Updated: Feb 22
Usually Sue & I take the opportunity to chill in Madeira. This year however, I wanted to take the new GX8 on a jeep expedition and see something of the interior so booked a trip with Mountain Expedition. Our guide Joao took us to some great places and we had a short session “off-road” as well. We took the route from Funchal, up to Sao Vicente past Ponta Delgada and across to Santana and then came back via Ribeiro Frio. We got to a height well above the cable car at Monte and for some time the Land Rover was well above the clouds – we couldn’t see Funchal for some time as a thick bank of cloud lay over it. Thoroughly great day out and when we go to Madeira, I’ll take the opportunity to go with these guys again.