Pico Ruivo

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Pico Ruivo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Self-guided Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

1. Self-guided Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Enjoy an affordable and comfortable transfer to Pico do Areeiro to enjoy a sunrise or morning Hike all the way to Achada do Teixeira (10 km). Don't worry about transportation and enjoy pickup and drop-off at your accommodation. Experience the nº 1 hike on Madeira Island, Pico Do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo (PR 1). This concept is specially designed for self-guided hikers, where you have the freedom to walk at your own rhythm. After the sunrise, the hike takes place. You will experience the most amazing views, in the middle of the highest mountains (up to 1800m). The end of the hike and pick-up location is at Achada do Teixeira, in the parking lot area. On the way back to your accommodation, you will pass through the city of Santana, which is famous for its triangular typical houses. It's very important to know that the weather conditions are very unpredictable in this part of the island, so your reservation could be canceled or postponed due to aggressive weather conditions. The sunrise is also not guaranteed, due to weather conditions that may occur. You will be contacted within 48 hours before the hike.

Madeira: Sunrise Pico Arieiro to Ruivo Private Guided Hike

2. 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.

Achadas Teixeira - Pico Ruivo Walk Private Tour

3. 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: Ilha to Pico Ruivo Trail

4. 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

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Absolutely amazing trip - could not recommend it more. Logan and Filipe were absolutely amazing hosts - so organised, friendly and passionate, as well as incredibly knowledgeable about Madeira. We saw the sunrise above the clouds and had an amazing hike between the peaks. Filipe then kindly stopped at Santana so we could see some of the traditional houses. Amazing day !