Ribeira Funda-Fanal

The trail name

Vereda do Castanheiro


Porto Moniz

Finish line


GPS Track and Altitude

The race course 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

We alert that the race course might have dense overgrown vegetation before the event

/     3.980 Meters of distance
/     1000 Meters of elevation

/     1078 of maximum altitude

KV do Fanal

2010-2024   |  

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.

It 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.

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.