MADEIRA 5 DAY ADVENTURE

10 - 14 JUNE 2020

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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 many areas of the island, the high points of Pico Ruivo and its neighboring peaks, sandy and rocky beaches, the ancient levadas, canyons, waterfalls and much more. 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: This is a condensed version of our classic Madeira trip. You will enjoy trail running in the stunningly diverse mountains and along ancient viaducts, under waterfalls and through tunnels, canyoning and surfing. Run time varies from 1-8 hours and can be adjusted to your ability or needs. Some runs may change depending on weather and some will be slow moving, power hiking, 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).

WHEN: 10-14 June 2020 (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 with Trail Run Adventures and local Madeira runners.

GUIDES FOR THIS ADVENTURE:  Braz and Goncalo Silva

PRICE:

  • PRICE USD $995

  • USD $250 non refundable deposit required to secure place, deposit can be transferred to another adventure.

  • Remaining balance due by March 1st 2020. Registrations after that date must be paid in full.

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

  • Tips

INCLUDES:

  • Airport transfers and all transportation while in Madeira

  • Accommodation at the stunning Quinto do Furao (based on twin/double shared rooms. You can add a single room for an extra $350, if available)

  • Breakfast buffet, lunches and dinner at the delicious Quinto do Furao restaurant. All dietary requirements can be met

  • Equipment for all adventures

  • Local guide

ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1 - Wednesday 10th

  • Afternoon/Evening Arrival in Funchal, shuttle to hotel

  • Coastal run of 1 hour from the hotel down the ancient steep step pathways to the small beach of Sao Jorge (depending on arrival time)

  • Wine tour at hotel (depending on arrival time)

  • Dinner at Hotel. Breakfast and lunch not included.

DAY 2 - Thursday 11th

  • 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 to the finish. Amazing to see the 360 views of the entire island from both directions.

  • Packed Lunch

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 3 - Friday 12th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Run of 3-4 hours from the coastal village of Portela over the incredible ridges and back along a high coastal path to Porto da Cruz

  • Lunch at Local Restaurant

  • Surfing (all gear is provided)

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 4 - Saturday 13th

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Canyoning (all gear is provided)

  • Packed Lunch

  • Dinner at hotel

DAY 5 - Sunday 14th - evening departure after 4pm

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Run of 5-6 hours (can be shorter if needed) from Ilah along the ancient and incredible levadas, past beautiful waterfalls and through the river gorge (you will get wet!), finishing with a climb back up to the hotel

  • Packed Lunch

  • Shuttles to airport

  • Dinner not included

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