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Whisk away your special someone for a romantic getaway with our special Valentine’s day package. Enjoy one night’s accommodation in the best double room available with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, personalised massages at Palheiro Spa and free access to Palheiro Gardens.

Saint Valentine´s Package

  • 1 night accommodation in best double room available upon arrival, including breakfast
  • Bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival
  • 1 Personalised massage (30 min) at Palheiro Spa
  • Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas
  • Free access to Palheiro Gardens

From 13th to 16th Feb. 2015
80,00 € per person in double room

For more information go to our website: http://bit.ly/1CU8fQ4

2nd stage of the Transquadra Regatta

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Quinta do Lorde Marina will host the offial start of the 2nd stage of the Transquadra regatta towards the port of Le Marin (Martinique), a course with a total of 2,700 nautical miles.

Already on its 8th edition, the Transquadra regatta, one of the most emblematic Transoceanic races on the sailing competition panorama, totalled a participation of 100 boats.

For more information check the official website: http://www.transquadra.com/

 

Madeira Island Open 2015

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EN: The Santo da Serra golf course is the main venue for the 2015 edition of the Madeira Island Open Golf championship, part of the Main PGA European Tour, an event which will be held between the 19th to 22nd March.

The Madeira Island Open Golf championship is an event on the European tour that brings together sport’s best players who, hole by hole, fight it out for victory. According to the rules, the last two days of each tournament are played only by the 70 best contestants from the first two days.
Santo da Serra Golf Club rates as one of the most spectacular courses in Europe, with staggering views from the mountains to the sea below.

DE: Der Golfplatz Santo da Serra ist der Schauplatz für eine weitere Ausgabe des Golfturniers Madeira Island Open 2015, mit einer Probe die in der Main Tour der PGA European Tour vom 19. bis zum 22. Märs integriert ist.

Der Madeira Island Open Golf gehört in den europäischen Golfkalender und versammelt alljährlich die besten Sportler zum Kampf um den Sieg. Laut Verordnung werden an den letzen zwei Tagen jeder Probe nur siebzig der Teilnehmer zugelassen, die aus den vergangenen zwei Turniertagen als beste Spieler hervorgegangen sind.
Der Golfklub Santo da Serra gehört zu den spektakulärsten Golfplätzen Europas, mit unglaublichen Ausblicken auf die Berge und das Meer.

FR: Le terrain de golf de Santo da Serra est la scène d’une nouvelle édition du Madeira Island Open de Golf 2015, une épreuve intégrée dans le Main Tour da PGA European Tour, qui se tiendra du 19 au 22 mars.

Le Madeira Island Open Golf est une épreuve du calendrier européen qui réunit tous les ans les meilleurs joueurs de la modalité qui, trou après trou se disputent la victoire. En termes réglementaires, les deux derniers jours de chaque épreuve ne sont disputés que par les meilleurs soixante-dix joueurs sélectionnés au cours des deux premiers jours du tournoi.
Le Club de Golf Santo da Serra est considéré comme l’un des plus extraordinaires terrains de golf d’Europe, avec des vues incroyables sur les montagnes et la mer.
Info: Maderia Tourism

Carnival Festivities 2015

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EN: The Carnival, or Mardi Gras, celebrations in Madeira take place on Saturday with a fabulous parade of floats and remains an essentially folk festival.

Groups with thousands of participants flood the main streets of Funchal with music and contagious enjoyment. This is a week of healthy madness that invades the hotels, bars and clubs, turning them into permanent parties.

In an atmosphere of effusive revelry there are surprising examples of creativity and imagination and there is no shortage of daring caricatures in the Cortejo Trapalhão costume parade on Shrove Tuesday.

11th to 18th February – Entertainment in downtown Funchal
14th February– Great Allegoric Carnival Parade
17th February – Slapstick Parade

DE: Die Faschingsfeste von Madeira finden ihren Ausdruck im Großen Allegorischen Festzug, der am Faschingssamstag stattfindet. Sie versuchen, deren populäre Wurzeln intakt zu halten.

Dabei nehmen verschiedene Gruppen mit Tausenden von Figuranten teil, die die Haupstraßen Funchals mit Musik und ansteckender Freude überschwemmen.

Es ist eine Woche des “Verrücktseins” gesunder Umzüge, die in die Hotels, in die Bars und Diskotheken eindringt und sie in Orte fortwährender Animation verwandelt.

In einer Atmosphäre der überschwenglichen Freude wimmelt es von überraschenden Initiativen bezüglich Kreativität und Vorstellungskraft, deren kühne Karikatur beim Marsch des Tölpelfestzugs am Faschingsdienstag repräsentiert wird.

vom 11. bis 18. Februar– Veranstaltungen im Stadtzentrum
14. Februar– Karnevalsumzug
17. Februar – Narrenumzug

FR: Les festivités du Carnaval de Madère revendiquent leurs origines fortement ancrées dans la tradition populaire. La manifestation la plus spectaculaire est le Grand Cortège Allégorique du samedi.

Plusieurs groupes participent au défilé et des milliers de figurants inondent les rues de Funchal de musique et d’allégresse.C’est une semaine de folie salutaire qui envahit les hôtels, les bars et les discothèques, qui deviennent alors des lieux d’animation continue.
Dans cette atmosphère de joie bruyante, les manifestations débordantes de créativité et d’imagination se multiplient, la plus étonnante étant le cortège Trapalhão qui se déroule dans l’après-midi du Mardi Gras.
11 au 18 février – Animation dans le centre-ville
14 février – Grand Cortège Allégorique
17 février – Cortège Brouillon
Info/Photo: Madeira Tourism

Eventos Especiais no Restaurante Clubhouse

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Celebre as suas festas conosco. Junte os seus amigos, familiares, a sua empresa e venha deliciar-se ao nosso Restaurante, com esplanada e a melhor vista panorâmica sobre o Funchal.  Estamos à vossa disposição para proporcionar-lhe um ambiente mágico.

Desde €25,50 por pessoa

Consulte os Menus dos Eventos Especiais no Restaurante Club House Palheiro Golfe aqui.

Deixe-nos fazer parte do seu Natal! Aguardamos por si. Obrigado.

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The Essence of Wine – Madeira 2014

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In 2012, the “main wine experience in Portugal” debuted on Madeiran soil. The success of the initiative dictated the annual scheduling of the event in the Region, where the third edition will be taking place later this month.

“The Essence of Wine – Madeira” brings together dozens of Portuguese producers, as well as the most emblematic wine producing houses on the island.
In addition to the free tasting, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in themed wine tasting sessions and show cooking’s in the presence of renowned experts. More than 1000 wines to taste of around 100 national and international producers, 30% of which will be present for the first time.

Tickets:
1 Day – €10 per person
3 Days – €25 per person

More information: http://www.essenciadovinhomadeira.com/

Photo: mercadopuro.blogspot.com

MADS presents the Musical Annie

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This month, the theatre company MADS prepares to return to the stages of Madeira with the popular musical ‘Annie’.

Annie is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray, whose original Broadway production debuted in the year 1977. With music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and book by Thomas Meehan, this show was performed, for almost six years, in the former Alvin Theatre, in New York.
The best-known songs from the show are “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard Knock Life”.

To make reservations and buy tickets, please contact the Madeira Casino: www.casinodamadeira.pt

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Relais & Chateaux, Casa Velha do Palheiro invites you to join us on a gastronomic journey. On the 24th and 25th of October Casa Velha do Palheiro will be hosting its annual Gastronomic weekend.  The guest chef this year will be Vincent Farges who is the Executive chef at Fortaleza do Guincho situated in Cascais.

After completing his education in France, Vincent worked in some of the best French restaurants to join the select team Buerehiesel with Chef Antoine Westermann, who would later inaugurate the Fortaleza do Guincho in 1998. In Morocco, where he remained for four years, he opened and was responsible for the restaurant La Bavaroise (Casablanca). In Greece, where he later settled, he inaugurated the Hotel Grande Bretagne (Athens) and was also responsible for several luxury kitchen chains. Apart from participating in various cultural events of national and international prestige, guest judging various gastronomic cuisine contests and developing initiatives with world-renowned Chefs at Fortaleza do Guincho, Chef Vincent is the creator of the highly acclaimed “Citrus Symphony”, a one season menu made ​​exclusively from dozens of different citrus fruits, from starters to dessert, which already has two highly successful editions in 2012 and 2013.

In 2010 Vincent Farges was recognized as Chef of the Year, both by the prestigious Guide Boa Cama Boa Mesa and the newspaper Expresso.

Joining him will be the head chefs at Casa Velha do Palheiro – Madeira born Chef Francisco Quintal and French Chef Eric Weidmann – who will be using their vast experience of Casa Velha haute cuisine whilst showcasing all the gastronomic delights the region has to offer. Especially chosen Portuguese and Madeira wines from the Blandy Wine vaults will complement this Autumnal menu.
Visitors to Madeira and Casa Velha do Palheiro are invited to make reservations for dinner at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

Price will be €80 euros per person including all wines.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Cátia Afonso, please call the Casa Velha Reception at  +351 – 291 790 350 or email reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com

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Gastronomic Weekend Package at Casa Velha do Palheiro:

  • 3 Nights in Double Garden Wing Room with upgrade to Superior Golf Wing Room (depending on availability on arrival)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Welcome gift upon arrival
  • Gastronomic dinner at Casa Velha dining room
  • Free entrance to Palheiro Gardens
  • Free access to Palheiro Spa wet areas

From 23rd to 28th October 2014   –   € 400,00 per person in double room

For bookings and further information please contact:
Cátia Afonso 
at Casa Velha do Palheiro
T. +351 291 790 350   |   F. +351 291 794 925
catia.afonso@palheiroestate.com   |   www.palheiroestate.com

Golf & Ride Portugal 2014

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The first 2014 fund raising initiative for EDGA started on the 8th of March 2014 in Lisbon Portugal.

The current President of EDGA Tony Bennett and his wife Sue have challenged themselves to play one hole at 72 Golf courses spread the length and breadth of the Portuguese mainland and in the islands of Madeira and the Azores.

The challenge is not so much the 72 holes but rather the distance that these ‘recreational cyclists’ will cycle between courses.

Tony and Sue expect to cycle approximately 1400 kilometres as they zig-zig across the mountain ranges, along the coast, through cities, towns and villages and experience some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of Iberia.

The first three rounds have now been completed and were a great success. The Golf courses were very supportive and their hospitality was much appreciated.

Round 4 of Golf & Ride Portugal 2014, which is in progress at the time of writing, will take place on the islands of the Azores, Porto Santo and Madeira. It will bring down the curtain on what has been a very challenging but equally enjoyable journey. Strictly speaking they will visit the island of São Miguel in the Azores where they will start at the Furnas Golf Course before cycling to the much younger Batalha Golf Club. The island of São Miguel is often called the ‘green island’, it is the largest and most populated of the Azores and is the home of the Presidency of the region. The diverse scenery they will encounter starts with a volcanic lake, through mountains and rolling hills until they reach green plains on the outskirts of the capital, Ponta Delgada.

A complete contrast is the next island Porto Santo which has a glorious nine kilometers of white sandy beach and is perhaps one of the best places to get away from it all. The interior is somewhat rugged but with a landscape surrounded by the ocean, superb diving and fishing off the coast it is truly a remarkable retreat.

Finally they will make their way by boat to the island of Madeira. Discovered in 1415, Madeira is the largest of the islands that make up the autonomous archipelago of Madeira, Porto Santo and Desertas. Its position just off the coast of Africa makes Madeira the outermost land in the European Union. EDGA President Tony Bennett and his wife have visited Madeira many times over the last 20 years and it is fitting that Palheiro Golf will be the last official course of Golf & Ride Portugal 2014.

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Ação desportiva para a proteção do clima: Dois remadores Alemães juntaram-se para enfrentar um percurso de 47 km no Atlântico, entre as Ilhas do Porto Santo e Madeira.

Veit Quack e Anna Warnke procuram com esta ação de remo, e em cooperação com a organização “German Watch” alertar as pessoas para os perigos da elevação do nível do mar.

Madeira / Bonn (19 de agosto de 2014). Completamente exaustos, com braços e pernas a doer, mas muito felizes, Veit Quack (43) na noite passada junto com sua parceira de remo Anna Warnke (40) atracaram na Madeira.

A equipa de dois remadores, em cerca de oito horas, dentro de um pequeno barco de duplo-remo, conseguiram enfrentar o longo trajecto de 47 km entre a ilha do Porto Santo e a Madeira – situadas no meio do Atlântico.

A forte motivação dos remadores tem origem não só na sua ambição desportiva, mas também na mensagem que eles querem transmitir, em cooperação com a organização de meio ambiente e desenvolvimento “German Watch” da cidade de Bonn. “É importante que tudo seja feito para controlar a mudança climática e, portanto, a liderança Alemã no combate à mudança climática deve continuar”, diz Quack. “Com esta ação queremos alertar para o aumento dos níveis do mar que ameaça milhões de pessoas em todo o mundo”.

Para Veit Quack o sucesso veio na segunda tentativa: Há um ano, ele já havia tentado concluir este percurso com um parceiro -, nessa ocasião tiveram que desistir após horas de batalha contra ondas com mais de um metro de altura. Desta vez não foi necessário a ajuda do barco de apoio “M.Y. Balancal”. O Atlântico oriental mostrou-se mais amigável do que da última vez. Ainda assim, foi um desafio para os remadores experientes e exigiu um grande esforço de ambos. “É claro que é muito diferente das minhas voltas de prática habituais nos lagos e rios de Berlim. As ondas, as forças que obrigam correções de rumo constante, o vento cruzado e o esforço psicológico, quando a ilha atrás passa a ser um ponto no horizonte e à nossa volta só vemos água, estas são horas que você nunca vai esquecer e onde é mais difícil de persistir”, diz Quack.

O percurso foi desde início uma experiência muito agradável, começando com um grupo de golfinhos que por um tempo acompanharam os dois remadores. “Nós ouvimos os animais respirarem muito perto de nós”, diz Quack. Mais tarde, o estreito até a Ponta de São Lourenço (Madeira), foi dramático. Quack: “A corrente estava muito forte e haviam ondas íngremes e completamente imprevisíveis.” Durante o tempo todo acompanhou um barco de apoio o “M.Y. Balancal”, que em caso de emergência poderia intervir

German Watch: Pedindo ao governo federal Alemão por mais empenho em atingir as metas climáticas

Klaus Milke, CEO da “German Watch”, foi um dos primeiros a felicitar a equipa por telefone. “Estamos muito satisfeitos que Veit Quack e Anna Warnke tenham conseguido atingir o seu objectivo e esperamos que a sua grande força e persistência venham a potenciar uma maior exposição à perigosa mudança climática “, disse Milke. O destinatário dessa ação é, em primeiro lugar, o governo federal Alemão.” Para a Alemanha as suas metas de protecção climática auto-impostas para 2020 ainda são  atingíveis, mas precisamos de uma estratégia de implementação concreta anunciada pela ministra do Meio Ambiente Barbara Hendricks. O seu plano de ação climática terá como alvo reduzir as emissões de CO2 criadas em 40 por cento. Pede-se uma ação concreta e compreensível! “Após um declínio nas emissões  que durou cerca de um ano na Alemanha, as emissões voltaram a subir recentemente devido ao boom do carvão.