Join Running Adventures and London City Runners for a weekend of trail running on the stunning island of Madeira.
For this trail weekend, we will be staying at the lovely Dorisol Mimosa Hotel in Funchal. The hotel 'enjoys a privileged space located in the centre of the tourist area 5 minutes from the sea; with outdoor swimming pools, indoor pool, SPA, jacuzzi, gym, games room, disco, restaurants and bars.
Our weekend will begin with a 10km run around the small city of Funchal, with maybe a cheeky beer stop towards the end if we fancy.
Day 2 will see things getting a bit more serious as we hit the trails to the east of the island, from Machico. We'll explore the cliff path to Caniçal before climbing Pico das Roçadas, which will give us incredible views across the island. This 11 mile run will include some epic cliff paths and some tasty elevation.
Day 3 will see us taking a transfer to Alagoa beach in Porto da Cruz, the start and finish point of our 13 mile adventure. This run will include a significant mountain climb up the Royal Path 23, towards Portella. Before descending and exploring the Larano Trails on the coastal path, back towards Porto da Cruz and a well earned ice cream.
The elevation on days 2 and 3 will be significant and we will be fast hiking some sections, the views and downhills will make our efforts well worthwhile.
This weekend will combine epic trail running with time spent enjoying the company of fellow runners from London City Runners.
Please be advised: This weekend is for London City Runners members ONLY.
Prices Single in twin shared room - £380
Non refundable deposit of £100 required upon registration. (deducted from balance, full balance due 10 weeks before the event)
Itinerary Thursday Group transfer from Funchal Airport at 12:30pm. 10km run exploring the city. Dinner and drinks. (not included)
Friday Continentalstylebreakfast. Transfer to Machico. 11 mile run, starting and finishing in the beach town of Machico, taking in incredible views of the island's north coast cliffs. Transfer back to hotel. Free time in the afternoon. Dinnerin Funchal.(notincluded)
Saturday Continentalstylebreakfast. Transfer to Porto da Cruz. 13 milerun towards Portella, offering incredible views. Before descending and exploring some epic coastal paths. Freetimeintheafternoon. Celebrationdinneranddrinks. (dinner included)
Sunday Continental style breakfast. Group transfer back to Funchal at 9am.
Please note. Itinerary subject to last minute changes without warning
All runs are guided by me, a Salomon sponsored ultra runner and coach.
We will run at a social pace and walk the hills if we have to. This is not a race! We will stay as a group so if you are a faster runner, please expect to run slower than you would normally. Previous trail running experience is not necessary. The terrain will be hilly with some fun and technical sections. The views will be incredible. You should be able to cover the distances at a pace of at least 10-11 min/miles to enjoy this event.
Included Group transfer from Funchal airport at 12:30pm on Thursday. Transfers to/from all runs. Group transfer to Funchal airport at 9am on Sunday. Accommodation in twin/triple bed accommodation. Breakfast every morning. Celebration meal on Saturday. Guided trail runs by fully qualified running coach. Coaching advice and guidance throughout the weekend. Video and photos.
Not Included Flights to/from Funchal. Additional drinks and snacks. Lunch on all days. Dinner on Thursday and Friday evening (chance to visit one of the local restaurants).
To book, simply complete the form below.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.