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Running Holidays across the best trails in the world

What's included

  • From single participants to big groups

  • 5 or 7 nights - choose from economy, best choice or premium hotel options

  • 4 to 6 running days

  • Airport transfers

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Easy to advanced running program

  • Certified local mountain guides

  • Shuttle to/from trails

  • Activity insurance

  • Photo & Video Package

Why 'Go Trail Madeira' running holidays?


At Go Trail we put together a special, private and dynamic trail running trip just for you. If you're a group of friends with a common love for running, a running club, or even a corporate client, we're happy to build a customized experience to meet your needs.​


You just need to book you're flight in, and we'll take care of the rest. Really!

Our Trail Running holidays are designed for every runners wishing to improve their performance, those simply wanting to get started on mountain running or even those who just don't want the burden of organizing a trip.

Experience running on sections of the 'MIUT®-Madeira Island Ultra Trail' or 'Ultra Skymarathon® Madeira' while surrounded by awe inspiring views.

At our Trail Running Holidays certified and experienced running guides will provide a customized running plan, share their expert advice and provide you with a balanced itinerary of getting out onto the trails.


If you love the freedom of getting out and discovering new places, if you can run 10 kms or more, at any speed, then our Trail Running Trips are for you!

  • Non-running companions are welcome to accompany you. Please contact us and we can advise on the price.

  • Enquire us if you are planning a different number of nights/runs

Economy Option

Hotel Dorisol***

8 days / 7 nights / 6 runs:

Single Room - €970

Shared Room - €610


6 days / 5 nights / 4 runs:

Single Room - €690

Shared Room - €425

Best Choice
Hotel Girassol****

8 days / 7 nights / 6 runs:

Single Room - €1075

Shared Room - €675


6 days / 5 nights / 4 runs:

Single Room - €765

Shared Room - €470

Hotel Pestana Casino*****

8 days / 7 nights / 6 runs:

Single Room - €1890

Shared Room - €1290


6 days / 5 nights / 4 runs:

Single Room - €1350

Shared Room - €920


Day 1 - Arrival  - Airport Transfer / Briefing & Week Planning

Day 2 - Run - Larano - The Lost World Experience - 18Kms 700m +

Day 3 - Run - Fanal Green Mist - 15Kms 700m+

Day 4 - Run - Encumeada - Tunnels & Waterfalls - 17Kms 700m+

Day 5 - Run - Ponta de São Lourenço's Playground - 10Kms 400m+

Day 6 - Run - Conquer the Summit - 12Kms 1000m+

Day 7 - Run - Poiso - Natural Ponds and Waterfalls - 18Kms 900m+

Day 8 - Departure - Airport Transfer 

Programs are adjusted to meet guests running level

Day 1 - Arrival - Weekly Briefing

After picking you up at the airport, you'll check into your accommodation located in the best area of Funchal, 10 mins walk from town center and also 3 mins walk from front-sea promenade.


Day 2 - Larano – The Lost World Experience

Setting off from Machico outskirts, we’ll quickly see ourselves running Machico’s Levada towards Boca do Risco. From there on, the views over the ocean and the green that compose the high ground over us, will set the tone for our climb to Funduras. There, we’ll run deep inside the forest single tracks until we reach Degolada, a steep downhill single-track challenge, that will put your quads to the test. ​ This last downhill lead us to Vereda do Larano. With sea in one side and mountain in the other, we get to run some good 8 Kms in a Jurassic Park movie set like scenario. ​ At the end of Vereda do Larano we’ll start our way back to Levada de Machico with its gorgeous views over the city and end up this cool cinematographic running experience.

Time on Trail: 2 - 3 hours

Day 3 - Fanal Green Mist

The run starts at the ancient Fanal’s Forest Support house and will take us through that same trail towards Estanquinhos, way up at the Paul the Serra plateau. This single-track trail crosses Madeira Laurel and Heather Forest. It’s a constant up and down run, challenging at times and most of all, it’s filled with views over the Ribeira da Janela Valley, the longest in the island with a total extension of 13Kms. We end our run at this green field of Madeira Laurels, usually populated with herding cows.

Time on trail: 2 – 3 hours

Day 4 - Encumeada - Tunnels & Waterfalls

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. ​After another fun run moment we reach Levada da Serra that will get us to ‘Pinaculo’, a point of interest that then will take us to the south face of the mountain once again. ​ 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.

Time on Trail: 3 hours 

Day 5 - São Lourenço's Playground

After breakfast, we have a 25-minute drive to Caniçal, the eastern most point of the island. Having Caniçal as background, this tour is all about the symbiosis between mountain, ocean and having a lot of running fun. We'll get to reach the farthest eastern point in Madeira island, through the beautiful Baia D’abra’s trails until we reach Pico do Furado. From the start until we get to Sardinha's house and the viewpoint up above it's about 5 kms. An amazing running experience where the camera is as important as the shoes you're wearing. A nice swim in the ocean is advised as well.

Time on trail: 2 hours

Day 6 - Conquer the Summit

This run starts in Pico do Arieiro and heads towards Pico Ruivo, The Summit, the highest peak in Madeira, and 3rd highest in Portugal.
A true challenge, only for the brave. For those who really want to put their skills to the test. But let's not be fooled by the "short" 12 Kms. 
It’s a constant up and down with gorgeous views over the great central massif in direct contact with endemic fauna and flora.
We're put to the test in one of the most demanding but beautiful section of Madeira's 'Ultra Trail World Tour' race.

Time on trail: 2,5 – 3.5 hours

Day 7 - Poiso - Laurissilva & Ponds

Starting at Poiso Shelter house we will have our first 6 kms of warm up on a downhill section along mountain biking single tracks. An incredible running start with views over 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 km to the finish line.

Time on trail: 2,5 –  3 hours

Day 8 - Departure

Goodbyes and transfer to the airport. 

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