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Porto da Cruz HARD Trail Running Tour
Porto da Cruz- Madeira- Portugal
( 54 )
6 Hours
8 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

This track starts next to the Alagoa Beach in Porto da Cruz climbing a path and following the steep road to Terra Baptista, high areas of Porto da Cruz.

Here, we enter a long climb up to Pico do Suna descending a small trail that ends at the Levada do Furado, following it right and going through the Levada until the cross with the Levada do Poço da Bezerra, going up in a trail to Chão das Feiteiras which houses a sheepfold. 

From here we climb by a ancient Royal stone route covered by trees to Poiso. 

The descent starts in a trail behind the Poiso forest house, crossing the road a few times and heading for a dirt road where we turn left ad go always down passing through Pico do Suna to get down to Lamaceiros where there is a large pond of water storage for agriculture irrigation, and further down we arrive to the view point Portela, where we can have a top view of the entire village of Porto da Cruz.

From here the route follows the dirt road, passing by a single track immersed in dense forest there, until you get to Funduras.

The descent to the Porto da Cruz is made by a very steep and technical trail that ends at the Larano. Following the road and footpaths, we arrive at the Maiata Beach, and we finish the course with a few more meters by the sea to enter the Centre of Porto da Cruz.

Tour Detail

Distance: 30km

Elevation Gain: 2300m

Elevation Loss: 2300m

Maximum Altitude: 1403m

Minimum Altitude: 8m

Type: Loop

Included: Guide, Insurance, Thermal Blanket, Whistle, 1 Water, Snack Bars

Duration: About 6 hours

Pickup at 9:00

Pickup: Between Câmara de Lobos and Porto da Cruz

Out of this area: pickup 10€

Price Detail
Inclusions

Personal Accidents and Civil Responsibility Insurances

Water

Snack Bars

Thermal Blanket

Whistle

Headlamp

Pictures

Exclusions

Running Equipment

Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

sabineEJ

2019-01-05 06:45:28

"5 days trail running camp" Dinarte is the perfect trailrunning soulmate. Each trail was amazing. We had a lot of fun and he didnt give up on me. I highly recommend him.

+More

572artoh

2018-12-15 11:15:42

"Hikes with Dinarte" We had three hikes with Dinarte on Madeira, all the tours - picked by him - were just perfect! Tours were different, showing us various faces of the lovely island, they were tailor-made for us...

+More

richardaB9824AD

2018-12-08 00:49:17

"Trail run in the hills of Madeira" Fantastic afternoon with Dinarte, we both had a great experience and recommend you give it a go. Water and energy bars provided too....thank you Dino

+More

JuhaPut

2018-11-22 04:55:40

"Great Trail Run" I had an excellent trail run organized by Dinarte. Initially I asked an other route, but due to rain Dinarte suggested Porto da Cruz route instead, which turned out to be fabulous route. It was great...

+More

Petr H

2018-10-23 23:44:25

"Discover the secret levadas of madeira" really great experience with Dino. That's the must to have if you are nature lover visiting Madeira. We discover the combination "a secrete" levadas without tourist as well as known places. Thank you

+More

Ilkka V

2018-10-20 08:50:01

"What a great run!" I had a perfect trail experience at Ribeiro Frio 2. Weather was not perfect but guide was able to find interesting trails and keep perfect pace with me. Un fortunately I could not do more trails...

+More

Brianna M

2018-09-26 05:44:10

"Best hike in Madeira!!" I had a great experience with Dinarte. We were in contact beforehand to determine the best hiking route for me. I decided on the very difficult, but rewarding hike from Pico Areiro to Pico Ruivo. The...

+More

Olga J

2018-09-08 03:53:57

"Excellent hikes in Madeira " I experienced two excellent tours with Dinarte. Tours were well tailored for my level of fitness and interests. With Dinarte’s help I was able to use my time in Madeira very efficiently. The tours...

+More

agscamden

2018-08-21 06:33:59

"Above the clouds and under the waterfalls " I’d researched and booked two tours before I arrived in Madeira and they completely exceeded all expectations. The first tour took us over the clouds to the highest peak on the island, the second...

+More

Lisa C

2018-08-09 04:58:23

"Best Hiking experience EVER!!" Let me start by saying that our tour was so enjoyable we spent the next day with Dino as well. On the first day we hiked to the 25 fontes and Cascada da Risco. The weather was great and the views...

+More

Els T

2018-08-08 02:39:32

"Great experience!" I like running and love nature, for me the best way to relax and to empty my mind. I booked four runs: Baia d' Abra, Poiso, Larano and Fanal (my favorite). Dinarte was my guide, a very nice person...

+More

Marite E

2018-08-01 11:29:31

"Awesome experience! :)" We did the Pico Ariero trail and were definitely not disappointed!!! The trail is super gorgeous and Dinarte was an awesome guide - picked us up from the hotel, was very knowledgeable about the trail...

+More

Guido T

2018-07-20 01:35:29

"Machico Trail Running Tour" On the Third of July 2018, Dinarte was my guide on this 18 km trail which runs through levadas, peaks, laurel and eucalyptus forests and trails carved on the spectacular cliffs with amazing views. He...

+More

Annette Z

2018-06-20 14:26:46

"Madeira Trail Tour" Tuesday Dinarte of Madeira Trail Tours took John for an onforgettable trailtour, Ribeira Frio 2. Dinarte is a very good trailrunner and can tell you al lot about the island along the way. It was a...

+More

ColombeRiv

2018-06-03 17:42:08

"Beautiful multi-days spring hike !" Madeira trail tour is also great at organizing hiking journey! Our family group of four (adults) did a beautiful hike in mid-may from Santa Cruz to Porto Moniz going through Santana, Boca de...

+More

gusgetonthebus

2018-05-18 07:11:00

"Amazing Tour and Guide" Booked the Pico Arieiro-Pico Ruivo hike (not a run!) and had an amazing time. Even in particularly nasty weather, my guide, Dinarte, was professional and a joy to hike with. I HIGHLY recommend...

+More

Gordon_and_Ellen

2018-04-17 13:09:10

"Excellent!" We were lucky to find Madeira trail tours which could give us a fantastic trail tour even though we had a 3year old child in a sport-wagon. Dinarte was very professional in arranging a suitable but...

+More

JA_tr18

2018-03-02 20:57:59

"The best thing you can do on Madeira!" I booked the Pico do Arieiro 11,5km (rated moderate) run through in hoping for amazing views and challenging myself with the elevation gain. Madeira has practically not a single flat place on it! A...

+More

TiinaA-78

2018-02-26 09:16:55

"The best experience" We were thinking of trail running in Madeira during our vacation and wondered how would we find anything on our own. We googled trail running Madeira and found this. Easy web sites and information...

+More

Barbara M

2018-01-26 15:59:37

"Unforgettable day" We hiked with Dinarte from Nuns Valley to the top of Pico do Ruivo .What an amazing day, the landscape is breath taking in its beauty and unbelievably silent. Dinarte is a wonderful guide, very...

+More

Monika B

2017-11-29 10:02:26

"My first trail running, excellent expertience" I spent a wonderful trail running day with Dinarte. It was my first trial to check if I would love it. Dinarte adapted perfectly to my beginners needs. We started after a coffee - 13 km down hill and...

+More

leigh w

2017-11-29 09:42:27

"Fantastic first trail run" WOW. first trail run in Madeira & it didn't disappoint. after searching on Google I came across few company's. finally got booked with Dinarte. he picked me up @ 9am prompt on a sunday. I felt...

+More

JustinCogley

2017-11-29 04:13:38

"Epic trail running on Madeira Island" What an amazing place, Steep climbs, breathtaking views and great company. Dinarte was a great guide and can’t wait to run on the Island again.

+More

torstenm585

2017-08-16 13:01:25

"Very nice run with Dinarte" Very nice run with Dinarte. Apart from running it was interesting to here things from Madeira. Can highly recommend to run with them.

+More

Stephen A

2017-07-29 07:39:04

"Madeira Trail Running" I had four excellent trail runs with Dinarte. Each route was unique and tailored to my ability. Dinarte's knowledge is excellent. I was running solo with Dinarte, but groups can be catered for...

+More

MarcTrail

2017-06-03 11:51:54

"Beautiful trails & flexible expert guide." I had 5 fantastic days of trail running with Dinarte Jesus, a knowledgeable, flexible and passionate guide. He also organized a day of mountainbiking and snorkling for me. In addition to showing me...

+More

jola03ac

2017-04-27 01:59:39

"Fantastic three half day hikes" I went for three fantastic half day walks: Caldeirão Verde, 25 Fontes and Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and I can highly recommend booking a tour with these guys. The tour is private which means you...

+More
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Porto da Cruz HARD Trail Running Tour
Porto da Cruz, Madeira, Portugal
( 54 )
6 Hours
8 Persons
English/Spanish
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Brief

This track starts next to the Alagoa Beach in Porto da Cruz climbing a path and following the steep road to Terra Baptista, high areas of Porto da Cruz.

Here, we enter a long climb up to Pico do Suna descending a small trail that ends at the Levada do Furado, following it right and going through the Levada until the cross with the Levada do Poço da Bezerra, going up in a trail to Chão das Feiteiras which houses a sheepfold. 

From here we climb by a ancient Royal stone route covered by trees to Poiso. 

The descent starts in a trail behind the Poiso forest house, crossing the road a few times and heading for a dirt road where we turn left ad go always down passing through Pico do Suna to get down to Lamaceiros where there is a large pond of water storage for agriculture irrigation, and further down we arrive to the view point Portela, where we can have a top view of the entire village of Porto da Cruz.

From here the route follows the dirt road, passing by a single track immersed in dense forest there, until you get to Funduras.

The descent to the Porto da Cruz is made by a very steep and technical trail that ends at the Larano. Following the road and footpaths, we arrive at the Maiata Beach, and we finish the course with a few more meters by the sea to enter the Centre of Porto da Cruz.

Tour Detail

Distance: 30km

Elevation Gain: 2300m

Elevation Loss: 2300m

Maximum Altitude: 1403m

Minimum Altitude: 8m

Type: Loop

Included: Guide, Insurance, Thermal Blanket, Whistle, 1 Water, Snack Bars

Duration: About 6 hours

Pickup at 9:00

Pickup: Between Câmara de Lobos and Porto da Cruz

Out of this area: pickup 10€

+More
Price Detail

Personal Accidents and Civil Responsibility Insurances

Water

Snack Bars

Thermal Blanket

Whistle

Headlamp

Pictures

Running Equipment

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Reviews

sabineEJ

2019-01-05 06:45:28

"5 days trail running camp" Dinarte is the perfect trailrunning soulmate. Each trail was amazing. We had a lot of fun and he didnt give up on me. I highly recommend him.

+More

572artoh

2018-12-15 11:15:42

"Hikes with Dinarte" We had three hikes with Dinarte on Madeira, all the tours - picked by him - were just perfect! Tours were different, showing us various faces of the lovely island, they were tailor-made for us...

+More

richardaB9824AD

2018-12-08 00:49:17

"Trail run in the hills of Madeira" Fantastic afternoon with Dinarte, we both had a great experience and recommend you give it a go. Water and energy bars provided too....thank you Dino

+More

JuhaPut

2018-11-22 04:55:40

"Great Trail Run" I had an excellent trail run organized by Dinarte. Initially I asked an other route, but due to rain Dinarte suggested Porto da Cruz route instead, which turned out to be fabulous route. It was great...

+More

Petr H

2018-10-23 23:44:25

"Discover the secret levadas of madeira" really great experience with Dino. That's the must to have if you are nature lover visiting Madeira. We discover the combination "a secrete" levadas without tourist as well as known places. Thank you

+More

Ilkka V

2018-10-20 08:50:01

"What a great run!" I had a perfect trail experience at Ribeiro Frio 2. Weather was not perfect but guide was able to find interesting trails and keep perfect pace with me. Un fortunately I could not do more trails...

+More

Brianna M

2018-09-26 05:44:10

"Best hike in Madeira!!" I had a great experience with Dinarte. We were in contact beforehand to determine the best hiking route for me. I decided on the very difficult, but rewarding hike from Pico Areiro to Pico Ruivo. The...

+More

Olga J

2018-09-08 03:53:57

"Excellent hikes in Madeira " I experienced two excellent tours with Dinarte. Tours were well tailored for my level of fitness and interests. With Dinarte’s help I was able to use my time in Madeira very efficiently. The tours...

+More

agscamden

2018-08-21 06:33:59

"Above the clouds and under the waterfalls " I’d researched and booked two tours before I arrived in Madeira and they completely exceeded all expectations. The first tour took us over the clouds to the highest peak on the island, the second...

+More

Lisa C

2018-08-09 04:58:23

"Best Hiking experience EVER!!" Let me start by saying that our tour was so enjoyable we spent the next day with Dino as well. On the first day we hiked to the 25 fontes and Cascada da Risco. The weather was great and the views...

+More

Els T

2018-08-08 02:39:32

"Great experience!" I like running and love nature, for me the best way to relax and to empty my mind. I booked four runs: Baia d' Abra, Poiso, Larano and Fanal (my favorite). Dinarte was my guide, a very nice person...

+More

Marite E

2018-08-01 11:29:31

"Awesome experience! :)" We did the Pico Ariero trail and were definitely not disappointed!!! The trail is super gorgeous and Dinarte was an awesome guide - picked us up from the hotel, was very knowledgeable about the trail...

+More

Guido T

2018-07-20 01:35:29

"Machico Trail Running Tour" On the Third of July 2018, Dinarte was my guide on this 18 km trail which runs through levadas, peaks, laurel and eucalyptus forests and trails carved on the spectacular cliffs with amazing views. He...

+More

Annette Z

2018-06-20 14:26:46

"Madeira Trail Tour" Tuesday Dinarte of Madeira Trail Tours took John for an onforgettable trailtour, Ribeira Frio 2. Dinarte is a very good trailrunner and can tell you al lot about the island along the way. It was a...

+More

ColombeRiv

2018-06-03 17:42:08

"Beautiful multi-days spring hike !" Madeira trail tour is also great at organizing hiking journey! Our family group of four (adults) did a beautiful hike in mid-may from Santa Cruz to Porto Moniz going through Santana, Boca de...

+More

gusgetonthebus

2018-05-18 07:11:00

"Amazing Tour and Guide" Booked the Pico Arieiro-Pico Ruivo hike (not a run!) and had an amazing time. Even in particularly nasty weather, my guide, Dinarte, was professional and a joy to hike with. I HIGHLY recommend...

+More

Gordon_and_Ellen

2018-04-17 13:09:10

"Excellent!" We were lucky to find Madeira trail tours which could give us a fantastic trail tour even though we had a 3year old child in a sport-wagon. Dinarte was very professional in arranging a suitable but...

+More

JA_tr18

2018-03-02 20:57:59

"The best thing you can do on Madeira!" I booked the Pico do Arieiro 11,5km (rated moderate) run through in hoping for amazing views and challenging myself with the elevation gain. Madeira has practically not a single flat place on it! A...

+More

TiinaA-78

2018-02-26 09:16:55

"The best experience" We were thinking of trail running in Madeira during our vacation and wondered how would we find anything on our own. We googled trail running Madeira and found this. Easy web sites and information...

+More

Barbara M

2018-01-26 15:59:37

"Unforgettable day" We hiked with Dinarte from Nuns Valley to the top of Pico do Ruivo .What an amazing day, the landscape is breath taking in its beauty and unbelievably silent. Dinarte is a wonderful guide, very...

+More

Monika B

2017-11-29 10:02:26

"My first trail running, excellent expertience" I spent a wonderful trail running day with Dinarte. It was my first trial to check if I would love it. Dinarte adapted perfectly to my beginners needs. We started after a coffee - 13 km down hill and...

+More

leigh w

2017-11-29 09:42:27

"Fantastic first trail run" WOW. first trail run in Madeira & it didn't disappoint. after searching on Google I came across few company's. finally got booked with Dinarte. he picked me up @ 9am prompt on a sunday. I felt...

+More

JustinCogley

2017-11-29 04:13:38

"Epic trail running on Madeira Island" What an amazing place, Steep climbs, breathtaking views and great company. Dinarte was a great guide and can’t wait to run on the Island again.

+More

torstenm585

2017-08-16 13:01:25

"Very nice run with Dinarte" Very nice run with Dinarte. Apart from running it was interesting to here things from Madeira. Can highly recommend to run with them.

+More

Stephen A

2017-07-29 07:39:04

"Madeira Trail Running" I had four excellent trail runs with Dinarte. Each route was unique and tailored to my ability. Dinarte's knowledge is excellent. I was running solo with Dinarte, but groups can be catered for...

+More

MarcTrail

2017-06-03 11:51:54

"Beautiful trails & flexible expert guide." I had 5 fantastic days of trail running with Dinarte Jesus, a knowledgeable, flexible and passionate guide. He also organized a day of mountainbiking and snorkling for me. In addition to showing me...

+More

jola03ac

2017-04-27 01:59:39

"Fantastic three half day hikes" I went for three fantastic half day walks: Caldeirão Verde, 25 Fontes and Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and I can highly recommend booking a tour with these guys. The tour is private which means you...

+More
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