The farming community of Boaventuras, in Madeira – unnaturally beautiful and 50 years from civilisation. Picture: Tim Pile

Dicing with death in Cristiano Ronaldo’s birthplace, Madeira – island of soaring peaks, perilous drops and scary roads

The Real Madrid player’s home has more than its fair share of jaw-dropping scenery, but from narrow, unfenced hiking paths and roads to teetering boulders and Europe’s most dangerous airport, it’s not for the faint-hearted

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The farming community of Boaventuras, in Madeira – unnaturally beautiful and 50 years from civilisation. Picture: Tim Pile
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