Cabo girão skywalk
Why visit the Cabo Girão skywalk?
The location is also a popular starting point for hikers. The Cabo Girão Skywalk is the highest cliff skywalk in Europe, located on top of the cabo Girão Cliff in Madeira Island. The skywalk opened in late October 2012 and is similar to the one in America s Grand Canyon - both are made of transparent glass to provide stunning views to visitors.
Where is Cabo Girão?
/ 32.65639°N 17.00667°W / 32.65639; -17.00667 Cabo Girão is a lofty sea cliff located along the southern coast of the island of Madeira, in the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira. Cabo Girão is a popular lookout point, with up to 1800 visitors a day.
How to get to Cabo Girao from Funchal?
The most useful bus route is the number 7 service which connects Funchal to Ribeira Brava and stops in Câmara de Lobos and Cabo Girão. This service is operated by Rodoeste, and the latest timetable can be seen on their website: The hop-on-hop-off buses in Funchal provide extended routes that include the Cabo Girao cliffs.
What are the fajas de Cabo Girao?
The Fajas de Cabo Girao are the terraced fields that lie directly below the Cabo Girão. These fields traditionally cultivated vineyards, as the cliffs provided both shelter and favourable growing conditions. The Fajas de Cabo Girao were only accessibly by boat until the construction of the Teleferico do Rancho in 2003.