Triangle Adventure

25-27 Okt 2024 (Fri - Sun)



Triangle Adventure

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Experience the ultimate adventure in the Azores Triangle with our three-day, three-island, three-trail race. Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey through São Jorge Island, Pico Island, and Faial Island, and be amazed by the breathtaking views that await you. Covering a distance of over 86 kilometers, this trail running race will push your limits and allow you to immerse yourself in the most iconic landscapes of the Azores.

Here are the event details:

Day 1: Faial Island - Begin your adventure on Faial Island, known for its vibrant blue hydrangeas and the majestic Caldeira volcano. The trails here will test your skills with a combination of coastal paths and volcanic landscapes, offering a challenging yet scenic start to the race.

Day 2: Pico Island - On the second day, you'll conquer Pico Island, home to Portugal's highest mountain, Mount Pico. With significant elevation gain and stunning views, this stage will reward your efforts with the awe-inspiring beauty of the island's volcanic terrain.

Day 3: São Jorge Island - End your race on São Jorge Island, renowned for its dramatic cliffs and lush green trails. The final stage tests your endurance as you run along paths offering stunning ocean vistas and rugged landscapes.

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Course highlights

From the Vineyards to the Mountain ( FVM)

The trail “From the Vineyards to the Mountain” takes us on a journey of about 27 Km from sea level to the highest point in Portugal, Pico´s Mountain, with 2351 mt of elevation. The trail starts at the Madalena village harbor in the direction of the “Lajido” of Criação Velha, the heart of Pico´s Vineyard Protected Landscape, classified in 2004 by UNESCO as World Heritage. The basalt stone walls that protect the vines from the wind and the salty water make this a unique place in the World and create a scenario of rare beauty where man and nature coexist in perfect harmony. Have we passed by the vineyards planted in the basalt fields, it is possible to watch micro-reliefs characteristic of recent effusive volcanism, whose geologic importance classifies it as one of the geosites of Azores Geopark.

As the altitude increases on the way to the mountain, the vineyards give place to the “maroiços,” huge piles of rocks forming magnificent sculptures. These were made to store the excess rocks on the floor, so it was possible to plant several different types of plants and trees.

A little bit above it starts to appear green pastures mixed with volcanic cones and lava tubes, where the cows quietly graze during the entire year and where we can contemplate the mountain getting closer and always different, sometimes with the color changing, cloudy or cloudless or even covered with snow.

By reaching the foothills of the mountain, around 1 200mt high, we enter a Nature Reserve of the Nature Park of Pico and also a geosite of Azores Geopark and a Special Conservation Zone of the 2000 Nature Network. From here, the slope inclination quickly starts to increase, and many typical underbrush species from the Alpine and Sub-Alpine habitats are covered by snow for long periods. Reaching the top of the mountain at 2250mt high and where the first stage ends, we found the crater of Pico, an old lava field with a small peak inside. With good weather conditions, it offers us a breathtaking landscape, and it´s possible to see all the islands of the Azores Central Group.

Fajãs Trail ( FT)

“Fajãs” are the elements that give the singularity and the peculiar aspect of the São Jorge Island shorelines. They are small pieces of flat land between the mountains and the sea. They result from the collapse of material that accumulates on the foothills of the shore or by the cooling of lava that reaches the water.

Each of these “Fajãs” is unique, and this trail is prepared to contemplate and allow contact with all of them in different aspects. The trail, with about 27 Km, starts at the most ancient volcanic complex of the island at the São Tomé parish. Initially, it passes through some of the “Fajãs” of the South coast where the yam, banana, and coffee are cultivated (it´s one of the few places in Europe with coffee production due to favorable microclimates). The trail follows to the top of the hill and descends into the “Fajãs” of the North coast, like the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, one the most popular tourist sites of the island, a privileged spot for surfing. The Fajãs of the Caldeira de Santo Cristo and Cubres are also internationally recognized as Ramsar Sites due to their aesthetic and landscape value and these two unique lagoons in the Archipelago. This second stage ends at the Fajã dos Cubres near a small chapel.

Volcanoes Trail (VT)

With about 33 Km, the Volcanoes Trail starts and finishes in the youngest piece of Portugal, the Capelinhos volcano, where you feel you are on another planet. Here, it´s possible to walk on a terrain formed by ashes, tuff, and volcanic bombs 58 years old. The start line is at sea level in the “Comprido´s” port, the most important and biggest whaling station of the Azores between 1940 and 1957, when the volcano started its eruption.

The trail rises through the peninsula of Capelo and crosses ten sleeping volcanoes, entering the “Levada,” considered the most significant hydraulic engineering work of the 1960s decade in the Azores. After 9 Km passing through bridges and tunnels of this artificial and spectacular water channel, there´s the arrival to the Caldeira of Faial, one of the most spectacular volcanic caldera on the planet. After making a part of its perimeter, it descends through a rough single track to the parish of Praia do Norte, pacing through Fajã beach and returning to the Capelinhos Volcano.

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Start address: ER1, 9950-305 Madalena, Portugal

Finish address: EN3, Portugal


Triangle Adventure Routenkarte


Registrierung schließt am 06 Oktober (72 Tage bis zur Veranstaltung)

Azores Triangle Adventure

86,00 Km

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350 EUR

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What’s included

These are included in your entry
  • done Event T-shirts

  • done Timing chip (single use)

  • done Shuttle to Start Line info

  • done Drink Stations

  • done Nutrition Stations

  • done Medical Assistance

  • done Bag drop info

  • done Sports Insurance

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When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?


October 24 (Thursday) 6:00 to 10 p.m. - Bib collecting at Teatro Faialense

Mandatory Material (All stages)


Bib number (provided by the organization) - to be placed in a visible position during the entire route Backpack or similar equipment Water bottle or the equivalent of 0.5-liter capacity, minimum Thermal blanket (min. 100 x 200 cm) Windbreaker / waterproof jacket Operational phone (with sufficient battery and credit time) Backup food supply Whistle Cup (the organization will not give away cups at supply stations)

Recommended Materials


Poles Windbreaker / Waterproof pants * Cap/Beanie/Scarf/Bandana * Gloves * Clothing covering limbs * Sunscreen Change of clothes Cash amount (for any unforeseen event)

Transfers to start lines and from finish lines


Transportation from the boats to the start line or from the finish line to the central locations (Horta, Madalena, and Velas) is secured exclusively for the runners. Followers must find their way to move around the islands (rent a car or motorbike, jeep rides, or taxis).

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