Guided tour

From Funchal: The Peaks Quest Running Tour (Moderate-Hard)

Activity provider:Madeira Trail Tours
Guided tour

From Funchal: The Peaks Quest Running Tour (Moderate-Hard)

Activity provider:Madeira Trail Tours

From US$ 58.90 per person

On this guided running tour, push yourself to complete the 12-kilometer trek from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest point in the mountains of Madeira. You'll sweat a lot, but the thrill of running through such beautiful scenery will be worth it.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Funchal, Câmara de Lobos, or Caniço, Portugal.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Take in scenic mountain views from the top of the world
  • Jog from the third highest peak of Madeira to the first highest peak
  • Challenge yourself to complete this moderate-to-difficult running experience
Full description
Go on a 12-kilometer moderate-to-hard guided run through the mountains of Madeira. You’ll be picked up by your guide and taken to start your excursion on the third-highest peak of Madeira, Pico Arieiro, which stands at a height of 1,818 meters. Start on the trail northwards towards Pico Ruivo and admire the sight of looking down at the world around you. If the weather is right, you may even find yourself looking down at the clouds.   Cross steep trails with lots of steps through this scenic central mountain range, passing the second highest peak (Pico das Torres at 1,851 meters), jogging through tunnels, and climbing to the top of the island at Pico Ruivo, at 1,862 meters.   On the way back, you’ll go by the same route in the opposite direction, which will offer up entirely new views and experiences.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Certified mountain running guide
  • Snack bars
  • Water bottle
  • Liability and personal accidents insurance
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Daypack
  • Flashlight

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  •  This run is a distance of 12 kilometers with 1,000 meters elevation gain/loss.
  •  The terrain is made mostly of rocky paved parts, dirt, and many steps.
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March 12, 2020

Product ID: 255442