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Your hosts and their tips Map of the island A trip arround the island TOP 10 ACTIVE TOP 10 ENYOY Traditions and modern life Exploring Madeira Classic cars Funchal Golf Hiking Hiking offers & Special offers Lokoloko – Outdoor Activities Manta Diving Center Whales and Dolphins Mountan biking Holidays with personal service Caniço de Baixo – your holiday destination Cuisine Hotel Finder Hotel Galosol Sport and Fitness Sea and Beach Hotel Galomar Hotel Alpino Atlantico Ayurveda Centre at the Alpino Atlântico hotel Kids, Honeymoons & Birthdays How to get there

Discover the island of Madeira ACTIVE - INDIVIDUAL- SPORTY It’s only 54 km in long, 22 km in wide, but reaches altitudes of up to 1862m. This island has a lot to offer! Its diversity of landscape and vegetation is enormous: grasslands in the East, subtropical mango, papaya, fig and banana plantations to the South, terraced fields irrigated by the famous `Levadas´, hillsides where grapes are cultivated, eucalyptus forests and a highland plateau. The fascinating central massif is surrounded by laurel forests which have seen centuries pass by. This island calls for active exploration. The possibilities range from classic hiking, mountain biking, motorcycle or car touring to going for a drive in English classic cars. The waters around the island owe their warmth to the Gulf Stream, and they, too, beckon to be explored: be it through swimming and snorkelling, scuba diving, or just a laid-back boat trip which can also take you on an adventurous tour to watch whales and dolphins. In this brochure, we present our personal recommendations and insider tips so you can discover the island in any way you want!

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YOUR HOSTS IN MADEIRA Diana Moura

Sales „`Cruising across the island in a classic car. My favourite route connects Paul do Mar and Faja da Ovelha.´ (Page 17)

Ricardo Reis

Nelia Mendonça

Sales Whatching whales and dolphins is an indescribable experience. It touches something deep inside you.´ (Page 33

Executive Chef `Everyone who likes to cook will just fall in love with Funchal’s fresh market.´ (Page 18)

Philippe Gaillard

Chef `Fresh grilled fish with a bottle of vinho verde at the Restaurant Atlantis.´ (Page 40)

Emma Olsson

Sales `Canyoning in one of the island’s green canyons. Jumping down a waterfall. (Page 26)

Front Office manager `Spending a day on one of Madeira’s small sandy beaches. My favourite one is Porto da Cruz.´ (Page 48)

Housemaid I like flowers and gardens. Here you can find the best selection of orchids! (Page 16)

Eusebia Bachmeier

Always on duty `Practising morning yoga and Qui Gong on the terrace. Enjoying a moment of inner peace before the hotel comes to life.´ (Page 52)

Martins Luis

Housekeeper `A Shiatsu-massage from Fernando, pure relaxation for me.´ (Page 54)

Sandra Dias

Finance Director `A flight in a tandem paraglider. Floating over a cliff, as free as a bird.´ (Page 28)

David Andrade

Operation Manager `Strolling arround in the old narrow streets of Funchal with all beautiful houses.´ (Page 18)

Sigi Bachmeier

Marta Freitas

Teresa Freitas

Oranio Sutil

In-house technician `For lovers of old steam engines, the sugar cane distilleries in Calheta or Porta da Cruz are really worth a visit.´ (Page 14)

Nicole Velosa

Reservations My secret hiding spots are the secluded coves that can only be reached by boat. No one is ever going to find me there!´ (Page 33)

In active retirement `Now, at the age of 90, I can allow myself to wind down a gear. An enjoyable trip with an easy levada hike followed by fresh fish at a beach bar in the Western part of the island.´ (Page 20)

Barbara Bachmeier

Mountain Guide `Crossing the mountain range between the Pico Arieiro and the Pico Ruivo peaks. In my opinion, this is the crowning glory of the hikes that Madeira has to offer.´ (Page 20)

Eva Bachmeier

Keen mermaid `A day at the water park with all the water slides and adventures.´ (Page 62)

H O L I D AY S A R E 4


The Bachmeier family, originally from Bavaria, Germany, has been living in Madeira for 50 years! Siegmund Bachmeier founded the Galo Resort hotels back in 1967! Here are some personal insider tips from family, staff and friends!! Roland Bachmeier

Administrator `A morning jog alongside a levada, taking in the fresh air of the forest, watching the last wafts of mist disappear into a glorious sunrise. That’s what gives me energy for every new day.´ (Page 46)

Herta Bachmeier

Guestrelations `I love to dive down into the depths of the ocean. It is a different world down there, peaceful, shimmeringg and fascinating. My favourite diving spot is the arena where you can find schools of fish.´ (Page 30)

Ricardo Sardinha

LOKOLOKO `Enjoying Madeira’s scenery on my mountainbike, either on a leisure trip with my family or full-on in the mountains.´ (Page 34)

Madalena Bachmeier

Bundle of energy `I love riding ponies or donkeys.´ (Page 26)

Galo Resorts F&B `I love fireworks,at the Atlantico festival in June as well as the big display for New Year’s Eve.” (Page 12)

Alexandre Freitas

Lifeguard `I like the chestnut festival in „Curral das Freiras“ That´s a really great party´ (Page 12)

Marisa Lobo

Passionate great-grandma `Spending the day with my greatgrandchildren at the Lido Galomar, enjoying our ice cream at the Capoeira Pub. That’s when I can show my indulgent side as a greatgrandma!´ (Page 48)

Corina Bachmeier

Nélio Pestana

Paulo Nobrega

Technican I love the private villa „Casa da Oliveira“! (Page 24)

Sportsdirector Madeira Ultra Trail in April is a runnig race of up to 119km across the island. (Page 26)

Ascensao Gama

Birgit Moukom

SPA and Ayurveda Center `My dream: to be pampered by my own therapists for once.´ (Page 54)

Gerald Bretterbauer

Artist `A golf tour on one of the wonderful golf courses. The Ladies’ tees are very well laid out.´ (Page 19

Stefan Maier

Manta Diving A „father and son tour“ with a kayak makes us feel like a pirates. (Page 48)

Marta and David

Purchasing Manager `The „Rally Vinho da Ma­ deira“ is a really great spec­ tacle! (Page 14)

Some of our waiters Our Carneval resembles Rio´s Samba parade with hundreds of dancers. You can dance there too! (Page 12)

WHERE WE ARE! 5


MADEIRA

s an autonomous region of Portugal, with roughly 250,000 inhabitants. It was first settled in the 15th century. The main industries are tourism, fisheries and agriculture. Madeira’s currency is the Euro. The tap water is processed according to European standards and potable. There are no venomous animals on Madeira, no tropical diseases and the health care system meets European standards. There are also English-speaking medical staffs. Madeira is safe and politically stable. The electricity supply is secure trouble-free at a voltage of 220V. Don’t forget to bring a power adapter for European plugs. Quebrada do Sardinha Ponta do Tristão

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GALO RESORT HOTELS These three hotels run by the German-Portuguese Bachmeier family are situated at

one of the most beautiful places of the island. The hotels are within a stone’s throw of the capital Funchal (travel time: approx. 15 min), you will be living in the midst of a quiet mansion development surrounded by nature, right at the beachfront. The Bachmeier family runs the hotel themselves, ensuring you experience extraordinary service and hospitality. The hotel has excellent connections to all means of transport which makes it the ideal base to explore the entire island of Madeira. There is an ample range of activities on offer at the hotel, including hiking, outdoor activities, touring and boating. Furthermore, there is a large range of sports and activity programmes at the hotel, which boasts its own sports and health club (2,000m). These hotels are the only ones with their own swimming bay in the underwater nature reserve. The popular Manta Diving Center can also be found here. You can relax at the fresh and saltwater pools, at the indoor pool, in our saunas and in the spa. Boost your health in the Onda Revital Lounge and the Ayurveda Cure Centre. Ponta de São Jorge Poio

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5th place: CANYONING Untouched, deep canyons, waterfalls, mountain brooks. Fresh, crisp and zappy… A unrivalled insider’s tip for beginners as well as advanced mountaineers, that’s canyoning on Madeira! 6th place: BIRDWATCHING 70 % of the total area of the island is protected. Apart from many endemic bird species you can watch rare seabirds, many of which also breed and hatch here. 7th place: SURFING Ideal spots for body surfing and traditional surfing. There are many competitions on Madeira and the spots near Porto da Cruz, Sao Vicente, Jadim do Mar and Paul do Mar are popular and also somewhat famous among surfers.

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5th place: BOAT TRIP To the sea! The whole year round you can watch dolphins and whales off the coast of Madeira. Encountering these cheerful and peaceful animals is an experience that will stay with you forever! 6th place: THE MARKET The people of Madeira always buy the freshest products at their markets. Colourful stands full of fruit, vegetables and flowers and a broad range of fresh fish and sea food, pure delight! 7th place: ESPADA COM BANANA It’s a tight race between the grilled meat on laurel skewers and the black scabbardfish (Espada) served with grilled bananas, but the latter ranks on top of Madeira’s typical specialties. 8th place: GARDENS Everything grows here! Apart from the Botanical Gardens, there are many private gardens offering a vast diversity of plants. You will find yourself amidst a sea of blossoms. World-renowned orchid cultivations etc. 9th place: BASKET TOBOGGAN RIDE Back in history, basket sledges were once one of the most important means of transport. Today, it’s big fun for your whole family. Take a ride in one of the traditional wicker baskets, starting at the pilgrimage church up on Monte and all the way down to Funchal city.

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10th place: NIGHTLIFE By nightfall, Funchal awakens and becomes an energetic, lively place. Everywhere you go in the historic centre, you cannot escape the smell of the island’s delicious cuisine wafting out of restaurants. Later on, clubs and discotheques open their doors for those in search of a great “party night”. 13

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MADEIRA - A MODERN ISLAN

From traditional town fairs to jazz festivals. The capital Funchal is all dressed to impress. The historic formed into the heart of a vital cultural, gastronomical and nightlife scene. It is the centre of and bas

MADEIRA’S PAST

Madeira has been inhabited for about 500 years. Vestiges of the past can be found preserved in the buildings of the historic city and in outstanding museums.

MADEIRA TODAY

is an island full of vitality, sports and culture. Excellent infrastructure – encompassing local transport, health care, schools and a small university, as well as cultural- and sports facilities – and the fact that there are no tropical diseases or crime but a perfect drinking water supply and political safety make living and holidaying on Madeira just wonderful.

‘CRAFTS’

Wickerwork has always been an important sideline for peasant farmers, allowing a diverse range of crafts to emerge. Camacha basketry-village is only about 15 minutes by car from the Galo Resort Hotels. For many women on Madeira, embroidery was a way to work at home and support their families during hard times. Bananas, sugar cane and Madeira wine are the agricultural products of the island. Visit the old steam-driven sugar cane mills and the wineries, home of the famous Madeira wine. Guided tours to visit these craftsmen are regularly organised by Galo Resort Hotels.

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Music and Culture

A small theatre, its own classical orchestra, and a music college are the pillars for numerous musical activities – ranging from a folklore festival to the Funchal Jazz Festival. The museums are unmissable: the historical sugar museum, the Sacred Arts Museum, the Museum of Natural Science, as well as the Contemporary Arts Museum and Casa das Mudas Arts Centre. Opening Hours & Information www.galoresort.com www.visitmadeira.pt www.cm-funchal.pt www.porta33.com www.funchaljazzfestival.com www.madeirafilmfestival.com


ND WITH TRADITION

town centre around the fish and vegetable market has been renovated with a lot of care and transse for festivals and events all around the island.

FESTIVAL DO ATLÂNTICO

Every Saturday throughout June the port of Funchal becomes a stage for fireworks. The trophy for the best fireworks is determined through votes in a contest. www.festivalatlantico.com

MADEIRA CLASSIC RALLY

The Classic Rally is part of the FIA and the FIVA calendar. It is possible to participate in your own car (a FIA pass is required). You can also hire accredited classic cars: www.ondaclassica.com

RALLY VINHO DA MADEIRA

A must for all rally lovers. For 52 years, Europe’s best rally drivers have competed with one another every August in this FIA European Championship rally. www.ralivm.com Package for visitors: www.galoresort.com

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

From December 8th to January 6th, Funchal becomes a sea of light. On Dec. 23rd, the market is open all night long. There is a huge street festival around the market area where many locals and tourists come to celebrate and sing Christmas carols together.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Firework display is considered to be one of the most spectacular in the world and has been entered into the Guinness book of records for the world’s biggest firework display. The sky is transformed into a sea of stars. At Christmas and New Year, Galo Resort Hotels offer their guests special transfers to the best viewpoints!

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CARNIVAL

A small ‘Rio parade’ with hundreds of Samba troupes is the highlight on Carnival Saturday evening in Funchal. There are parades throughout the entire island until Shrove Tuesday.

THE FLOWER FESTIVAL

Funchal becomes a colourful sea of flowers. There is a superb flower parade through the city. This festival takes place each year, on the second weekend after Easter.

WINE FESTIVAL

In the first week of September, the grape harvest starts with this traditional folk festival.

CHESTNUT FESTIVAL

Each year, during the chestnut harvest, a sumptuous feast is held in the Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns). Dates: www.turismomadeira.pt


EXPLORING MADEIRA

You can still find the original Madeira off the beaten track The staff of the Galo Resort Hotels tells you about the most beautiful spots.

FIRST HAND INFORMATION

Every week, the Galo Resort Hotels guestrelations issues an up to date list with town festivals, events and special occasions. Galo Resort Hotels are happy to arrange transportion. We invite you to explore the real, authentic Madeira with us. Information and dates: www.galoresort.com guestrelations@galoresort.com

TRADITIONAL VILLAGE FESTIVALS

Arraiais is the name for traditional religious festivals and saints’ day. The entire village is decorated and you can join the locals in enjoying Madeira’s famous flame-grilled meat skewers accompanied by a

‘Bolo do Caco’ with the meat. These festivals take place all year round in the different villages. This is a way to keep tradition alive. The village orchestra plays music, dance groups dressed in traditional costumes perform, there are flower carpets and religious processions take place. Soup Festival, Chestnut Festival, Onion Fesitval – there’s always a reason to celebrate.

Santo da Serra (Local market at the weekend) Caniçal (Whale Museum) Ponta do Pargo (Lighthouse) Sao Vicente (Volcano Caves) Queimadas (Rhododendrons) Rabaçal (25 springs) Porto Novo (Aquatic Park) Calheta & Porto da Cruz (Sugar cane mills and distilleries) Camara de Lobos (Fishing village) Ribeiro Frio (Trout farm)

SPECIAL PLACES

RENT-A-CAR PACKAGE

Hidden mountain villages and secret bays are waiting for you. The streets are in good condition and the road signs are excellent. Valley of the Nuns (Chestnut Festival) Ilhas (Typical mountain village) Santana (Theme Park)

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7 nights 7 days rental car Breakfast buffet Road map Lunch in Porto Moniz DATES, INFORMATION, PRICES reservas@galoresort.com +351 291 930930 www.galoresort.com


CLASSIC CAR TRIPS

Cruising the island in a fine British Roadster from the 60s and 70s. Participate in classic rallies or cruise in style in a convertible with you own driver!

HIRE A CLASSIC CAR

Make your holiday on Madeira special. How about a ride in a 40-yearold British sports-car?

A DAY TO REMEMBER

In an unforgettable week, cruise the island in a fine Classic Car. Feel the wind in your hair and the sun on your skin; take in the smell of the island and the raw sound of the six-cylinder engine - all on low-traffic roads with magnificent views. A feast for all your senses. After an introduction to your classic car, a lead vehicle will guide you to special spots, driving on the beautiful roads. We would love to hear your personal wishes and culinary needs so we can make the experience memorable.

Our fleet of classic cars 5 x Triumph Roadster TR6 all with FIA certificate two seater 2.5l 6 cylinder engine Up to 143 PS Year of manufacture 1968-1974 Take part in one of the local classic car meetings/rides. We are a member of the Madeiran Classic Car Club. There are special dates at which guests can participate in multi-day rallies. DATES, INFORMATION, PRICES: www.lokolokomadeira.com info@lokolokomadeira.com

CLASSIC CAR RIDE

Be chauffeured like the Queen of England! Explore Madeira in style! Cars with driver: Riley RMB, RMC, RMD (1948-1951 models). DATES, INFORmaTION, PRICES: www.lokolokomadeira.com info@lokolokomadeira.com

CLASSIC CAR PACKAGE

7 nights in a room with sea view, breakfast buffet, fruit basket upon arrival, 1 half-day tour in a classic car, 1 dinner in our Atlantis seafood restaurant (beverages excluded), 1 half body massage DATES, INFORmaTION, PRICES: reservas@galoresort.com +351 291 930930 www.galoresort.com

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INSIDER-INTERVIEW with David Andrade

Funchal – my city!

David Andrade was born in Funchal where he spent his childhood and youth MSP: Are there any childhood memories that you connect with Funchal? David: On sundays I used to go with my parents and sister to the Marina, the international sailing yachts fascinated me. A very special atmosphere, a feeling of the big wide world which I wanted to get to know.. MSP: Do you have a favourite walk? David: I walk from the Hotel zone along the Av.Sá Carneiro down the harbour where, specially in winter you can watch the big cruise ships. I continue the Av. do Mar then turn to the left passing the regional parliament building. Now I walk through narrow old streets very lifely and pittoresque until I come down to the market and the old part of the town with all the fish restaurants. Here I come to Rua Sta.Maria, one of the oldest streets in Funchal with beautifully and originally painted doors done by local artists. MSP: Tell us a bit more about the old town. David: a few years ago it was started to restore the old part of Funchal. Houses were renovated and painted in a colourful way. Apart from the existing, new restaurants

and bars opened as well as little shops. The atmosphere, specially in the evening is very lively, locals and tourists mixing, you can eat well and relatively reasonable either fresh fish, or the typical meat dish Espetada. The many original bars and cafés invite for an after dinner drink. Who wants can continue to walk up to Sta. Maria Maior, visit the church of Socorro and enjoy the fabulous view over the Atlantic. MSP: Tell us a bit more about the market. David: The market of Funchal is famous. One should not miss going there on a Friday when farmers from all over the island come to sell their products. A unique mixture of colours, everything which grows on this fertile island is exposed here. In front of the entrance we have the flower „ladies“, selling lots of different colourful flowers. Photo shooters favourite. In the rear part we find the fish market. All fish which is caught in the Atlantic around the island is sold here, named the Black Espada fish. If you want to enjoy the architecture and the typical portuguese tiles go again on another day when there are less people. 18


PLAY WHERE THE CHAMPIONS PLAY! 3 golf courses, 2 of which are European Tour courses – who would have thought it!

Gerald Bretterbauer, an Austrian who lives and plays golf in Madeira, shares some tips. MSP: Golf in Madeira, what makes it so special? GB: Madeira means golf all year round. Indeed, Madeira is famous for its mild winter climate. But even in summer, temperatures hardly climb above 25°C. Madeira is (still) not known as a golf destination, so you always get tee times easily and golf courses are not as crowded as in other destinations. MSP: How would you describe the individual courses? GB: Santo da Serra is a 27-hole course where you can play 3 different versions. The Machico/Desertas combination is also played in the European Tour. Robert Trent Jones who has also designed Valderrama and Pebble Beach - has created this full-blooded championship course. You should already have a good length with a At the Palheiro Golf Club my woods mostly stay inside the bag. Precise playing and avoiding strategic bunkers preserve your score on these narrow fairways. Porto Santo Golf on the neighbouring island is worth a visit! You board the Porto Santo Line ferry in the early morning. In Porto Santo, you play a relaxed round, enjoy a fantastic meal at the beautiful club house and then take the ferry back home in the evening. On this course, which was planned by Severiano Ballesteros, you really have to play a complete game if you want to achieve a competitive score. MSP: Which course is your personal favourite? GB:Depending on how the mood takes me – either Santo or Palheiro. I don’t have any particular favourite. The Porto Santo course always manages to throw me off my game, in

the literal sense. I will be spending a week’s holiday there and then I will settle my score with the course. MSP: We’re meeting here, at the Galo Resort Hotels. Why should people spend their golfing holidays here? GB: Because of the great location. You’re staying directly by the sea, where the climate is best. It’s only a 12-minute drive to the Palheiro golf course and 20 minutes to the Santo da Serra course. The hotel is situated in between the two golf courses. GALO RESORT HOTELS GOLF TOURNAMENT Every year, at the beginning of November there is a big tournament open for all guests, organised by the Galo Resort Hotels. The tournament will be held at Santo da Serra Golf Club and the winner will compete in next year´s PROAM at the Madeira Open. DATES, INFORMATION, BOOKINGS reservas@galoresort.com +351 291 930930 www.galoresort.com www.santodaserrragolf.com www.palheirogolf.com www.portosantogolfe.com 19


INSIDER INTERVIEW HIKING with Christa Dornfeld

THE ISLAND OF PEDESTRIANS

Why there are more than 2000 km of hiking trails on an island which is only 54 km long and 23 km wide, and which of them are the most stunning? We meet up with the Austrian hiking guide and island insider to get some secret hiking tips from her. MSP: Christa, you have been living on the island for over 15 years now. Why did you choose Madeira in the first place? Christa: I grew up in the mountains of Austria and I didn’t want to shovel snow ever again. Madeira has got everything we were looking for. Only four hours on a plane separate us from the rest of our family, the climate is mild all year round, there are no tropical illnesses or poisonous animals and hardly any crime. MSP: How did you become a hiking guide? Christa: I’d always been on hiking and crosscountry skiing trips throughout Europe. When I was in Madeira 16 years ago, I met the Galo Resort Hotels’ Senior Manager, Mr Siegmund Bachmeier. He showed me many new trails for my first hiking book. Then one day, a guide at the Galo Resort Hotel dropped out and they asked me to fill in. I had so much fun doing

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this that I stuck to it. Later, I completed a one-year training course and examination to become a certified Portuguese mountain guide. MSP: What is so special about hiking on Madeira? Christa: Madeira has always been an island of pedestrians. Goods were transported by ship from Funchal to the fishing villages and from there they were taken up to higher altitudes to mountain settlements and villages. Fields and vineyards are all terraced and very widely scattered around the villages. From there, all the fruit and vegetables that were harvested had to be taken down to the coastal villages and were then transported by ship to Funchal. Because of the mountainous landscape it would have been too complicated to build roads and that’s why a network of footpaths was created. Even today we frequently run into farmers carrying, say, fodder for their cow


the Galo Resort Hotels and useful information for self-guided hikers. MSP: You were just mentioning the mountains. Christa: Madeira is of volcanic origin and at its centre the island has an altitude of 1862m. That may not sound very high, but do not compare the island with the Alps! There you would normally start a hike at between 800-1000m. Add 1800m to that and you get to an altitude of 2800m. Madeira’s mountains give us exactly that impression. During some winter days the mountain peaks can be snowy while down at the coast you take a swim in the sea or bask in the warm sun. MSP: And the coastal paths? Christa: There are two kinds of coastal paths. Firstly, there are the pathways leading from the fishing villages uphill towards villages that are situated at a higher altitude and secondly there are connecting paths between the fishing villages along the coastline. Some of the trails that lead into the mountains have well over 2000 steps. Most of these paths are very well-kept and are still used frequently because it is simply quicker than waiting around for the next bus.

or freshly picked fruit and vegetables to their homes. MSP: The famous Levada hikes are also often mentioned in connection with Madeira. Christa: The Levadas are Madeira’s lifelines. These small water canals transport water from the mountains to the fields and from the more humid North to the drier South of the island. These canals – which in many cases are centuries old – require constant maintenance and care. That is the reason why next to every Levada there is also a small pathway. Because the canals only have an incline of 3m per 100m the hiking trails stay even for many kilometres into but also out of the valleys. MSP: Sounds like the hikes are very easy ones? Christa: There are very easy Levada hikes. However, there are Levadas which lead through rough terrain and some of them also run down steep rock walls. Such hikes can be dangerous and you have to be absolutely sure-footed. Sometimes you just have to turn around and take the same route back. This also applies to hikes in the mountains or close to the coast. Reliable hiking books or guided tours can be really helpful. I provide hiking tips to guests of 21


MSP: Please tell us your favourite TOP hikes.Christa: Number one: the mountain hike from Pico Arreiro to Pico Ruivo. Only people in really good shape can manage to get there and back again. Number two: the Ponta São Lourenço peninsula. The best time for visiting is either early morning or during late afternoon when the hordes of tourists have already left. Take good care in case of strong winds! Number three: the Alecrim Levada in the area around the 25 springs, leading to a small waterfall. It is also suitable for children, but take them by the hand in exposed spots. Number four: the Ribeira da Janela Levada in Porto Moniz. Start early to have time to enjoy a swim in the rock basins of Porto Moniz. Number five: the O`Moinho Levada from Camcha to Assomada, because this was the first Levada hike I did when I came to Madeira for the first time.. MSP: … and your famous “Magic Forest”? Christa: The forest isn’t in the running because for one it is just the most beautiful place on the island, but it can also be very unpredictable. In the course of just a few seconds and completely unexpected there can be thick wafts of mist and you completely lose your sense of direction. A situation like that can be really dangerous. Therefore it’s better to book a guided hike to the magic forest. MSP: What does suitable hiking equipment consist of? Christa: Ankle-high trekking shoes that are waterproof and have a suitable tread guaranteeing sure-footedness even on stony passages. Also, they need to be slip-proof on the mossy and wet patches next to the Levadas. Clothing should be worn “onion-style”. When you are active at altitudes of between 1400-1800m in the mountains, temperatures can change rapidly. You start off at 4°C but during the day it gets as warm as 25°C. You’ll also need rain protection: the best thing is a rain cape as it also protects from side winds. Cap, sunglasses and effective sun screen, because UV-exposure can be high. You’ll also need a suitably sized rucksack (for daytrips), some light food like sandwiches and at least 1.5 litres of water. Unfortunately, there are no cabins here, so often you have to be able to fend for yourself during the whole day. Take your cell phone with you and in case you’re planning a longer tour let your hotel know where you are headed. Every hiker should also take a small first aid kit with them. MSP: You work exclusively with Galo Resort Hotels. Why? Christa: When I first came to Madeira, I did not even know about 22

the Galo Resort Hotels. Caniço de Baixo was recommended to me as a great place to live. It’s not far from Funchal, not far from the airport and is situated at the sunny coast. Today, I live right next to the Galo Resort Hotels. At the Lido Galomar I got to know the Bachmeier family. My guests really appreciate the hotel’s location and the fact that it allows them to take the opportunity to take an after-hike swim in the sea at the hotel’s private bay. Both food and service are exceptional. Even a vegetarian like me has plenty of dishes to choose from. There is also an indoor pool, sauna, a fitness centre and a spa which offers a great variety of treatments. Every one of my guests has always been content. And even when a guest once made a complaint it was promptly resolved by the hotel staff. From the hotel you can reach any point on the island in about one hour’s drive. MSP: Which tour do you like to guide the most? Christa: My island crossing-tour. In 9 days we really cover every single meter of the island on foot, lengthwise of course. Every evening we return to the Galo hotel and at the next day we continue exactly at the point where we left off the day before.

TIP:

Christa Dornfeld and Barbara Bachmeier, two experienced mountainguides. With passion they like to show you this fascinating island. They will guide you to places you never will find alone. At www.madeirawandern.com you can find downloadable directions and hiking tour descriptions current suggestions and tips from Christa as well as lots of information about Madeira. Would you like to book a guided hike with Christa or Barbara? Please book well in advance to avoid disappointment as places in their groups usually sell fast! Contact them at: christa@madeirawandern.com On Christa’s website you can also find booking advices and the most recent planned dates for island crossings, hiking weeks and the special hiking weeks for families with kids.


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MADEIRA’S BEST HIKING OPPOR AT GALO RESORT HOTELS CHRISTA’S HIKING TIPS

Christa Dornfeld, born in Austria, has been living in Madeira for many years now. Every week, Christa shares her tips for guided hiking tours with guests at the Galo Resort Hotels. HIKING DAY TRIPS Hikes in small groups on special paths. Discover Madeira’s traditional charm off the beaten track. Take some time to pause, experience and learn more about nature. Bus transfers always start at the Galo Resort Hotels, without any countless “pick up and drop off”stops at other hotels. Carpe diem! INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS: christa@madeirawandern.com +351 915 693 204 www.madeirawandern.com

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ISLAND CROSSING

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INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS: christa@madeirawandern.com +351 915 693 204 www.madeirawandern.com

INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS: www.jomfrureiser.no

Crossing the entire island lengthwise on foot is a unique experience. Cover every single metere on foot, not just selected parts of the trail. It took Christa many years to re-discover all the old trails and paths and avoid unpleasant road hikes. The crossing from the East to the Northwest is offered multiple times a year and the crossing from the Southwest to the East is offered three times a year. 9 days of hiking. Every evening we return to the Galo Resort and on the next morning we start from exactly the same point where we left off the day before

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Jomfrureiser / SPA Travel organizes hiking, trekking and mountain bike tours. These are trips for women who love to go for walks in beautiful nature. What really characterizes Madeira is its nature - the island is a botanical paradise. To experience the great outdoors you should do a Levada walk - hiking on the island‘s beautiful trails along the old irrigation channels. We have also set aside a day mountain biking in beautiful surroundings, and there‘s also a delicious spa package you can enjoy. We organize everything for you, from great hotels, hiking trails, well trained guides, important sights and lookout points.


RTUNITIES AND SPECIAL OFFERS CASA OLIVEIRA BUNGALOW

Private, serviced bungalow. Magnificent view from your private garden, which lies 35m above the sea. Interior decoration: Bed with a 2.2m long orthopaedic NASA special foam mattress, electro smog shielding, separate kitchen, second en-suite bedroom and a sofa bed. Air conditioning, whirlpool in the bathroom, fireplace, tableware, design furniture, SAT TV and hi-fi system. Hotel service with breakfast in the adjoining Galosol sport hotel. Daily cleaning service, 24h reception, daily laundry service. Separate parking. reservas@galoresort.com www.galoresort.com

HEALTHY HOLIDAYS

Inshape Travel The perfect combination of Yoga and Cross fit – a great mix of challenge, de-stress and renewing your energies. Every day there is at least one strengthening Cross fit class as well as Vinyasayoga, combined with hiking programs and Ayurveda body treatments. www.inshapetravel.se Health and Fitness Travel Tailored wellness getaway to the exclusive Fusion Fitness™ holiday at Galo Resort. There is a vast array of options such as cardio, toning or relaxation. Get your heart racing with a mountain bike tour, dance lesson, work on body strength with Cross fit, unwind with a meditation class or enjoy the fantastic spa. www.healthandfitnesstravel.com

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ACTIVE TRAVEL

Hike with us in Madeira and stay in Galo Resort Hotels. Active hiking week – discover Madeira at its best. The climate is pleasantly mild, never too hot or too cold. www.atn.no HF Holidays Guided walking holidays. Most holidays feature a choice of easier and harder walks each day – just choose the option which suits you best . www.hf-holidays.co.uk Solresor / Solia A charter operator who has snatched up the growing trend of combining vacation and training in a pleasant climate. Solresor / Solia offer training trips with active weeks with a mix of jogging, hiking and pilates. www.solresor.se / www.solia.no


INSIDER-INTERVIEW ADVENTURE with Corina Bachmeier

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MADEIRA THE NATURAL PARADISE What is an adrenaline junkie and wild girl doing on a tranquil island like Madeira?

Corina Bachmeier - ex-Portuguese Downhill Champion and big outdoor fan - explains: MSP: Corina, you´re known as a successful mountain biker, surfer, diver and enduro motorbiker. What made you so adventurous? Corina: I guess there are two reasons. One is family influence and the other the island where I grew up! Madeira offers the perfect combination for mountain and water activities. Since very young I started to explore the island next to my grandparents and parents. I discovered a world of possibilities and fun! Every weekend I was doing something new and still today I discover places in Madeira I have never been to! It´s simply amazing all the things you can experience here.

supply in a costumer-oriented way. We help customers find and book literally anything! MSP: Which adventure is in most demand? Corina: Canyoning is probably number one. It´s a kind of crosscountry river hike, where we abseil, slide or jump down the waterfalls. You can also try it as a beginner. It´s a secure and fun experience, and one of the best way´s to get in contact with the unspoiled nature of Madeira. MSP: And in second place? Corina: Mountain biking without a doubt! From easy to challenging Cross Country and Enduro tours, to (last but not least) amazing Down Hill tracks.

MSP: Can you then describe a typical „adventure day“ in Madeira? Corina: Well, you can start the day by hiking up to one of the highest peaks to watch the sunrise. Then go for a mountain bike ride until you reach the beach and spend the rest of the afternoon snorkeling, surfing or stand up paddling. Finally, finish the day with some snacks and Ponchas in a local bar whilst planning the next adventure day!

MSP: Any other outdoor activities you recommend for Madeira? Corina: Yes, sooo many!! Swimming with Dolphins, Scuba Diving, Trail Running, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddeling, Kayaking, Paragliding, Horse Riding, and so many others.

MSP: In the meantime, you founded a company for outdoor activities. Why? Corina: The demand and the opportunities for outdoor experiences in Madeira have been increasing a lot over time. A few years ago, there was very little information about all these possibilities, so I just bundled the

MSP: What is your personal favourite? Corina: In the past it would have been mountain biking. Nowadays, I spend a lot of time riding my off-road motorbike, and to relax, I like to go out on my stand up paddle board or go for a dive. The ocean is the best energy booster! 27


LOKOLOKO MADeira SEA KAYAK TOURS

CANYONING

JEEP TOURS

The sea kayak and snorkeling tours are organised in the summer within the Underwater Nature Reserve of Garajau. With sit-on-top kayaks and snorkeling equipment included, we paddle along the inaccessible coast of this beautiful protected area by Caniço de Baixo. During this tour we pass hidden beaches and caves, see waterfalls running down the cliffs, swim and snorkel in crystal clear water.

One of Madeira´s Top adventures!

Discover the beautiful landscapes and traditions of the island during a fun jeep tour!

An easy and fun experience for the entire family. www.lokolokomadeira.com info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: +351 291 939 191 Or contact the Galosol hotel

Also one of the best ways to get in contact with the untouched nature of the island. Be ready to abseil, slide or jump down waterfalls, while crosscountry hiking in a riverbed! A safe and easy experience, also suitable for beginners. Advanced levels under request. We offer canyoning trips all year round and go in small groups, with minimum of 2 people. www.lokolokomadeira.com info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: +351 291 939 191 Or contact the Galosol hotel

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Half-day and full day guided tours, showing all four corners of the island. Also combinable with typical Madeira style barbecue in the open. Personalized tours and group offers under request. www.lokolokomadeira.com info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: +351 291 939 191 Or contact the Galosol hotel


LOKOLOKO MADEIRA A young and thrilling outdoor company, who put together the best selection of outdoor activites in Madeira! Plan and book your active holidays with us!

SAILING PARAGLIDING

Marvel is atone Madeira’s Madeira of thelovely worldcoastal best panorama in utter silence, while places for paragliding! Don´t miss your boat is propelled only by the this opportunity to make your winds. Or cross a real ocean and first tandem-flight during your sail to the Desertas island group. holiday. With our experienced We’dwe be assure happyato organise pilots, safe and un-an forgettable Flyyou. over individual experience! sailing trip for amazing landscapes and enjoy the breathtaking views.

WINDSURFING

Beginners’ courses at Reis Magos

SCENIC ARIPLANE TOURSwill bay. Equipment and boards

Fly Madeira, bearound provided. And for over thosethe who beautiful bay of Funchal or visit already know how to windsurf we the golden island of Porto Santo. can organise the right location With our small airplane tours, and an the experienced we offer chance toguide. discover the island and surroundings in www.lokolokomadeira.com a special way. Personalized tours info@lokolokomadeira.com under request. Departures from Tel: +351 291 939 191 Madeira´s airport. Or contact the Galosol hotel

ON LAND, IN WATER, IN THE SKY Madeira offers the best experienceS of all worlds! * Walking & Trekking * Quad Tours * Vintage Car Tours * Horse Riding * Whale & Dolphins * Boat Tours * Scuba Diving * Surfing * Stand Up Paddle * Windsurfing * Paragliding * Airplane Tours

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SPECIAL OFFERS Personalise your experience by mixing and matching your favourite activities! Special offers from 99 Euro per person (includes walking tour + jeep tour + optional activity) For bookings and more information please contact: info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: (00351) 291939191 Mob: (00351) 969570780 Caniço de Baixo www.lokolokomadeira.com Also at your travel agency or directly at Galo Resor Hotels.


INSIDER INTERVIEW: SCUBA DIVING with Stefan Maier

WHY THE ATLANTIC?!

Scuba diving in the Atlantic Ocean? Not the first thing that springs to mind when you are planning a scuba diving trip... We want to know from Stefan Maier why, actually, things are not quite as they seem. MSP: Stefan, you have been a scuba diving instructor in many places including the Red Sea and in the Caribbean. Why did you come to Madeira of all places? STEFAN: Like every other scuba diver, I was sceptical at first as well when thinking about diving in the Atlantic. When I heard that the Manta Diving Center diving base in Madeira was for sale, I had already sensed that the location had big potential, because, for one, the base is situated directly in the underwater national park. MSP: Were you also sceptical because of the cold water temperatures of the Atlantic? STEFAN: Yes, absolutely. That is a common prejudice. When I came to Madeira, however, I quickly learned that my biased opinion was completely wrong. The water temperatures of the sea around Madeira lie between 18°C and 25°C all year round. There are no thermoclines like in the Mediterranean, it’s perfect! MSP: Perfect location as well, with a very own reef? STEFAN: The MDC (Manta Diving Center) is located right at the rocky swimming bay belonging to the Galo Resort Hotels, a well-protected spot on the sun-kissed Southern coast of the island and right at the heart of the underwater national park. Because of the island’s volcanic origin, there are

also steep underwater rock faces. That’s why it is possible to start each dive from the mainland. The maximum walking distance from the MDC to the sea is less than one minute and once there, our guests are spoilt for choice: they can take a dive to one of our four reef spots with tunnels, caves, rock faces and depths between 5m and 34m. Every diving spot at the base is so large that you need 2-3 dives to get a good overview. The location is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced and professional divers who are very welcome to explore our underwater area outside of a group, but always in pairs. MSP: So this means no boat trips? STEFAN: Our reef at the base offers an incredible diversity for everyone who gets sick easily or just doesn’t feel comfortable on boats,. But for those who want to “sea” more, there are also trips with our very own aluminium speed boat where you can explore other diving spots such as Cap Garajau, the T-reef etc. Because of the MDC’s excellent location, this would only take us 5-20mins by boat. MSP: What can you see underwater? STEFAN: Thanks to the Gulf Stream, the underwater fauna and flora in Madeira is very interesting. Atlantic and tropical fish mix here. Dusky groupers, parrot fish, puffer fish, Atlantic cornetfish, garden eels and many more can be seen at 30


STEFAN: Diversity is key! We are really situated at a top location with a diverse, interesting diving area which is also part of the Madeira underwater national park. It is not only suited for experienced scuba divers but also for beginners and for snorkelling. We always strive to manage the MDC on a professional level by, for example, completely renewing our rental diving equipment every 2 years. Moreover, we are the only diving base in the Atlantic Ocean which is certified according to DIN/EN 14467 and ISO 24893 standards. In addition, we can also offer our diving guests a combined package – including accommodation. Most of our guests stay at the Galo Resort Hotels. There, they can chose between three and four-star accommodation offering many features: big sports and fitness areas, spas, indoor pools with saunas, outdoor pools, various restaurants, bars, childcare during school holidays etc. ... it all contribute to our guests’ wellbeing. MSP: Your favourite diving spot is…? STEFAN: … the arena, because of its diversity. There are huge schools of fish, dusky groupers and a beautiful dive-through tunnel which is bathed in light. MSP: Do you have any tips for divers who want to come to Madeira? STEFAN: Enjoy the Atlantic Ocean, leave your prejudices on the mainland and you’ll be surprised. MSP: Apart from diving, do you have any other tips? STEFAN: Approximately 70% of our planet is covered in water. You should plan your holiday activities accordingly…

our reef spots. If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of a monk seal. MSP: Why is the diving base called Manta Diving Center? STEFAN: The base is located the southernmost tip of the island. During summer months (July, August, September) there are manta rays passing by the island. MSP: Any other big fish? STEFAN: There are also big dusky groupers which are used to humans and almost tame: they have stayed at the same spot for over 25 years. You can also observe monk seals, with more and more sightings every year. They are a protected species and are used to us by now. Spring is also a very impressive time of year. Sting rays swim about in shallow water and it is not unusual to count more than 10 animals of any size during a single dive. MSP: Give me five reasons why people should come to Madeira to scuba dive. STEFAN: First of all, because of the agreeable water temperatures throughout the year, secondly, because we’ve got our own reef, thirdly, because there is an interesting mix of Atlantic and tropical influences, number four, the great range of biodiversity in the protected underwater national park and number five, because the location is also suitable for divers with “non-diving” partners, because the island has a lot to offer even on the mainland. MSP: Over the last ten years the Manta Diving Center has always been among the top three diving bases of the Atlantic as chosen by the German magazine “tauchen” (Diving). Why? 31


MANTA DIVING CENTER MANTA DIVING CENTER 1982 (run by Stefan Maier since 1997)

Season: March 1st to approx.

January 7th (10 months) The Domestic Reef: the underwater (UW) nature reserve, 4 big diving places with a depth of between 5m and 35m, right at the diving centre, only 10m away Boat: Aluminium boat, 300 PS Equipment: Complete equipment for hire for 20 people (renewed every 2 years), diving computers, underwater lamps, buoys, etc. Extras: 2 L&W compressors, each 450l/min, Nitrox Membrane L&W, 2 separate equipment rooms, bathrooms, restaurant, etc. Safety: Emergency case with oxygen, compression chamber

reachable in approx. 12-15mins Training room: with multimedia equipment Languages: German, English, Portuguese Training: CMAS, PADI, SSI; IAC Instructor Training Centre, Awards: Ever since 2000, the base has regularly been awarded the Oscar of the diving industry – the Golden Dolphin – by the readers of ‘Tauchen’ magazine. It’s been rated among the best 3 dive centres 13 times and winner of the category ‘Best Base in the Atlantic’ 7times (most recently in 2014). Certification: As a result of the high standards and excellent services provided it is the

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only diving base in the Atlantic with ISO certification (Standard 24803). The only 5 star CMAS/IAC training centre in Portugal

Location and Contact:

Canico de Baixo, Lido Galomar. Tel./Fax: +351 291 93 55 88 www.mantadiving.com stefan@mantadiving.com

BOOKINGS:

www.diveiac.de www.rcf-tauchreisen.de www.taucher-reisen.de www.aquaactive.de www.wirodive.de

IMPORTANT: Certification card, logbook and current medical certificate are required, cash payment only


INSIDER-INTERVIEW Whales and Dolphins with Barbara Bachmeier

Photos: Claudia Gomes Lobosonda

Out of the deep, straight into the heart! An encounter with the peaceful sea mammals touches everyone. Barbara talks about her very personal encounter and how she was able to watch these animals! MSP: Barbara, you were born on Madeira. When did you get to see your first whale or dolphin? Barbara: When I was a kid I was swimming in the Lido Galomar with my sister when a pod of dolphins swam by. MSP: Does this happen often? Barbara: Right by the coast you don´t see the animals that often but if you go out about 1 km by boat you almost always get to see dolphins! Quite often I also see them out of my office window or the pool terrace. MSP: What about whales? Barbara: There are whales all year around off Madeira’s coast. The big whales especially, such as fin whales, Bryde’s- or sperm whales, are solitary. The Whale Watching boats have their own ‘Vigias’ (whale-watching towers), which have high-quality binoculars with which they look for animals far up the coast and direct the boats to the animals. The small pilot whales live in groups and are more philopatric. MSP: What do you feel when you are with the animals? Barbara:Last week I was on board a whale-watching boat in the morning hours. We came across a group of pilot whales and turned off the engine. Madeira was about to wake up and the sun was just rising. The animals were completely quiet and all you could hear was the soft lapping of the waves and the steady breathing sound of the animals. It was so relaxing, peaceful and you could feel the freedom of these animals. MSP: You also mentioned swimming with dolphins. Could you tell us more? Barbara: Swimming with dolphins is one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

You are on these wild animals’ territory and they come very close – nosy and playful. The animals decide themselves how they present themselves and how they interact with us. MSP: Is there no interfering with the animals? Barbara: There are strict guidelines. A biologist has to be on board to decide whether it is the right situation or not. A maximum of 7 people is allowed to go into the water. If there are young animals with the group or if the animals display certain behaviour, you leave the animals alone. There is no guarantee of seeing animals. You go out to visit the animals in open water but you have to wait until you are invited by them. MSP: Your personal tip? Barbara: No matter whether you’re just watching the animals or hoping to get to swim with them, a trip out to sea is a must when on Madeira. The best thing to do would be to invite me to join you. I’d love to come! :-))

Visit dolphins and whales in their natural habitat in a respectful and responsible fashion. DATES INFORMATION BOOKINGS Tel: +0351 291 930930 reception@ galoresort.com www.madeirawhalewatching.com www.bonita-da-madeira.com www.rota-dos-cetaceos.pt 33


INSIDER MOUNTAIN BIKING with Corina Bachmeier

MSP: Corina, why isn´t Madeira known for mountain biking? Corina: A few years back, when I was still involved in mountain bike racing, it was still considered a fringe sport in Madeira. However, in the last few years, mountain biking has become more and more popular among locals. The main reason for this is because Madeira offers unique natural conditions for biking. The island can be seen as one big mountain! All year round you can ride a variety of tours, through breathtaking views, jungle-like forests and fantastic trails. MSP: Do guests have to bring their own bikes? Corina: Bringing your own bike will imply transportation fees with most airlines. As an alternative, you can rent a bike with LOKOLOKO. However, since there is very little official information on bike routes and due to security reasons, I strongly recommend to take a guided tour! MSP: What is the ideal season for mountain biking in Madeira? Corina: All year round, really! The summers are never too hot and in the winter temperatures are also pleasant and mild. However, more and more bikers and outdoor athletes are coming to Madeira in the Winter to train for the upcoming season. Many of them combine their training with the Fitness Center of the Galo Resort Hotels. 34


BIKE STATION

DAILY BIKE TOURS

SPECIAL OFFERS

Mountain Bike Tours & Rentals at LOKOLOKO by Galo Resort Hotels, in Caniço.

At LOKOLOKO we offer daily guided mountain bike tours, with different difficulty levels.

Fully & Hardtail Bikes. Daily guided tours, all year round, from 2 persons.

From easy „Levada“ tours, up to exciting single trail riding from mountain top down to sea level!

3 x Mountain Bike Tours: 150 Euro per person * Including bike, guide and helmet. * Min. 2 persons

Small groups and English speaking tour guides.

Average Tour Duration: 4 to 5 hours biking

Information www.lokolokomadeira.com www.galoresort.com

Routes: 35km-60km

Bookings & Infos: info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: (00351) 291939191 www.lokolokomadeira.com

Average Accumulation: about 500m Price: 60 Euro per person, including bike, helmet, flat or SPD pedals, guide and transfer.

Also at your travel agency.

Bike & Hike Madeira: from 210 Euro per person * Includes 3 Bike Tours + 2 Hikes * Min. 2 persons For presonalized offers for groups or individuals do not hesitate to contact us! Bookings & Infos: info@lokolokomadeira.com Tel: (00351) 291939191 www.lokolokomadeira.com Also at your travel agency.

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INTERVIEW: THE HOTELIER with ROLAND BACHMEIER

Roland Bachmeier and his daughters, Corina and Barbara who are also already working at the hotel.

Holidays with personal service! Roland Bachmeier, hotelier, innovative thinker, visionary, host and a passionate resident of the island, speaks about his vision of a perfect holiday in Madeira MSP: Mr Bachmeier, why did you come to Madeira? RB: My parents emigrated to the island. Back then, I was only 15 and after I finished school and completed my education at a College for Hotel Management in Germany and Austria, I followed my parents here. MSP: … but you didn’t stay here, did you? RB: When I was younger I wanted to see the world. Also, I wanted to gain more experience in hotel management. I spent the following 10 years working on cruise ships and later on in high-ranking positions at several big hotel chains, mostly in Asia. MSP: Why did you come back to Madeira? RB: I realised that the island had immense potential and offered high living standards. Even though its surface area is relatively small, Madeira offers varied scenery, a broad range of activities and a fantastic seascape. MSP: You are known here as a pioneer? RB: My colleagues often glance sceptically at some of the things we do, but then they also try to copy them, because they see that we are successful. Back in the day we were the first hotel which was not situated in Funchal itself. Then we became hiking specialists. Later, we were the first hotel to boast its own spa and now we are the only hotel offering a broad range of sporting

activities, and at the Alpino Atlantico hotel we are renowned because of our Ayurveda well-being centre. MSP: Do all the copycats out there bother you? RB: No, that means that the decisions we made were the right ones. Furthermore, copies are usually not of the same quality as the original. My family’s roots and mine lie in a more cetral europe culture. We know about the wishes of our guests, because they correspond to our own mentality. MSP: Why focus on a active hotel? RB: Because this is what fits Madeira. The whole family is very active as well and Madeira offers lots of opportunities for that. We’ve just built a hotel to match. We can see that the trend is going towards a more healthy lifestyle - outdoor activities surrounded by the beauty of nature contribute substantially to one´s well-being. Our guests like to be active and to discover the island on the move. That´s why we set up a hiking center, a mountainbike center and LOKOLOKO (see page 22) direcly on site. Our swimming bay is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, diving (Manta Diving Center), SUP, canoeing and much more. Additionally our hotel boasts a public sports and fitness club with 600 members and 12 sport instructors. Our guests can make use of the 36


training equipment 12 hours a day and participate in the numerous sports classes. MSP: How does that mix with Yoga and Ayurveda? RB: Please do not confuse sports with loud, animated games and parties at the pool. Tranquil, almost meditative morning jogging along the course of a levada complement our original range of well-being and spa treatments, for example massages, body wraps and Ayurveda. MSP: Ayurveda? RB: Yes. At the Alpino Atlantico you can find a small, but highly professional Ayurveda cure centre, where we also offer preventive health care and the whole range of Ayurveda treatements. MSP: You have received many awards for your hotel. Which are the most important ones for you? RB: Some of the TUI HOLLYS which the TUI travel agency awards only to the top 100 hotels.The “Top Hotel Award 2013” for the Galosol hotel, awarded by the holiday testing website holidaycheck and the Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. MSP: Which environmental protection measures have you implemented? RB: We have one of Madeira’s biggest solar-powered water heating systems. We also systematically use the waste heat from air conditioning units and refrigeration systems for water treatment and have our own system for salt water purification. We only use Levada canals for watering and consistently try to save energy. The whole management of the hotel operates in consistency with environmentally-friendly criteria. We conserve resources, try to reduce waste, and clean using environmentally-friendly detergents. Our

hotels have been certified by independent auditors as leading eco-friendly hotels (Travellive Gold, Green Key, TÜV,..) MSP: What about social responsibility? RB: Our fundamental commitment to social responsibility extends far beyond legal requirements. Continuous development and training, workplace evaluations, additional health insurance and even life insurance for our staff. Many of our employees have already been with us for decades. We collaborate with local schools in developing educational programs. Furthermore we open our staff canteen to struggling families. MSP: Do you use local products? RB: Absolutely. Whenever possible, we only buy local and organic products. They are not only fresh, they also shorten transporting ways, small farmers are being supported and our guests can experience the unique taste of the healthy Madeirian food. MSP: … and so we come full circle. RB: Yes. I think that in order to maintain one’s credibility today, one also has to act responsibly. In taking care of your physical and mental health and being active, you are simultaneously also keeping an eye on your diet and caring about the environment. We manage our hotel in such a way that we would happily spend our holidays here ourselves. MSP: What will the future hold for Madeira? RB: Travel time to the island is short; it boasts a healthy ecosystem, balanced climate and low crime rates. Madeira is a huge adventure playground, it is a natural well-being island full of tranquillity and nature, surrounded by a clean ocean. Best future! 37


INSIDER-INTERVIEW CANIÇO DE BAIXO with Sigi Bachmeier Hotel Galosol**** Onda Revital fitness centre Hotel Galomar*** LOKOLOKO Lido Galomar swimming bayManta Diving Center Hotel Alpino Atlantico**** Ayurveda cure centre

CANIÇO DE BAIXO – the perfect spot! The Contrata villa development in Caniço is the most popular place to live or spend a holiday in Madeira. Why? MSP: Mr Bachmeier, you came to the island during the 60s. Why did you come to Caniço de Baixo? Sigi: Back then, I still had a free choice, because Madeira was empty; most of the land was not developed yet. It was simple, really: I wanted my hotels to be situated right next to the sea in order for my guests to be able to relax at the seaside after a trip or a hiking tour. Access to the sea was indispensible. It took me a long time to find the perfect spot. Caniço was the locals’ favourite place to go and have a swim and there must surely have been a reason for that. MSP: Which is…? Sigi: The bay lies at the Southern tip of the island, has a mild climate and is protected against heavy seas. MSP: Why did people call you “louco”? Sigi: Yes, they called me ‘louco’ (crazy), because I was the first one who built a hotel outside of Funchal. Tourism was firmly in English hands back then and people came to the island by ship and brought their own butlers and Rolls Royces. Today, many people would like to own my hotel properties. People prefer to live and stay in green surroundings and it takes less

than 15 minutes by public transport (bus) to travel right to Funchal’s old town centre. MSP: But in order to be able to discover the whole island, wouldn’t guests have to change accommodation? Sigi: No, ever since the motorway was built this is no longer necessary. From Caniço you can reach every point on the island by car in an hour at the most. MSP: What else can be said in favour of Caniço de Baixo? Sigi: That the Galo Resort hotels are situated there, of course! But, joking aside, the airport transfer only takes 15 mins yet there is no noise from incoming/outgoing planes. The hotels are situated halfway between the two golf courses (travel distance: 10 to 15 mins). The village is very quiet. There is no drive-through traffic, yet the main road is easily accessible. We have a good infrastructure, an English speaking doctor, small shops and restaurants. The gardens throughout the Contracta villa development are all full of beautiful, very well trained, old tropical plants. The people living here are businessmen, artists and celebrities who can hide discreetly here. It is a great place to go for a walk during the evenings. 38


GALO RESORT HOTELS in Caniço

Hotel Galosol**** Terrace and pool Pool bar Onda Vital Lounge SPA & indoor pool Onda Revital fitness centre Atlantis fish restaurant Lido Galomar swimming bay Salt water pool Manta Diving Center Underwater national park

LOCATION

During the 15th century, the border of the two administrative districts ran through Caniço. Today, the administrative authorities have their offices in the town of Santa Cruz. Caniço’s town centre is situated around 300m higher up than the Galo Resort and is home to small shopping malls, a pharmacy and a health centre (English-speaking) as well as many traditional restaurants and cosy pubs. By bus (public transport) you can reach the island’s capital, Funchal, in approx. 15mins. Buses run every 30mins

BEACHES

The Lido Galomar swimming bay,

the natural beach right beneath the Alpino Atlantico hotel and the natural pebble beach at Cristo Rei have existed for many years. Between Ponta da Oliveira and Funchal there is an underwater national park.

CUISINE

Our Atlantis fish restaurant is located directly by the seaside at Lido Galomar. Our Galosol pizzeria serves salads, pasta and pizza and much more! PUB Capoeira is famous for its fresh salads and tasty pancakes during the day. At night you can enjoy live music while sipping exquisitely mixed cocktails.

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ENVIRONMENT

Environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce the hotel resort´s negative impact on the environment. Travellife is an international certification scheme for hotels which helps to improve and manage our environmental and social impacts by fulfilling certain sustainability criteria. By putting in place measures to manage and improve our environmental and social performance, all our Galo Resort Hotels managed to achieve the highest rating “Travellife Gold”. www.travellife.com

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Hotel Alpino Atlantico**** 300m Ayurveda cure centre

Hotel Galomar*** Pizzeria Hairdresser and mini supermarket Cash machine LOKOLOKO Capoeira PUB


INSIDER INTERVIEW CILINARY DELIGHTS with Ricardo Reis LOCAL AND HEALTHY

Ricardo Reis, Executive Chef at the Galo Resort hotels: Together with my team, I adapt to the hotel’s motto: “Discover Madeira – sporty and active – relax in a healthy way”. In my kitchen, local recipes are cooked in a modern style and international recipes are refined using local ingredients. Whenever possible, we only buy our ingredients from regional, organic producers. This stands for a light and healthy cuisine, vegetarian dishes with exquisite aroma and a taste of the South ESPADA: the black predator from the depths of the ocean The espada (black scabbardfish) is a specialty which is only available in Madeira in this form. The fish lives at depths of over 800m and is long line fished in the traditional way. It doesn’t have scales and its flesh is impeccably white, with a pleasantly neutral taste

„Espada em vinhos e alhos“ - Espada

in a wine and garlic sauce

Ingredients:

1kg black scabbardfish (alternatively, use e.g. sea bass) Sea salt and white pepper 5-8 garlic cloves 5 tbs. wine vinegar 40 ml wine 1 small bunch marjoram Good quality oil for frying Preparation: The night before preparing this dish, marinate the fish filets in wine, salt, crushed garlic, vinegar and marjoram. Fry the fish in hot oil on both sides until golden brown. Take the filets out of the pan and dispose of the oil. Put the marinade into the pan (don’t clean it!) and let it reduce for a few minutes. Dress the fish and add some sauce. Serve it with sweet potatoes and vegetables on the side. Another possibility would be to serve fried banana with the fish. The contrast between the sweetness of the banana and the garlicky taste of the fish is a very interesting alternative. 40


ONDAMAR BUFFET-RESTAURANT

Offers themed buffets (alternated daily) with local and international cuisine. Fish – meats – vegetarian dishes. This is our half-board restaurant at the Galo Resort hotels. Hotel Galosol, Caniço Bookings: +351 291 930930

LOCAL DINING

At special times of the year we organise a gourmet tour comprising visits to various local restaurants. Experience authentic, local cuisine with regional ingredients. Hotel Galosol, Caniço Bookings: +351 291 930930

ATLANTIS FISH RESTAURANT

À la carte restaurant. Fresh fish and seafood caught daily. Fish specialties from Madeira and fish stews. Located directly by the seaside. Accessible via a lift descending from the cliff. Lido Galomar, Caniço Bookings: +351 291 930930

CUISINE: Galo Resort Hotels

PIZZERIA GALOSOL Great choice of home-made pizzas. Freshly prepared pasta dishes and home-made desserts. Special lunch menu to tide you over during the day. Hotel Galosol, Caniço Bookings: +351 291 930930

CAPOEIRA PUB

Located directly on the clifffront Live music and sports bar at night.

GALOSOL POOL BAR

Salads or baguettes to fill you up while sunbathing. Coffee, homemade cakes, ice cream. Lido Galomar an Pool Hotel Galosol +351 291 930930

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AYURVEDIC CUISINE

In the Alpino Atlantico restaurant we pamper our Ayurveda cure guests a delicious Ayurvedic cuisine with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean. The quality and preparation of food plays an important role in the Ayurvedic cuisine. We use fresh vegetables, herbs and spices from Madeira.


HOTEL FINDER – The right choice for you!

YOU CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN THREE HOTELS When going on holiday, selecting the perfect hotel is essential: Location, features, price and offers – everybody has their own ideas and wishes. Making the right choice is the first step towards a perfect holiday! We take our guests’ suggestions and criticisms seriously and try to improve our service every day.

TIPS FOR YOUR PERFECT HOLIDAY Our guest relations, Marisa Lobo, will be happy to help our guests make the most of their holidays by sharing the best tips and advice. Her tips will allow you to discover some of the island’s secret, hidden spots that lie well off the beaten track! Madeira – the gem of the Atlantic Ocean 42


HOTEL GALOSOL****

Caniço, right on the seafront. A good four-star hotel . A sporty and comfortable hotel for our active guests who appreciate quality and service. A broad range of sporting opportunities, fitness centre, mountain bike station, scuba diving base, spa, and our own swimming bay. Trip Advisor Certficate of Excellence 2014 Holidaycheck Top Hotel 2014 Green Key Gold Award 2014

HOTEL GALOMAR***

Caniço, right on the seafront. With a great location right above our swimming bay, this is our oldest Galo Resort hotel. It is particularly appreciated by guests who are looking for a reasonablypriced, simple, clean hotel and a great starting point for their sporting activities. The sports facilities at the Galosol hotel, which is just next door, can be used as well.

HOTEL ALPINO ATLANTICO****

Caniço, right on the seafront,. Quiet and cosy four-star hotel The Ayurveda cure centre led by Birgit Moukom is located here. This hotel is targeted for Ayurveda Cure guests and for everyone who seeks tranquillity and appreciates small and cosy housing in a private atmosphere. Adults only hotel. Only 300m to the Galosol hotel and our own swimming bay.

Green Key Gold Award 2014

Green Key Gold Award 2014

HOTEL GALOSOL****

HOTEL GALOMAR***

HOTEL ALPINO ATLANTICO****

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY: • pleasant atmosphere • clean facilities • spectacular ocean view • impeccable hotel service • friendly, attentive and helpful

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY: • good location and fair prices • competent staff • varied cuisine • sporting and leisure time op-

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY: • Ayurveda, simply great! • private atmosphere • breathtaking ocean views • individual hotel service • very quiet house • the opportunity to use all the

hotel staff

• very good sporting opportunities • great breakfast Source: www.tripadvisor.com

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facilities of other Galo Resort hotels

Source: www.tripadvisor.com


SOUTHCOAST, 30 km above sea level, in the small town Caniço de Baixo. Caniço (2.5km), airport (8km), Funchal (12km), Palheiro Golf (8km), Santo da Serra Golf (18km), bus stop (50m). Rooms: 112 double rooms, 2 master suites, 4 studios (incl. kitchenette), 5 suites (2 suites equipped with Jacuzzi), 1 bungalow with private garden. All rooms with air conditioning, minibar, water kettle, safe, telephone, satellite TV, hair dryer. Connecting rooms and accessible rooms are available. Restaurants and bars: Ondamar Restaurant (buffet), Atlantis Restaurant (fish and seafood), Pizzeria Galosol, Pancake House (children’s parties), Bar Ondamar, Pool Bar and Capoeira Pub.

HOTEL GALOS

ACTIVE HOLIDAYS RIGHT BY THE OCEAN – PRIVATE SEA ACCESS – O Situated above an historic cliff and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you will find this cosy hotel spread over 19,000m2 of land and gardens. Made of small houses with no more than 3 floors, Hotel Galosol offers a variety of facilities and is the ideal starting point for exploring the island. We offer a broad range of varied sporting activities on a daily basis.

A morning jog alongside a Levada, Yoga, the Seven Tibetian Rites or the complete range of training possibilities of a fitness club. Spread over 3 floors, there is a public gym with numerous local members and an ample schedule. Hotel guests are members free of charge (see following page for details).

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OWN DIVING BASE – MOUNTAIN BIKE STATION – GYM – SPA - POOLS In the bay in front of the hotel there is the only hotel in the underwater nature reserve. A mountain bike station offers guided tours and bike hire! Hotel guests can enjoy an indoor and outdoor pool, an indoor pool with Jacuzzi and a big sauna area free of charge. Spa and well-being in the Onda Revital Lounge (see 2 pages on for more information). 3 restaurants, pool bar, Capoeira pub. In summer, there is a kids’-holiday club with the local kids from our sports club. reservas@galoresort.com Tel: 00351 291 930 930 Fax: 00351 291 934 555 www.galoresort.com

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Fitness and Sports: Public sports club with fully equipped gym. Several classes daily. Multifunctional gymnasium. Golf Service (reduced Green fees) Mountain bike station Diving school. Private bathing bay Fresh water and sea water pools, heated indoor pool Spa & Well-being Massages, cosmetic treatments, Asian treatments, yoga, sauna, Jacuzzi. Other: WIFI zone, playground, Garage and parking spaces, Classic Car hire. Meetings, Events ans Banquetes: Rooms with media equipment for up to 180 people.


Location:

Caniço de Baixo In the Hotel Galosol, in a separate part of the building, you will find Onda Revital, our big sports- and fitness club. Separate external entrance for members, direct entrance from the hotel. 300m distance to the Hotel Alpino Atlântico, 200m distance to the Hotel Galomar. Sports director: Ricardo Sardinha ondarevital@galoresort. com Information: www.ondarevital.com Bookings: Sports packages at your travel agency, or at www.galoresort.com reservas@galoresort.com Tel: 00351 291 930 930

Sports & Fitness As a guest of the Hotel Galosol, you also are a member of the Onda Revital Club. The club is equipped for all sorts of training – strength training, toning exercises, weight lifting area or cardiovascular training. There is a multi-purpose court with 3 squash courts (can also be used for basket- or volleyball, badminton or ping-pong). We offer 50 sports classes per week, which take place in an air conditioned aerobics gym. Our range of sports classes is ample, e.g.: Spinning, Aqua Gym, Crossfit, Grit, Zumba, CXWork, Step, Legs Bums and Tums, Body Combat, Body Pump, Body Balance, Yoga and much more,... We also offer training- and advanced training courses for sports and fitness instructors (e.g. Qui Gong, Body Pump, Pilates,...). Our squash and basketball teams play in the regional league and there

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are national and international sports events. Furthermore, we organise local sports events such as the Fitness Marathon, Sports Without Borders, Adventure Games and Championships. Our guests can participate in these events as well as in other events on Madeira (e.g. the New Year’s Run in Funchal, Triathlon, Mountain bike, Downhill...). Running, Walking or Nordic Walking classes are offered several times a week along a Levada. Sports classes, personal trainers, special events and equipment rental available on payment of a small fee. You can find the latest information at the reception or at the club. www.ondarevital.com There also is an indoor swimming pool, a sauna area with a traditional Finnish sauna, steam bath and bio-sauna.


Move and be moved! The Hotel Galosol offers its guests one of the biggest and most up-to-date fitness clubs on Madeira! Sports events, Basketball team, squash team, etc. Health Club: Cardiovascular training 3 treadmills 1 rowing machine 2 cross trainers 2 step machines 1 arm pedal exerciser 1 wave techno gym 9 ergometer bikes Strength training 15 Schnell brand machines – unilateral pull down, height-adjustable for rehabilitative exercises Free weight lifting area, Olympic barbells – 1.25 kg to 20 kg Discs, dumbbells up to 32 kg Sports classroom, sprung floor air conditioning 25 Indoor Cycling Bikes Steps, mats, flexi-bars Pump weights set

Indoor swimming pool Heated 6x10m pool Whirlpool Finnish sauna, steam bath, bio sauna Cold bath, fountain shower, fun shower, Relaxation room Running training Running, walking or Nordic Walking along marvellous Levada several times a week Yoga hiking Gym 3 squash courts (own team playing in the regional league), instructor and classes upon request, rented equipment. Basketball (own team playing in the regional league) Volleyball, indoor football, ping-pong, Badminton Personal Trainer

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INSIDER-INTERVIEW Bathing with great-grandma Herta

Beach fun all year round

Where do Madeirans go bathing? Herta Bachmeier has been living on Madeira for 50 years. Where does she, as a semi-local, take her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to swim? MSP:Mrs Bachmeier, can you swim in the sea at all while on Madeira? Herta B: Yes, all year round, actually. The water temperature varies between 18°C and 24°C. MSP: Where are the places to swim? Supposedly, there are only cliffs on the coast... Herta B: That´s true. The coast is mostly cliffs. But there are also bays with sandy or pebble beaches, marvellous lava pools and baths such as the Lido Galomar. That’s where everything started for us. MSP: What is the Lido Galomar? Herta B: When we settled down in Madeira, it was a small steep path in the cliff leading to a small bay. This bay was the most popular bathing spot among Madeirans. It is protected from waves and has a lava tongue jutting out into the water, where snorkelling is magnificent. This piece of land with its lido was for sale and this was the start of the Galo Resort Hotels. MSP: And how did the lido evolve? Herta B: My husband built a stairway into the bay and a small snack bar. Later on he and my son Roland enhanced it. Today, you can take the convenient lift down; there are big terraces between the rocks, modern amenities and a good restaurant. In addition, there is a salt water swimming pool. For years, the lido has regularly been awarded the Blue Flag for its quality. Manta Diving

Centre’s diving school is located here too, as is a kayak hire office – you can take a kayak and explore the area of the underwater nature reserve. MSP: Underwater nature reserve? Herta B: 25 years ago, we helped to have this approx. 5km long part of the shore protected. No fishing, angling, harpooning, no motor boats. The Lido Galomar is the only hotel within this nature reserve. MSP: What about beaches? Herta B: There are many different beaches around the island. Most of them are rock and pebble beaches. But in between you can find a number of natural sandy beaches with lava sand. There are also two beaches (Calhata and Machico) with (imported) white sand. MSP:What are your personal top 5 recommendations? Number one: The Lido Galomar - comfortable, clean and with beautiful snorkelling spots. Number two: The rock-bathing basins of Porto Moniz. Number three: Prainha, a small sandy beach in the east. Number four: The small sandy beach close to Seixal. Number five: The beach close to Faial. 48


MADEIRA & BEACH

MADEIRA & BEACH

GALO & BEACH

BEACH PACKAGE

You can swim and bath all year round in Madeira. The water temperature varies between 18 degrees (in winter) and 24 degrees (in summer). Madeira is located in the warm Gulf Stream.

7 nights in a double room with sea view and breakfast buffet.

Madeira is known for its excellent water quality in the midst of the blue, crystal clear Atlantic Ocean.

LIDO GALOMAR We have developed a swimming bay in the underwater nature reserve especially for our guests. We built platforms between the lava rocks, the traditional way, from which you can access the sea through ladders and stairs. For our guests, complimentary sunshades, bath towels and sun beds are provided.

Natural, protected black sandy beaches, two artificial white sandy beaches, long pebble and rocky beaches as well as modern sea water pools can be found all around the island.

Bar and restaurant Saltwater- and children’s pool Kayak hire Diving base Lavatories, showers and changing rooms.

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1 day of snorkelling 1 boat trip –dolphin and whale watching 1 lunch in our Atlantis restaurant 3 days’ hire car (category A) DATES, INFORMATION AND PRICES reservas@galoresort.com +351 291 930930 www.galoresort.com


SOUTHCOAST, 30 km above sea level, in the small town Caniço de Baixo. Caniço (2.5km), airport (8km), Funchal (12km), Palheiro Golf (8km), Santo da Serra Golf (18km), bus stop (50m). Rooms: 41 double rooms, 5 single rooms. Every room has a safe, telephone, satellite TV and hairdryer. There are two family rooms available. Connecting rooms and accessible rooms are available. Restaurants and bars: Ondamar Restaurant (buffet), Atlantis Restaurant (fish and seafood), Pizzeria Galosol, Pancake House (children’s parties), Bar Ondamar, Pool Bar and Capoeira Pub.

HOTEL GALOM

SIMPLE THREE-STAR HOTEL WITH A GREAT LOCATION – GAR The Galomar hotel is situated within the 19,000m2 area of the Galosol hotel. You can enjoy views of the ocean from this front-row-location, situated directly above the hotel’s private swimming bay. It was the first hotel that was built under the name Galo Resort Hotels. Using a lift you can reach the hotel’s private swimming bay and the Manta Diving Center diving school. For hikers, it is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea after a long day of hiking. Our big panorama terrace and green lawn are the perfect spots to linger and relax. At the Capoeira pub you can enjoy

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RDEN WITH SUN TERRACE – PRIVATE ACCESS TO THE SEA salads, pancakes and snacks during the day. In the evenings, there is also live music there. Breakfast and half-board meals are served at the Ondamar restaurant in the Galosol hotel where they can be enjoyed by guests from both hotels. Our guests can also choose to eat at the Atlantis fish restaurant or Pizzeria Galosol. Guests of the Galomar hotel are also very welcome to use the sports facilities at the Galosol hotel next door. A playground, special packages for kids during summer vacations and specially designed family rooms make the Galomar hotel the perfect family destination.

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Fitness and Sports: Public sports club with fully equipped gym. Several classes daily. Multifunctional gymnasium. Golf Service (reduced Green fees) Mountain bike station Diving school. Private bathing bay Fresh water and sea water pools, heated indoor pool Spa & Well-being Massages, cosmetic treatments, Asian treatments, yoga, sauna, Jacuzzi. Other: WIFI zone, playground, Garage and parking spaces, Classic Car hire. Meetings: Meeting rooms with media equipment for up to 180 people.


Location: SOUTHCOAST, 30 km above sea level, in the small town Caniรงo de Baixo. Caniรงo (2.5km), airport (8km), Funchal (12km), Palheiro Golf (8km), Santo da Serra Golf (18km), bus stop (50m). 300m from Galosol hotel Rooms: 24 double rooms and 3 suites. Every room with air conditioning, ocean views, balcony or terrace, minibar, kettle, safe, satellite TV, telephone and hairdryer. Ayurveda Cure Centre (also see following pages) Spa & Well-being: (some of the treatments only at the Galosol hotel) Massages, cosmetic treatments, Asian treatments, yoga, sauna, Jacuzzi.

HOTEL ALPINO A Ayurveda Cure Center, Quiet and comfortable, cosy hotel

Enjoy the flair of a cosy hotel, located directly above the cliffs, allowing for stunning views of the ocean. With its tranquil and cosy atmosphere, this hotel is perfect for everyone who wants to escape the stress of everyday life. The rooms are furnished with traditional wrought iron and wicker furniture. The wonderful view of the Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed not only from the gardens and the breakfast terrace, but also from every room (every room has a balcony). Breakfast is served under palm trees on the garden terrace. Yoga panorama room While enjoying

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ATLÂNTICO **** situated directly above the cliffs

your Yoga, our guests can also marvel at the beautiful ocean. Our Ayurveda cure-centre is also situated at the Alpino Atlântico hotel (more information can be found on the following pages). A short walk (approx. 300m) will take our guests to our own, private swimming bay, exclusive to the Galo Resort hotels, as well as to the Galosol hotel fitness centre. As a guest of the Alpino Atlântico hotel you are very welcome to use the facilities of the other hotels as well. This hotel is for adults only.

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Fitness & Sports: (at the Galosol hotel, 300m) Public sports club with fully equipped gym. Several classes daily. Multifunctional gymnasium. Golf Service (reduced Green fees). Mountain bike station. Diving school. Private bathing bay Fresh water and sea water pools, heated indoor pool Other: WIFI zone, Parking spaces, Classic Car hire.


ONDA REVITAL In our Resort in Caniço, Onda Revital Lounge, daily open, invites its guests to discover a magic world of well-being, vitality & beauty..

by bIRGIT MOUkOM

LOUNGE

Dive into the feeling of warmth, relaxation and se-

Physiotherapy, Full Body-or Back, Neck, Shoul-

curity and you go on an imaginary journey around

der Massage, Reflexology and of course, our

the world. Our Spa-Lounge connects traditional

Spa Manicure & Pedicure. You will enjoy an al-

Asian massages and treatments with our Wes-

luring freshness as you relax within an aromatic

tern lifestyle to a holistic approach.

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Additionally we offer acient teachings like Reiki

Indulge yourself in a little luxry you’ll never want

and various meditation techniques in order to

to miss it again.

reconnect with your origins and your power.

You are welcome to make

Discover the wide range of our Spa-Rituals and

your individual treatment

give your body an intensive treatment such as

choice while enjoying a

our „Honey-Salt Peeling“ or the famous „Aloe

cup of our self-made her-

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bal tea from our beautiful

Besides you will find a wide range of classics like

Zen-Garden! Dates and information: www.galoresort.com

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AyurvedA cure center

by birgit MoukoM

Rejuvenate in an experienced setting amidst beautiful nature – directly by the Atlantic Ocean at the Hotel Alpino Atlantico.

FeRtility obtained with ayuRveda

PanchakaRMa with dR. Swathy GoPal

in traditional ayurveda medicine, there is a separate area that deals with infertility. In no other natural medicine one finds such a wide range of medicinal plants, therapy, behavioral interventions and diet instructions to have healthy children as in ayurveda. Ranging from the treatment of infertility in men and women to preparatory measures for pregnant women and breastfeeding, ayurveda offers new opportunities for a successful and above all healthy pregnancy. with the help of the medical history, the treatment begins with investigating the cause of the problem. the therapeutic strategy: preparation, Panchakarma in Madeira, monitoring. we work with a well-known ayurveda physician dr. eP Jeevan together, who has over 19 years of experience in this area. talk to us so that we can send you our detailed concept.

the basis of all cures is the Panchakarma, the cleansing cure. it causes an effective and holistic detoxification and regeneration. our program includes an extensive medical history with pulse diagnostics by our specialist ayurveda physician dr. Gopal Swathy. dietary and lifestyle advice, tailored treatment plans with daily ayurvedic massages and special treatments. Furthermore, there are complementary therapies offered such as acupuncture, physiotherapy, osteopathy, lectures, yoga, Qi Gong, meditation and cooking classes. our cleansing cure takes at least fourteen days, of which thirteen days are treatment days.

Relaxation cuRe experience the relaxing, rejuvenating and detoxifying effect of ayurvedic massages, ayurvedic cooking and yoga. our relaxation treatments give you new vitality, holistic experiences and zest for life. they serve to stabilize the stressed nerves and exhausted strength. enjoy daily relaxing oil massages in a personal atmosphere, be pampered by our experienced therapists and our excellent ayurvedic cuisine. our relaxation cure treatments take at least seven or fourteen days, of which six or thirteen days are treatment days. 55

dates and information: www.galoresort.com


INSIDER INTERVIEW AYURVEDA with Birgit Moukom What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is the world’s oldest known healing art still in practice today. Its origin dates back to the advanced ancient Indian Vedic civilisation and represents a continuous tradition of more than 5,000 years. The term itself derives from Sanskrit and literally means ‘Science of Life’. The first written evidence of Ayurveda is found in the ancient Indian Vedas, the Books of Wisdom. Thus, Ayurveda is the first systematic collection of medical knowledge. Through experience and constant experimentation, this oldest medical science known to mankind has evolved throughout the centuries. Nowadays, the integration of exterior factors such as environmental conditions, climate, seasons and diet enables the transfer of the Ayurvedic principles to the life conditions of people in the West. Ayurveda aims for a long healthy life and personal responsibility. For us, it is not of particular importance to adopt a foreign culture; rather, we seek to integrate its principles and apply them to our situation.

Refugio dos Sonhos Ayurveda Cure Centre by Birgit Moukom At the Alpino Atlântico Hotel, Canico de Baixo, Madeira www.ayurveda-madeira.com 56


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KIDS – CELEBRATIONS – MICE KIDS

HONEYMOONS

We love kids and we have children and grandchildren ourselves!

Days to remember, specially for newly-weds. We would love to fulfil your wishes (e.g. special room decoration, one night in a canopy bed at the bay,...)

Some of our rooms are bigger and are designed especially for families. We also offer rooms with connecting doors. Our sports club organises special programmes for kids throughout July and August s. We would love to welcome your children to come and participate along with local kids. Playground, children’s pool, special hiking weeks for children. INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS reservas@galoresort.com +351 291 930 930 www.galoresort.com

Personalised programmes, whether it’s action (canyoning, car rallying, paragliding) or relaxation (romantic hiking trip, massages for couples, classic car tours with discreet driver) Convertible car hire. Serving a romantic dinner at special locations is no problem. INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS: reception@galoresort.com +351 291 930930 www.galoresort.com

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BIRTHDAYS, WEDDINGS AND CELEBRATIONS

Travel with friends or celebrate your party in a very special place. We would love to organise an extraordinary party and turn your journey into a unique experience! sales@galoresort.com

INCENTIVES & MICE BUSINESS EVENTS

Motivate and reward your employees. Say ‘thank you’ to selected clients in a special way. Whatever it may be, our specialists will make it happen and ensure it’s unforgettable. sales@galoresort.com


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The internet has become an important source of information and is a convenient way to book. We would like to mention that we believe that it is no substitute for a qualified consultation. Nevertheless, here the best links: www.galoresort.com Hotel-ratings: www.tripadvisor.com www.holidaycheck.com www.zoover.nl www.booking.com DIRECT BOOKINGS Up-to-the-minute information and prices: Tel: +351 291 930 930 www.galoresort.com reservas@galoresort.com

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holidays are where we are MADEIRA - PORTUGAL Tel. +351 291 930 930 Fax +351 291 934 555 Skype: galoresort info@galoresort.com www.galoresort.com

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