Car rental Madeira
Garden in the Atlantic
Madeira is a Portuguese archipelago that lies about 400 km north of Tenerife. The capital of the island is Funchal. The mild climate all year round helps the flowers and crops flourish, and the island is poetically named as the Garden in the Atlantic. If you are considering car rental in Madeira, you can compare the rates of car rental Madeira from different suppliers at holidaycars.com and book prior to travel.
The island's volcanic origin
The island is of volcanic origin and is part of a mighty mountain range that rises many thousands of feet above the sea level. Madeira is characterized by its unique network of levadas. These are narrow irrigation channels built across the island. The extensive network of levadas is highly popular among hikers. By car rental in Madeira you can easily reach the places best for hiking.
Curral des Freiras
Most rivers originate in the Paul da Serra, including the largest river, the Ribeira da Janela. The rivers of Madeira have a strong decline, which constitutes the tremendous force of water, carving crater-like basins. By the river Socorridos stands the 500 meter deep basin of Curral des Freiras. A rental car in Madeira can take you to all the must-sees with ease.
Beautiful sandy beaches are not to be found in Madeira, instead there are many pebble and rocky beaches. Who wants to swim in Madeira can do so in the pools of the hotels. Only in the extreme east of Madeira in the sheltered bay of Prainha there is a black lava beach. Car rental in Madeira is the ideal way to get acquainted with this amazing island.
Waterfalls which have a staggering hight of 100metres!
The most spectacular waterfalls in Madeira are the two Risco waterfalls near Rabaçal. The water falls in a small pool from a height of 100 meters. This place also provides fantastic views of the valley. Take your time enjoying this spectacular view and make it a day long trip driving there with car rental.
Pico Ruivo de Santana
The highest point is Pico Ruivo de Santana (1861 m). The 580 m high Cabo Girão is the second highest cliff in the world. One third of the island part is over 1000 meters high. In order to explore the region at your own leisure, it's best to rent a car in Funchal.
Friendly villagers and picturesque scenery
It's of great fun to drive on the scenic rural roads, not only to enjoy the picturesque scenery, but also to get to know the rural culture and local customs. Do not be surprised when villagers offer you just a glass of Sercial, an amber-colored dry wine that is often drunk as an aperitif, made of grapes that grow at 800 m altitude. Watch out that you don't drink to muchwhile making use of car hire, drinking and driving is dangerous!