Day trip

Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Pico Transfers

Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Pico Transfers
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From US$ 31.66 per person

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Take an easy morning transfer from Funchal or Caniço to Pico do Arieiro. Admire breathtaking views as you hike to Pico Ruivo at your own pace before meeting your driver for a return transfer.

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Duration 7 hours
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Pickup included
You will be notified of your exact pickup time 1 day before your transfer in the evening, via WhatsApp or email.


  • Feast your eyes on breathtaking views of Madeira along the Pico Do Arieiro trail
  • Benefit from a hassle-free transfer service with a knowledgeable local driver
  • Set your own pace, with plenty of time for slower hikers to explore as well
  • Climb the stairway to heaven and see green cliffs rising through the clouds
  • Hike to Achada Do Teixeira on Pico Ruivo, the tallest mountain on Madeira Island
Full description

Benefit from a morning transfer service from Funchal or Caniço to embark on your self-guided hike of Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.

After pickup from your accommodation, drive to Pico Do Arieiro in the late morning where the hike starts. Your driver will provide a briefing with all the information needed about the route and the timings. You can walk on your own or join other people in the group.

Walk from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude. You will have 4 and a half hours to complete the hike, which is plenty of time even for slow hikers.

Admire breathtaking views along the trail and feel as if you are walking above the clouds. On the challenging path, you will find a few tunnel walks and the famous stairs to heaven.

Finally, arrive at Achada Do Teixeira, the ending point of the hike. Your driver will be waiting there to bring you back to your accommodation.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Funchal and Caniço only)
  • Driver
  • Tour guide on the trail
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with recent surgeries

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour is subject to cancellation in the event of unsafe weather conditions, in which case you will receive a full refund
  • This is a medium-hard trail with a total distance of 11 km
  • The maximum elevation is 1862 m and minimum elevation is 1542 m
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

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Punctual and great transfer with the driver Kevin. He also had some tips and was able to tell a lot about Madeira on the drive to the mountain. We were informed via WhatsApp the evening before that we would be picked up, everything worked out great. Can only recommend Elisabeth and Kevin

July 27, 2022

Everything was great, the driver was on time and told a few stories about Madeira while driving and gave tips for the hike. Gladly again :)

August 27, 2022

Amazing views! Fully recommended:)

August 21, 2022

Product ID: 412877