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Madeira Skyrace - Race Trip
Madeira / 15 Jun — 18 Jun 2023
001—Madeira Skyrace - Race Trip

Madeira Skyrace - Race Trip

Located in the stunning surroundings of Santana, the famous Madeira Skyrace takes place. A very technical mountain race which consists of steep slopes and trails (4121 D+), a highly technical degree competition within the field of Skyrunning sports. This year Madeira Skyrace is also part of the Skyrunner World Series.

With races distances from 10 to  55 km, there is a race to suit your level of fitness and experience in Skyrunning. Join Team Arduua for a weekend immersed in the skyrunning culture of Madeira with like-minded runners.

The 55,6 km race, MSR (4121 D+) is a very demanding and challenging race, and a good option for you that have previous experience in Skyrunning or Ultra-trail.

The 23 km race, SSR (1672 D+) is a good option for you that is new in Skyrunning and have no experience in Ultra-trail. A great first step into this fantastic sport.

The 10 km race, FSR (617 D+) is a good option for you that is a complete beginner (both in Running ans Skyrunning), and it is also possible to do the race in your own pace just hiking with sticks. A great first step into this fantastic sport.

Except for racing we will also take the opportunity to enjoy and explore this amazing and diversified Island. On Friday before the race, we will do a nice trip together, to the highest mountain Pico Ruivo 1861 m above sea, and check out part of the routes, get to know each other and take some photos. We will go by car to a higher point of the mountain, and then walk (this is supposed to be a rest day trip).

On this trip you will also get the chance to meet and spend time together with Team Arduua and also our Coaches and Elite runners and learn from them. Among others Snezana Djuric (Serbian Skyrunning Champion) will be with us all the weekend.

On the evening before the race, we will have a “before race session”, where we will talk about race strategy and nutrition, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our Coaches and Elite runners.

An experience of a lifetime!


15 June
Check in, in the afternoon
Dinner at the hotel.
16 June
Day 1 - Meet up and activities
Breakfast at the hotell
Morning / Lunch
A trip to Pico Ruivo 1861 m. We will bring lunch packs.
Pick up bib number.
Early Evening
We have dinner together at the hotell.
Before race session at the hotel (strategy, nutrition, questions to Coaches and Elite runners).
17 June
Day 2 - Race day
Breakfast at the hotel
55,6 KM race
23 km race
Early Evening
Dinner at hotell
Price cermony
19 June
Check out
Check out

Santana in Nature

Accommodation in middle of nature!

This hotel is preliminary, and it might be changed, but to similar standard.

It is situated in Santana, 20 minutes from Madeira Airport, and 2 km from where the race starts.

A place where nature and tranquility are the highlight.

Santana in Nature Bed & Breakfast is a Guest House located on the top of the mountain next to the Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve in Santana, immersing itself harmoniously in the lush North Coast landscape of Madeira Island. Its exceptional location next to the LAURISSILVA FOREST allows our guests a magnificent panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, from where you can observe the island of Porto Santo and note the maritime, forest and urban diversity of the municipality of Santana.

Race course
How to get here

How to get here

You take a flight to Madeira Island, Madeira Airport, Funchal (FNC), and we will pick you up at the airport.

Included in the package


Accommodation 3 nights at Santana in Nature, you share room with another runner (double or tripple room).

Meals All meals are included in the packages (breakfast, lunch packs and dinner).

Races & Race tickets Race tickets are included in the packages. For more info check out the official race site https://www.madeiraskyrunning.com/.

Activities A trip to Pico Ruivo on Friday. Before race session at the hotel (strategy, nutrition, questions to Coaches and Elite runners).

Transfer Transfer from and to airport is included. All transfers on the island (to and from race etc.) are included.

Race tactics: Race tactics and race go through with Arduua Coach, the day before race.

Not included

You travel here buy yourself, and flight ticket is NOT included in the package.

Mandatory Equipment

Mandatory equipment

Race bib (supplied by the organization) to be placed on the chest or abdomen of the athlete and visible during the entire race

Backpack or similar for the transport of equipment

Water reservoir or equivalent with a minimum capacity of 1 liter (for MSR) or 0,5l (for SSR)

Thermal blanket (min. 140 x 200 cm)

Waterproof jacket with hood and long sleeve that fits the athlete (on SSR race windbreaker is accepted)

Operational mobile phone to receive and make calls

Food reserve


Cup of 12cl minimum (the organization will not supply cups at refreshment stations)

1 flashlight / headlight, with extra batteries

Recommended material

Trailrunning shoes

Running poles

Long trousers, that at least cover the knee




Change of clothes

Sunscreen cream

Electrolytes, salt, magnesium

Mandatory insurance and medical

1. You need to fill in a health declaration that shows that you are fully healthy to be able to run a Madeira Skyrace.

3. You would need a valid travel insurance. Although the race itself includes rescue and insurance.

Booking info and Payment

In connection with your booking, you pay 20% of the trip.

If you cancel your trip you will NOT get back the 20% that you paid in advance.

At latest one month before the camp, you pay the remaining amount, to secure your place.

If you cancel your trip 3 weeks before departure, 60% of full amount will be refunded.

If you cancel your trip 1 week before departure, 50% of full amount will be refunded.

If you cancel your trip 1 day before departure, 40% of full amount will be refunded.

If Arduua do not believe that you have the physical strength and / or experience required to attend the camp, Arduua reserves the right to cancel your trip. In these cases, the full amount will be refunded.

If Arduua have to cancel the trip because of Corona or similar accident, you will get all your money back.

Questions about this trip?

Send us an e-mail at katinka.nyberg@arduua.com

Madeira Skyrace - Race Trip Packages

15 Jun — 18 Jun 2023

The booking for 2023 season is not available yet. The final date for 2023 Race trip will be announced later this year!

Team Arduua Runners 30% member discount on ordinary price below for bookings made before 2022-12-31!

20% deposit required to secure your place. Outstanding balance due 1 month before trip. Price includes tax.


Arduua coaching brings a specific approach to training for Skyrunning and trail running. We build strong runners who rise to meet the physical, technical and mental challenges of skyrunning.

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002—The races

The races


Madeira Skyrace, MSR17 Juni 2023

Distance 55,6 KM / 4.121 D+
Difficulty Hard

Santana Skyrace, SSR17 Juni 2023

Distance 23 KM / 1 672. D+
Difficulty Medium

Make sure you meet the requirements for the race you are interested in. Race website

004 - Team Arduua

Team Arduua

A dedicated team of coaches and skyrunners.


Fernando Armisen

Head Coach

A mountain runner with a passion for sport in natural environments Fernando is a personal trainer specialising in Skyrunning & Trail with a focus on preparing trail runners for all distances, from vertical kilometres to mountain ultras and skyraces.


Katinka Nyberg

Founder, Arduua

Katinka takes care of the administrative stuff and makes sure your race trip experience will be something to remember!

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