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Pico Ruivo

Pico Ruivo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

1. Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Experience the most amazing natural scenery as you walk from mountain to mountain on a hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. Walk at your own pace with total freedom as you enjoy the fantastic views. Start with pickup form your accomodation. Before your hike, receive instructions from your host regarding schedules and where you will pass by. The day before the hike, you will receive the exact pickup time and a weather forecast, in order for you to be as prepared as you can be. On the way back to your accommodation, pass through the city of Santana for close-up views of the traditional triangular homes and you will have a tasting and the end of the hike, produced by locals.

Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

2. Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

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!

From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro and Sunrise Hike To Pico Ruivo

3. From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro and Sunrise Hike To Pico Ruivo

Enjoy a convenient transfer in a 9-seater minivan from Funchal or Canico to Pico Do Arieiro, the 3rd highest mountain on the Island. Hike to the top before sunrise, and take in the myriad of colors that paint the sky. Walk at your own pace, and discover Pico Ruivo. Get picked up in Funchal or Canico and head to the hike starting point. Once there, prepare yourself to rise in altitude with the sun rising behind you, and find yourself in a new place. Begin the hike, and take you time to freely set your own pace, or join others in a group. It takes 4 and a half hours to complete the hike, with much space for slower hikers. You will hike from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude. And then, to Achada Do Teixeira (the ending point of the hike). There, you will take a ride back to your accommodation. On this path, you will see the most breathtaking views because of the weather diversity along the hike. Feel as though you are walking above the clouds and on the challenging path you will find a few tunnel walks and the famous stairs to heaven.

Achadas Teixeira - Pico Ruivo Walk Private Tour

4. Achadas Teixeira - Pico Ruivo Walk Private Tour

Arriving at Pico Ruivo, marvel at the magnificent scenery that surrounds you on a 1-3 hour trek of about 5.4 km. The sheer magnitude of the peaks, the villages and their agricultural land, the sea, and the clouds will astound. This place delivers scenery that packs a wallop. After taking in the local flora and fauna, head back via the same route to Achadas do Teixeira.

Madeira: Sunrise Pico Arieiro to Ruivo Private Guided Hike

5. Madeira: Sunrise Pico Arieiro to Ruivo Private Guided Hike

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Madeira and transferred to Pico Arieiro, where you will begin the guided walking tour of the mountains with your private guide. The hike ends in Achadas Teixeira and along the way you will be able to visit the highest peaks of Madeira: Pico do Areeiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo. As the tour begins early, you will be able to watch the sunrise from Pico Areeiro. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes composed of formidable rock formations, quaint villages, clear sky and rich fauna and flora. All of which your expert guide will be able to tell you about.

Madeira: Ilha to Pico Ruivo Trail

6. Madeira: Ilha to Pico Ruivo Trail

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Madeira and transferred via your own private transportation to the small village of Ilha, where you will will meet your professional guide. From Ilha you will walk the serene trail to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of Madeira Island. At 6106 feet it offers breathtaking views of the island and the ocean. Enjoy marveling at the island’s fauna and flora on your way to the top whilst learning about its culture from your guide. You will experience the rich greens of Laurissilva Forest along the way, and in the mild subtropical climate natural to the Mediterranean.

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What people are saying about Pico Ruivo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 567 reviews

Fantastic experience. Filipe and Logan are super hospitable. During the ride there and back we got lots of great tips and advice from the locals what to do/see and where to eat. Enjoyed the hike! A tough workout, but at the very end (at the pick up point) you can treat yourself to a nice lunch with a fantastic view.

Fantastic experience, Logan and Felipe takes care of really everything and always makes sure you're alright. Felipe is a great driver and even a greater guide, giving you lots of tips about where to go and what to see in Madeira, and sharing his island experience. Super recommend

This was a great experience- well worth the early get up! Plans were communicated well prior to the day and Filipe was really fun and knowledgeable. I feel the walk is better done self guided as you can go at your own pace. Would highly recommend!

My girlfriend had broken her toe, but the driver and guide still made sure we got an excellent day even if we couldn’t participate in the main hike. 100% still worth the trip - and Pico Ruivo is the most beautiful place on Madeira.

The best! Filipe and Logan arę the best, everything was great. The views are amazing, at the road to start Filipe show a lot of great places, talk about Madeira, that was really nice. Good contact, perfect english.