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Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Product ID: 10956
Take a walk up to the highest point in Madeira - the Pico Ruivo peak. Enjoy spectacular views, award winning guides, and a beautiful walk past volcanic rock embellished with lava veins, jagged peaks and incredible flowers!
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Free accommodation pickup is included within Funchal and if en route to the activity. Otherwise there is a €10 pickup fee per person. If you don´t receive a pickup time and location after booking, please e-mail the local supplier directly.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a hike up to the highest point on the Madeira Islands
  • Walk past ancient volcanic peaks
  • Challenge yourself to reach the 6,107ft (1862m) peak
  • Enjoy coffee on your way there and drinks on your way back!
Full description
The sun rises over your hotel as you set out on your walking tour adventure. Leaving from the comforts of your room in Funchal on the Madeira Islands, we'll drive you up to the third highest peak in Madeira - the magnificent Pico Arieiro.

You'll sip coffee or a drink on your way up to the base of the peak, looking out at all the stunning beauty this place has to offer. As we head from sea level up to the base at 5,964ft (1818m), you'll pass beautiful flora and fauna. Finally, we'll begin our mighty walk up the mighty Pico Arieiro up to the highest point on the island, the Pico Ruivo peak at 6107 ft (1862m). Finally, we'll walk down to Teixeira where you'll be comfortably transferred back to your hotel.

And of course, no day of hiking is complete without a drink at a traditional bar, so we'll make sure to stop at one with a spectacular view to enjoy the closing of your day!
  • Hotel pick up and transport
  • Certified mountain guide
What’s Not Included
  • Picnic
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
challenging walk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 169 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Stunning hike

We were lucky and had some great weather so the views were stunning throughout. I would recommend doing this hike with a guide (although you can easily do so without) as it meant that the group was provided with lots of info about the local flora and the route itself, plus being dropped off/picked up was super convenient! I would recommend this hike for people of moderate fitness and up as there are some very steep sections that took their toll!

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September 21, 2019

It was great trip. Well organized. Peace was adjusted to every member of group. We went in small group of 11 people. Guide told as lot of facts about plants, peaks and Madeira itself. This hike is excellent. Spectacular views all the way. Hike is of moderate difficulty. If you do few mountain hikes per year you should be ok. We did hike in excellent weather. Can be much more difficult in bad weather. Be prepared for cold, windy and even rainy weather.

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July 9, 2019

November 23, 2019

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Product ID: 10956