Madeira

3rd - 9th June 2018

Trail Running, Surfing, Whale Watching, Yoga, the Ultra Skymarathon Race and more adventures with Anna Frost & Braz in Madeira

Ready for a week in the stunningly diverse Madeira? Join Anna Frost and Braz on this trip, which includes trail running in the mountains and along ancient viaducts, under waterfalls and through tunnels. Then change it up with canyoning, surfing, yoga, whale and dolphin watching and start it all with an "add-on" blast out on the Vertical Kilometer race in the world class Sky Race or test yourself on the 55km Ultra event. Try something new, challenge yourself, take the step! We are right there with you. And so is the local community, ready to take you on an adventure of a life time! 

WHERE? The archipelago of Madeira is situated in the north Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Portugal. It is famous for its wine, local food, historical and cultural value, immensely beautiful and lush flora and fauna and of course incredible mountain trails that Anna Frost and Trail Run Adventures fell in love with. We will explore all of the main corners of the island, the high points of Pico Ruivo and its neighbouring peaks, sandy and rocky beaches and the famous city Funchal whether by foot, bike, boat, board or water! We stay at the islands stunning Quinta do Furao which stands on a cliff top in Santana. It is surrounded with organic vines, vegetables and herbs including endemic plants of island. The comfort of the hotel includes a swimming pool, small gym, hot tub, massage room, games room, wonderful sea views from the rooms and to top it all off beautiful breakfast and dinner menus and buffets. 

WHAT?

  • Trail Running. Run time varies from 1-8 hours and can be adjusted to your ability or needs. Some runs may change depending on weather. Some runs will be slow moving, steep, and technical so prepare accordingly. All runs will be measured in time rather than distance due to the vertical +/- and technical aspects of the trails (Always bring a running backpack to bring food, water, and a jacket with you. Please also include snacks and electrolytes as it can get very hot and humid).
  • Canyoning
  • Surfing
  • Yoga
  • Mountain biking (an add on)
  • Whale Watching
  • Local Food and Wine

WHEN? 3rd - 9th June 2018 (Limited to 14 people)

ADD ON: Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira (31st May - 2nd June) $250 per day which includes: 

  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
  • Free Race entry in any of the USM races:
    • Vertical Kilometer - 1st June
    • UltraSky Marathon 55km - 2nd June 6am
    • Mini Skyrace 23km - 2nd June

WHO? This adventure is for everyone. Madeira is full of adventures for us all. Some trails are extremely technical, some are smooth and flowy so we can make an adventure to fit everyone on the trip. This is an opportunity to run, surf, explore, swim, eat and drink and stretch out and relax together with Anna Frost, Braz and local Madeira runners on their island, mountains and trails. 

HOW MUCH? USD $2,195 

Does not include:

  • Flights
  • Personal travel and medical Insurance
  • Alcohol and other drinks
  • Additional snack foods, race food (gels, bars, electrolytes etc)
  • Personal spending - souvenirs etc.

Includes:

  • Airport transfers and all transportation while in Madeira
  • Accommodation at the stunning Quinto do Furao (based on twin/double shared rooms. If you want a single room add $500 for the week)
  • Breakfast buffet, packed lunch and dinner at the delicious Quinto do Furao restaurant. All dietary requirements can be met 
  • Equipment for all adventures (except for Mountain Biking shoes and clothes)
  • Local guides (no tips required as we have paid them well already!)
  • Photographer
  • Daily yoga/core strength/stretch classes with local instructors
Anna Frost

ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Sunday 3rd

  • Arrival in Funchal, shuttle to hotel
  • Coastal run of 1 hour (depending on arrival time)
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch

DAY 2 - Monday 4th

  • Breakfast
  • Morning Run of 2-3 hour on the coastal cliffs, through rivers, along the winding ancient trails and ending with a jump into the ocean pools
  • Lunch
  • Mountain Biking Optional (This is not included in the price, but we will help with your set up and transportation. Full and 1/2 day options are available. We will need to reserve early)
  • Afternoon Run Optional
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength
  • Dinner

DAY 3 - Tuesday 5th

  • Breakfast
  • Long Run of 4-6 hours in the high mountains above the clouds and with stunning views of the sea on both sides of the island! (you will need: a jacket, 1 litre water minimum, running backpack, food, and everything else you would take on a long run)
  • Lunch
  • Surfing (all gear is provided)
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength
  • Dinner

DAY 4 - Wednesday 6th

  • Breakfast
  • Canyonning (all gear is provided)
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Run of 2-3 hour along the peninsula overlooking nature reserves and stunning clear blue seas
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength
  • Dinner

DAY 5 - Thursday 7th

  • Breakfast
  • Sailing and Whale/Dolphin watching tour and swimming with the dolphins! 
  • Lunch 
  • Funchal City Tour Optional
  • Afternoon Run of 2-3 hour on the ridge lines of the high peaks surrounded by wild flowers and rocky outcrops
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength
  • Dinner

DAY 6 - Friday 8th

  • Breakfast
  • Long Run of 4-6 hours (you will need: a jacket, 1 litre water minimum, running backpack, food, and everything else you would take on a long run)
  • Lunch
  • Surfing Optional
  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength
  • Dinner

DAY 7 - Saturday 9th - Goodbyes

  • Breakfast
  • Shuttles to airport depending on your flight times

More Questions? Please email us at: hello@trailrunadventures.com