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Swim Camp Madeira + Oceanman
2 - 8 Sep. 2024
22ºC - 25ºC (72ºF - 77ºF)
What you'll do
This swimming holiday was prepared, in detail, so that you can enjoy Madeira Island in a way that you never had the opportunity to experience. In our company, you will be taken to swim in the most beautiful places in the region. The Desertas Islands Nature Reserve, Ponta de São Lourenço and Garajau Nature Reserve are just some of them.
Over 7 unforgettable days you will swim in the most different panoramas that this tropical island has to offer, far from the crowds.
A great trip for enjoying swims in the turquoise sea and exploring the caves and archways of the Desertas craggy, uninhabited island, this swimming adventure is perfect for those who want to discover a quiet, beautiful part of Portugal.
Our accommodation is situated in the heart of Garajau Natural Reserve whose bay also provide another great swim spot.
The adventure will end with Oceanman Madeira, the biggest event for long distance open water swimmers in Portugal, where you can race in 6 different distances: 0.5km (Oceankids), 1.5km (Sprint), 5km (Half Oceanman), 10km (Oceanman) and 30km (Ultraoceanman).
Are you ready to embrace this adventure by the pearl of the Atlantic?
DAY 1 | WELCOME TO THE ATLANTIC PEARL
We will meet you at Madeira Airport – Cristiano Ronaldo. Then we'll drive you to Caniço, where you will check-in at the hotel.
During a pleasant lunch at the hotel restaurant, you will meet your swim guides and other swimmers for a safety briefing and a Q&A session about the adventure we are embarking on.
Then, we will do an acclimatization swim in the Lido Galomar, a bathing complex integrated in the stunning Garajau Partial Nature Reserve, to feel the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
DAY 2 | THE EASTERN-MOST PENINSULA OF MADEIRA ISLAND
This day marks the beginning of our expedition through the pearl of the Atlantic, which is bound for the Ponta de São Lourenço Nature Reserve. An excellent and exciting way to start our journey, as we are surrounded by the imposing cliffs that dominate the volcanic landscape of this area.
In the morning, we will swim along the coast of Baia D’Abra, passing by the impressive Pigeon’s Cave and the steep and isolated Morro do Furado.
Lunch will be served at Quinta do Furão, the restaurant with the best view of the north coast. In the afternoon, we will visit the typical houses of Santana, an ex-libris of the county.
DAY 3 | EXPEDITION TO THE DESERTAS ISLANDS NATURE RESERVE
We leave the Quinta do Lorde Marina, on a small boat towards the Desertas Islands Nature Reserve. As we approach the Deserta Grande, one of the three small islands that make up the nature reserve, we will start our emblematic adventure, where you will become one of the few swimmers who have the unique opportunity to swim in this place.
We will anchor in the bay in front of the research center and the watchman's house, both heritage of Madeira Natural Park. A pleasant and traditional lunch will be served, followed by an interesting guided tour to the island.
We will then return to Madeira, in the company of dolphins, whales and turtles, who might accompany us along the entire route.
DAY 4 | THE BREATHTAKING FAJÃS
We will start exploring the south coast of the island, connecting the iconic Calhau da Lapa to the Fajãs of Cabo Girão, passing by of the imposing Fajã dos Padres. It is known as the “paradise on earth” to express the dimension of the steep cliffs, as well as the stacked rocks that dot this stretch of coast. In this unique place, far from everything and yet close to the most important, the silence and tranquility that its isolation represents, you will live an unforgettable swim.
After a typical lunch in Caniçal you will have the rest of the day free to relax and recharge batteries for the next adventures.
DAY 5 | THE VERTIGINOUS VIEWS OF PONTA DO PARGO
On this day we will explore the westernmost tip of the island of Madeira, a unique place that deserves a careful visit. After a half-hour boat trip we will arrive at the historic Ponta do Pargo lighthouse, allowing a view to the surrounding coastal area, marked by imposing cliffs and points of interest of all the west coast. From here we will swim until Fajã da Ovelha.
A regional lunch will be served in Calheta Marina.
The afternoon takes us to the highest promontory in Europe: Cabo Girão, with its famous suspended glass platform, currently one of the most visited tourist attractions of the archipelago.
DAY 6 | THE NORTHERN SLOPE OF MADEIRA WITH WATERFALLS
On the seventh and last day of adventure we will get to know the north side of Madeira. Leaving by boat from Porto Moniz, we will pass by the iconic Ilhéu Ribeira da Janela until we reach one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, Seixal beach.
It is from the black sand beach that we will start our swim surrounded by escarpments and green mountains, from where we will see the emblematic Véu da Noiva Waterfall.
After a typical lunch in the small village of Porto Moniz, we will spend the afternoon bathing in the natural pools of the region.
DAY 7 | RACE DAY AND GOODBYE MADEIRA!
Your wild swimming odyssey had to come to an end eventually.
To end our trip, nothing better than taking part in the biggest event for open water swimmers in Portugal. After the race, your host will transfer you to the airport at Madeira in time for your return flight home.
Personal Accidents Insurance
Accompanied by experienced guides
Open water sessions are accompanied by one boat and 1 kayak
Water, dry fruits, bananas and honey cake during swimming moments
6 nights at Hotel Sentido Galosol
Twin rooms for all customers. Upgrade to single available
During all trip in a 9-seater van or similar
Oceanman Madeira Registration
Special discount at the hotel Spa
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