A train for the roads

Câmara de Lobos rewards us with a train.

By the entrance to the town of Câmara de Lobos, famous for being the place where Winston Churchill would come to paint, a green train stands, awaiting its passengers.

The Madeira Green Train takes tourists around the streets of the city and up to Cabo Girão, at 580 metres of altitude.

According to the owner, Luís Alves, the trips are made with a wagon meant to carry 20 people. The train progresses slowly ‘allowing time to take pictures and enjoy the landscape’, he explains, adding ‘It is a quiet trip’.

There is a total of four daily trips departing at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., each taking around an hour and ten minutes with a 15 minute rest stop. Adults pay 7.50 € and children aged four to ten years old pay 5 €.