• Vacas + Patrica

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Vacas + Patrica

  • Itinerary
  • Fonte do Bispo - Pico Alto - Salão de Cima 
  • Start
  • Fonte do Bispo (E.R. 210)
  • End
  • Salão de Cima (E.R. 101)



  • Typology
  • Difficulty
  • Terrain
  • Direction
  • Distance
  • 8,2 KM
  • Time
  • 18 – 30min

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

An enduro from Fonte do Bispo to Ponta do Pargo, starting in the area of Fonte do Bispo, near the forestry house, on a grassy single track next to the dirt road. This route is presented together with Patrica because they follow one another in the same area.

Vacas is characterized as having inclined enclosed areas with rocks, followed by an area with stairs inside a toboggan until you reach the start of the Patrica track at the top of Pico Alto.

Patrica starts close to a geodetic pillar, a track that is 100% downwards, also recommended for Downhill enthusiasts. The stunning views over the hills of Ponta do Pargo and the fluidity of the trail are fascinating.

Along the route there are some double jumps, where the less inexperienced must be cautious. Beware of the fence jump however it is clearly visible. The final part is a lot of fun with double jumps and bermed corners.


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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