Day trip

From Funchal: Madeira Peaks Mountain Walk

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From Funchal: Madeira Peaks Mountain Walk

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 40.25 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel from Funchal aboard a van to the start of the Madeira peaks hiking trail on this day trip. Marvel at fragile flowers, stroll thorugh a heather forest, and reach the island's the highest point.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up is from selected hotels in Funchal. Extra fees apply for hotels outside Funchal.
Private group available


  • Go to Pico Ruivo to experience the highest point on Madeira
  • See an abundance of unique plants and fragile flowers
  • Admire wonderful landscapes of formidable rock formations
Full description

Hike through the three highest peaks in Madeira on this day trip from Funchal. Connect with nature on a guided hike to Pico Ruivo. Enjoy transfersf rom Funchal aboard an airconditioned van to the trail starting point. 

Hop aboard a comfortable van and relax on the drive into the countryside. Begin your hike and pass by rock formations that look like giant sculptures stretching towards heaven. 

Get breathtaking views on almost every step of your journey. Discover a profusion of unique plants and fragile flowers in their natural habitat, and be dazzled by the myriad colors in the springtime.

Walk through Madeira's oldest heather forest near Pico Ruivo, and see ancient trees that were alive when Zarco landed on Madeira for the first time. Admire the peak of Pico Ruivo, famous as the highest point on the island and known for its views from coast to coast.

  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with altitude sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please bring your own food as you will not be able to purchase any on the levada trail.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 182 reviews

Review summary

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Though the tour was a bit demanding physically, it was very interesting. We enjoyed picturesque nature of Madeira all the way to Pico de Areiro. I highly recommend to do the tour with guide Sara. She is truly the best. During the tour she was very attentive to everybody in the group and told a lot of interesting things about Madeira and the places, which we visited.

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July 28, 2022

Charlotte was really great. She was very attentive and urinating making sure the group stayed together. One can not judge negatively that so many tourists do this tour. That was expectable. Meeting point, bus and driver were fine too. We can only recommend the excursion. The weather also played into our hands. It probably wouldn't have been half as much fun in the rain and clouds.

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July 2, 2022

Excellent day spent with our guide Charlotte and our driver Nelio! There was a change of program because of the really bad weather to climb to the highest peaks of the island, but Charlotte offered us a very nice ride further east, towards Machico, where the sun was waiting for us. Charlotte is very friendly, juggles between English and French to bring you a lot of information throughout the course. Nelio, meanwhile, transported us gently from our hotel to the starting point of the hike and brought us back to our destination in the evening. Excellent organization by Lido Tours! We really recommend.

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June 1, 2022

Product ID: 70143