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 Miguel Teixeira at good2019events.booking@gmail.com for further details, or use the online entry Form A (Accommodation + Bridge) which is available from the date we open for entries.

TOURS

Below you will find details of the optional excursions we have provided as part of our Social Programme.  NEW EXCURSIONS FOR 2022:  The North-West and the Levada do Alecrim. There is also a Golf option –  see below.

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

FRIDAY EXCURSIONS (€25 PER PERSON)

Option A:  North-West (full day, lunch included)

The programme begins with the coach’s departure from VidaMar at 9.30.  First stop Fanal, with its magical dancing forest and – depending on the weather – its looking-glass lake brim full.  Next we descend towards Porto Moniz and the famous natural bathing pools; the incredible journey continues to Seixal and a 15-20-minute walk to what is considered one of the prettiest black beaches in Europe, with a magnificent vista from the varied shades of green of the mountains to the blue of the sea.

We take lunch at São Vicente at about 13.20, and will then visit the Volcanism Centre near the famous grottoes of São Vicente (the caves are currently closed, but if they have reopened by November a guided tour will be included).  We return to Funchal via Serra de Água where you may try a glass of poncha, one of the best-known and most popular products of our island.

Arrive back at VidaMar at approximately 16.15.

Option B:  Levada (½ day, lunch included)

The programme begins with the coach’s departure from VidaMar at 9.45.  Our first stop will be Paúl da Serra, the widest and longest plateau on the island at 24km2.  From here our walk along the wonderful Levada do Alecrim* (the Rosemary Levada) will take about 2¼ hours.

We will take lunch at São Vicente, on the island’s north coast, and on the way back to Funchal will stop at the famous poncho bar at Serra de Água, where you may taste this popular and typical madeiran drink.

Return to VidaMar at approximately 15.30.

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. 2¼ hours.

*If the weather at Paúl da Serra is inclement, as it can be in November, we will head downhill and walk the Levada da Fajã da Ama (the Nursemaid’s Cliff Levada) at São Vicente, near the Estrada das Ginjas (Cherry Road); the degree of difficulty is the same, but this levada is at a lower altitude.

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)

GOLF PACKAGES

GOLF

We have arranged a special MADEIRA GOLF PASSPORT which permits play at both courses, for 3- or 5-day packages. Transport to the courses is included. The departure time will be arranged according to the number of participants.

Prices:

3-day Mini Madeira Golf Passport                     €200

5-day Madeira Golf Passport                            €325

Other options are available on request.