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Madeira must be one of the most exciting destinations on the planet. 

There are so many unique aspects to these islands, their culture, cuisine & the characters you can meet along the way. 

‘Madeira Travel Stories’ is a compendium of encounters of the ‘less obvious kind’, aspects of Rural Madeira that you might not necessarily uncover on your typical holiday. They explore the people, places, fables, folklore and historical events that have shaped these wonderful islands.

Hopefully, they’ll alert you to a ‘road less travelled’ so that you can build your own collection of ‘Madeira Travel Stories’ to take home and share with friends and family for years to come.

Madeira Rural is a private, non-profitable association aimed at developing and promoting rural tourism and activities throughout the region. The association includes country houses, cottages, apartments, bed & breakfasts, rural holiday houses, villas and quintas. These are ideal for the nature-loving holiday-maker seeking a base in Madeira’s incredible countryside where you can also enjoy activities such as swimming, surfing, trekking, hiking, golf and walks in the lush natural environment of our sub-tropical island.

We operate a non-profit reservation centre offering you an excellent alternative to the regular tourist options.
Check our on-line guide to rural Madeira and its other activities including entertainment, festivals and attractions, one of the most remarkable of which is the UNESCO world natural heritage site, the Laurissilva forest, a favourite with visitors interested in bio-diversity and eco tourism in Madeira Island.

Madeira Rural publishes the website ‘Madeira Islands News’ where it presents all the cultural offers existing in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. This information site facilitates the discovery of the cultural, gastronomic and nature trails that the island offers to tourists and travellers.

It also has a page with a guide to all the parishes and municipalities of Madeira where all the activities and events available are included.
Finally, we publish the Madeira outdoor website where all the outdoor activities offered on the island can be discovered and booked.

Contact us

Madeira Travel Stories

Praça do Mercado, lj 7

9200-098 Machico

Madeira - Portugal

(+351) 291 091 150 

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