• Blackline Prazeres

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Blackline Prazeres

 
  • Itinerary
  • Pico de Feiteirinha - Lombo da Igreja - Lombo da Velha 
  • Start
  • Pico de Feiteirinha (E.R. 105)
  • End
  • Lombo da Velha (E.R. 210)
 

 

 

Datasheet

  • Typology
  • DOWNHILL
  • Difficulty
  • EXPERIENCED
  • Terrain
  • SINGLE TRACK
  • Direction
  • ONE WAY
  • Distance
  • 3,2 KM
  • Time
  • 7 – 15min

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 Calheta, at the roundabout, take the 3rd exit towards Estrada Dr. Roberto Monteiro:
  • At the crossing with the Estrada Regional (E.R. 105), follow the left until Pico de Feiteirinha;
  • The trail is located on the left.

 

Route Summary

This is one of the most sought after tracks by madeirans because, technically, it is the whole package.

The starting point is quite open with very technical and fast areas and at the first toboggans the terrain is rocky.

During winter this part of the track is altered due to the degradation of the terrain making it far too risky. After this initial area, the track is on a less demanding dirt road although you may alternatively go through the two toboggans to the left. The ground is covered in sludge, do not touch the brakes here as it is very slippery.

Once you arrive at a fence you enter the Downhill track of Prazeres: Fast, winding track between eucalyptus with many roots where you’ll find drops, gaps (3 to 4 high level jumps) and some bermed corners.

Guaranteed fun, but make sure you’re up to it first. Due to its length and easy logistics a recon descent is recommended before going down full speed.

Safety

Necessary / recommended equipment:

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

Map

 

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BLACKLINE PRAZERES

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