The Nuns Valley – Tour Description
The Nuns Valley running tour is one of our hardest trail running tours we have, not just because of the distance but also of the technical trails you run in.
This running tour starts at the viewpoint of Boca dos Namorados where you have a superior and beautiful view over Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley) village. You start the descent into that village through a technical trail in the shade of big nut and chestnut trees, then you enter and cross Curral das Freiras through some paved and old paths.
In this section, some of the technical trails look more like skyrunning. So, you better prepare yourself!
Arriving Boca da Corrida viewpoint you start running down to the Levada da Corrida where you will have a comfortable flat run to finish again at the same place you started.
|Meeting Location||Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point|
|Meeting Time||The pickup is set at 9:00am|
|Included||Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances Photos Pick up / Drop off Certified Guide|
|Not Included||Meals Running gear|
The track is a 31km long and about 2.000m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made mostly of rocky paved parts, dirt and lots of steps.
If you like this kind of trail running you should also have a look at these other tours:
Do you dare?
Car Trip (from Funchal) – 30 minutes
Start Point – Boca dos Namorados
2km downhill technical trail
6km Road/Trail running inside Curral das Freiras village
9km steep uphill/downhill passing by Pico Casado and Pico Grande, some of the highest peaks of Madeira
8km up/down trail in the mountains of Câmara de Lobos
4km running flat in a levada
End Point – Boca dos Namorados
Car Trip (to Funchal) – 30 minutes