Green light for Nuns Valley cable car

Environmental impact test passed

Nuns Valley headline in JM

JM’s headline this morning announces that the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority has given a favourable opinion on the completion of the Nuns Valley cable car, although it requires the Regional Government to carry out additional studies. 

The project at Nuns Valley (Curral das Freiras) represents an investment of €31 million euros and includes a park of what are described as “radical activities”.

Porto Santo ferry to make extra trips

The Madeira News website, with its automated 24/7 news feed has picked up a report that the Lobo Marinho will make two extraordinary voyages on the 31st of July, one towards Funchal – Porto Santo, at 4:30 pm; and another towards Porto Santo – Funchal, scheduled for 1:00 pm.

The trips already scheduled for that day are maintained, namely the Funchal – Porto Santo connection, at 8:00 am, and the Porto Santo – Funchal trip, at 8:00 pm. 

This was the way Porto Santo Line found to “present travel alternatives to passengers, thus encouraging the search for the island of Porto Santo”, says the company.

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9 thoughts on “Green light for Nuns Valley cable car”

  1. Looking forward to December -January in our favourite island .
    Offered to give one or two of my Cruise ship lectures to support a boys and Girks home north of Funchal overlooking Ronaldo the Airfield

  2. Dubai in Madeira and now Disneyland in Madeira. No longer any MADEIRA in Madeira! You are gradually taking away the very reasons the overwhelming amount of your visitors come in the first place! What next a Mc Donalds in monte gardens?

  3. A park of “radical activities”. God help us! Sounds absolutely ghastly. I do fear madeira is trying to become some sort of amusement park, instead of the natural paradise we have always loved it for.

  4. 7th of July at midday, the President of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, will attend the official presentation of the Varino real estate project, also known as the ‘Dubai in Madeira,’ at the Savoy Palace Hotel, Funchal.

    The 35,000 square metre project, located on Estrada Monumental, boasts both commercial and domestic units, with the works being carried out by the AFA Group and Socicorreia consortium.

    Many had hoped that the land would have been redesigned into a garden for the local populous.

    The rich get richer & the workers pay the taxes,,,

  5. Agree with the foregoing! Yet another island being ruined by overdevelopment. Do these people not learn from history and other experiences! Loved the old roads, now the rapido is a speed track. The idea of a cable car in the Nun’s Valley is a horror story!
    €31 million to ruin the island forever! It would make you weep!

  6. Terrible idea. Money talks and it seems louder in Madeira. It is the same people spoiling the island. We have been coming for 26 years and have seen some improvements but some horrible ideas. This is one of them.

  7. As a Canadian who came to visit this year I would suggest you need to stop these types of developments and preserve the beauty of the island. We enjoyed a beautiful trip up the Nun’s Valley by car and there is no need for another cable car to create more congestion. Preserve the natural beauty of the area as it has been for the last 100 years and stop trying to pave paradise to put up a parking lot 😊


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