Madeira Subtropical Fruit Farm Experience

Quick Details

Madeira fruit organic farm experience

What is included:

  • Access trips by cable car
  • Guided visit
    • Walk along Fajã dos Padres for about one hour, learning about aspects of local history and life, organic farming, viticulture, animal farming, and the evolution of access infrastructures such as the old pedestrian paths, the pier or the cable car
  • Taste of locally produced organic subtropical fruit
    • About two varieties of fruit, varying throughout the year
      • Passion fruit, banana, papaya, mango, surinam cherry, avocado, and occasional curiosities such as “tabaibo,” “araçá,” fig, or melon-passion fruit.

Minimum party of two required to book

Our Producer

Our farm is an organic farm with a unique and special location by the sea, on the south coast of Madeira Island.

We access the property by a state-of-the-art cable car that efficiently and comfortably transports visitors along a huge cliff over 300 meters down to Fajã dos Padres on an amazingly scenic trip that lasts about three minutes.

The upper station of the cable car is located at road level in Quinta Grande and has some parking spaces which are complemented by more parking along the access road. The lower station is located at Fajã dos Padres, about 500 meters from an exclusive pebble beach and the local restaurant.

A small pier and a solarium are very inviting for a dive in the sea. The sea is normally quite calm and beautiful, with transparent waters and a mild temperature. There are showers and cabins available to visitors.

Our farm has a restaurant opened for lunch. The restaurant is known for using locally grown organic products and for serving especially fresh fish. It has a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea.

The Tour

The guided visits at Fajã dos Padres travels along ancient paths opened along with the orchards of subtropical fruit trees, often covered by vineyards of Malvasia, the noblest grape variety of the famous Madeira wine.

During the tour, visitors get to know the history of Madeira island, and the process of organic farming used to produce a number of subtropical fruits, some very exotic, and other familiar. Particular emphasis is given to the history of the vine and wine of Madeira, and the reasons for promoting this culture throughout the centuries in this remote and incredibly fertile piece of land.

Our Location

Nine small houses were rebuilt at Fajã dos Padres for tourist use. Today they receive guests who have the special possibility to stay in this phenomenal place of huge and dramatic natural beauty.