Coworkation and adventurous hiking trip with a knowledgeable expat in the centre of Funchal, Madeira (single rooms)

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*Important info: This trip is sold out, but we might do it again in June. Please PM if interested with your preferred arrival and departure dates (exact days are not set yet)* Have you already thought about visiting one of the warmest places in Europe at this time of the year? ☀️ Have you visited the island before (maybe even thinking of how to locate or live there for longer) or is it your dream to experience the Hawaii of Europe? 🏝️🏔️ You can now spend 2-4 weeks with a wonderful, relaxed group that I carefully select through personal calls in the capital of the (very rightly) hyped island Madeira, an Archipelago of Portugal located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. 🌊 We will be staying in a house in the centre of Funchal, working during the week (we all have some days off in between as well, so you can have some holidays also if you like), preferably until around 4-5pm, so we still have time to do little trips and walks after work. 👩‍💻🚶‍♀️ If you want to work outside the house, there are numerous working options nearby. I have a list of co-working spaces and suitable coffee shops or restaurants to work at if you want to work outside the house. ☕ If you do not work currently, you can spend your day strolling around the city, going on trips (there are many groups I know that you can join for free or a very low price) and excursions. 🏞️ I do want to empathize already now, that I have many options regarding our after-work activities and weekend trips in mind. I do prefer to go with the flow, check the weather conditions first and decide by asking the group what they would like to do each day in a rather spontaneous way. 🌦️ I am not a fan of overly strict, rigid plans and inflexibility concerning the exact order of our trips. 🙅‍♀️ There are a few events though that are pre-planned already now, which is the Tuesday Jam Session with live music in walking distance and the Purple Friday's Sunset Party in Ponta do Sol on Friday. 🎉🎸 The rental of a car is already included in the price, the petrol and any other necessary things for the car have to be split and paid by each participant during our stay. 🚗 What is included in the package price? ✔️ Your own room in a central house shared with a group of 4 other fun people ✔️ House includes 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, co-working corner, Seaview roof terrace, washing room with washing machine and extra toilet ✔️ The organization of the Workation including trips (hikes, sightseeing, sunset, and viewpoint spots, events, meet-ups) ✔️ Excursions, lots of useful information regarding Madeira (daily life in Madeira, how to move there as an expat or digital nomad, places to be) ✔️ Spacious rental car 🏠🚙🌄 Due to the extremely high demand, Madeira's housing market has become a bit crazy and often it's very hard to find any (affordable) accommodation, small apartments with a single bedroom in Funchal cost about 100€ on average per night. So this is a great opportunity for those not only seeking a place to stay, but amazing company and exciting trips on top. 🏠👥🌅
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Funchal City Center

Day 1-8
This will be our base for the two weeks. 🏡 We will be staying in a traditional Madeiran house with a sea view/sunrise/sunset view rooftop terrace 🌅 right in the centre of the city, in close walking distance to supermarkets, bars, coffee shops, museums, restaurants and the sea. 🌊🥙🧁🥒🫖 The house (includes a kitchen and living room) has recently been renovated and painted, the pictures were made in the beginning and middle of the process. Each room has fast Wi-Fi connection, towels, fresh bedsheets and all the necessary things one needs. 🛏️ The landscape pictures show the view from our rooftop terrace, the last 3 pictures show the nearby restaurant and co-working space 📸

Fanal Forestry Station

Day 8
A day trip to 🌳 Fanal Forest, 🌊 Porto Moniz, and 🏞️ Sao Vicente in Madeira Island promises an exciting adventure amidst stunning natural beauty. Starting in Fanal Forest, we’ll wander through a mystical woodland of ancient laurel trees 🌫️, surrounded by a sea of mist and breathtaking views. Next, we’ll head to Porto Moniz, a seaside town famous for its natural swimming pools 🏊 and volcanic rock formations 🌋 that make for a perfect photo-op. After a refreshing dip, we’ll drive along the scenic coastal road to Sao Vicente, a charming village nestled in a lush green valley. Here, we can explore the famous Volcanism Center 🌋, an interactive museum dedicated to the volcanic history of Madeira. We’ll take a break and refuel by indulging in some local cuisine at a nice restaurant. There are several great options to choose from, offering delicious seafood and traditional Madeiran dishes. 🍽️ Along the way, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the awe-inspiring scenery, including stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean 🌊,, breathtaking waterfalls and towering mountain peaks 🏔️. This day trip promises an unforgettable adventure through some of Madeira’s most spectacular natural wonders. 🤩

Paúl do Mar Sunset

Day 8
We’ll start by driving to Cabo Girão, a popular spot known for its stunning cliff views over the Atlantic Ocean. Here, we can walk on the famous skywalk platform that extends out over the cliff, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline. 🌊🌅 After enjoying the views, we can embark on a hike through the nearby forest. The trail winds through lush vegetation, including eucalyptus and pine trees, and offers stunning views of the coastline from different angles. 🌳🍃 Next, we’ll head to the westernmost point of Madeira Island, Ponta do Pargo. Here, we can visit the lighthouse and enjoy the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline. We can also take a short walk to the nearby viewpoint, Miradouro da Pedra Vermelha, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding hills and the sea. 🗺️🌄 Finally, we’ll end our trip by visiting the stunning surfer village Paul do Mar, with a beautiful black sand beach surrounded by towering cliffs and crystal-clear waters. We can explore the nearby village and soak in the laid-back atmosphere of this charming corner of Madeira Island. And to top it off, we will be able to enjoy watching the beautiful sunset over the ocean before heading to a local restaurant for dinner, savoring delicious Madeiran cuisine and local wine. 🍷🍴🌇

Boca da Encumeada

Day 8
We’ll start our hike at Encumeada Pass, located in the mountains between Ribeira Brava and São Vicente. From here, we’ll embark on a scenic hike through the surrounding valleys and mountains, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. 🏞️🏔️ As we hike, we’ll follow narrow natural paths, winding through lush vegetation and over small streams, taking in the fresh mountain air and the sounds of the forest. Along the way, we’ll pass several waterfalls, where we can stop to take photos and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 💦📸 As we continue along the trail, we’ll walk beside levadas, the famous irrigation channels that are a hallmark of Madeira Island. These channels have been used for centuries to transport water from the mountains to the lower regions of the island, and walking beside them is a unique experience that allows us to appreciate the island’s history and natural resources. 🌳💧 We’ll also pass by several viewpoints that offer breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains, providing ample opportunity to stop and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. 🌄 Overall, this day hike promises to be a fantastic adventure, with stunning scenery, narrow natural paths, levadas, and waterfalls to discover. Make sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen, and wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing suitable for hiking in the mountains. 🥾🌞

Penha de Águia

Day 8
We’ll start our afterwork hike at Penha de Aguia, a towering peak located in the northeastern part of Madeira Island. As we begin our ascent, we’ll be treated to magnificent views of the surrounding coastline and mountains, with the shimmering Atlantic Ocean in the distance. 🏞️🌊 The hike to the summit of Penha de Aguia is a moderate climb, with well-marked paths. As we climb higher, the scenery of the surrounding landscape becomes more and more impressive, with verdant vegetation, rugged cliffs, and cascading waterfalls to admire. 🏔️💦 At the summit of Penha de Aguia, we’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding area, with the whole of Madeira Island laid out before us. From here, we can take a moment to appreciate the stunning scenery before descending back down the mountain. 🌄 As we take a different path to descend, we can explore the surrounding countryside, with impressive views of the nearby villages and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. The entire hike will take a few hours, depending on our pace and how often we stop to take in the scenery. 🥾⏳ Overall, this after-work hike promises to be a fantastic adventure, with magnificent views, moderate climbing, and plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Madeira Island. Make sure to bring comfortable shoes, a water bottle, and a light jacket or sweater, as temperatures can get cooler at higher altitudes. 🌞🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🌿


Day 8
We’ll start our journey at the Boca das Voltas Viewpoint, located on the northern side of Madeira. From this stunning vantage point, we can take in panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides, with verdant vegetation and rugged terrain stretching out as far as the eye can see. 🌺 Next, we’ll head to the Vigia Viewpoint, which is situated high above the town of Boaventura. This spot offers breathtaking views of the sea, with the rugged coastline stretching out into the distance. 🌅🌊 From there, we’ll make our way to the charming village of Ponta do Clerigo, where we can wander through the narrow streets and take in the traditional Madeiran architecture. We can also explore the nearby countryside, with its rolling hills and verdant forests. 🌿🏘️ There are some hidden waterfalls to explore and the possibility to walk a lovely levada if we feel like it. As the sun starts to set, we’ll make our way back to Funchal and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants on the way. This is the perfect way to end our adventure and take in the local cuisine. 🍽️🌇

Pico do Arieiro

Day 8
We’ll start our after-work journey in the late afternoon, making our way up to Pico do Arieiro, the third highest peak in Madeira. As we ascend, we’ll take in breathtaking views of the island’s rugged terrain and coastline. 🌅🏞️ Once we reach the summit, we’ll have a chance to witness the sun setting over the Atlantic Ocean, with the sky painted in hues of orange, pink, and purple. It’s a truly unforgettable experience, and a perfect way to unwind after a long day at work. 🌇🌊 After taking in the stunning views, we’ll make our way back down the mountain and head home. This is the perfect way to end our evening adventure and take in the natural beauty of Madeira.

Ponta do Sol

Day 8
We’ll start our afternoon by exploring the charming town of Ponta do Sol. We can take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, admiring the stunning views of the sea and the quaint houses that line the streets. 🌊🏠 After our walk, we can stop for a bite to eat at one of the local cafes or restaurants. We can enjoy traditional Madeiran cuisine and relax over a glass of local wine. 🍷🍴 Next, we’ll head to the “Estalagem” hotel, where we can enjoy drinks and watch the sunset from the hotel’s stunning terrace. This will be the perfect spot to unwind and take in the beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding landscape. 🌅🍹 After enjoying some drinks and the sunset, we can stay at the hotel and attend the Purple Fridays party, which is held there every week. The party is known for featuring top DJs and providing an energetic atmosphere that is perfect for dancing, meeting new like-minded people and having a good time. 🎶💃
8 days trip
Funchal City Center, Fanal Forestry Station & 6 more
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