Madeira is a Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean. It enjoys a temperate year round climate and some dramatic mountain scenery, as well as being home to a couple of Europe's most famous resorts: Funchal and Santa Cruz. Curiously, the island is also home to the world's largest fireworks display, which brings in each New Year.
Most of Madeira's landmarks are natural; the Cabo Girão cliffs in Funchal look out over the Atlantic, providing some gigantic views, along with the similarly enormous cliff faces of Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Car hire in Madeira is hugely popular due to the island's stunning roads, and if you're hiring a car in Madeira, consider heading to the Pico Ruivo mountain peaks, in the north of the island.
Most visitors to Madeira will be based in Funchal, exploring the island by car. Hiring a car in Madeira means you can seek out some of the most dramatic cliff top views in Europe; especially at Ponta de Sao Lourenco in Funchal, where the shoreline really makes you feel like you're in the middle of the ocean. A trip to nearby Monte is essential, and once there, you might want to experience the renowned Monte Cable Cars. The Monte Palace Tropical Gardens are also unmissable.
Porto Moniz in the far North West is about as far as you can travel if you rent a car in Madeira, but the lava pools and impressive scenery make it a worthwhile trip.
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0700-2400
Opening hours:Mo-Sa 0900-1300 1400-1900, Su closed.
Address:Estrada Monumental 274, Madeira Lido Atlantic Gr. Htl, Madeira
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.