Our Madeira self-drive holiday is the best way to discover this stunning island in the Atlantic on your own. If you want to be independent and like driving, then we can highly recommend this trip. The infrastructure in Madeira is surprisingly good, and no longer do you have to drive along precariously narrow roads with steep drops, since they have built impressive tunnels that link the valleys.
It has also made the northern part of Madeira a lot more accessible. The dramatic coastal road from Sao Vicente to Porto Moniz in the far northwest, with its high cliffs and waterfalls, is without a doubt one of the most spectacular and scenic drives in the world. There is no need to go all the way California, when you have a trip to this beautiful green island in the Atlantic on your doorstep!
The beauty of this Madeira self-drive road trip is that you can stop wherever you want, be it in little villages where you can mix and mingle with the locals over a cup of coffee, or when you’re passing a viewpoint, remote beach or lighthouse. We will organise all the accommodation for you, all you need to do is drive and enjoy your Madeira self-drive road trip.
It’s positively the best way to get to know Madeira and its islanders!
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flight from LGW (guide price). Accommodation in twin share, en-suite rooms on a breakfast only basis, apart from Hotel Quinta da Serra where dinner is also included. Return airport transfers. Excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Car hire for 12 days (Renault Clio or similar - group B), including delivery and pick up from your accommodation. Cost includes SCDW (super collision damage waiver), one driver, SatNav, but no PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and travel insurance. Additional excursions on free days
We include a great selection of all the best hotels we could sample for this bespoke trip.
As you will be going round the island, you have the opportunity to do a number of different activities, either as part of a small group or independently.