Madeira accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays


The sub-tropical island of Madeira is located in the Atlantic Ocean around 960 kilometres southwest of Lisbon.

In this beautiful island, there are plenty of things to do for all travellers of all ages from themes parks and aqua parks, to museums and cable cars.

Let Handiscover help you find the right disabled holidays to enjoy the fascinating beauty of the Island.

Disabled Friendly Activities in Madeira

Spend a day in Funchal

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Madeira’s capital is compact enough to see in a day. The vibrant city of Funchal offers numerous historic monuments and durable sea forts to esteemed museums.

Alternatively, you can discover the famous cathedral that dates back to the early days of the island’s colonization. Furthermore, you can step into one of the cable cars for a stunning overview of the city.

Bird, Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour

Explore the waters surrounding the Madeira Island and admire the sperm whales. Take pictures of the fun-loving dolphins. In addition, you can relax and just watch the seabirds of the Madeira’s rocky coast.

Christopher Columbus “Nau Santa Maria” Cruise

Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Madeira Island from an exact replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship. The Santa Maria was the largest ship from the three that accompanied Christopher Columbus in his first voyage. Seat back and relax or admire the favourite sea mammals in their natural habitat.

Accessible Accommodations in Madeira

The accessible Madeira Island is a great holiday destination for all age groups. It caters all types of accessible accommodations.

From luxurious hotels to quaint cottages, delightful Quintas (traditional estate manor house that has been refurbished to cater for its guests), or self-catering apartments Madeira has suitable vacation rentals for all disabled travellers and their guests. Relax and enjoy the stress-free disabled holidays in the accessible Madeira.

Our website offers three accessibility options to choose from. Start by choosing the level of access you need, then browse through our selection of holiday rentals.

Our wheelchair friendly accommodations feature disabled friendly rooms with roll-in showers, widened doorways, hoists or step-free access. Our holidays include guaranteed wheelchair accessible accommodations in the accessible Madeira.

Finally, book with Handiscover to get the accessible accommodations you deserve. It’s never been easier to have fabulous holidays that meet all your requirements.

With disabled holidays from Handiscover you can now stretch out on the porch of any of our cottages, feel like a royalty in luxurious hotels or feel like home in amazing apartments.

Here are some great examples from our website. Click on the pictures to see more detail information about the accessibility inside and outside the property.


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Getting Around Madeira With a Disability-Accessible Transportation

Wherever you are in the archipelago, you will easily find a mean of transport to meet your needs.
It is easy to get around the islands due to the modern road network. Almost all places of interest are easily accessible.

However, the cheapest way to get around accessible Madeira is by bus. There is an accessible bus taking tourists to almost any place on the island.

Furthermore, almost all buses are wheelchair friendly. You can also hire a taxi at a higher cost. Funchal is not as hilly as some other locations being easily accessible. Therefore visitors can enjoy and explore the city safely by wheelchairs or in a mobility scooter.

If you prepared to enjoy the disabled holidays in Madeira, go to Handiscover website to make your travel plan ahead!!

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