And Insurance.
What is extra
- Entries to places, attractions, museums are not included in the package.
All Paid Locations, People Will Be Notified.
This Tour is available in:
Wheel chair friendly
Type of transportation
Portuguese, French, Ingles, Germany
All Courses Have Been Tested And Designed For Electric Wheelchairs / Scooters
Adapted Wheelchair Van
Meet your guide
We are a company based in Madeira Island, Portugal. We focus our services on people with reduced mobility. Our concept is based on the finding of the physical barriers that people in wheelchairs face on a daily basis. From stairs to high walks.
Our role is to minimize these barriers and provide transport services and carry out activities that have been difficult or even impossible for people with difficulty in getting around, such as Levadas. Our motto is THE IMPOSSIBLE WILL BE POSSIBLE.
In order to achieve this goal we have given ourselves specific equipment, such as an adapted vehicle, fold-out ramps and an all-terrain wheelchair, unique in Portugal.
Our island is a land with enormous beauty, mountains and sea. In these mountains there are the "Levadas", a designation given to an irrigation channel or aqueduct flanked by a pedestrian path and are specific to the island. These channels have an extension of more than 2000 km and are likely to be covered on foot. Due to their landscape beauty, and their surroundings in nature, they are highly sought after by those who visit us.