Porto da Cruz - Machico

The trail that connects Porto da Cruz to Machico allows trail running in contact with enchanting ocean landscapes.
Between beach and forest areas, this trail offers athletes a pleasurable experience of close contact with the best of Nature.


With a total length of 15.5 km, the Porto da Cruz - Machico trail running route can be completed in about three hours.
It is classified with a moderate degree of difficulty, including, in the first half, a continuous ascent of about 370 metres (followed by a descent with approximately the same level difference).


The Porto da Cruz - Machico trail begins at Alagoa beach and continues towards Vereda do Larano.
Amid the Laurissilva forest, athletes can enjoy a surprising view over the ocean - the permanent presence of the sound of the sea is, in fact, one of the most interesting peculiarities of this trail.
After this climb up the northern coast of Madeira, runners will enter a small forest. That is where the descent towards the south area begins.


The race finishes near the yellow sand beach of the parish of Machico, the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing swim.
Distance: 15.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/End: Alagoa Beach (Porto da Cruz) / Machico Beach
Level difference +: 370 m
Level difference -: 370 m
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