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Madeira is on the Top10 of the RadioTimes list for best fishing destinations in the world. The list was suggested by the expert angler Rae Borras, the presenter of BT Sport’s new fishing show.

“8. Madeira

For many anglers the giant blue marlin, which can grow to weights in excess of 1,000lbs, is the ultimate piscine catch. The island of Madeira, sitting 360 miles off the west coast of Africa is a magnet for these giant ocean predators and a world record fish is always a possibility. Just a few hours flying from the UK, Madeira is a great tourist destination as well as an angler’s paradise. You had better make sure you are fit, as the longest recorded fight with a marlin was over 30 hours (and it got away!).”

Read the full article here: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-09-04/10-best-fishing-destinations-in-the-world

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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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Palheiro Oktoberfest

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This year Palheiro Estate is planning it’s first authentic Oktoberfest celebrations. This boisterous German holiday first saw light in the early 19th century and offers party-goers beer, bratwurst and great music.

You don’t have to go overseas to enjoy Bavarian hospitality-Palheiro Estate is bringing an authentic Oktoberfest right to our doorstep.

Between the 3rd and 5th of October get ready for a “Gaudi” of a time in Madeira, there will be a five man band, with lots of beer, food and not to mention schnaps. Palheiro’s Vera Prömer said “We are very pleased to be able to bring an authentic Austrian band to Madeira; Krauhölzl Musi are a young and dynamic group who play all over the world, including Munich & Dubai and will be performing at Palheiro on the 3rd, 4th & 5th.”

On the 5th of October we celebrate Frühschoppen, a form of traditional bavarian “brunch” where friends & family gather at midday to drink and socialise.

As well as three different kinds of German beers, the authentic menu features Weisswurst (sausages), Sauerbraten (pork loin), Rotkraut (red cabbage), Serviettenknödel (napkin dumplings), Apfelstrudel and Bavarian pretzels.

Don´t forget to wear your Lederhosen and ladies, your Dirndl!

Tickets to the Palheiro Oktoberfest are €39 per person on the 3rd & 4th, and €25 on the 5th and include one meal & one drink ticket. Please purchase your tickets and book a table in advance, as seats are limited.

Tickets can be purchased at Palheiro Village or the Palheiro Golf Clubhouse until Sept. 28. Alternatively you can reserve your tickets with Vera by phone +351 291 790 034+351 917 587 703 or email vera.proemer@palheiroestate.com

More information: http://bit.ly/1reKNtf

Summer Golf Special

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Special Offer for Golf Wing Rooms & Suites

Enjoy free golf at the Palheiro Golf course for the duration of your stay in all Golf Wing Rooms and Suites.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 30th of September 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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Special Offer for Garden Wing Rooms

2 Complimentary Green Fees per person at the Palheiro Golf course for Garden Wing Room bookings.

Offer valid for new bookings with stay between 7th of June and 31st of August 2014 (minimum 7 nights stay)

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For further information and booking requests please contact:
Phone: +351 291 790 350 | Email: reservations.casavelha@palheiroestate.com | www.casa-velha.com

Cherry Festival

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The rural village of Jardim da Serra, located in the upper part of Câmara de Lobos, hosts the Cherry Festival,
a popular event that promotes the local tradition of this parish. This festivity oers a wide range of sports and leisure activities that culminate with an ethnographic parade in a tribute to the harvesting of this delicious fruit.

IX Sixteenth Century Market

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Machico hosts the 9th edition of the 16th-century Market, an event that evokes the historical period of the discovery of the island, which has gained a prominent cultural status.

Organized by the Municipal Council of Machico and in partnership with the Elementary and Secondary Schools of Machico, this initiative takes place in Machico´s downtown at Largo da Praça, in Alameda Dr. José António de Almada, and oers a number of cultural and musical activities.

Information: Madeira Tourism

 

XXXV Madeira Music Festival

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Funchal hosts the 35th edition the Madeira Music Festival, an event that takes place in some of the most prestigious and notable places in the city of Funchal, namely in the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre, in the as well as in the Casa das Mudas Art Centre in Calheta.

This cultural initiative is integrated in the celebrations of the Atlantic Festival program and includes a series of high-quality musical performances by Portuguese and international artists, including the ballet dance company “Quorum Ballet” (Portugal), the group “La Venexiana and Claudio Cavina”(Italy), the Vocal Ensemble “Amarcord” (Germany) and the band “La Petite Bande” (Belgium), among others.

Programme

Madeira Classical Orchestra
Friday 6 June, 9.30 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

Amarcord
Saturday 7 June, 6.00 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

FreeMix Quintet
Sunday 8 June, 6.00 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

Flanders Festival Trio
Monday 9 June, 9.30 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

Luísa Tender
Tuesday 10 June, 9.30 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

La Petite Bande
Thursday 12 June 12, 9.30 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

La Venexiana and Claudio Cavina
Friday 13 June, 9.30 p.m.
Baltazar Dias City Theatre

Quorum Ballet
Saturday 14 June, 5.00 p.m.
Sunday, 15 June, 5.00 p.m.
Sunday 15 June 15, 11.00 a.m.
Casa das Mudas Arts Center – Calheta

For more information on the event check here: http://www.festivaldemusicadamadeira.com

Information: Madeira Tourism

Atlantic Festival 2014 Edition

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The Atlantic Festival, an event that marks the beginning of the summer season in Madeira, will this year integrate a diverse set of initiatives spread throughout the month of June, most importantly the pyromusical shows; the Madeira Music Festival and the Regional Arts Week.

The pyromusical shows will be held on four consecutive Saturdays of the month of June, at 10:30pm at the pier outside the Pontinha, with wonderful and exciting performances, lasting about 20 minutes each, which combine fireworks and music in a unique experience for tourists and residents.
The four pyromusical shows will place in competition companies that will dispute a trophy attributed by public vote through internet, and tombola’s located in strategic venues of Funchal city centre (City Pier – day of the show, Dolce Vita, Marina Shopping, Madeira Tourism Board).

Information: Madeira Tourism

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Palheiro Estate is a proud sponsor of the Madeira Film Festival that will take place from the 21st to 27th of April 2014. As sponsors we have free tickets to give away to our loyalty card holders. If you are interested please send us an email via the link below and after receiving confirmation, you may pick up your tickets from the Palheiro Golf reception (tickets are limited to 2 per person).

The Madeira Film Festival, which is now in its 3rd year has proven to be one of the highlights of Madeira’s cultural calendar. This year’s edition really does have something for everyone, from its wide variety of short and feature films to writing and acting workshops, Scottish Ceilidh dancing, a fashion show and a special musical performance by Nashville-based band Escondido. So don’t miss this opportunity to grab your free tickets for this spectacular event.

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This giveaway is limited to 2 tickets per person and you must be a Palheiro Estate Loyalty card holder to be eligible.
Offer valid until the 25th of April 2014.

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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