MADEIRA

JUNE 2nd - 8th 2019 

Ready for a week in the stunningly diverse Madeira? Trail running in the mountains and along ancient viaducts, under waterfalls and through tunnels, canyoning, surfing, yoga, a boat tour and start it all off with an "add-on" blast out on the Vertical Kilometer, 23km 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! 

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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 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). Other activities include, canyoning, surfing, yoga, boat tour, local dining and wine tour.

DATE: June 2nd - 8th 2019 (Limited to 14 people)

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 Trail Run Adventures and local Madeira runners on their island, mountains and trails. 

PRICE:

  • Early price US$2095

  • Price after Sept 1st 2018 increases to US$2295

  • US$500 non refundable deposit required to secure place, deposit can be transferred to another adventure.

  • Remaining balance due by March 1st 2019. Registrations after that date must be paid in full.

  • 100% refund if trip is cancelled

EXCLUDES:

  • Flights (Please do NOT make travel arrangements until we notify you that the group size has met the minimum)

  • Personal travel and medical Insurance. We recommend: Global Rescue

  • 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

  • Local guides (no tips required as we have paid them well already!)

  • Photographer

  • Daily yoga/core strength/stretch classes

ADD ON: Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira (30th May - 2nd June)

  • $200 per day which includes:

  • Airport transfer

  • Hotel

  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner

  • Free Race entry in any of the USM races:

    • Vertical Kilometer - 31st May

    • UltraSky Marathon 55km - 1st June 6am

    • Mini Skyrace 23km - 1st June 10am

ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Sunday 2nd

  • Arrival in Funchal, shuttle to hotel

  • Coastal run of 1 hour (depending on arrival time)

  • Wine tour at hotel

DAY 2 - Monday 3rd

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Run of 4-5 hour on the on the top of the Island. Starting at Teixeira, running up high above the clouds to Pico Ruivo and then following the unique pathway of steps and single trail connecting to Pico Areeiro. Arrive at the restaurant for any extra energy bites you need to get you all the way back to the start. Amazing to see the 360 views of the entire island from both directions.

  • Lunch at resturant

  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 3 - Tuesday 4th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Run of 2-3 hours from the coastal village of Portela over the incredible ridges and back along a high coastal path to Porto da Cruz

  • Picnic Lunch

  • Surfing (all gear is provided)

  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 4 - Wednesday 5th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Canyonning (all gear is provided)

  • Packed Lunch

  • Run of 1-2 hours from the hotel to the small beach and steep ancient stone steps of Sao Jorge

  • Evening Yoga/Stretch/Core strength

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 5 - Thursday 6th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Boat tour, snorkelling and maybe even swimming with the dolphins!

  • Lunch at resutrant

  • Run of 1-2 hours at the stunning and diverse Ponta de St Lourenco Peninsula

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 6 - Friday 7th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Run of 4-5 hours from Ilah along the ancient and incredible levadas engineering all the way to Cruzinhas via a 1.5km long tunnel

  • Lunch at restaurant

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 7 - Saturday 8th - Goodbyes

  • Breakfast

  • Shuttles to airport depending on your flight times

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