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The hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is one of the most famous and spectacular hikes in Madeira.
Put on your hiking boots and climb Madeira's highest mountain, Pico Ruivo. Image: Florian Meissner
Once you've reached the top, a magnificent view will reward you. Image: Jan Kraus.
An unforgettable hike.
Madeira’s most famous & spectacular hike
Great views and variety of flora and fauna
Includes transfer & experienced hiking guide
The hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is one of Madeira's most famous and spectacular hikes. With its breathtaking views and variety of flora and fauna along the way, it has earned its fame. Put on your hiking shoes and get ready to soak in excellent views.
Around 09:00, an experienced hiking guide will pick you up for a full-day hike to Pico de Arieiro and Pico Ruivo.
Pico do Arieiro is the third highest mountain in Madeira, with a height of 1818 meters and the first destination of your trip. Once you arrive at the top, the 360-degree view is stunning. A breathtaking lookout toward the nuns’ valley, Curral das Freiras, expands before your eyes.
Afterward, head up Pico Ruivo’s summit ascent. Madeira’s highest mountain appears in full sunshine even on a cloudy day — the climb makes these sights worth it. In good weather, you can even see the neighboring island of Porto Santo, about 50 kilometers away. There’s also a large wooden surface on the summit, which offers plenty of space for picnicking and relaxing.
Duration of the trip: All day
Collective transfer from/to hotel in Funchal, Caniço, and Machico
Experienced hiking guide