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Cabo Girao Tours

With its dramatic sea cliffs soaring more than 1,903 feet (580 meters) above Madeira’s south coast, Cabo Girão is the highest promontory in Europe. The clifftop is one of the island’s most-visited attractions, with a glass-floor skywalk lookout point affording spectacular panoramic views.

The Basics
Many Funchal tours include a visit to the Cabo Girão lookout point, but independent travelers can also take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour with stops in Funchal, the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, and Cabo Girão. You can also combine a Cabo Girão tour with a 4x4 off-road excursion along the coast or a tour of west Madeira that visits sights such as Ponta do Sol, Seixal, and São Vicente. 

For a different perspective, opt for a catamaran cruise or dolphin- and whale-watching cruise along Madeira’s south coast; you’ll sail beneath the towering sea cliffs and have the chance to swim or snorkel in the Atlantic. Or, ride a cable car from Cabo Girão down to the Fajas de Cabo Girao, the terraced farmlands that lie in the otherwise inaccessible bay beneath the cliffs.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There’s no entrance fee to visit the lookout point or skywalk.
  • Facilities at the clifftop include a gift shop, café, restrooms, and free parking. 
  • Cabo Girão is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get to There
Cabo Girao is located about 9 miles (15 kilometers) west of Funchal; most visitors arrive by private transport or as part of a guided tour. Daily buses from Funchal or Câmara de Lobos, which are more frequent in summer, also run to and from the lookout. 

When to Get There
The Cabo Girao skywalk is open 24/7 year round, but it can get busy; in peak season (July and August), it’s best to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds. The most stunning views are at sunrise and sunset. 

Outdoor Activities at Cabo Girão
In addition to conquering the highest cliff skywalk in Europe, hikers can also tackle the scenic Levada do Norte walk, a 3.7-mile (6-kilometer) hike that runs from Cabo Girão to Boa Morte in Ribeira Brava. More adventurous types will appreciate the windswept cliffs of Cabo Girão, which have become a hotspot for paragliding and BASE jumping.

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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran, Funchal, null
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Madeira Dolphin and Whale Watching on a Luxurious Catamaran

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Sail along the coast of the island of Madeira to Cabo Girão, one of Europe's tallest sea cliffs, on this romantic, 2,5-hour to 3-hour tour on a luxury ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.82
Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal, Funchal, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin and Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise from Funchal

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Embark on comfortable catamarans for a relaxing trip along Madeira's south coast. Get the chance to spot dolphins, whales and occasionally even turtles. If the ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.75
Private Southwest Coastal Day Tour from Funchal, Funchal, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Private Southwest Coastal Day Tour from Funchal

Enjoy a full-day private tour of the southwest side of the island of Madeira. Accompanied by just your guide and travel companions (a maximum of four people), ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.73
Madeira Highlights by Jeep with Cabo Girão and Dolphin Watching from Funchal, Funchal, Private ... 
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Madeira Highlights by Jeep with Cabo Girão and Dolphin Watching from Funchal

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Boca dos Namorados with its wonderful landscaping and Cabo Girão with the amazing glass floor balcony (589 mts). Discover the beauty of Madeira’s Sea on ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.35
Private South West Tour from Funchal, Funchal, Day Trips
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Private South West Tour from Funchal

Enjoy a private half-day guided tour of the South West part of the Madeira Island starting from Funchal. Visit the beautiful lookout points of Pico dos ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $143.16
Full-Day Small-Group Guided West Madeira Tour from Funchal, Funchal, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Small-Group Guided West Madeira Tour from Funchal

Embark from Funchal to explore the western part of Madeira Island. On this full-day, guided, small-group tour you will discover Cape Girão and Porto ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.17
4x4 Journey Through Cabo Girao, Funchal, Day Trips
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4x4 Journey Through Cabo Girao

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Take in the impressive views on a 3 to 4 hour 4X4 adventure on the island of Madeira. See sweeping views from some of the highest sea cliffs in all of Europe ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.75
South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal, Funchal, 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
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South West and North West Island Day Tour from Funchal

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Embark on a beautiful journey of the South West and North West part of Madeira Island where you will have the opportunity to visit the highest promontory in ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $214.73
Cabo Girão Hop-On Hop-Off Shuttle Tour, Funchal, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Cabo Girão Hop-On Hop-Off Shuttle Tour

This circuit provides regular departures from Câmara de Lobos and allows you to get to know one of the most amazing surprises that the Island of Madeira ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $8.59
Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour, Funchal, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Levada do Rabacal 25 Fountains Walk and Jeep Tour

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Rabaçal is a unique and magical place, full of waterfalls and fountains. The “25 Fontes” Levada Walk is one of the most visited in Madeira and Cabo ...  Read more

Location: Funchal, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.68

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