6 hours
31 km
Elevation Gain

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.

Leaving the village you have a long big uphill and you will pass by some of the highest mountains of the island like Pico Casado and Pico Grande.

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
Recommended gear
  • Running Shoes (trail)
  • Running Backpack or Belt
  • Water and Snacks
  • Windstopper or Waterproof Jacket (winter)

The Nuns Valley Running Tour

Additional Information

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

The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour
The Nuns Valley Running Tour

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