Portela Belvedere

Made for 2Made for 2
You driveYou drive
From15€ - 2h per person

This tour includes:

+7 points of Interest
+7 points of Interest

Get to know the essentials of the beautiful island of Porto Santo quickly and effectively, in a 2-hour self-guided tour. Lose yourself in the island's natural beauty, architecture and beautiful viewpoints overlooking the Atlantic.

activity highlights

  • 2 Hours to get to know Porto Santo, driving a fully sustainable vehicle.
  • Stroll around the island and marvel at the spectacular views from belvederes such as that of Portela.
  • Be independent. Stop wherever and whenever you want.
  • Privacy guaranteed. Just you and yours.
Tour Description

portela belvedere

Porto Santo is the smallest island in the archipelago of Madeira.The hospitality and friendliness of the population, the mild climate throughout the year, the spectacular unique landscapes, together with the richness and variety of natural, historical and cultural resources, constitute only some of the reasons to discover this paradise.        

The island of Porto Santo is bathed by turquoise waters, its main feature being the beach of fine golden sand that, stretching over 9 km, invites many sunbathing and sea bathing. Health and well-being go hand in hand on this magnificent beach, given that, in addition to the translucent waters, the sand has rare therapeutic properties. It is very smooth, light and little abrasive, and is mainly composed of calcium carbonate, in the form of calcite, which gives it very particular thermal properties.       ·        

Security, associated with the friendliness of hospitable people, the pleasures that nature offers, the beautiful beach of fine sand and the sea of calm waters, make the island of Porto Santo a privileged place among similar routes.        

Visit the island of Porto Santo in an ecological, autonomous and private way, behind the wheel of a fun Renault Twizy, on a 2-hour self-guided tour. At the wheel of Twizy you will discover the natural wonders of the island. Stroll through hills, go to beautiful viewpoints like Portela and enjoy the city's architecture while strolling through its streets.

All of this in a quick and effective way. You will be able to see some of the best spots on the island in no time. Ideal for those who will be on the island for a short time.

Come and discover an island where tranquility is queen!

A partnership Live Electric Tours & Moinho Rent-a-car.

 

autonomy, privacy and customization

In this 2-hours self-drive city tour around Porto Santo, your independence and privacy are guaranteed. Do you wish to change your route and take an alternative road? Don’t worry, your tour is customizable! Go wherever you want and stop whenever you want to take some incredible pictures. Just you and yours, no one else to disturb.

Sustainability

All of this on board of the fantastic Renault Twizy, a little and funny 100% electric car made for 2. With this totally sustainable and eco-friendly vehicle we have managed to save tons of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, making the city and our world better places. That is why we were considered the best “Sustainable Tourism” Start-Up in the world in 2020, for the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

safety (covid-19)

For your safety, and in accordance with Portuguese Gov. and WHO standards, we have implemented extraordinary measures to protect you from the Covid-19 pandemic. Live Electric Tours has adopted all published and approved standards so that you can enjoy your tour in a completely protected way. Our cars are disinfected at the beginning and end of each tour. This procedure is performed by our team, which complies with all the rules established for this purpose. We remind you that all of our tours are completely private, so you will not have contact with other people, except the friend/relative which is with you at the car. Interactions with our team will be reduced to a minimum, occurring only at the beginning and end of each tour, with all the security measures adopted.

where to begin

Join us for this tour on the island of Porto Santo. Choose the most convenient place to pick up the vehicle and be at the date and time set with our partner Moinho Rent-a-car.

Delivery Locations: 

- On arrival at the boat Lobo Marinho (Porto de Abrigo). 

- In the city center. 

- Hotel Pestana. 

- Hotel Vila Baleira. 

What’s Included
  • Rental of a Renault Twizy for 2 hours (capacity: 2 people/car).
  • Civil liability, Personal accidents and Car insurance.
  • Vehicle briefing before start.
  • Assistance at any time.
What’s Not Included
  • GPS Audio Guide. 
  • Free Wifi in the vehicle.
  • Livestreaming of your experience via Social Media.
  • Digital recording of the whole experience.
Points of interest

exit from Porto de abrigo

PORTELA BELVEDERE

The Portela belvedere offers one of the most breathtaking landscapes on the island, where we can see Porto da Cruz, Penha d'Águia and still part of Santana.The Portela Viewpoint, located between Porto da Cruz and Machico, allows you to observe one of the most beautiful landscapes in Madeira. Here you will find a magnificent mountain scenery, which in a valley, spill into the sea.From here we have an excellent view over Porto da Cruz and Penha d'Águia, which despite being located on the north coast of the island, belong to the municipality of Machico. We can also see the Cortado area in Santana.

 

Pedregal belvedere

The Pedregal viewpoint, also known as Alto da Escrita, is located in the mountains at the top of the village of Tabuaço, built on top of a fraga, next to the municipal road 515-1 that gives access to Vale Figueira.

This viewpoint is a mandatory stop. Composed of a wide dirt road, delimited by natural tree elements in native species, from where you can enjoy the magnificent landscape over the village of Tabuaço, the North and the tattooed mountain of vineyards that swallows your eyes, with the Douro River, which if you don't see it but guess, after the slope of Tabuaço. It is located at an altitude of approximately 769 meters above the average sea level.

 

Camacha village 

Camacha is a picturesque village in the municipality of Santa Cruz, located in the interior of Madeira Island, at more than 700 meters high, being famous for its traditions and folklore, which endure gracefully until today.The village is located in an area of ??the typical Madeirense mountain range, between hills and valleys, which have shaded your lifestyle since the beginning, surrounded by small villages and places or places and places of great natural value such as Poiso and Montado do Pereiro. Camacha is considered by many to be the cultural capital of Madeira, for keeping alive its ancient traditions, namely with regard to the colorful and lively Folkloric and Ethnographic Groups, with all their dances, knowledge and singing, and the highly regarded Handicrafts, specialized in the most varied objects in wicker, and in regional embroidery.

 

sand fountain

The "Fonte de Areia", previously used as a spring water source considered the most tasty on the island, provides the opportunity to marvel at the effects of natural phenomena. The source has long since disappeared, but the effects of wind erosion on sandy rocks, creating hundreds of natural mountain niches, have produced an inspiring work of natural art.

 

castle peak belvedere

Pico Castelo is a favorite starting point and has an overview of the island. The ruins of a 16th century fortress and a single cannon testify to the pirate attacks of the past and the desperate attempts of the population to flee to the mountains. At the foot of this mountain, the Cardina Museum in the town of Camacha, houses an intriguing collection of old miniature wine mills and presses and provides the opportunity to taste the strong local wine to give you strength to continue your tour.

 

arrival to the city center

Photos of this tour

Renting Conditions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Maximum of 2 persons (including the driver) per car.
  • Minimum driver's age: 21 years old.
  • ID/Passport and Valid driving license required (for the driver).
  • Children under 6 years old are not allowed for safety reasons.
  • Youth (between 4 and 17) must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • Final Price is per car.
Cancellation policy
  • Free cancellation up to 24h before the activity starts.
  • We guarantee full refund.
  • Possibility to reschedule the date and time of your city tour (subject to availability).

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This tour includes:

+7 points of Interest
+7 points of Interest
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