Swim Camp Madeira + MIUS
6th - 12th Sep. 2021
10th - 17th Oct. 2021
22ºC - 24ºC (72ºF - 75ºF)
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.week full of adventure where you will be taken to swim in the best kept havens of Madeira Island. Places with great biodiversity, marine life, caves, coves, wild beaches and landscapes of unexpected beauty.
Over 8 unforgettable days you will swim in the most different panoramas that this tropical island has to offer.
Our adventure will end with Madeira Island Ultra Swim, the biggest event for long distance open water swimmers in Portugal, where you can race in 5 different distances: 1km, 3.5km, 5km, 10km and 30km.
Are you ready to embrace this adventure by the pearl of the Atlantic?
Welcome to the Atlantic Pearl
We will meet you at the Hotel Vila Baleira Funchal. Upon arrival, you will check in and meet with your guides and other swimmers for a safety briefing and a short Q&A session about the adventure that we are embarking on.
Then, we'll do an acclimatization swim at the Lido bathing complex to feel the warm waters of the Atlantic.
Ponta de S. Lourenço Nature Reserve
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, passing by the impressive Gruta dos Pombos. This first dive ends at the wonderful bay of Cais do Sardinha, where we will have lunch overlooking the Atlantic.
During the afternoon, you can take the opportunity to relax and get to know the surrounding area, with a short walk through the São Lourenço peninsula, from where we will continue our journey to the other side of the steep and isolated Morro do Furado.
Discover Desertas Islands
We leave the Marina of Funchal, on a small boat bound for 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 on board, followed by an interesting guided tour to the island.
We will then return to Madeira, in the company of dolphins and whales, who might accompany us along the entire route.
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.
The afternoon takes us to the natural pools of Seixal, a very special place to mark the most western point of our adventure in Madeira.
The Crystal Clear Waters of Garajau
The fifth day of our excursion is the last day of adventure. During the morning we will swim at Praia do Garajau, a beach integrated in the stunning Garajau Partial Nature Reserve. The water here is even calmer and more crystalline than in previous days, which makes it seem magical for our connection crossing to Praia dos Reis Magos.
In the afternoon, we will make the preparations for MIUS and return to Lido to study the race course.
Madeira Island Ultra Swim
To end our trip on a grand scale, nothing better than taking part in the biggest event for open water swimmers in Portugal. With distances for all tastes, this Saturday will be marked by distances of 1k, 5k and, for the more ambitious, 30k.
If you are not satisfied with your performance the last day, on this day you will find, at MIUS, a new opportunity to say goodbye to Madeira, in the distances of 3.5 and 10k.
After the race, we will have the last group lunch and say goodbye to the island.
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