Local drivers are hell-bent on driving around the tiny island of Maderia in just 45 minutes, but for the average tourist - one full day will suffice.
Don’t be fooled though - this small volcanic island in the Atlantic offers the visitor an abundance of things to experience that could keep you busy for at least nine days.
An island and an archipelago
Closer to Africa than it is to Europe, Madeira boasts seriously stunning natural scenery with two thirds of the island being classified as a nature reserve. It's the perfect place for outdoor adventurers.