Day 1: Arrival in Caniço
On Wednesday there was still quite a lot to do in the office and so the night before we quickly packed up everything we needed. On Thursday we got up early as it was time to set off on holiday. To make things easier we took a taxi to Salzburg station where we took a train to Munich airport for our direct flight to Madeira. The flight itself was great and the descent and landing at Cristiano-Ronaldo airport was the first memorable experience of the holiday. Maderia’s east coast gives a clue as to what the island’s topography is like - the cycle tour is going to be hilly! We spent the first evening at the Four Views Oasis hotel in Caniço. A combination of an evening stroll along the promenade, an extensive hotel buffet and a first glass of Madeiran wine rounded our arrival day off.