Activity Holidays Madeira Island
Join us for tropical vibes & world-class outdoor activities like hiking and canyoning in Madeira, Portugal!
On our private group activity holidays in Madeira we’ll take you exploring around the world-class Portuguese island and share some awesome adventures with you. Stay in the picturesque capital Funchal or opt for a relaxing retreat surrounded by Hawaii-esque nature.
Why not try your hand at canyoning, one of Madeira’s most popular outdoor activities with huge waterfalls and fun abseils, or enjoy the stunning rugged coastline on a surf lesson or sea-kayaking activity. The island is also known for its abundant marine life, we’d highly recommend adding on a boat trip with whale watching as part of your active break here. Hiking routes in Madeira are endless, whether you are an experienced hiker wanting to take on a mountain or if you fancy an easy-going walk through the tropical Levadas, the island offers a spectacular guided hike for everyone! Madeira also has a lovely warm subtropical climate, which makes it a great all year round destination.
Big Blue also offers quality group accommodation options to make your short break or activity holiday in Madeira comfortable and carefree. Choose between hotels, hostels & apartments and add your favourite outdoor adventure. When you’re ready, just hit the ‘quote’ button to enquire about a trip that fits your group or just email us directly.
Surfing, Sailing & Hiking
Hotels & Apartments
Exploring & Sightseeing
If you’re after an active corporate retreat in nature, with wellness & outdoor activities at the core of it, then Madeira ticks all the boxes! Stay in a quality hotel or opt for something more easy-going like a hostel or apartment. Team bonding through outdoor adventures and just surrounding yourself with nature is a great way to increase team productivity, creativity and to de-stress! Previous corporate teams loved going hiking, sailing, canyoning and doing beach yoga on Madeira Island. There are excellent restaurants & bars in the capital city of Funchal, which we can include as part of your package too! Check out our Corporate Retreats & Team-Building Madeira page for more info!
Sea-Kayaking, Surfing, Hiking
Hotels & Apartments
Exploring & Outdoor Education
Our kids-camps and adventure days in Madeira are a popular choice for guardianships and schools. Most activities start from 8+ years old, with some activities only being suitable for older kids. We work with child-friendly accommodation partners, hotels and apartments. Coasteering, surfing, hiking and canyoning are just some of the fun activity options we have on offer on the Portuguese Island! We can also include outdoor education options such as beach cleans and learning about marine life on a whale watching tour. Visit our Adventure Holiday Camps Portugal page for more!
Canyoning, Coasteering, Surfing
Hotels & Hostels
If you have the important job of organising your best mate’s stag do, then Madeira is a unique destination for a short weekend break in Portugal! Stay in a quality hotel in Funchal or a hostel/apartment, and add some of our best-seller activities such as canyoning, surfing, mountain-biking and coasteering. We can also include some cool extras such as a tour around a rum distillery, local exploring and of course airport transfers. Check out our Stag Do Portugal page for more info!
Media / Press Trips
Whatever group trip you are organising, we can cater for everyone. Our minimum size for activities, day trips and multi-night packages is usually 6, but out of high-season we may be able to be a bit more flexible with this. Whether you’re a rugby team looking for some fun adventures & team-bonding, a family organising a big reunion or birthday party, or if you are on a press trip with influencers wanting to explore the beauty of Madeira Island, we’ve got you covered! Just hit the ‘quote’ button to enquire about your group adventure or call / email us direct.
Surfing, Boat Trips & SUP
Hotels & Apartments
Madeira is an amazing destination for an adventurous hen weekend in tropical nature. Stay in a quality hotel or hostel, or book your own apartment, and add fun activities such as surfing, canyoning, paddleboarding & whale watching. We can also include some nice extras such as a Poncha making class (local alcoholic drink) or local exploring and of course airport transfers. Check out our Hen Do Portugal page for more info!
With the ever-changing government guidelines relating to the ongoing pandemic, active holidays are increasingly becoming more popular with families and social bubbles. Therefore, we are offering tailor-made packages for small groups on Madeira Island. Outdoor activities such as canyoning, surfing and hiking have a low infection rate, and it’s a fairly safe environment to be in. We also offer quality accommodation options to suit smaller groups, families and social bubbles. Just get in touch with our team to see what we can offer in Portugal whilst social distancing and other restrictions remain in place.
Just looking to enjoy an outdoor activity in Madeira with us only? No tour extras, transfers & accommodation? That’s no issue at all. Prices depend on group numbers and the activity you choose – so please contact us through the website chat, get a quote or call us today!
Food & extras
Pics & a highlights video
A very popular option for activities in Madeira is a hosted day trip. We take the stress off your hands and bring the good vibes and extra touches to complete the experience. With a door-to-door transfer service, optional inclusion of lunch / dinner to suit your budget and our team there to capture the moments with a load of great pictures and a personal highlights video for you. The perfect adventure day out!
- Clean private minibuses, Jeeps and large coaches for your group
- We can include a restaurant lunch or dinner with drinks to suit your budget and style
- Less stress having us there to host and coordinate the day for you
- Pictures and a highlights video
- Competitions for ‘Adventurer of the Day’ where the winner gets a cool surfy prize
- Add in extra sightseeing after the activity
- Why not add on a second activity to complete your adventure day out!?
Transfers & Extras
At Big Blue Adventures we specialise in group adventure travel packages and provide tailor-made adventure breaks or weekends away. Whether you want an epic trip on a stag or hen do, an active team building retreat or a large family holiday in Madeira, Portugal – we offer adventure travel with an award-winning service and quality package options. We know what works well and have lots of fun ideas so do contact us to create the best experience for you!
- Watersports and a range of other outdoor activities
- Sightseeing and exploring the incredible natural areas on the island
- Range of group accommodation such as hotels, apartments and lodges
- Food & drink packages
- Friendly local host team with a passion for outdoor activities and adventure
- Pics & highlights video
- Great for stag & hen weekends, company retreats, kids camps, media & press trips, family reunions and more!
Why Adventure With Us…
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for groups.
Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect for your group.
The best way to remember your group trip? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.
We settled on the coasteering package in the Algarve, and it turned out to be the perfect choice.
We were met by Nuno and the team, who picked all 16 of us up on time at our hotel (they even brought us pastel de natas!) Right from the start, they ensured everything we needed was sorted. The coasteering activity was awesome and the guys leading it were extremely helpful, professional and fun. The lunch that was provided was perfect for after the activities, and the restaurant setting of Benagil was fantastic! Nuno even brought us for and unexpected hike and tour around a local cove.
Big blue adventures made the whole experience easy for us, and ensured we had the best possible time during our short stay in Portugal! The team loved it, and I will definitely be booking again for next year!read more
Popular Activities In Madeira
Why We Love This…
“Madeira is such an awesome destination because it feels super tropical with all the colourful fruits & flowers and palmtrees across the island, but you’re still just in Europe! I love going on a long hike up the mountains or through the famous levadas, and exploring all the picturesque streets of Funchal. But canyoning has to be on top of my list for fun outdoor adventures!“
Heleen – Co-owner