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Luxury active holiday in Madeira with walking and optional canyoning

Overview
Location
Accommodation
Getting There

Two-thirds of Madeira is covered in the UNESCO protected Laurissilva forest; the combination of its sub-tropical climate, mountainous terrain and waterfalls makes it the perfect location for all kinds of outdoor activities, and the island offers numerous hiking opportunities. This 7 night package includes half board in a deluxe sea room at the 5* Vidamar resort in Madeira with one 'levada walk', 2 half day (or 1 full day) levada walks in the Laurissilva forest, and one full day cross country bike tour with guide OR canyoning excursion

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful island of Madeira with 3 full days of activities, or 2 full days and 2 half days
  • Enjoy unlimited use of the hotel's spa area with its sauna, jacuzzi and pool
  • Take the rest of your stay to discover the rest of the island as you please - see the location tab for some ideas

Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation in a deluxe room with Sea View in the 5* Vidamar Resort Hotel
  • Half board basis with dine around concept so you can have dinner at one of the on-site restaurants (excludes drinks)
  • Levada Walk (duration approx 5 hours)
  • 2 half day "Levada Walks" among the Laurissilva forest (or exchange this for 1 full day walk)
  • 1 day guided cross-country bike tour approx, 6 hours 30km with guide, transfers, personal insurance individual protection equipment, and bike OR 1 Canyoning session for 3-4 hrs with guide, and safety equipment
  • Picnics included for the activites
  • Unlimited use of the hotel's Aqua area
  • Free access to the Vida Health club with cardio equipment and group lessons
  • Free access to squash courts, table tennis and billiards (pre book on site)
  • Access to VIDA Health Club and its sports activities
  • Free use of squash courts, billiards and table tennis

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

Refund Policy Please note that the refund policy for this package deviates from our standard terms and conditions; once this package is booked and paid for it is 100% non-refundable. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. Services included in the package and not used by the guest, will not be refunded. Maximum occupancy per room is 2 adults. All activities are subject to weather conditions, any activities not used are non refundable. Please note that the activities are arranged directly with the hotel once you have made your booking, so you can give the hotel info on your preferred date for each activity.

Extras/Upgrades

Need further info or want to extend your stay? Then just contact sales@activitybreaks.com

The Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is located in the Atlantic ocean, just north of the Canary Islands and west of the coast of Morocco.

Temperatures are mild, staying between 14 and 25°C all year, making it a popular year-round destination for tourists. The islands, especially the main island of Madeira, offer excellent food and wine, an interesting history, and beautiful landscapes. It is also famous for the quality of its embroidery.

Not known for its beaches, as its coastline is mainly made up of rocky cliffs, popular activities include:

Whale & dolphin watching: Its position in the Atlantic means that there are lots of opportunities for viewing these fascinating creatures.

Hiking: The laurel forests in the island's north have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Pico do Arieiero is Madeira's third highest peak at just over 1800m and offers fantastic views, you can look down on the clouds below. Alternatively you can follow the levadas, the irrigation canals unique to the island that offer numerous hiking opportunities.

Funchal: The capital city is a fun and lively place to visit. Take the cable car up to the Monte Palace tropical gardens where you can enjoy some great views, then take a Monte sledge down! These wicker toboggans have two drivers known as 'Carreiros' who steer you down the hill, great fun and worth a try.

Many of the sights can be reached by public buses, or Linha Eco mini-buses which have no designated stops and cost around €1.25 for a single journey.

Vidamar Resorts Madeira

Located in a privileged ocean-front position and set on a cliff top with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Vidamar Resort offers contemporary elegance and a warm welcome.

All rooms and suites are equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, kettle, cable television with 30 channels, free WiFi and 24-hour room service.

The large spa offers an extensive list of massage and beauty treatments as well a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and revitalising showers. There is also a well equipped gym and a programme of fitness classes, squash and tennis courts and many more sports and entertainment facilities.

There is a choice of 5 restaurants at the hotel:

Ocean Buffet restaurant Enjoy lunch or dinner in this spacious restaurant full of natural light overlooking the sea.

Sabor a Mar (seafood) Located at sea level overlooking the outdoor swimming pools and the ocean, this restaurant is open all day for light snacks and serves an a la carte lunch menu.

Mamma Mia Restaurant serves up delicious Italian food serving classic and regional Italian dishes alongside old favourites like pizzas and pasta.

Koi Sushi Cool and contemporary design with a choice of seating at the Sushi bar.

Casa des Espetadas Located 100 m from the hotel, the Casa das Espetadas specializes in traditional Wood fired cooking with Madeira Folklore and Fado entertainment. The food is certainly worth travelling for, and many people do.

There is also a kid's club for children up to the age of 11 and babysitting services are available on request at an extra charge.

Nearest Airport: Madeira Airport (approx. 25mins)
Other airports:

By Car
Follow VR1 for 13miles before taking the exit for Funchal Centro/Porto. Take a right towards Pilar/L. do Cavalo/Barreiros. Continue to Levada dos Ilhéus and then the 3rd exit after the roundabout to R. Dr. Pita. On your right will be Estrada Monumental, where the hotel can be found.

By Public Transport
Take the Aerobus from outside the terminal. This will leave you off in front of the hotel. The Aerobus leaves every hour and transit time is around 25mins.

By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

Overview

Two-thirds of Madeira is covered in the UNESCO protected Laurissilva forest; the combination of its sub-tropical climate, mountainous terrain and waterfalls makes it the perfect location for all kinds of outdoor activities, and the island offers numerous hiking opportunities. This 7 night package includes half board in a deluxe sea room at the 5* Vidamar resort in Madeira with one 'levada walk', 2 half day (or 1 full day) levada walks in the Laurissilva forest, and one full day cross country bike tour with guide OR canyoning excursion

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful island of Madeira with 3 full days of activities, or 2 full days and 2 half days
  • Enjoy unlimited use of the hotel's spa area with its sauna, jacuzzi and pool
  • Take the rest of your stay to discover the rest of the island as you please - see the location tab for some ideas

Included

  • 7 nights' accommodation in a deluxe room with Sea View in the 5* Vidamar Resort Hotel
  • Half board basis with dine around concept so you can have dinner at one of the on-site restaurants (excludes drinks)
  • Levada Walk (duration approx 5 hours)
  • 2 half day "Levada Walks" among the Laurissilva forest (or exchange this for 1 full day walk)
  • 1 day guided cross-country bike tour approx, 6 hours 30km with guide, transfers, personal insurance individual protection equipment, and bike OR 1 Canyoning session for 3-4 hrs with guide, and safety equipment
  • Picnics included for the activites
  • Unlimited use of the hotel's Aqua area
  • Free access to the Vida Health club with cardio equipment and group lessons
  • Free access to squash courts, table tennis and billiards (pre book on site)
  • Access to VIDA Health Club and its sports activities
  • Free use of squash courts, billiards and table tennis

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified above
  • Local taxes where applicable
  • Everything not specified above

Please Note

Refund Policy Please note that the refund policy for this package deviates from our standard terms and conditions; once this package is booked and paid for it is 100% non-refundable. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. Services included in the package and not used by the guest, will not be refunded. Maximum occupancy per room is 2 adults. All activities are subject to weather conditions, any activities not used are non refundable. Please note that the activities are arranged directly with the hotel once you have made your booking, so you can give the hotel info on your preferred date for each activity.

Extras/Upgrades

Need further info or want to extend your stay? Then just contact sales@activitybreaks.com

Location

Location

The Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is located in the Atlantic ocean, just north of the Canary Islands and west of the coast of Morocco.

Temperatures are mild, staying between 14 and 25°C all year, making it a popular year-round destination for tourists. The islands, especially the main island of Madeira, offer excellent food and wine, an interesting history, and beautiful landscapes. It is also famous for the quality of its embroidery.

Not known for its beaches, as its coastline is mainly made up of rocky cliffs, popular activities include:

Whale & dolphin watching: Its position in the Atlantic means that there are lots of opportunities for viewing these fascinating creatures.

Hiking: The laurel forests in the island's north have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Pico do Arieiero is Madeira's third highest peak at just over 1800m and offers fantastic views, you can look down on the clouds below. Alternatively you can follow the levadas, the irrigation canals unique to the island that offer numerous hiking opportunities.

Funchal: The capital city is a fun and lively place to visit. Take the cable car up to the Monte Palace tropical gardens where you can enjoy some great views, then take a Monte sledge down! These wicker toboggans have two drivers known as 'Carreiros' who steer you down the hill, great fun and worth a try.

Many of the sights can be reached by public buses, or Linha Eco mini-buses which have no designated stops and cost around €1.25 for a single journey.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Vidamar Resorts Madeira

Located in a privileged ocean-front position and set on a cliff top with magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean, the Vidamar Resort offers contemporary elegance and a warm welcome.

All rooms and suites are equipped with individually-controlled air conditioning, refrigerator, kettle, cable television with 30 channels, free WiFi and 24-hour room service.

The large spa offers an extensive list of massage and beauty treatments as well a pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and revitalising showers. There is also a well equipped gym and a programme of fitness classes, squash and tennis courts and many more sports and entertainment facilities.

There is a choice of 5 restaurants at the hotel:

Ocean Buffet restaurant Enjoy lunch or dinner in this spacious restaurant full of natural light overlooking the sea.

Sabor a Mar (seafood) Located at sea level overlooking the outdoor swimming pools and the ocean, this restaurant is open all day for light snacks and serves an a la carte lunch menu.

Mamma Mia Restaurant serves up delicious Italian food serving classic and regional Italian dishes alongside old favourites like pizzas and pasta.

Koi Sushi Cool and contemporary design with a choice of seating at the Sushi bar.

Casa des Espetadas Located 100 m from the hotel, the Casa das Espetadas specializes in traditional Wood fired cooking with Madeira Folklore and Fado entertainment. The food is certainly worth travelling for, and many people do.

There is also a kid's club for children up to the age of 11 and babysitting services are available on request at an extra charge.

Getting There

Getting There

Nearest Airport: Madeira Airport (approx. 25mins)
Other airports:

By Car
Follow VR1 for 13miles before taking the exit for Funchal Centro/Porto. Take a right towards Pilar/L. do Cavalo/Barreiros. Continue to Levada dos Ilhéus and then the 3rd exit after the roundabout to R. Dr. Pita. On your right will be Estrada Monumental, where the hotel can be found.

By Public Transport
Take the Aerobus from outside the terminal. This will leave you off in front of the hotel. The Aerobus leaves every hour and transit time is around 25mins.

By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.

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