Experience local culture, hike & recharge in Madeira!

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Gabriela

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Do you feel like you need some time to reset? Was work too much lately, and you need to rewind, or are you just looking for some new experience? Come join me for adventure to this eye-widening trip to an island full of colors and magical energies, Madeira. I'm a passionate traveller, currently on a mission to spread the happiness in the world, cultivating the joy in mind & body via exploring different cultures and connecting to other like-minded beings. Since I stayed in Madeira for the first time in 2021 I am absolutely obsessed with the energy of this island. 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! Let’s take advantage of this Hawaii of Europe to the maximum, we will enjoy all the variety of the flora in different parts of the island. We will share a nice house together. The house has 3 private bedrooms with double-beds and 2 bathrooms. Snacks & Fruits included in the price of the trip, for bigger meals I would suggest we do some cooking together or explore local cuisine outside on own expense. The price includes: - Accommodation (shared house) - Car rental - Petrol Our shared accommodation is located close to Machico, a lovely coastal town in a picturesque valley. We will have a car to explore the whole island during our stay, but this will be our home for the whole duration. Sunrise over the ocean or on top of the highest mountain, beautiful hiking paths, getting lost in mystical forest, enjoying vibrant capital city vibes and local food, chill on the coast and settle our mind during sunsets and much, much more. Check the full itinerary below!
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Trip Itinerary
1

Machico

Day 1
First day, (Day 0) I will take care of you since you arrive to the airport. I will be in Madeira earlier, so I will make sure to pick you up! We will take it easy, gather everyone and get to know each other. Our shared accommodation is located close to Machico, a lovely coastal town in a picturesque valley. We will have a car to explore the whole island during our stay, but this will be our home for the whole duration.
2

PR8 Verada da Ponta de São Lourenço

Day 1-2
Our first full day (Day 1) all together on the island, we will start strong with a sunrise hike in Ponta de São Lourenço. Even though this is one of the most popular hiking paths on the island (for a good reason!), we will beat the main tourist wave by starting early. Watching the sunset over the ocean with the peninsula in front of us will give us a good enough boost for the day! After we complete this hike, there is a sweet reward waiting for us on the way back, we will dip in the Atlantic Ocean & relax on a cute little black sand beach.
3

Seixal

Day 2-3
Day 2, time to connect with the water element, with powerful ocean on the north coast. We will go explore north coastal village Seixal and Porto Moniz, Seixal famous for Black sand beach with stunning view of the cliffs and Porto Moniz with its volcanic pools.
4

Achadas da Cruz

Day 3
Day 2, part 2 Not far away from mentioned coastal villages, there is the steepest Cable Car ride in Europe, which will take us to Achadas da Cruz, down to the ocean, light walk and exploring 2 waterfalls.
5

Funchal

Day 3-4
On Day 3 we will visit Funchal for the first time, the capital of Madeira. We will visit places like Santa Catarina park with awesome view of Funchal and the harbour with cruise ships, Funchal promenade, old town with cute painted doors and lots of local food restaurants, famous Poncha bar and much more.
6

25 Fontes Falls

Day 4-5
On Day 4 we will do this beautiful levada leading us into beautiful waterfalls. Mystical trees, old waterways and picturesque cottage with cute birds who are keen to get a little snack from us. (Hike location is subject to change based on weather forecast or mood of the group, we can change the choice of trail if we like, there are too many options in Madeira!)
7

Ponta do Sol

Day 5-6
Day 5 This day I am keeping open for discussion, there is simply a lot of option of what we can see & do. Options include, but are not limited to : a/ Easy day on a beach where we can do Yoga together, have a picnic, chat or read our favorite book. b/ Active day, choosing a trail to do and simply go for it and then reward ourselves with Poncha! c/ Experience day, booking a surf lesson or Canyoning and push our limits d/ Road trip day, want to see as much as possible, do you still have a list of places you want to tick off? Let's drive around the island in a day.
8

Santa Cruz

Day 6-7
The last day, departure day, if the timing of your flights allows, we will visit the best viewing point to see the spectacular aircraft landings in Madeira airport. At the end, I will drop you to the airport and we will say our farewells! :)
Trip Summary
Accommodation
Apartments
7 days trip
Machico, PR8 Verada da Ponta de São Lourenço & 6 more
Transportation
Car
Questions and Answers

Hi, how much spending money is usually needed for the week

Hi! That really depends on everybody's preference. As a group we can decide to cook at home instead of dinner out, I tend to prepare snacks for the hikes too. Also as eating out I always choose the ... Read More

Hi Gabriela :)! I have a few questions before booking. Would you be able to message me privately? th... Read More

Of course 🤗

Hi Gabriela, I would like to join this Trip, do have i to know anything before i book my flight??? ... Read More

Awesome! Would love to have you on board! Depends if you have questions otherwise please go ahead!

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