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Pico Do Arieiro / Pico Ruivo provided by Ilha Tours

Pico Do Arieiro / Pico Ruivo

Pico Do Arieiro / Pico Ruivo
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About
With a wonderful view, this trail has the peculiarity of connecting two of the highest peaks of Madeira Island, the Pico Ruivo (1862m) and the Pico do Arieiro (1818m), traveling to that part of the area of the Central Mountain Massif. This course will be quite uneven, so some physical effort will be required. Between some ascents and descents, it is important to arrive at Pico ruivo where you will find a steep ascent along hundreds of steps carved inside the rock and a meticulous descent. This is a suitable trail for lovers of flora and fauna and physical challenges. It is recommended the use of walking stick, suitable footwear, water (2l) and waterproof.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 147094P9
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Certified tour guide and also a tour driver. (English, Spanish, French, German)
  • Entry/Admission - Pico do Arieiro
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free shuttle
  • Airports:
  • Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Certified tour guide and also a tour driver. (English, Spanish, French, German)
  • Entry/Admission - Pico do Arieiro
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Free shuttle
  • Airports:
  • Madeira Airport, Funchal, Madeira Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Pico do Arieiro
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    With a wonderful view, this trail has the peculiarity of connecting two of the highest peaks of Madeira Island, the Pico Ruivo (1862m) and the Pico do Arieiro (1818m), traveling to that part of the area of the Central Mountain Massif. This course will be quite uneven, so some physical effort will be required. Between some ascents and descents, it is important to arrive at Pico ruivo where you will find a steep ascent along hundreds of steps carved inside the rock and a meticulous descent. This is a suitable trail for lovers of flora and fauna and physical challenges. It is recommended the use of walking stick, suitable footwear, water (2l) and waterproof.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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filipa m
1 contribution
Above the clouds
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Amazing landscape. It’s a little difficult in some parts, but you can take your time and enjoy the walk.
Written 17 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IhaTours
Thank you very much for your comment, We hope to be with you soon, Best regards
Written 24 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kdkdbobadey
Nashville, TN7 contributions
Amazing hike!
Feb. 2020
This was a pretty strenuous hike - my husband and I are casual hikers but exercise on a regular basis but we still found this to be challenging. That being said - it is WORTH the challenge. The total hike going out to Ruivo and then back to Arieiro is about 12-13 km and it took us about 6 hours to complete. We took a few short breaks along the way but I don't think we would have been able to complete the hike much quicker than this. The path is well-maintained but there are a few scary parts where the railing has fallen away :)
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IhaTours
We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your hike through the island's peaks. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 18 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tea B
Helsinki, Finland14 contributions
Group walk
Jan. 2020 • Solo
The walk from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo was beautiful but not very challenging. Most of the time you need to walk in the group, and the ascent in the end is quite short. Good idea to pack hat & gloves this time of the year, and bring extra layers you can take off when it gets warmer. The views are amazing if you’re lucky with the weather!
Written 25 January 2020
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IhaTours
Thank you so much for your feedback we are very glad that you enjoyed the guided tour through our highest peaks, hope to see you soon again in Madeira. Best Regards
Written 26 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gregorio
4 contributions
Great tour along the mountain picks
Booked it with Eduardo and he was able to advice me which exercise to take to the fitness level. So I did mountain pics and I was absolutely amazing, Carlos was our guide, very nice and knowledgable. Very talkative and new about every plant along the way. Views were incredible, all very high and steep, just make sure you have appropriate shoes.
Highly recommended
Written 19 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
IhaTours
Dear Gregus, Thank you very much for your special attention and we hope to be with you again in Madeira, Best regards,
Written 20 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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cunning-runt
cunning-runt
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Excellent
Did a full day East Tour of Maderia on 16/10/2021. Visited some amazing places and saw some amazing sights and view
Nathu
Nathu
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Great hike guide
Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable and helpful. The hike was enjoyable and not very challenging. I wish Ilhe T
Nathu
Nathu
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Not recommended
This tour was recommended to us but unfortunately was disappointing. The driver was double hatting as a tour guide.
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Could. Not. Recommend. More.
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BullFreddy155
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Awesome experience
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Rodica B
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Amazing trip
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Was absolutely great
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Whattheheckmanishere
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2 Good
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zoematton
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Charlietravel13
Charlietravel13
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Homophobic guide
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paul g W
paul g W
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Personal service at its best.
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