Encumeada extreme run

On land


Trail running

About this activity

This is a hard lever trail in the mountainous massif of Madeira that passes through Curral das Freiras (Nun's Valley) and begins at Encumeada, the central zone that divides the north and the south sides of the island.
The first part of the route takes you on an accessible trail that passes through Curral Jangão and gradually ascends to Chão da Relvinha, where we'll descend til Fajã Escura.
Arriving here, we follow Fajã dos Cardos, where we'll see a trail surrounded by agricultural plantations.
This is where we start to climb til Boca das Torrinhas, a point where you can contemplate the view over Curral das Freiras. We'll return with constant ascents and descents, til Encumeada, in a rail with basaltic steps.






Nature sports




  • • Share your love of running with a like-minded guide.
    • Overcome the challenge of a trail that promises to be unique.
    • Discover the beautiful and varied landscapes.
    • You can enjoy one of the most beautiful walks surrounded by agricultural plantations.

Good to know

  • • We speak English, Spanish and Portuguese during this activity.

What's included

  • • Experience Guide.
    • Insurance (as required by law).
    • A thermal blanket and a whistle.
    • A bottle of water and a two energy bars.
    • Pick-up and drop-off between Caniço and Ribeira Brava.
    • Other places Pick-up and drop-off can be arranged at the extra fee of €10 (You will be contacted and advised of the pick-up time).

Travel plan

  • • Encumeada
    • Curral Jangão
    • Relvinha
    • Curral das Freira
    • Boca das Torrinhas
    • Encumeada

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Running
    • Difficulty: Hard
    • Distance: 23km
    • Highest altitude: 1638m
    • Unevenness: ±1700m

Minimum age




Monday At 08:00
Tuesday At 08:00
Wednesday At 08:00
Thursday At 08:00
Friday At 08:00
Saturday At 08:00
Sunday At 08:00
Adult € 95,00
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 95,00 Adult