Madeira island is 310 miles from the African coast and 620 miles from the European continent, which is the equivalent of a 1 hour 30 minutes flight from Lisbon. There are ferry services between the islands and day trips to the (deserted) islands and other boat tours (i.e. Whale Watching) can easily be arranged from various locations including the harbour.

The island is hilly throughout so although Madeira is recognized as a walker’s paradise, expect tough hikes.