• Avalanche Raposeira

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Avalanche Raposeira

  • Itinerary
  • Fonte do Bispo - Lombo da Raposeira - Raposeira do Lugarinho 
  • Start
  • Fonte do Bispo (E.R. 210)
  • End
  • Raposeira do Lugarinho (E.R. 101)



Ficha Técnica

  • Typology
  • Difficulty
  • Terrain
  • Direction
  • Distance
  • 4,9 KM
  • Time
  • 8 – 20min

3D Route

Source: Google Earth

How to get here

With Funchal as reference:

  • Take the Via Rápida (VR1) towards Ribeira Brava;
  • In Ribeira Brava, follow the Via Expresso (VE3) towards Ponta do Sol and Calheta;
  • Once you arrive in the village of Prazeres, follow the first exit of the Via Expresso towards the Estrada Regional (E.R. 101);
  • At the Crossing with the Estrada Regional (E.R. 210), go left until you reach Fonte do Bispo;
  • The trail is located on the left.


Route Summary

Located at the crossing of dirt roads along the ER 210 is the start of Madeira’s most important race track: Avalanche Raposeira.

Due to the altitude of the starting point the bends on the initial dirt road are always technical. The terrain is generally quite even and the dirt roads alternate with more fluid and enjoyable single tracks.

The only pedalling area is just before the single track with an intermediate double jump. The rest of the course is pure fun with jumps and off-camber corners until the end in the centre of Raposeira do Lugarinho.

Although recommended year round, keep in mind that during the rainy season there are very slippery areas.


Necessary / recommended equipment:

  • Full Face Helmet;
  • Gloves;
  • Knee pads;
  • Elbow pads;
  • Mobile Phone;
  • Thermal blanket;
  • Waterproof jacket;
  • Puncture repair kit;
  • Inner tube.





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