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Madeira's highest point at approximately 6,200 feet is a perfect destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank cupra450
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KAkerman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pico Transfers. Book with us and enjoy this hike! Transfers available: sunrise, morning and camping. Pick-up and drop-off included in Funchal.

Date of experience: October 2019
3  Thank picotransfers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Th0m5
Reviewed 4 October 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank Jessica E
Reviewed 21 September 2019

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

Well worth a visit your on top of the island of Madeira. The walking to the top is easy and worth doing

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank bradburymrpeterb
Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 358richieh
Reviewed 27 July 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank devola1
Reviewed 18 July 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 194clemensm
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7 October 2019|
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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
1 May 2019|
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Response from M7303CWmarkd |
Thank you for your reply. Does this include the second peak as well? I'm considering adding this on as to catch both sights. Thanks Mark
15 September 2015|
Response from Dämon R | Reviewed this property |
Think your best best is a taxi to Pico Arieiro and then hike to Ruivo.