Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

From US$ 43.95 per person

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

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
Free accommodation pickup is included within Funchal and if en route to the activity. If your accommodation is outside Funchal, we will advise if pickup time and an additional pickup fee are applicable. Pickup fees furthest away from Funchal can be substantial in cost and time to get to the walk. If you don´t receive a pickup time and location after booking, please e-mail the local supplier directly.


  • 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
  • Picnic
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • challenging walk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 302 reviews

Review summary

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Well organised, and operated. We had perfect weather for our day with clear views above the clouds and not too hot or cold. Stunning views, not to be missed. The toilets at the cafés are 50c, but easily avoided at least for men. The path is well made up, lots of steps, but no scrambling involved. Although marked as hard it's not a struggle for generally fit people.

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December 29, 2021

Due to very bad weather conditions we couldn't climb Pico Ruivo, but the guide suggested an alternative trail along the coast. It was a great experience! Beautiful and diverse route, very interesting stories told by the guides (there were two small groups). If you are interested in Madeira's nature, history and culture you should definitely say yes to this trip. I really hope I will come back and join the guys again to climb the mountains.

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November 25, 2021

A great day hiking across the 2 tallest peaks in Madeira. Our guide Sergio was extremely knowledgable and experienced in ensuring everyones safety in making everyone aware of the more technical stages of the hike. Really enjoyable, well organised and some amazing views. Expect changes in weather conditions, which can happen pretty quickly up there. We had regular breaks to refuel, and in total the hike was around 10.5km. Definitely one of the highlights of Madeira.

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November 19, 2021

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