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Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour (Easy-Moderate) provided by Madeira Trail Tours

Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour (Easy-Moderate)

Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour (Easy-Moderate)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    6
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
In Fanal forest you will find a green open area with some cows and lots of huge ancient trees. This really looks like one of those fairy tale magical places. Coming back in one of the greenest Levadas is just the cherry on the cake!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
What to expect
  • This trail running experience starts on Curral Falso (850m) and softly heads up to Fanal forest (1150m) where you will find a green open area with some cows and lots of huge ancient trees. This really looks like one of those fairy tale magical places. In the way back we go down to the Levada dos Cedros and we follow it in a flat running from it's beginning till the road where we started the tour. The track is a loop of 15km and about 500m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, and rocks and roots.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • This trail running experience starts on Curral Falso (850m) and softly heads up to Fanal forest (1150m) where you will find a green open area with some cows and lots of huge ancient trees. This really looks like one of those fairy tale magical places. In the way back we go down to the Levada dos Cedros and we follow it in a flat running from it's beginning till the road where we started the tour. The track is a loop of 15km and about 500m elevation gain/loss. The terrain is made of dirt, sometimes muddy, and rocks and roots.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60811P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Granola Snack Bar
  • Personal Accidents Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the travelers from Funchal at the place they're staying. If out of Funchal, we pick up earlier.
  • Pestana CR7 Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000-017 Funchal, Portugal If you want to go to the meeting point, you should wait in front of "CR7 Off-Side Bar" on Pestana CR7 Hotel. The pickup will be at 9.00am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Granola Snack Bar
  • Personal Accidents Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up the travelers from Funchal at the place they're staying. If out of Funchal, we pick up earlier.
  • Pestana CR7 Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000-017 Funchal, Portugal If you want to go to the meeting point, you should wait in front of "CR7 Off-Side Bar" on Pestana CR7 Hotel. The pickup will be at 9.00am.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Popular mentions

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Sigridur
2 contributions
Nov 2021
I did the Fanal forest tour with Dino and I cannot recommend it enough. The tour was 17 km and Dino paced the run perfectly for me so I had both the challenge but could also really enjoy the tour and the view. He is also really knowledgeable about Madeira and I learned a lot on the way.
The Fanal forest is breathtakingly beautiful and the trails are perfect, with uphill, flats and downhill.
This tour was one of the absolute highlights of my trip!
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TL
1 contribution
Sep 2021
We did two moderate running: Funchal Highlands Running Tour and Fanal Ancient Forest Running Tour. On both the begin was hard uphill and the finish relaxing downhill around 600-700 metres up and down. Fog and cows was part of the running. Also walking and taking photos. Anyway you can throw your head to a flowmotion and just let the guide show you the way. And as a question about trailrunning or Madeira in general there isn't a thing you couldn't get an answer. About 5 hours per running tour with traveling. And he will pickup you from Hotel! I don't know how to thank you enough!
Written 21 September 2021
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Mats
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
An excellent tour with a guide with a vast knowledge of Madeira. He adapted the pace perfectly - it made it tough but manageable
Written 13 November 2019
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Thanks for your review. Unfortunately the weather wasn't helping with the views, but Fanal it's a beautiful place when misty. All the best!
Written 14 November 2019
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DQ Loves to travel
Hopatcong, New Jersey, United States4 contributions
Aug 2019
Ran over 15K in this tour and was guided by Dino. Dino is an excellent guide and adaptable athlete. I highly recommend this tour to runners of all levels.
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Denise! You're a great runner! Such an inspiration! All the best!
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

By: Madeira Trail Tours
bestour
bestour
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A private tour that really worth it!
Thank you Dino for a unique day,we did the PR13 but came back through the valley which changed the hike from modera
johnczhou
johnczhou
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A wonderful guide to sightsee Madeira’s natural beauty
We had a fantastic experience seeing the levadas under Dinarte’s expert guidance. He was personable and full of inf
alexgH8236YO
alexgH8236YO
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Fantastic!!
Excellent! The Levadas, hikes and views were all breathtaking. Dinarte was absolutely awesome. Super knowledgeable
dan92pne
dan92pne
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A breathtaking day in Madeira's mountains
If you enjoy the outdoors and want to see the more natural side of Madeira this is a must do. Dinarte expertly led
Smythluke1
Smythluke1
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Great day
Had a great day. Dino was very friendly and knowledgeable. We made great time and walked at a good pace so had time
Dave360i
Dave360i
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Magical Waterfalls & Lavadas
My wife and I had an amazing day with Dino. He prepared an amazing adventure visiting several waterfalls over a 15k
karentrinh
karentrinh
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Amazing experience, obrigado Dino!
Dino our guide for the sunrise guided walk to Pico do Arieiro was amazing! He was so knowledgeable, attentive and h
szebasztian04
szebasztian04
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Best guide - great experience
Dinarte is very professional. He makes you discover the most beautiful hikes in Madeira. His knowledge of the local
AudreyGx1982
AudreyGx1982
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Wonderful experience- experienced and nice guide
Very good experience with Dinate, he is knowledgeable and careful, he is checking regularly if everything is OK, I
Y1108XKdanielh
Y1108XKdanielh
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Amazing morning out
After eating and drinking too much of Madeira's fantastic food and wine, I decided I needed some exercise. Booking
AngieleQ
AngieleQ
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Beautiful nature & chill tour
Dinarte is a chill guy with lots of stories about Madeira and it’s nature. The tour was beautiful, since I was the
JintyEdwards
JintyEdwards
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Another great day with Dino
This was our second experience with Dino, the first being October 2019 when we walked the Levada das 25 Fontes. We
Vamos_mia2020
Vamos_mia2020
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Amazing and Beautiful hike!
Hiking in Fanal and Levada was so beautiful and amazing deep in the forest! And Dinarte is a good tour guide highly
835giulioc
835giulioc
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Great walk!
I did the tour of the Levada do Caldeirão Verde on Wednesday and it has been an extraordinary experience. Dino is a
CsNora48
CsNora48
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Perfect guide
Dinarte is a very nice person. He was very flexible and prepared. After the tour he took us in a longer and nicer w
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