Fanal - Estanquinhos

In the mountain areas of the north coast of the island of Madeira, the Fanal - Estanquinhos trail running route is ideal for those who are just starting out in this sport.
This is an invigorating sports experience, marked by the beautiful natural scenery that unfolds along the trail.


With a total length of 13 km, the trail that links Fanal to Estanquinhos can be completed in about two and a half hours.
It is considered to be an easy run, with a total positive level difference in altitude of 500 metres.
Altogether, the descents present a level difference of 150 metres.


The trail begins close to Casa do Fanal, one of the most emblematic places in the municipality of Porto Moniz, widely known for its grove of hundred-year-old tis and its mystical atmosphere.
The section that follows, always punctuated by small climbs and descents, is mostly surrounded by the exuberant vegetation that characterises the Laurissilva forest.


Before arriving at Estanquinhos, on the grand plateau of Paul da Serra, athletes also have the opportunity to contemplate the wide view from various viewpoints, dominated by the green valleys of the region.
Distance: 13 km
Difficulty: Easy
Start/End: Fanal (near the house) / Estanquinhos
Level difference +: 500 m
Level difference -: 150 m
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