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Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Nature Meetings

Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Nature Meetings
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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!

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Duration 8 hours
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English, French, German, Portuguese


  • 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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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • The guide´s decision is final - safety is the priority
  • The walk between the two peaks is a challenging walk
  • Although the walks are offered in several languages, a guide with your language cannot always be guaranteed
  • An English-speaking guide is always guaranteed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 514 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Amazing scenery and the tour guide was lovely. We went in July - peak tourist season- and so the hike was very busy and it felt like we were a train of people at times, and as the path is often too narrow for two people to pass, there was a lot of stopping and waiting around. We had a great time still but had previously done this hike in April, and preferred it as it was much quieter.

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July 26, 2022

A really great hike! Great prospects! We were picked up punctually at the hotel in Funchal, picked up more people and were at the starting point at 9:15 am. It started 20 minutes later. The pace was average and advertised at 3-4 km/h. Due to various photo stops we were a bit slower. Our guide explained a lot, both on the bus ride there and back and on the hike. Return trip was with a short stop in Santana. Personally, the hike was very strenuous for me (56 years old, f.). It was sweltering hot (pack plenty of water) and also very crowded on the trail. The steps/stairs/ladders to the top are tough in the second part of the hike. Despite all the effort, it was totally worth it! But be careful, you must have a good basic level of fitness and stamina.

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July 24, 2022

It was a really great hike with beautiful views. The landscape is an absolute dream. It was just a pity that the guide hardly ever stopped to enjoy the view or to have a drink. Because it was very warm where we were, a few drinking breaks would have been important. Otherwise, the pickup and return worked great. We would definitely recommend the tour because of the breathtaking nature. However, you should also be a bit fit.

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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 10956