5 hours
Duration
Hard
Difficulty
23 km
Distance
1.800m
Elevation Gain

The Central Massif running tour is a journey through the central mountain range of Madeira Island, passing through the picturesque village of Curral das Freiras.

This running tour starts at Encumeada, a central place that splits the western plateau from the eastern mountain range. The first easy 5 km are a good warm up for what’s coming next.

After passing by the farms of Curral Jangão, you start adding some elevation gain up in the mountain, but always with some runnable sections.

After this uphill, you have a steep and technical downhill trail taking you to the village of Curral das Freiras.

Leaving the village you have a long big uphill and you will pass by some of the highest mountains of the island like Pico Casado and Pico Grande.

 

The track is a 23km long and about 1.700m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made mostly of rocky paved parts, dirt and lots of steps.


Meeting Location Pickup at Hotel / Apartment / House / Meeting Point
Meeting Time The pickup is set at 9:00am
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)

If you like this kind of trail running you should also have a look at these other tours:

Do you dare?

The Nuns Valley Running Tour

 Car Trip (from Funchal) – 40 minutes

Start Point – Encumeada

5km mostly flat runnable trail

4km uphill and sometimes flat trail

3km technical downhill to get inside Curral das Freiras village

1,5km road running by Curral das Freiras local road to get the trail

5km uphill trail

4km flat and mostly downhill trail to the start point

End Point – Encumeada

 Car Trip (to Funchal) – 40 minutes

The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour
The Central Massif Running Tour

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