Valley of the Nuns Outdoor sports

Our most recommended Valley of the Nuns Outdoor sports

Madeira: Half-Day Nun's Valley and Sea Cliff Tour

1. Madeira: Half-Day Nun's Valley and Sea Cliff Tour

Explore some of the most remote places of Madeira Island. Not far from Funchal, and hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys, lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns Valley. You can explore another world by joining this Jeep safari tour, complete with panoramic views and interesting places. You will also enjoy sensational encounters with Madeira's fascinating natural heritage. Your route will pass though Funchal, Fajã das Galinhas, Boca da Corrida, Jardim da Serra, Quinta Grande, Cabo Girão, and Câmara de Lobos. At the conclusion of your enjoyable day out, you will return to your point of origin.

Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

2. Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

On this picturesque private half-day trip, you will be driven from Pico dos Barcelos to Nun's Valley. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, 1165 ft above sea level. It is an excellent way to view Funchal from the sea to the mountains, and Islas Desertas directly across can be spotted on a clear day. This belvedere at Eira do Serrado has a spectacular rock ledge that overlooks “Curral das Freiras,” a horseshoe-shaped valley below. This valley has three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Make your way down to the Village of Nuns Valley (Curral das Freiras). See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. It is one of the most spectacularly situated rural settlements on the island, in a huge natural amphitheater surrounded by Madeira’s highest mountain peaks. Finally, you will be dropped back at your original pickup point.

Nuns Valley Half Day Trip 4x4 Jipe Tour

3. Nuns Valley Half Day Trip 4x4 Jipe Tour

Experience the true beauty of Madeira on a private or shared day trip. Explore the Valley of Nuns, see breathtaking views from the Cabo Girao Viewpoint, and visit the fishing village of Camara de Lobos. From Funchal, travel with your guide to the Valley of the Nuns (Curral das Freiras). In this deep valley, explore the isolated parish and marvel at the stunning scenery. Get an even better view from the elevated viewpoint of Boca dos Namorados. Continue along an off-road trail to a typical Madeiran bar to try the famous Poncha. Enjoy this traditional drink of sugar cane rum, orange and lemon juice, and lemon before heading off towards Cabo Girao Viewpoint. At Cabo Girao, experience the highest sea cliff in Europe, with stunning views over Rancho and Cabo Girao Fajas, Camara de Lobos, and Funchal. On the way back to Funchal, enjoy a quick stop in the traditional fishing village of Camara de Lobos.

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What people are saying about Valley of the Nuns

Amazing spot for canyoning in the picturesque mountains in central Madeira. Guides were super friendly and attentive to keep everyone safe. Equipment was also in good shape and fitting. However, trip could have been a little longer as the real canyoning part took only about 2,5h.

Such a Great experience with super nice and caring guides. We were a bit afraid that the water might be too cold but that was not the case. I can definitely recommend this amazing trip!

It was amazing. Super beautiful, lots of fun, amazing slides and small jumps. I would totally recommend it and the guys are super friendly and helpful. Great day. Thank you so much ❤️

All around a great experience. There are no points that we can complain about. We will definitely repeat it and can only recommend it!

Very nice activity with awesome instructors! At all time they gave us good instructions and took care of our safety. Great vibes!