Porto Moniz


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Fanal is one of the most emblematic places in the municipality of Porto Moniz, it is located between Ribeira da Janela and the Paúl da Serra plateau.

Well-known for their unique beauty and century-old Tis (Ocotea foetens) woods, these specimens that resist time go back to the period before the discovery of the Island. They are part of the Laurissilva forest classified as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO.

On the trails now recovered for mountain biking you can visit the viewpoint of Fio and enjoy the ingenious installation of cables for the transportation of firewood to the Chão da Ribeira, pedaling next to the winter lagoon of Fanal, or, for the more arduous, ride all the Enduro trails that go down towards the Ribeira da Janela. 


  • Municipio de Porto Moniz: +351 291850180 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.portomoniz.pt

    Clube Naval do Seixal: +351 962331271 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.clubenavaldoseixal.org

  • From Funchal, take VR1 direction Ribeira Brava. When you get to Ribeira Brava, take VE4, direction São Vicente.  In S. Vicente follow VE2 until Ribeira da Janela exit. The Center is on the left side just after the exit.


  • Monday to Sunday: 9h00-18h00

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  • Cafe
  • Showers with Free Baths
  • WC
  • Free Bike Wash

  • Self-Service Workshop

map of routes


PEC1 Blue

The blue track is designed to appeal to practitioners with little experience and who want to start in the endurance field, but is adapted to any type of discipline. Without any major obstacles, the course stands out for its beautiful landscape and natural setting. It starts near the Fanal lagoon that gives its name to it.

Distance: 2,03 km

Climbing: -223m

PEC2 red

One of the oldest courses of Fanal, has received endurance tests since they take place in the area. It uses old paths at its beginning and has been reformulated to become more sustainable, but at the same time maintaining its most striking characteristics. It is the biggest special endurance course alternating fast zones with technical and fun sections.

Distance: 3,1 km

Climbing: -278m

PEC3 red

It's the shortest of the endurance specials. In technical terms, the switchbacks stand out at the end. It starts in an area known as Curral Falso where there is a picknick area.

Distance: 1,2 km

Climbing: -131m

PEC4 red

Special route with a lot of variety of terrain and vegetation, runs parallel to a small stream at the end. It ends at the ER that makes the connection to the next PEC or go back to Ribeira da Janela.

Distance: 1,9 km

Climbing: -236m

PEC5 black

This route is characterised by its natural obstacles and sloping areas. When wet, the floor is quite slippery and treacherous. It is fast and with some double jumps.

Distance: 1,6 km

Climbing: -263m

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FPC contacts

  • Rua de Campolide, 237
    1070-030 Lisboa
  • (+351) 213 802 140
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