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All reviews highest peak car park views are amazing highest point lots of water sunny day well worth the effort sun cream hour hike easier walk bring a jacket hiking shoes guided walk half way nice hike food water steep stairs
This is must see when visiting Madeira. The hike is easily doable, I'm in my 20s and took me 39minutes, but I saw quite a few people struggle so bring water!
The views are quite spectacular and I'd recommend going early in the morning to...More
We booked a guided walk through ”Happy Madeira”. Our guide Miguel was really good and escorted the group safe and sound from Pico Arerio to Pico Ruivo. Total of 11 km walk, some parts very steep. It was a really good walk and the mountains...More
The Pico Areeiro - Pico Ruivo walk is a sometimes difficult walk (lots of stairs, high ascending/descending) but the views are amazing! We started without clouds in the sky and ended with some mist when returning, but this is part of the beauty of this...More
We did this very challenging hike from Pico do Arieiro. Took us about 6.5hours total (around 14km total, with the most stairs I've ever done in one hike...). There is a shorter way from Texieira (1-2hrs) but we went to Arieiro for sunrise so took...More
We have seen pictures of this hike with clear skies, but when we hiked here, the mountain was closed in with clouds. Instead of feeling like we were missing out on some spectacular views, we instead were in awe of the feelings brought on by...More
We rode out little bike up to the car park which is a adventure in its self.
The hike was very well marked and easyly accessible for most who want to gain some views.
Nice short walk with 300 meters gain brings you to the...More
We hiked from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo with Sarah, a tour guide we booked through Get Your Guide. It was a strenuous, ~6 hour hike in a group of about 25. The group slowed us down a bit but you need all of...More
Month of visit was July and the sun was burning a lot.
First hint is put damn suncreme on, it is necessary. Pick up enough water for returning by walking, about 2l per person.
Would recommend something to protect your head and face from sun....More
Response from wmerry2016 | Reviewed this property |
We went while the mountain top was covered with clouds, but there were still some areas where you can see how high up you are. There are also spots on the trail where you are close to edges, so I would be cautious. However... More
We went while the mountain top was covered with clouds, but there were still some areas where you can see how high up you are. There are also spots on the trail where you are close to edges, so I would be cautious. However you are on a cobblestone trail the whole way, and there are wire rails along the dangerous edges. We are not impacted by heights, so we did not take that aspect into our view, but you are walking along a ridge line for a part of this with a dramatic drop on both sides for a long way. I hope this helps