TRAVEL

We now have our own agency – GOOD EVENTS UNIPESSOAL, LDA. – which has arranged packages at several hotels in addition to the VidaMar Resort bridge venue.

Email Betty Góis at good2019events.booking@gmail.com for further details, or use the online entry Form A (Accommodation + Bridge) which is available from Monday 10th August 2020.

TOURS

Below you will find details of the optional excursions provided as part of our Social Programme.

We can also arrange other excursions.  If you can’t find what you were looking for below, please contact us.

EXCURSIONS FOR FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER (€25 PER PERSON)

Option A:  The East (full day, lunch included)

The coach leaves the hotel at 9:30 for the drive up to Pico do Areeiro, Madeira’s third-highest peak [1818m], from which you may enjoy the breathtaking views. From the mountain head down to Ribeiro Frio to admire the famous laurisilva forest (UNESCO World Heritage site), with an optional short levada walk to the Balcões viewpoint (level, easy, ≈ 30 minutes).

The next stop is Santana, with its traditional thatched houses and its vineyards. After lunch at the Quinta do Furão, drive to Ponta de São Lourenço, the far eastern headland, which boasts a wonderful combination of volcanic rocks, blue sea and nature. You will have time to take photographs before heading back to the hotel.

Option B:  Levada (½ day, lunch included)

The coach leaves the hotel at 9:45 for a relaxing, easy 7km half-day walk along one of Madeira’s famed levadas.

The walk starts at Referta, on the north-eastern side of the island, and leads walkers on an exploration of some of the native fauna and flora of Madeira and its abundant and varied fruit trees. In the first part of the walk, you will be able to admire the imposing volcanic outcrop of Penha de Águia and enjoy the agricultural terraces cultivated by local residents.

Lunch at the Quinta do Furão before returning to the hotel.

Please bring good walking shoes or boots, a warm coat (in case of low temperatures in the mountains) and a bottle of water. Grade: easy; Distance: 7 km; Duration: approx. 2¾ hours.

Option C:  Catamaran (limited availability) 

The coach leaves the hotel at 10:00 to take you to the marina.  A relaxing trip along the south coast of Madeira, with a good chance of spotting whales and dolphins in all their magnificence and in their natural habitat. (3 hours)