Folhadal intermediate run

On land


Trail running

About this activity

This is a medium level 18km run deep into the heart of Madeira’s Laurel forest.
Our route begins in Encumeada and after a long tunnel that leads to the North side of the island, we'll start to penetrate in the dense Laurissilva Forest. Straightforward, we'll climb to Paredão, where we'll find a rail with more than 200 wooden steps: this requires some muscular endurance.
At Paredão, we're at the heart of Laurissilva, surrounded by green hills and fantastic views over São Vicente. Continuing through a trail covered by heathers, we'll reach Lagoa do Caramujo. Arriving at the road of Ginjas, we climb to Pináculo and then go down to the Levada til Lombo do Mouro.




Laurel forest


Nature sports






  • • Enjoy the fantastic view into the heart of Laurissilva.
    • Share your love of running with a like-minded guide.
    • Perfect to combine a cool running workout with the beautiful locations.

Good to know

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

What's included

  • • Experience Guide.
    • A thermal blanket and a whistle.
    • Flashlight.
    • A bottle of water and an energy bar.
    • Insurance (as required by law).
    • 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.
    • Folhadal.
    • Pináculo.
    • Lombo do Mouro.
    • Encumeada.

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Running
    • Difficulty: Intermediate
    • Distance: 18km
    • Highest altitude: 1530m
    • Unevenness: ±900m

Minimum age




Monday At 09:00
Tuesday At 09:00
Wednesday At 09:00
Thursday At 09:00
Friday At 09:00
Saturday At 09:00
Sunday At 09:00
Adult € 85,00
  • 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.
5.0/5 Rating
€ 85,00 Adult