Madeira island news and views.
The 2014 edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail takes place between 10 and 13th April 2014 and the registration period ends on the 28th February 2014.
Another edition of the Madeira Ultra Trail competition will take place in April. This is a demanding sporting event that has been gaining more and more followers.
The 2013 edition had close to 450 athletes from a total of 18 different nationalities, who challenged the island peaks surrounded by breath taking landscapes.
On this sixth edition, the participants will, once again, attempt to complete the 116 kilometer course in the shortest possible time, running along the highest peaks of the island. Besides the main course, the MIUT includes three other individual races covering a correspondingly distance of 85, 42 and 20 kilometres.
Choose your race and register on the official event website: madeiraultratrail.com
Information by Madeira Tourism – www.visitmadeira.pt
The ‘Festa dos Compadres’ marks the opening of the Carnival season in Madeira, a tradition going back to more than 50 years, which is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Santana.”
For more information: www.cm-santana.com
II Festival of Wine, Embroidery & Handicrafts in Madeira
21st to 23rd of February
The second edition of this festival aims to offer visitors a unique experience. Visitors will be able to come into contact with several traditional products in a context of authenticity, attesting to its qualities and singularity of products from Madeira.
The festival will be held at the facilities of the Madeira Institute of Wine, Embroidery and Handicrafts (IVBAM), located in Rua 5 de Outubro, where a set of activities will take place, among which there will be wine tastings events, with table wine and Madeira wine with chocolate, Handicrafts Workshops, Show-cooking, live handicrafts, an Exhibition of Madeira Embroidery and a Handicraft Workshop for children.
We are delighted to offer our guests the possibility of swimming in the nearby Marine Reserve of the Lido Galomar Beach in Canico De Baixo.
This sheltered bay with its crystal clear water and unique lava finger rock has been recognized as one of the best diving and snorkelling spots in Madeira Island. During the year, there are frequent visit of a friendly monk seal, a protected species in Madeira’s Marine Reserves.
With year-round water temperatures between 18 and 25 degrees it is always swimming season under the watchful eyes of the lifeguards.