Ribeiro Frio intermediate run

On land


Trail running

About this activity

This is a medium level 20km run through one of the most beautiful trails in the Laurel forest.
Beginning in Poiso we go through a zone covered by large pine trees til Chão da Lagoa. We contour Chão do Areeiro and after crossing the road, we'll enter an upward trail that ends at Pico do Areeiro. From this peak, we can observe the Pico Ruivo, Paul da Serra and all the central mountain massif of Madeira.The descent is made through Chão do Areeiro and Cabeço da Lenha.
From here we'll go down by Levada do Blandy passing through Cabeço da Lenha. The descent at Ribeiro Frio is made by a technical trail inside of Laurel Forest heading at Balcões. Following the course, we'll visit a trout vivarium. The ascent is made by Chão das Feiteiras.



Laurel forest

Highest peak



Nature sports



  • • You can enjoy one of the most beautiful walks in Laurissilva forest.
    • Admire the impressive views of the central mountains of Madeira island, at the 3rd highest peak, Pico do Areeiro.

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 an energy bar.
    • Pick-up and drop-off between Caniço and Câmara de Lobos.
    • 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

  • • Poiso
    • Chão da Lagoa
    • Pico do Areeiro
    • Cabeço da Lenha
    • Ribeiro Frio
    • Chão das Feiteiras
    • Poiso

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Running
    • Difficulty: Intermediate
    • Distance: 20km
    • Highest altitude: 1800m
    • Unevenness: ±1200m

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.
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€ 85,00 Adult