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Easy trail running tours in Madeira, 12km or less (Half-day)

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Join our certified guide on this easy half-day trail running in the beautiful island of Madeira, scuttling through lush green forests and rocky terrain overlooking the vast the Atlantic Ocean!


1/2 Day

All year




  • Trail run around the picturesque island of Madeira.
  • Traverse through varied landscapes of mountains, forests and natural reserve.
  • Multiple routes to choose from, suitable for all fitness levels.


We’ll take you on this rewarding half-day trail running around the picture-perfect island of Madeira (12km or less), as we scuttle through its adorable beaches, green valleys, rocky terrain, and dense forests overlooking the ocean!

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the island of Madeira is an autonomous region of Portugal and is a popular destination among tourists all year round due to its breathtaking landscape, pleasant climate and unique culture. The island is rich in biodiversity and many of its areas are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

We will begin this amazing journey by picking you up in the morning from your hotel. There is a range of routes to choose from, 12km or less – Larano, Portela, Ponta de São Lourenço, Poiso or Machico.

Larano connects the Northern Coast of the island to the Southern Coast, and much of the trail involves running on mountainous terrain overlooking the enticing Atlantic Ocean.

Portela is a green path that goes through lush forests and beautiful landscapes, making it ideal for a quiet run.

One of the most picturesque trails on offer, Ponta de São Lourenço takes us through a natural reserve plush in biodiversity. We’ll run through the  Eastern part of the island taking in stunning views.

Machico is a historic city, also the second most populous on the island. The trails provides an incredible view of the city from the Pico do Facho viewpoint.

At 1400m, Poiso is a high route that involves a run through two types of forests, passing through firewood and descending to Ribeiro Frio before ascending to Feiteiras on the way back to Poiso.

All these routes are beautiful and unique and no matter which one you choose, you are in for an enjoyable treat!

Book now for an amazing experience running around this beautiful island! Also, check out this easy day hike from Boca do Risco to Larano for some more adventure.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

40 EUR per person to join a group. For individual runs, the price is 65 EUR. Includes Personal Accident Insurance.


Day 1: Meet, run, finish!

Pick up from hotel in the morning. Set on the trail. Finish.



More info

Pick-up between 08:30 and 09:00 AM.

Meeting point

Your hotel at Madeira.

Equipment you will need to bring


Watter bottle

About the guide



What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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Sept 6, 2022

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Aug 17, 2022

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July 16th, 2022

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July 20, 2022

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May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone


April 14, 2022

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March 9, 2022

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March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

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