3 hours
Duration
Easy, Easy/Moderate
Difficulty
15 km
Distance
500m
Elevation Gain

Fanal Ancient Forest – Tour Description

This trail running experience in Fanal ancient forest starts at Curral Falso (850m) and softly heads up to Fanal forest (1150m) where you will find a green open area with some cows and lots of huge ancient trees. In fact, this really looks like one of those fairy tale magical places.

In this place you’ll find several centenarian laurel trees, like the Canary Laurels (laurus novocanariensis) and the imposing Madeira Laurel (ocotea foetens) with some guardian cows quietly walking around enjoying the silence of this place.

After admiring this beautiful place and stopping in a viewpoint to the valley of Chão da Ribeira, we’ll take our way back going down to the Levada dos Cedros where we have a flat running section from it’s beginning till the road where we started the tour.

Fanal forest is as beautiful with a clear sunny day as in a misty day. In a clear day, you’ll see the whole wide forest, however if the weather is a bit misty, you’ll see the magic of this place.

Coming back in one of the greenest Levadas is just the cherry on the cake!


Meeting Location Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point
Meeting Time The pickup start at 8:30am and will be scheduled individually
Included Personal Accidents and Liability Insurances   Photos Pick up / Drop off    Certified Guide
Not Included Meals   Running gear
Recommended gear
  • Running Shoes (trail)
  • Running Backpack or Belt
  • Water and Snacks
  • Windstopper or Waterproof Jacket (winter)

Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour

Additional Information

The track is a loop of 15km and about 500m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, wooden steps, rocks and roots.

We have also some other options in different sceneries, like The Peaks Quest Running Tour or The Red Coast Running Tour. Have a look!

 Car Trip (from Funchal) – 60 minutes

Start Point – ER209, Curral Falso

3km Trail Running till Fanal Forest

Fanal Area – Viewpoints to ocean cliffs and Chão da Ribeira valley

7 km Trail Running through Levada dos Cedros (back to start point)

End Point – ER209, Curral Falso

 Car Trip (to Funchal) – 60 minutes

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