On the road: Being vegan in Madeira

Let’s face it, when we think of food from European countries like Portugal, Spain and Italy, veganism isn’t the first thing we think of and because of this we just didn’t know what to expect.  We always pack food in our suitcases to tide us over the first few days; little things like a bag

Free things to do with kids on Madeira Island

Going on holiday can be expensive enough without adding in the cost of kids’ ‘attractions’ so we’ve compiled a list of things to do on Madeira which are either free or very cheap. Nothing on this list costs more than about €10. Click on the photo to link to the blog posts. hiking     

Hiking Pico Ruivo – Pico Areeiro (Arieiro) with kids

Hiking Pico Ruivo from Areeiro (Arieiro) is by far the most challenging and gruelling hike we have ever completed. Don’t be deceived by the start height from Areerio of 1818m and the end height at Ruivo of 1862m  because around the central peak of Torres, the height drops significantly and you have steps climbing 300m

VIDEO: Hike – Achada Do Teixera to Pico Ruivo. Madeira

Rather than take photos the kids and I decided to video our hike from Achada do Teixera to Pico Ruivo. PR 1.2 Teixera to Ruivo The hike (PR1.2) is really, really easy and especially so in comparison to our 15km hike from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo! The only problem was the wind, the cloud