The island of Madeira is a perfect destination for travelling by a rental car. Just imagine being behind the wheel with incredible scenery around you. Emerald eucalyptus forests wrapped in grey mist give way to ‘Martian’ landscapes with razor-sharp cliffs. The panoramic roads running along the coast of the ocean are breathtakingly beautiful. And above all this splendour are the delicious smells of freshly baked bread and passion fruit mingled with the Atlantic breeze! And you go where you want, without standard tour routes, strict timetables or crowds of tourists.
You can choose and book a car for your trip online, directly on our website. ↵
The car will be waiting for you the location of your choice: at the airport or your preferable car park.
The right way to pick up a car:
- Inspect the car, mark any scratches in a special report, and take photos of the vehicle from all sides.
- Read and sign the agreement.
- Pay the rest of the order price to the rental agent and make a deposit, if required.
It usually takes 15 to 20 minutes.
- Arrive on time in a clean car with amount of fuel in the tank as specified in the agreement.
- You hand over the keys, and the rental agent inspects the car and signs your copy of the drop-off report. If you made the deposit by card, be sure to keep all documents until the money is in your account.
Into the countryside! Nature is definitely worth your attention in Madeira.
There is a small town of Câmara de Lobos in the south of the island. It's worth a visit to watch fishermen dry fish and try an authentic Nikita cocktail (beer, ice cream, pineapple and white wine, the proportions are kept in secret by locals).
When you go to Porto Moniz, make sure to take your swimwear with you for a swim amongst the volcanic reefs. Go to one of the local restaurants cut right into the cliffs and order black scabbard fish (peixe espada) with passion fruit sauce.
The village of Santana is Madeira's hallmark where you can take selfies in front of authentic houses with thatched roofs touching the ground and buy local souvenirs.
And, of course, your trip won't be complete without the local ‘views worth a million’. For one of them, go to the Eira do Serrado viewpoint (1,000 metres above sea level). As you walk up the trail, you will see the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras) located between the two mountain peaks of Areeiro and Ruivo.
Climb Cabo Girão, the high sea cliff with the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Here you can walk on a glass platform at an altitude of almost 600 metres. The views are stunning!
Have a great trip to the island of spring!