Soak up stunning island views, taste famous local wines and enjoy a thrilling toboggan ride.

Head to the affluent area of Monte and visit the Church of our Lady of Monte, perched high on a hill above Funchal. Admire the twin towers and if time and opening permits, step inside to marvel at the statue of Our Lady of Monte – believed to be the source of miracles.

Hop in a toboggan and feel the rush as your experienced ‘drivers’ guide you down the steep hill to Livramento, using their rubber boots as brakes. Hold on tight, because during the 10-minute ride you might reach speeds of 30mph.

Head to the Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint to marvel at panoramic views across Funchal Bay and the city area, then round off your day with a visit to Blandy’s Madeira winery. Discover how the estate’s world-famous fortified wines are made and taste a few of the delicious varieties. Perhaps you’ll buy a bottle to take home?

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