Explore the charming villages of Ribeira Brava and São Vicente in your own time.

Soak up the scenery along the south-western coast to the charming village of Ribeira Brava, where you’ll spend some free time. The promenade boasts amazing seascapes, and you’ll get a bird's-eye view of Ribeira Brava, Campanário and Ponta do Sol, and the Fort of São Bento from the lighthouse. Then head up to the Encumeada Pass (1,000m) for jaw-dropping views of the north and south coasts. Continuing to the north-western coast, enjoy some more free time to wander around the treasures of São Vicente village, which boasts the ancient Laurissilva Forest. Afterwards, return on the motorway through the extensive network of tunnels.

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