Guided tour

Funchal: Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour

Activity provider: Madeira Trail Tours

Funchal: Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour

Activity provider: Madeira Trail Tours

From US$ 64.38 per person

Enjoy an easy to moderate trail-running experience outside Funchal. You will ascend an elevation of 500 meters, passing through magical forests to the plateau. Returning back through one of the green "levadas" will also be the cherry on the cake.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal between 8:30AM and 9.00AM.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enter a fairy-tale-like area at the peak of your experience
  • Marvel at the ancient laurel trees
  • Jog through the Laurissilva Forest
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation in Funchal, you will venture out of town toward your tour starting point. Your trail-running experience begins on Curral Falso (850 meters), from where it heads softly up to the Fanal Forest (1,150 meters). Once at the forest, you will find a green open area with some cows and plenty of huge ancient trees, which together really help this place look like one of those fairy tale magical places. On the way back you will venture down to the Levada dos Cedros, where you will follow it with some flat running from it's beginning till the road where you started your tour. The track is a loop of 15 kilometers with about about 500 meters' difference of elevation. The terrain is made of dirt,  is sometimes muddy, and contains some rocks and roots.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Certified mountain running guide
  • Snack bars
  • Water bottle
  • Liability and personal accident insurance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Daypack

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Open-toed shoes
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

    Review summary

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    Green was the color of the day! So nice forest, beautiful ancient trees and nice levada running.

    December 1, 2019

    Very nice running trip to Fanal with Dinarte. A very knowledgeable guide with perfect condition able to adjust his pace to you. Thank you very much.

    July 31, 2021

    Product ID: 254582