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Madeira Active Adventure

About The Retreat

Madeira boasts unrivalled nature spots, delicious local gastronomy and outdoor activity opportunities: we’ll be training at an outdoor gym, stand up paddleboarding in the ocean, hiking through sub-tropical forests, clifftop trails, natural lava pools and rugged volcanic mountains with a friendly bunch. When we’re ready for downtime, join us on strolls through local towns, take in the island sunset and kickback by our private pool and hot tub with views of the ocean. Your home for the week is Quinta da Saraiva, an 18th-century farmhouse set on a 5000sqm agricultural property with a mix of banana trees and vineyards, on a lush hillside. This is our 2nd year returning to this gem of an island, with experienced and friendly hosts you can rely on.


1Day 1

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Guests land at Funchal airport

1:30PM - 2:00PM

Optional transfer from Funchal airport to Quinta da Saraiva

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Guests check in and settle into bedrooms. Free time to relax, look around and try out the pool.

4:15PM - 5:15PM

Trip to view Cabo Girao

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Dinner at the villa

2Day 2

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast at the villa

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo hike with stops for snacks and lunch

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Poncha tasting

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Dinner at the villa

3Day 3

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Breakfast at the villa

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Optional Crossfit class

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Lunch at Villa do Peixe

1:00PM - 2:30PM

Stand Up Paddle-boarding session

2:30PM - 6:30PM

Free time

6:30PM - 7:30PM

Dinner at the villa

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Board games / hot tub time

4Day 4

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast at the villa

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Optional Crossfit class

11:30AM - 12:30PM

Lunch at O'Fusa

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Trip to the natural pools and black beach of Seixal

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Free time

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Dinner at Deserta Pesquena

5Day 5

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Breakfast at the villa

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Free time or optional Crossfit class

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch at Sea View Restaurant

1:00PM - 3:30PM

Free time to explore natural pools of Porto Moniz

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Poncha making class

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Final dinner at the villa - Sunset BBQ and toast to the holiday

8:00PM - 9:30PM

Hot tube time

What’s Included

  • Accommodation - 6 days, 5 nights at Quinta do Saraiva, including access to the pool, hot tub and grounds

  • All meals throughout your stay - 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

  • 2x 60 minute private classes at Naval Box Insular CrossFit

  • Stand up paddleboarding and hiking led by local professional guides

  • Transfers - all your journeys during the trip, except airport transfers

  • Gift pack - a bag of curated essentials for your trip, courtesy of our partners

  • Photos - to keep the memories alive!

Not Included

  • Return flights to Funchal Airport - this is not included, but we can advise on the best flights to book

  • Airport transfers to and from accommodation - there is an option for you to join the designated transfer (£50 each way) as an add-on

  • Alcohol with meals

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