SKY TRAIL CAMP PORTO DA CRUZ

Following an already firmly established tradition, the most trendy and wanted trail camp in the region – Sky Trail Camp Porto da Cruz 2018 – is once more organized by the Porto da Cruz parish.

RACE INFORMATION

With perfect natural conditions for trail running practice, Madeira Islands are a Paradise open to everybody!

Currently there are several trail running events all over the archipelago. The charming village of Porto da Cruz on the northeast coast of the Island is an example of the perfect trail running experience.

In addition to the incredible natural beauty and well preserved historic landmarks, such as the traditional manufacture of brandy and sugar cane honey in the same mill (the only one from the “Steam Europe” age still operating) and using the same techniques since 1927, to the grape harvest festival, Porto da Cruz is one of the most “sporty” places of Madeira, offering unique conditions for trail running practice.

Following an already firmly established tradition, the most trendy and wanted trail camp in the region – Sky Trail Camp Porto da Cruz 2018 – is once more organized by the Porto da Cruz parish.

This trail camp offers three routes with different levels of difficulty, in order to make the experience available for participants of various levels of skills and embraces a friendly, non-competitive spirit, which leads the participants to discover the trails in group. The event takes place on the 19th, 20th and 21st January 2018, ensuring a weekend full of sports and fun.

The trails are mainly mountainous, with great gradient and bumpy floor. Around 80% of these trails run through Laurisilva Forest, amazingly preserved in this municipality. The trails go all around Porto da Cruz, beginning by the sea and going up until 1400m high (on the 35Km trail).

Along the trails, on the ascending route, we can see a panoramic view of Pico Ruivo, the third highest mountain in Portugal with an altitude of 1862m, and Pico do Arieiro, the third highest mountain of the Madeira Island with an altitude of 1818m; on the downward route, the background scenery is painted with the Porto Santo Island, Ponta de São Lourenço, the most easterly point of Madeira, and with the majestic Penha d’Águia, an emblematic rock formation with 580 meters of height.

The calendar of the Sky Trail Camp Porto da Cruz 2018 will be organized as follows:

Date and timeEventDistance and gradient
19-01-2018 – 20H00Night Trail9Km – 300D+
20-01-2018 – 09H00Hard Trail25Km – 1500D+
20-01-2018 – 09H00Easier Trail16Km – 1000D+
21-01-2018 – 09H00Hard Trail21Km – 1800D+
21-01-2018 – 09H00Easier Trail14Km – 1000D+

The registration for the event can be with or without accommodation and these are the fees:
€20 – 3 days (t-shirt + lunch)
€75 – 3 days + two nights accommodation (and t-shirt + lunch)

Registrations ends on the 12-01-2018 (to the maximum of 200 participants. Participants must be at least 16 years old at the event date).

There is also the possibility of registration on one single trail and cost €10 or €5, with or without lunch, respectively.

More information you can find on official page http://www.porto-da-cruz.com/sky-trail-camp.html

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