The race Course

Ribeira Funda - Fanal

A "little bit" of history

The KM Vertical do Fanal had its debut in 2010. It was a new challenge and a complement to the few trail running races organized at that time in Madeira Island. Since then it was always organized by Clube de Montanha do Funchal.

This type of races consist in climbing  1.000m of positive gain in less than 5km of distance, in the case of the VK of Fanal this positive gain is reached when completing the 3,98km of distance.

The race Course

The KM Vertical do Fanal takes place in the West part of the island, in the council of Porto Moniz, a place of rare beauty mainly highlighted by its natural lava pools but also by a well preserved forest like the one where the race ends, the Fanal.

Madeira Island

Find out more about the island


Find out more about Fanal

The Madeira Island Archipelago is found in the North Atlantic around 900 kms of Mainland Portugal and 600 km of the coast of Morocco.

Fanal has a rich natural heritage enriched by a great concentration of tis, “Ocotea Foetens”, century old trees of big dimensions that belong to the Laurel Forest family.

KM Vertical do Fanal

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15th October 2023


Ribeira Funda - Fanal

Race course

Clube de Montanha do Funchal


GPS Track and Altimetry

Ribeira Funda - Fanal


Altitude Graph

The race course has an approximate distance of 3.980 meters and 1.000 of climbing.

It starts at the village of Ribeira Funda at the entry of the second tunel and it finishes by the Fanal lagoon at 1.078 meters above sea level

organizers alert that the race course might have dense vegetation before the event