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Visiting Madeira

by piolin Online Now Sep 27, 2006 at 5:03 AM

I'm planing going to Madeira at the end of october. I don't like driving, but I'd like to visit the most beautiful and interesting places there. Are there buses from Funchal to this places? Are the taxis very expensive?

Thanks.

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    RE: Visiting Madeira

    by pikuu Online Now Oct 3, 2006 at 8:15 AM

    hellooo,
    Communication around the Funchal are well-developed. Using the city-buses you can get to Monte, botanical garden, Curral, Camara dos Lobos, airport, etc. Unfortunately there is a big challange to go to the remote destinations. For example there are only 3 or 4 buses daily to Porto Moniz or Sao Vicente (north coast) and their timetables not especially fulfill tourist needs (I think about hours of arrivals and - becouse of mountain roads - long time of travelling). So - for longer expeditions - the best way is - unfortunately for you :) - to rent a car.

    greetings, pikuu

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