Larano Coastal Cliffs Running Tour is the perfect combination of coastal and forest trail running.
This tour starts on the country side of Porto da Cruz village in a place called Larano (330m), where you run along 4,5km in a mostly flat coastal trail always by the shore hearing the ocean from a higher level while seeing this beautiful steep cliffs till you get to Boca do Risco.
This is just the warm up because there you have the steep uphill to the forest area. It’s a 1km steep uphill but you’re rewarded by some breathtaking views over these Larano Coastal Cliffs (vertigo alert).
Once you reach the forest you find a completely different scenery running along 4,5km surrounded by the humid native laurissilva forest.
Up in the forest you’ll run slightly uphill first in a forest dirt road and then you’ll enter a single track trail deep inside the forest till you reach the last downhill.
This last downhill it’s steep but with some small steps that makes it easier to run it.
|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|
The track is a loop of 11km and about 500m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, and rocks and roots.
In this tour you have about 80% mostly easy flat trails and a challenging uphill and another steep downhill.
If you just want to exclusively run by the shore you might have a look at Eastern Peninsula Running Tour.
Car Trip (from Funchal) – 40 minutes
Start Point – Larano
4,5km flat trail by the shore to reach Boca do Risco
1km steep uphill on a breathtaking cliff trail
4,5km native laurissilva forest running (Levada do Furado)
1km steep downhill to the starting point
End Point – Larano
Car Trip (to Funchal) – 40 minutes