WATERFALLS & TUNNELS
Duration: 4 - 5 hrs
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 1000 m
Running gear: Comfortable running clothes and shoes
Obs. Tunnel crossing
ABOUT THE TOUR
Encumeada is this running adventure starting point.
Following the Levada do Norte path, with its stunning views over Ribeira Brava’s Valley, we’ll reach our first long tunnel cross. These 250 meters of hand-made tunnel will take us to the north face of this mountain that holds a big portion of Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest.
After yet another tunnel crossing and some 2 km’s we start our ascent towards Paredão - a privileged viewpoint with nothing but forest all around us, where we’ll be able to contemplate views like the São Vicente’s valley.
Some more running and we reach Ginjas dirt road, where a smooth climb among this ancient forest single tracks will lead us to ‘Lagoa do Caramujo’.
After reaching the top of the plateau at Pico Ruivo do Paul we've manage to tackle the most challenging part of the day. We'll then start our path to Bica da Cana and Lombo do Mouro.
Although we’ve already passed through countless waterfalls at this point, these next few ones won’t have much trail path to avoid the water, and some shower will be inevitable. A cooling, refreshing and much welcomed adventure finish, after the kms we’ve already put in.
Local running guide
Transfers from hotel to activity and back
HD Photo/Video Package
Awesome running adventure