Free to Explore
Funchal, the capital of Madeira, is a city lying beside a panorama of stunning views, where majestically peaked mountains contrast with the spectacular sight of a volcanic Atlantic coastline.
The scenery is lush green and rustic brown, where traditional Madeiran architecture meets tree-coated hills and beautiful public gardens. For a rewarding glimpse of the entire resort, take a trip in the wheelchair-accessible cable car.
There is a small weekend nightlife in Funchal, often starting with an enticing Mediterranean dish at one of several fantastic restaurants, leading to an al fresco drink on a pleasing esplanade before one of the nightclubs, some of which are open until 6am and popular with tourists and locals alike.
While the city is small enough to explore without the aid of transport, the outlying scenery is ripe for exploration, so why not consider the numerous adapted tours Enable Holidays can organise for you?
Despite Madeira’s mountainous terrain, the city’s flat walkways help wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility to get around. Depending on your mobility level, there is even Monte’s famed toboggan ride to enjoy, which is a speedy trip down a steep and winding road that has been a local tradition since the early 19th Century.