Madeira is accessible by cheap flights with low budget airlines Air Berlin, Condor, Thomas Cook, Transavia, Jetairfly and TUIfly. There are many bus stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and just over the German border.
Madeira offers both lounging and active holidaymakers an opportunity to come into their own. In addition to beach visits, many come here for hiking, climbing, abseiling, rafting and mountain biking. Venicische, Roman and North African sailors visited the uninhabited Madeira from about 2,000 years ago, but none of them remained. In 1351 it first appeared on a Florentine map, but still no one claimed it certain beautiful Madeira. They fought obviously prefer bare rock clogs. In 1419 the Portuguese finally find it worth colonizing. Tourism Madeira is already longer in the blood, and already in the 19th century upset the European elite who come along. Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, better known as Sissi, loved to stay there, and Prince Willem Alexander blew his last breath. No, it is not about the current Prince Willem Alexander, but a son of King William II. The prince, an intended suitor of Isabella of Spain and the Queen Victoria of Britain, died at the age of 29 while he was trying to find healing tried to Madeira for his tuberculosis.
Madeira Airport, also known as Funchal Airport and Santa Catarina Airport, is the only international airport of Madeira. Many a pilot has his plane with clenched buttocks on the short runway targeted, and there are quite a misfortune became involved in before the authorities extended the slopes. With the last renovation in 2000 they got a taste; there was big unpacked with a spectacular design that was previously used only in Hong Kong; a runway on piles in the sea. The airport which won the The Outstanding Structures Award; a kind of Oscar for constructions.
Amsterdam: Thomas Cook - Transavia
Brussels Intl. with: Jetairfly - Thomas Cook
Cologne / Bonn: TUIfly - Thomas Cook - Condor - Air Berlin / dba / NIKI / LTU
Düsseldorf: Condor - Thomas Cook - TUIfly - Air Berlin / dba / NIKI / LTU
Dortmund: Air Berlin / dba / NIKI / LTU
Münster / Osnabrück with: Air Berlin / dba / NIKI / LTU
At 100 meters from the arrival hall to leave a bus stop from where buses to Funchal, Canico and Machico. Something took the Aero bus, a shuttle service that runs between the airport and Funchal.
Many travel fun!