🌅 Hike, surf and more!🐬The Ultimate Adventure in Madeira, Portugal🏄‍♂️

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Gabriela

7 Days30 Days!

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What's special?
special Surfing experience
special Possibility to swim with dolphins
special Location expert on the trip!
Are you ready for an adventure-packed trip to Madeira? This beautiful island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean offers stunning natural landscapes, perfect for both surfing and hiking enthusiasts. Welcome to our exciting 8-day summer holiday in Madeira, where you'll experience the best of this beautiful island's natural and cultural attractions. This trip includes two surfing lessons, a trip to the capital city, whale & dolphin watching tour, hiking trips & much much more. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, our knowledgeable instructor will help you catch some of the best waves the island has to offer. Beaches are being picked based on the weather forecast between Machico, Seixal, Alagoa, or Maiata, all of them offering stunning views and great experience for all level surfers. To explore the nature of the island we will do some hiking trips, one along the Levada Nova, one of the island's most famous Levada trails, which follows ancient irrigation channels along the edges of steep cliffs. The second one is to Ponta do Sao Lorenco, the easternmost point of the island, where you'll see spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. We'll also visit the capital city of Funchal, where you'll have the chance to explore its vibrant markets, picturesque streets, and historical sites, maybe even the famous botanical garden. The garden offers breath-taking views of the island's mountains and coastline, but also you can try a fun wooden sledges ride down towards Funchal. Of course, we will get the chance to indulge in some local cuisine and soak up the island's unique culture. What is included in the price? - Accommodation / Private or shared bedroom - Transportation - Car & Fuel costs - 1 surfing lesson with instructor - Whale/Dolphin watching tour with possibility to swim with dolphins This trip is perfect for adventure-seekers who want to experience the best of Madeira's natural beauty while enjoying some exciting outdoor activities - So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

Hi, I am Gabi, very open minded ocean-kid, yoga lover & passionate traveller, currently on a mission to spread happiness in the world via travelling. I am absolutely obsessed with the energy of Madeira island and I would like to introduce it to you in my eyes. Are you looking to explore yourself, connect to nature, explore not so touristy places of the island? Let’s do it together! Are you hesitating? Check out previous experiences of solo travellers who joined me last year!

Throughout your trip, you'll be staying in a comfortable three-bedroom house located in Machico, one of the island's most charming towns. The house is fully equipped with all the amenities we need for a comfortable stay, including a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room. There is a washing machine to use if needed. Additionally, a car is included in the price of the trip, so we can easily explore the island and take in all the sights and sounds that Madeira has to offer.

What's included?
Accommodation (Private or Shared rooms)
Car rental and fuel costs
1 surfing lesson
Whale & Dolphin watching tour
Airport Pick Up
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Trip Itinerary
1

Machico

Day 1-2
First Day - Arrival Upon arrival in Madeira, you'll be greeted by the beautiful island scenery, with its rugged cliffs, lush greenery, and crystal-clear waters. Settle into your private bedroom and meet your TripMates. We will take a stroll in our town and have our first dinner together.
2

Praia de Seixal

Day 2-3
Day 2 - Surf lesson Today, it's time to hit the waves! Madeira's unique geographical location makes it a great place to catch some waves. We will join the best local surf school to learn how to surf or improve your skills. The island has a range of surf spots suitable for all levels, so there's something for everyone. After an adrenaline-filled morning of surfing, we will relax in natural volcanic pools in Seixal.
3

Pico do Facho

Day 3-4
The third day is calm, exploring the beauty of the ocean around the island. First I will take you to a beautiful viewing spot just around a corner of our house, where you can see Machico Bay but also Ponta de São Lourenço. We will go to a dolphin/whale watching tour this day. Unforgettable experience will be provided by local Wildlife tour company.
4

PR8 Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

Day 4-5
Day 4 - Time to Hike On Day 4 we will explore, the easternmost point of Madeira. The hike will take us to Ponta do Sao Lorenco where we can enjoy stunning views of Atlantic Ocean and both south and north coast. We can have a picnic lunch at the end. After hiking back, we will visit little black sand beach Prainha for a swim or some relaxation time on the beach before the departure.
5

Funchal City Center

Day 5-6
After surfing, we deserve proper meal and traditional refreshing drink - Poncha. Besides treating ourselves with our last big meal together, we will explore Funchal bay and picturesque Old town with many bars & restaurants and beautiful painted doors.
6

PR1 Vereda do Areeiro

Day 6
Would you want to see the most stunning sunset above the clouds from the highest peeks of Madeira? No problem! We can visit this absolutely mesmerising mountain ridge during our trip too! If we have some proper hiking enthusiasts, you can even hike the famous PR1 trail to the highest peak, Pico Ruivo!
7

Ponta do Sol

Day 6-7
One full day is completely opened for discussion. Depending on our energy levels we can decide if we want to fit in another exciting hike, extra surfing lesson, drive around the island for stunning Miradouros (viewing points) or just eat good food and chill on the beach. You can also take this day for yourself if you seeking some alone time. Other activities we could consider: Cannyoning, fun activity taking us to the rivers and waterfalls of Madeira. Coasteering Snorkeling Visiting Botanical Garden (These activities are optional and would be at extra cost.)
8

Levada Nova

Day 7
On the 7th day, we will do our second planned hike. This one along the Levada Nova, one of the island's most famous levada trails, which follows ancient irrigation channels along the edges of a steep cliff. Stunning view of greenery and the ocean in the background. It's not a challenging route, so perfect to stretch our bodies after so much done during the trip!
9

Ribeira da Janela

Day 7-8
On our last full day together we will also visit this hidden gem, beautiful beach with stunning rock formation in the ocean. After that, we will do a proper last dinner together in an awesome restaurant on the north coast.
10

Santa Cruz

Day 8
Departure Day - This is the day we have to say good-byes for now! By this time we would have made amazing memories together as a group, gained surfing skills and had a lot of fun. Sadly it is time to end this trip but keep our newly gained friendships going! (Drop off to the airport is of course included.)
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments
8 days trip
Machico, Praia de Seixal & 8 more
Transportation
Car, Other
What's excluded?
Food expenses
Flights
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