Eastern Peninsula – Tour Description
This trail running experience on the Ponta de São Lourenço eastern peninsula is certainly one of the best ways to start running in the island.
Ponta de São Lourenço trail offers you great views over the ocean always with scenic views to volcanic formations by the cliffs of this eastern peninsula, while you’re always surrounded by the blue ocean.
Halfway you have the chance to have a drink/coffee or eat a snack in the bar of Casa do Sardinha (not included).
After that and if the weather and sea conditions helps, it’s also nice to go to Cais do Sardinha and have a swim to refresh your body.
To finish, the way back is made by the same trail, but if you feel confident enough and if we have good weather you can climb to one of the peaks around. However, we should alert you for vertigo in this part.
|Meeting Location||Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point|
|Meeting Time||The pickup start at 8:30am and will be scheduled individually|
|Included||Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances Photos Pick up / Drop off Certified Guide|
|Not Included||Meals Running gear|
This track is 9km long with around 500m elevation gain/loss. The ground is mostly made of dirt and rocks, and uphills and downhills are mostly made of rocky steps.
Car Trip (from Funchal) – 30 minutes
Start Point – ER109, Caniçal
4,5km Trail Running till Pico do Furado (highest point) with 5 viewpoints
Possible stop in Casa do Sardinha for a drink or a coffee
Possible swim in Cais do Sardinha (if good conditions)
4,5km Trail Running back to start point (mostly by the same way)
End Point – ER109, Caniçal
Car Trip (to Funchal) – 30 minutes