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October 21st 2023

15 KM

444 m
80 %

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The shortest race of the Ecotrail Funchal – Madeira, starts at Pico dos Barcelos, at on October 21st.

Departing from an altitude of about 355 meters, the athletes will take a route mostly downhill, going past Levada do Curral, Levada do Castelejo and Levada dos Piornais, without leaving behind the seafront of Funchal to the beautiful, terraced Gardens of Lido, and from there up to Levada dos Piornais. From this point the athletes can enjoy superb views over the area where most hotels are.

To end this wonderful experience, nothing like the shade of the beautiful jacarandas at Avenida do Infante towards Avenida da Arriaga.

The Track

Mandatory Equipment

  • Satchel or similar equipment
  • Hydration pack – 1 litre minimum
  • Food reserve
  • Cup 15 cl capacity (minimum)
  • Whistle
  • Thermal blanket (min. 200x100 cm)
  • Working mobile, with a valid balance and battery (do not forget to store Emergency/Organization numbers)
  • Race bib
  • Identification document
During the whole race, the athletes are required to have the mandatory material for each of the races. Control check of mandatory material may occur at any stage of the race. Failure to present the relevant material will result in disqualification or penalty. Depending on the weather forecast during the race, and the demanding conditions of the ground, the following material is also recommended: Hat/Cap/Scarf or similar, Long sleeves/trousers, Warm clothing in the event of forecasted cold weather, Bandage (min. 80x3 cm), Poles, Sun glasses, Vaseline and sunscreen cream.
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