The route starts off at Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest cliff, in the south of Madeira. Heading westwards on the coastal road we arrive at the sunny small town of Ponta do Sol, which will enchant you with its comfortable ambience. Another stopover is the quiet fishing village of Paúl do Mar which has a breathtaking and pristine scenery. Further nordwards we can stop for a quick hike at Ponta do Pargo, where there’s a lighthouse at the island’s westernmost point.
At the northwestern coast we can enjoy great views of the impressive lava pools from Pico do Facho near Porto Moniz. The pools are made out of volcanic lava and are accessible for visitors. This is where we can take a bath and enjoy the unique scenery. Further ahead, at the port city of São Vicente we get the chance to admire the Volcanism Center and the underground grottoes.