Sea 2 Mountain Running Tour is the trail running experience that takes you from the sea level directly to the mountain to run on a levada and inside Madeira Laurissilva native forest and finishing smoothly in a trail by the shore always with the sound of the ocean and amazing views.
The first 5km are the toughest ones leaving the village of Porto da Cruz and climbing from sea level to 900m altitude to reach the Levada do Furado where you will run about 4km flat and down till Portela where you have a panoramic view over Porto da Cruz village. From here we start a very comfortable and easy forest trails section, before going down in a technical and sometimes slippery trail to reach the last trail of Larano to run always by this relaxing shore trail back again to the village of Porto da Cruz. This last section of the trail is used on MIUT – Madeira Island Ultra Trail, and most of the whole course in a local trail Porto da Cruz Natura.
Sea 2 Mountain Tour has the total distance of 28km with around 1.000m elevation gain/loss. It has a mix of different types of ground.
|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 is the right choice if you want a challenging experience with the best Madeira has to offer: Sea, Mountains and Forest.
The highlight of this tour is saved for the end with the scenic trail of Larano.
It’s worth it!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a shared tour with other guests. Your running pace might be different than the other participants during the tour, therefore we will ask you to be comprehensive and avoid moving away from the group.
Our tours are also a fun and social experience where the participants share their passion for trail running and nature.
Car Trip (from Funchal) – 45 minutes
Start Point – Porto da Cruz
5km Uphill leaving the village to reach Levada do Furado
1km levada running
1km Levada Running in the forest
13km easy flat with small up/down trails
1km technical downhill running
8 km running by the shore and arriving back to the village
End Point – Porto da Cruz
Car Trip (to Funchal) – 45 minutes