MIUT 2022 is coming…

The 13th edition of this amazing race starts at Saturday 0:00am from the northern Porto Moniz village towards Machico on southeast of the island.

This year for the MIUT115 there are some elite runners trying to get the golden medal or even for the podium.

Looking on Men side we have the ITRA leader Jim Walmsley as the greatest favorite for the win, but we can also expect some close chase from Andreas Reiterer, Thibaut Garrivier, Sebastian Krogvig, Mathieu Blanchard, among other great runners.

On Women side we have the ITRA leader Courtney Dauwalter and the French Audrey Tanguy will for sure fight hard for the win, but her countrywoman Maryline Nakache and the Swiss Kathrin Goetz might have a word to say, as well some other strong ladies.

Regarding to the MIUT85 race, Tom Evans and Remigio Huaman are the favorites for the win, but Nicolas Gourdon and the Portuguese Tiago Romão will for sure dispute the race. On women Kelly Wolf is the favorite for the win.

For the MIUT60 the competition will be strong, both on men and women, since we have Stephen Kersh, Luis Alberto Hernando, Sheila Aviles Castaño and Yngvild Kaspersen as favorites.

The shorter distances of 42km and 17km will be for sure super fast as always, since a big part of the courses are flat and downhill.

It will be a big event, that’s for sure! MIUT 2022 will have around 3.200 runners from almost 50 countries coming to Madeira Island to run their races and some of them also bring the family to spend some nice holidays as well.

Meanwhile, all year around you have our trail running tours to have some fun! Go ahead and book your running tour!

Have a look HERE!

MIUT 2022
source: miutmadeira.com

Ultra Skyrunning Madeira 2021

After last year’s interruption, Ultra Skyrunning Madeira was back to the trails this year with a great atmosphere among the athletes and all the supporters and spectators.

The main race, the Madeira Sky Race with 55km long and 4121m elevation gain, is part of Skyrunner World Series.

The Madeira Sky Race starts from Santana city and climbs to the highest peak of the island, Pico Ruivo, through very technical and steep trails, then goest down to the sea level before heading back to Santana city.

This year the winners of the main event were Martin Anthamatten from Team Adidas Terrex with the time of 6:11:23 and Mayi Errasti from Basque Mountaineering Federation with 7:16:13.

Martin Anthamatten - Ultra Skymarathon Madeira Mayi Errasti - Ultra Skymarathon Madeira

Both led the race from the first kilometers and managed to keep the lead till the finish line.

On the previous day, the Santana Vertical Kilometer which integrates VK Open Championship crowned the winners Vincent Loustau with 40:43 and Joana Soares with 46:35.

Have a look at our gallery here.

The skyrunning trails in Santana are quite technical and steep but if you think you can run them just contact us and we’ll plan the best skyrunning route for you.

If you are looking for easier madeira trails you can find them on our Daily Running Tours, or on our Private Running Tours if you want to keep solo.

We also have the option of Multi-Day Running Tours if you want to experience different trails.

But, why don’t you plan a Running Trip in Madeira?

We can help you with that! Check our Running Trip section.

You might also be looking for some more relaxing time… so, the best for you would be our Walking Tours.

We’re waiting for you!

Tripadvisor 2020 Travallers' Choice award

We are proud to announce that we’ve just been awarded with Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice award.

This is the prize for all our daily work pleasing our guests and providing the best Madeira trail running and walking tours.

On every single tour we try to adapt the pace or the speech to all our guests in order to let them as comfortable as possible during the tour.

In the last 3 years Tripadvisor awarded us with the Certificate of Excellence, but this year we just got their highest award!

This wouldn’t be possible without the kindness of our guests by leaving us a review after the tour. We are very grateful to them!

This prize reflects our passion to show the best trail Madeira can offer for each guest.

The runners recognize Madeira Trail Tours as the one who provides the best madeira running tours.

The hikers love to share their experience in our tours. They love how we present all the fauna and flora Madeira has, and every single story we share with them.

So, if you’re not sure yet where to go in your running holidays, why not Madeira??

We have some of the best trails in the world, the weather it’s perfect for running. And the best of all… you can finish a trail run by having a dip in the ocean!

Pack your bags, choose your best trail running shoes, and book the best running tours madeira can offer you at our website! You can find them here – Running Tours.

If you’re not up to run, and you just want a relaxing tour exploring the nature, we can also help you with that. Have a look at our Walking Tours.

We’ll be waiting for your visit!

Global Running Day

We celebrate Global Running Day on 3rd June in order to encourage everyone to get moving and being conscious of all it’s positive health benefits.

Due to the present social restrictions forced by covid-19, it’s even more challenging to find a way to stay active and healthy. But this can’t be an excuse to be sedentary and store your running shoes in the closet.

Like many other economic sectors, all the Running Tour companies had very difficult times with no guests to guide and without any recovery forecast for the next weeks.

Despite this, we have to keep positive and be ready when we start the madeira running tours again.

That’s why we had to join this movement with our partners of RunningTours.Net. Dinarte (Madeira Trail Tours founder) did his 10km jogging to help achieving the goal of 1.000km.

Raoul from RunningTours.Net called all the Tour Guides to reach this goal together and celebrate Global Running (Tour) Day.

We should also post a picture of a monument or nice view in the area and use #globalrunningday #globalrunningtourday hashtags in social media.

Searching for those hashtags we’re happy to see so many people celebrating Global Running Day in their way.

Running with family…

in a small group of friends…

or with their pets…

Everything should be an excuse to go outside and keep moving!

We are celebrating today, but it’s true that we celebrate everyday in any trail Madeira has to offer.

Every single day we are grateful to share all these beautiful trails with Madeira trail running community.

For now we share them online, soon we’ll host the best trail running tours in Madeira Island.

Till then, keep an eye on our website, and keep following us on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube accounts.

Happy Global Running Day!

lockdown finished

Today 11th May, we are happy to announce that in Madeira the lockdown for outdoor activities is finished.

We are now free again to explore nature by every single madeira trail.

Of course we don’t have any tourists so far for the trail running tours and for the walking tours, but we’ll start going off to every single trail madeira can offer you in order to prepare our future tours.

It’s been almost 2 months almost no one walks or runs in the madeira trails, and of course some of them might be full of grown weeds.

In the next weeks we’ll try to cover all tracks we have on our tours and clean some weeds blocking the trail to prepare them for our guests in the future.

We’ll start running madeira highest trails up to the summit of the island, Pico Ruivo.

Then we’ll follow some levadas and trails in the forest, and to finish we’ll run by the stunning coastal trails.

It’s so good that we the lockdown is finished for madeira running enthusiasts, since everybody is tired of the same urban courses around their house.

Today on social media we started to see a big part of madeira trail running community posting pictures in the trails.

We can’t wait to host again the best running tours madeira can offer you.

So, don’t forget when you come to madeira running tours and walking tours is the best thing to do.

Madeira Trail Tours will be always ready to provide you an unforgettable experience!

See you soon!


We would like to present you one of our partners in Running Tours promotion around the world. They’re RunningTours.net!

RunningTours.net was founded by Raoul Spronken and Noel Jaminon with the main goal to share with worldwide runners where they can find a Running Tour in their vacation.

Raoul is the “Public Relations” of the project, and it was him who convinced us to join the community.

Imagine yourself traveling for work to an European city and after you finish all your tasks, you find a great way to discover the city joining a running tour.

We did that a couple of years ago when in Amsterdam. We called Paul from Tourist Run Amsterdam, and he gave us a great experience running though the streets of this charming city.

In fact it’s a great idea to show runners all over the world where they can find guided running tours in more than 40 countries of the 5 continents!

You can find running tours for example, in United States of America, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Japan, almost all European countries, and of course in the beautiful island of Madeira.

If you’re traveling to Madeira we can guide you through the easiest madeira trail or to the hardest madeira trail… You decide!

Have a look at our Running Tours and book which one you feel is the best for you.