Why trail run in Portugal & Madeira
Trail running in Portugal offers diverse landscapes, including coastal cliffs, lush forests, and rolling hills. It is also a great destination for cultural and historical immersion.
When to trail run in Portugal
The best time to trail run in Portugal is during the spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) when the weather is mild and the landscapes are lush.
Popular trail running cities in Portugal
Popular trail running cities in Portugal include Serra da Estrela, Peneda-Gerês and Madeira island.
Run travel in Portugal
Run adventures in Portugal
Trail Run Adventures – Madeira Adventure – Explore the Madeira archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean, just southwest of Portugal. Famous for wine, food, and cultural history, you’ll soon add its incredible mountain trails to the list.
Trail Run Adventures – Madeira Adventure and Skyrunning Race – Explore the Madeira archipelago in the north Atlantic Ocean, just southwest of Portugal as you run from Pico Ruivo and its peaks down to the sandy and rocky beaches, and the city of Funchal. Finish this adventure with Vertical Kilometer, 23km Sky race, the 55km Ultra event.
Portugal run travel in 2023
See the list of scheduled run travel experiences in Portugal in 2023.
Bucket list trail races in Portugal
Bucket list trail races in Portugal include the Madeira Island Ultra Trail, the Rota Vicentina and the São Mamede Ultra Trail.
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