Pico Ruivo (video)

Pico Ruivo, Madeira Island, by Joel Sérgio Pereira Pico Ruivo – Madeira Island from Joel Sérgio Pereira on Vimeo. When playing click on the Expand-icon to watch the video in Full Screen mode. Press Esc to get back. Pico Ruivo is the highest peak on the Madeira Islands. It can Read more…

The Cherry Picker from Jardim da Serra

A beautiful video created by Heitor Rodrigues of a Madeiran cherry picker (apanhador de cerejas) Sr. Agostinho of the village Jardim da Serra. Enjoy the serenity and un-stressfulness when Sr. Agostinho picks the cherries to sell them at the Funchal Market (Mercado dos Lavradores). Next time you buy and eat Read more…

Madeira … The Green Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira, “The Green Pearl of the Atlantic”, with its spectacular variety of landscapes, the island that they say it sometimes is 6 different continents in one mini-continent. The friendly locals and the picturesque villages make Madeira a perfect island for those seeking a combination of adventure, sports, nature, sun and Read more…

What visitors really want?

The German television company WDR has broadcast at the beginning of this month in their weekly travel program Wunderschön! (Beautiful!), a 90 minutes report of Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (Island of Flowers), presented by Tamina Kallert. WebTV Madeira “Blumeninsel im Atlantik” (90 min. German) Although it is in German and Read more…

Volta a Madeira Classic Rally


For the twenty first consecutive year the Madeira Classic Car Club is organizing, from 25 to 28 June 2008, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally, which takes place on the beautiful Island of Madeira.

This rally is part of the calendar of FIA, for historic regularity, and of the international calendar of FIVA, category A, reason why all vehicles entering the competition must be perfect conditions of conservation and originality.

As a result of the quality presented throughout the past editions, the Volta a Madeira Classic Rally was given the privilege of being assigned as the FIVA World Rally for 2008.

This event occurs over a period of 4 days and combines competition under the motto body.mind.madeira (editor: hhhmmm sounds like “blog.thoughts.madeira”?). Here, on this islands known as the Pearl of the Atlantic, the pleasure of body and mind is connected to the paradisaical landscapes, the refinement of its gastronomy and the hospitality of its people.

On its 400km length, each competitor will be able to experience harmony between sport and nature in a rally which is intended to be competitive and also characterized by an important social component. These are the values that this event has to offer that will make it one of the most interesting and exciting historic regularity rallies for classic vehicles that you will not want to miss!

Check here the video of the last years rally event. (more…)

Sunny North

Last week both my wife and I went for holidays “abroad”. Actually it was not abroad … we went to the North of the Madeira Island, Ponta Delgada and Boaventura. But for those who live on Madeira will agree with me that the North of the island has different scenery Read more…