Cable Cars & ElevatorsMadeira’s cable cars and scenic elevators offer unmissable bird’s eye views from unique vantage points across the island.
There are two cable cars to the parish of Monte, set in the hills above the Funchal. The Teleférico do Funchal departs from the centre of Funchal, while the Teleférico do Jardim Botânico transports visitors from the Botanical Gardens to the hills of Monte.
The Teleférico da Fajã da Rocha do Navio cable car at Santana on the north coast boasts spectacular ocean and island views.
The Rancho cable car in Cabo Girão provides access to rocky beaches for a refreshing swim and is often used by local farmers to transport their crops.
Located near Cabo Girão, the Fajã dos Padres Elevator at Quinta Grande transports visitors to a peaceful pebble beach at the bottom of the cliffs.
The Achadas da Cruz cable car offers spectacular ocean views and allows visitors to enjoy Porto Moniz from a new perspective.
Below the statue of Cristo Rei in Caniço, visitors can take a scenic ride on the Garajau cable car to Praia do Garajau, which boasts a popular diving centre close to the underwater nature reserve.