Active Company Retreats Madeira

Join us in Madeira for the ultimate team building retreat with stunning nature and outdoor activities

How about taking your team on a trip to the Hawaii of Europe? Madeira is the world’s leading island destination with lush sub-tropical nature, mountain peaks at nearly 2000m and dramatic coastlines perfect for an active team building retreat. We have something for everyone here, from breath-taking hikes, to surfing and world-class canyoning – not to forget exploring and poncha!
Big Blue Adventures offers quality company retreats combining group friendly accommodation from villas to hotels, a range of activities & experiences to covering the essentials like local travel, food & drink and even your important meetings and events. We make everything bespoke for your team pulling in our expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver the perfect team getaway. Remember to check out the extras tab for more ideas and contact us via the quote button, the website chat or call us today.
Megan Ford
Megan F.
Isle are so pleased to have chosen to work with Big Blue Adventures for our 2019 strategy retreat.... BBA were fantastic at communicating with us during the organisational phase, ensuring we had all the necessary information and facilitating our needs. They organised an incredible agenda which allowed us to achieve our team building and strategic planning goals with a good balance of meetings and social activities. The hostel chosen for our stay was clean, modern, had a fantastic view with a short walk to the beach and had ample room for our needs. Some incredible, unexpected touches were a welcome bag for everyone with really thoughtful gifts, a bar tab and a highlights video at the end, we even managed to do a team beach clean. Dan, Heleen, Igor and Nuno were so accommodating, especially when we had some last minute logistical changes and sorted everything out for us. We are really thankful to Big Blue for making our retreat so special and look forward to working with them again in the future.read more
Christopher McLarnon
Christopher M.
We booked a corporate retreat with Daniel and the Big Blue Adventures team. Right from the start... Daniel was accommodating and made the booking process extremely easy and advised us on the best packages for our team.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
Martin Skitt
Martin S.
Amazing!! Have used the team twice now for 2 separate team building events. Highly recommend, knew... what we were after and delivered 100%. Great team!!read more

CR7 Hotel

Small to medium sized groups.

Funchal Boutique Hotel

Small or large size groups

Churchill Bay Hotel

Small to large corporate groups.

Quinta do Arco Village

Small to medium size groups

Funchal Hostel & Guesthouse

Small to medium sized groups.

Solar da Bica Guesthouse

Groups up to 20 in size

Canyoning Level 1

Beginner Friendly
Biggest Abseil 15m
Range of optional fun jumps

Boat Tours & Whale Watching

Whale Watching Tours
Private Coastal Tours
Island Exploring

Sea Kayaking

Sit on-top  kayaks
Amazing coastal tours
Snorkelling & swimming

Coasteering

Ultimate Coastal Adventure
Fun Jumps
Snorkelling

Canyoning Level 2

Beginner Friendly
Biggest Abseil 30m
Range of optional fun jumps

Surf Lessons

Beginner to advanced
Amazing tropical vibes
Quality lesson with low ratios

Climbing & Abseiling

Fun Team Trust Activity
Scenic Locations
Beginner to Advanced

Team Building Challenges

Orienteering / Peddy Paper
Fun team v team games
Various Activity Challenges

Hiking

Mountains with heights of 1862m
Famous Levada Walks
Dramatic Coastal Hikes

Mountain Biking

Great way to explore Madeira
Quality trails
Beginner to Advanced

Jeep Tours

Explore Levadas, Mountains & Coast
Combine Nature & Culture
Small to Large Groups

Events & Parties

Experienced Event Planning
Parties, Meetings, AGMs etc
Full Events Service

Yoga & Wellness Classes

Yoga Sessions
Meditation Practice
Ayurvedic Workshops

Coaching Workshops

Expert Business Coaching
Boost Team Building
Enhance Your Team’s Skills

Hosted Team Building Trips

When you book a Big Blue Adventure, you will have a go-to friend. We are a small yet mighty team, big enough to cope and small enough to care. We will be here for you from your enquiry through to delivering the trip and to the post-trip catch up with your pictures and video, evaluation etc. We have been told by our previous clients that we have really enhanced their experience, took the stress off their hands and became like and extension to their team! We take pride in offering a flexible and personal service that is dedicated to ensuring your team building event is not only epic – but that it also gives you the ROI you deserve.

Travel & Flights

We can cover everything from the moment you step foot on a Big Blue Adventure. That includes transfers from the airport, to activities, nightclubs – you name it! We can also help with any transfers from your business to the retreat destination, be that across the UK or across Europe should you wish to avoid flying.

While Big Blue Adventures are not ATOL protected we have teamed up with a fantastic group we work closely with to provide flights. So, collectively we can get a quote your way and offer you group flights for your team trip. We can help with all group sizes and it can save you a big admin project. When you are ready do talk with us about adding flights to your team adventure.

Meals & Drinks

Of course, keeping you all well fed during your time on a Big Blue Adventure is vital to the experience. Typically we cover breakfast, lunch and dinner + a suitable amount of drinks along the way. It’s not just about energy levels though, as we like to connect culture and include good social times through tasty food and a few drinks. That can be a BBQ on a boat, unique sunset picnic or a nice sit down dinner party for the team.

If you have vegans, vegetarians, halal or any other dietary requirements that’s absolutely fine. We work hard to team up with the right catering teams & venues to cater for the variety we find in modern teams.

Like all elements it is bespoke and we will meet your style, budget and needs.

Pictures & Video

What better way to capture those special team moments than having us there as your very own media crew? We will be there like proud hosts and we include pictures and a personalised highlights video. We love adventure travel and the smiles it puts on everyone’s faces. We get a real buzz from putting together the highlights and sharing them with you after the trip. We are also happy to include any of your branding if you wish so do chat with us about that.

Sports Teams

We have great options to create a sports club focused team retreat. This can include all the typical team adventures we put on with additions such as:

  • Healthy eating
  • Facilitate gyms and training facilities
  • Set up local visits to schools and clubs  + help create local games as a tour
  • Yoga, wellness to bootcamp fitness with our experienced personal trainers
  • Print tour branding and clothing
  • Manage workshops and conferences

Competitive Team Challenges

Looking for more of a competitive nature to your corporate retreat? We are experienced in running team building trips and can run competitive ‘team v team’ type trips if that is your goal. Something for all fitness and skills levels, we have lot’s of creativity and ideas in our team so let us know what you fancy and we can put together a team building proposal for you.

How much will it cost?

Everything is 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect team getaway. The more activities and package elements you include the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers in the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate over smaller groups as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.

Payments

When you are ready to book your perfect team getaway we simply start with a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm it all. The final balance is typically required no later than 6 weeks before your check-in date. Most companies pay by bank transfer, but we can also accept debit and credit card transaction upon request.

We can also make some changes between the deposit and the final balance payment. Such as amending a few dropouts / attendee increases, or making some package changes within reason. For further information please do see our terms and conditions.

Why Adventure With Us…

Quality Group Activities
We work as one big team with our activity providers, making sure that together we offer a high quality experience for groups. Each activity has been tried & tested, and personally chosen by us.
Handpicked Destinations
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 retreats.
Group Specialists
Specialists in 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 team.
Highlights Video
The best way to remember your company retreat? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.

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Why We Love This…

“We love Madeira because the island offers tropical vibes with hundreds of colourful flowers & plants, epic hikes through mountain ranges & Levadas and a spectacular coastline made for watersports. One of my favourite things is to hike to one of the highest points of the island Pico Arieiro, explore Madeira’s natural areas on a jeep tour, wander around the cobbled streets of Funchal and abseil down waterfalls on a canyoning adventure.”

Heleen – Co-owner