Travel: Just mad about Madeira

It’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s home island, and the idyllic Atlantic hotspot caters equally for those who want a bit of outdoor adventure and those who just want to relax

Funchal, Madeira’s capital, as seen from the ocean

Madeira was once considered a destination for tourists seeking relaxation in high-end hotels. In the past decade, it has been transformed into an island of activity with what feels like an A-Z of outdoor pursuits to enjoy.

From the moment we arrive on Cristiano Ronaldo’s home island, it’s clear that many of its visitors are in search of active adventure. If they’re not running or cycling around Funchal, they’re on their way to hike, climb, ...