Dates: June 2nd – 8th, 2019
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Prices range from:
- €2,058.28 per person Double room
- €2,596.39 per person Single room
- ADD ON (+ €538.11): Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira (30th May – 2nd June)
You will pay a deposit of 10% to secure your spot. Once confirmed, your tour operator will charge the remaining amount.
Terrain: Trail run
Group size: up to 14 people
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Accommodation will be at the stunning Quinto do Furao. Rooms will be based on twin/double shared rooms. For single rooms, you will be charged an additional €538.11 for the week.
ADD ON: Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira (30th May – 2nd June)
The add on for this trip gives you the opportunity to participate in up to three races provided by Ultra Skyrunning Madeira. This add on takes place the days right before the running holiday starts.
Price: €179.37 per day
The price includes:
Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
Free Race entry in any of the USM races:
Vertical Kilometer – 31st May
UltraSky Marathon 55km – 1st June 6 am
Mini Skyrace 23km – 1st June 10 am
What Level of Running is this Trip Suitable for?
Everyone can join. 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. There are opportunities for running, surfing, exploring, swimming, eating and drinking and stretching out and relaxing together. Run time varies from 1-8 hours and can be adjusted to your ability or needs. Be prepared for different trails that will require slow moving, power hiking, as well as steep and technical routes. All runs will be measured in time rather than distance due to the vertical +/- and technical aspects of the trails.
DAY 1 | Arrival
Arrival in Funchal Airport. Transportation to the hotel by shuttle. Depending on your arrival time, you can join the Coastal run (1 hour). Wine tour at the hotel.
DAY 2 | From Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo
Enjoy a filling breakfast at the hotel each morning to get yourself in gear for the trails. Run of 4-5 hour 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 do Arieiro. Arrive at the restaurant to enjoy any extra energy bites you may need to get you all the way back to the start. Come up for the spectacular views of the entire island from both directions. Enjoy packed lunch and snacks at the cafe, and cool down with an evening yoga/stretch/core strength practice.
DAY 3 | Porto da Cruz
After breakfast, there will be a run of 2-3 hours from the coastal village of Portela over the incredible ridges and back along a high coastal path to Porto da Cruz. After some packed lunches, there will be time for some surfing (all gear is provided). In the evening there will be time to relax with some Yoga/Stretch/Core strength and rest up for the next day’s adventures.
DAY 4 | Sao Jorge
Today, after breakfast, we will go canyoning (all gear is provided). After lunch, there will be time for a run of 1-2 hours from the hotel to the small beach and steep ancient stone steps of Sao Jorge. In the evening, you can rest and stretch.
DAY 5 | Ponta de São Lourenço
After breakfast, we will go for a run of 1-2 hours at the stunning and diverse Ponta de St Lourenco Peninsula. There will be a boat tour in the afternoon, after lunch, from 2 pm to 6 pm, where there’ll be time to go snorkeling and if we’re lucky, see some whales and dolphins! We’ll be back at the hotel in the evening to enjoy lunch.
DAY 6 | Levadas of Madeira Island
Fuel up on breakfast because today’s run is of 4-5 hours from Ilah along with the ancient and incredible Levadas engineering all the way to Cruzinhas via a 1.5km long tunnel. You’ll be back home at the hotel in the evening, so there’ll be time to relax and get packed before your departure tomorrow.
DAY 7 | Departure
Time to say goodbye. After a final breakfast, shuttles will transport you to the airport depending on your flight times.
What’s Included in the Price?
Transportation while in Madeira
Breakfast buffet, packed lunch, and dinner at the delicious Quinto do Furao restaurant (all dietary requirements can be met)
Equipment for all adventures
Local guides (no tips required as we have paid them well already!)
What’s NOT Included in the Price?
Flights (Please do NOT make travel arrangements until we notify you that the group size has met the minimum)
Personal travel and Medical Insurance
Alcohol and other drinks
Additional snack foods, race food (gels, bars, electrolytes etc)
Personal spending – souvenirs etc.
This is not an exhaustive list, but it’s definitely recommended to bring along:
- Running backpack (for food, water)
- Snacks and electrolytes (since the weather can be very hot and humid)