Elevation gain 2757 m | Distance 23 km | Altitude min. 389 m | Altitude max. 1671 m

Urzal trail running tour route

Fajã do Penedo – Lombo do Urzal – Boca das Torrinhas – Pico Canário – Fajã do Penedo

The starting point of this track is in Fajã do Penedo, Boaventura – a parish locatied on the north coast of Madeira Island. It begins with a smooth climb towards Levada dos Tornos. After contouring some hills in the Lombo do Urzal the levada crosses a long, but fabulous uphill that ascends to Boca das Torrinhas, a branching with the path between Pico Ruivo and the Encumeada. Here we run towards Pico Ruivo traversing part of the central mountain massif, and entering a trail that leads us to Pico Canário. After a slight climb, we run technical trails, passing through Pico do Milhafre, and climbing after to Pico Canário, where we can have a unique views of Pico Ruivo.

From here the route goes along descending trail, until we reach a dirt road, run a few tens of meters, and then leaving it by left side to a very technical trail ending at beginning point.

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