Trail running is a technical race on mountain paths and tracks with variable, multiple types, irregular or slippery terrain. Keen lovers of nature can engage trail running in Madeira Island, as it offers excellent conditions for the practice of this sport activity.
Trail running is running over mountain paths and trails with uneven, slippery or varied ground. Trail running races, of different distances, can be very demanding, and this activity is recommended only for responsible participants who are aware of their abilities, and who have appropriate physical and psychological conditions for the scheduled routes. Every year Madeira hosts MIUT - Madeira Island Ultra Trail, the Ultra Sky Marathon and the Ecotrail, which is a mountain race comprised of different routes, as well as difficulty levels, registering a large entry of Portuguese and foreign athletes. These competitions appeal to a large number of both Portuguese and international athletes.