Earlier this month I had the chance to take in the adventure hotspots of the small but mighty island of Madeira with Jet2 Holidays. Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and discovered only 600 years ago, the tiny volcanic island is full of variety. A subtropical paradise filled with lush landscapes, jagged cliffs, spectacular coastlines, world-renowned gardens and the most charming capital, Funchal.

The island offers plenty of activities, from adrenaline pumpers to foodie walking tours, here are some of the exciting things to do in Madeira:

The best way to explore the island of Madeira is via the unique Levada trails. A complex network of man-made water channels that irrigate the mountain slopes. Dating back to the 16th century, they allow water to be carried long distances to the islands banana groves, vineyards, and tropical gardens. Hikers in Madeira can follow the Levada routes to reach remote and magical spots that aren’t accessible by road.

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