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MADEIRA WELCOMES GOLFERS FOR CAPTIVATING SEASON OF CULTURE


Alongside a trinity of stunning golf courses, golfers visiting Madeira this autumn can look forward to a calendar of sensational events across the popular island destination.


Hailed across the globe as a paradise for holidaymakers and travelling golfers, the Portuguese archipelago is also steeped in historical and cultural heritage dating back seven centuries. As the vibrant summer season comes to a close, tourists can explore a new side of Madeira in an eclectic assortment of events that celebrate the resort’s unique traditions.


The autumn commenced with the popular Nature Festival, which fused incomparable Madeira scenery with high-octane thrills and stretched from October 4-9.


Alternatively, golfers can try their hand at mountain biking, surfing or canyoning, all to the backdrop of one of the jewels of the Atlantic. These activities offer an enthralling way to connect with Madeira nature, including the Laurissilva forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999). There’s something for everyone - including those who just want to relax after a perfect day on the course and enjoy a picturesque sunset.


Another unmissable Madeira event is the Chestnut Festival, centred around the enchanting parish of Curral das Freiras. This annual celebration introduces tourists to the various delicacies that can be made with this versatile fruit, simultaneously putting a selection of outstanding local restaurants in the spotlight. This year’s festival is set to come to the island on October 31 and November 1, further elevating a culinary scene already held in high regard.


In addition, Madeira is also the stage of a thriving sporting calendar, with one highlight this autumn sure to be the 2022 Biathle-Triathle World Championships. Taking place in the beautiful Machico Bay from October 26-31, hundreds of top-level athletes from across the globe will compete in a mixture of swimming, running and laser shooting in what promises to be a thrilling contest.


Completing the line-up is a catalogue of events including the breath-taking torchlit procession of Nosso Sr.º dos Milagres, as well as the Nomad Island Fest to kick off December.


Meanwhile, the sporting diary continues with Madeira SwimRun Portugal and the Golden Trail World Series, which challenges participants to run 100km through Madeira’s natural beauty.


Madeira was crowned the world and Europe’s Leading Island Destination at the 2021 World Travel Awards, with hundreds of thousands of tourists choosing the resort for their holiday each year. Boasting three diverse 18-hole golf courses, the island’s Madeira Golf Passport – created by Madeira. Belongs to all, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau – provides exceptional value for golfers looking to get the complete experience.


The passport, priced at €225 for three rounds or €360 for five rounds, gives golfers access to Clube de Golfe Santo da Serra or Palheiro Golf. An additional premium package includes a special day at Porto Santo Golfe, an outstanding course reachable only via a boat trip over the sapphire waters of the Atlantic. Bookable for both individuals and groups, the Madeira Golf Passport is the best way to access one of the world’s emerging golf destinations.


For further information on Madeira, go to www.madeiraallyear.com


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