KM VERTICAL DO FANAL
KM Vertical do Fanal is organized by the Funchal Mountain Club. This event takes place in September/October and is integrated in the Skyrunner® National Series calendar, as well as scoring for the Regional Cup, the National Cup and the Vertical Race Club Trophy.
The municipality of Porto Moniz, located on the Northeast of Madeira Island, hosts and supports again the Fanal’s Vertical Kilometer. Organized by Clube de Montanha do Funchal in partnership with Federação de Campismo e Montanhismo de Portugal, Fanal’s Vertical Kilometer is already an iconic and internationally recognized run, due to its beautiful trails and lanscape along the route. The oldest vertical km of Portugal is an unmissable run, and is as beautiful as it is hard.
Fanal is one of the most emblematic places of the Porto Moniz municipality! Known by its unique beauty, we can find in Fanal some of the best preserved and most beautiful nuclei of the Laurisilva forest.
Known for its unique beauty, we can find at Fanal some of the best preserved and most beautiful spots of the Laurissilva forest with its centenary grove of tils (Ocotea foetens), whose leafy canopies ascend to 40 meters high! The best way to get to know the vast and rich natural heritage is to venture along the trails that cross this landscape.
The 6th edition of Fanal’s Vertical Km is part for the second time of the calendar of the Skyrunner® National Series. It’s also part of the Regional Cup, the National Cup and the Vertical Race Club Trophy. This event is also part of the Skyrunner® National Series – Spain, Andorra & Portugal 2018. The Vertical Km of Fanal, with the internationalization of the run, proves the recognized potentialities for the practice of mountain sports in the Madeira Region, namely in the municipality of Porto Moniz.
The 6th edition of Km Vertical do Fanal will take place on September 8, 2018, from 08h00 to 17h00. The race has 3.98 km. and 1 000 m of positive gradient. The route starts in the locality of Ribeira Funda with altitude of 78 meters, and ends near the Lagoa do Fanal with an altitude of 1 078 meters.