One of the first things one notices on arrival in Madeira is how hilly and mountainous it is. It is not so common to have this abruptness of landscape so close to the sea. But considering the island is the top of an almost 4 mile high sea mount, somehow it is not so surprising.
The highest point above sea level is Pico Ruivo at an astonishing 6109 feet!
Here are five tips for enjoying our beautiful island from up high.