LAURISSILVA & PONDS
Duration: 3 - 4 hrs
Distance: 22 km
Ascent: 900 m
Running gear: Comfortable running clothes and shoes
ABOUT THE TOUR
This run starts above 1500m above sea level at Blandys Levada, We will have our first 7 kms of warmup on a downhill section along downhill single tracks. An incredible running start with views over Funchal and also the valley that ends up in Porto da Cruz seashore.
But this run is all about green forest far away from the ocean. Once we get to Levada do Furado we head towards Ribeiro Frio and along this 8 Kms of amazingly beautiful scenario we will be welcomed with gorgeous waterfalls and natural ponds. For the bravest, this cool ponds are the epic place for a dive.
After reaching Ribeiro Frio's shelter we start a comfortable but challenging climb towards Chão das Feiteiras where sheep are herd and the barns are located. A cool green plateau run just before we face our last 2 km to the finish line.
Local running guide
Transfers from hotel to activity and back
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Awesome running adventure