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Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo / Highest Peak Challenge provided by Feeling Madeira - Tours & Walks

Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo / Highest Peak Challenge

Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo / Highest Peak Challenge
4.5
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from €45.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 16 Jun 2020
A note from Pico Arieiro To Pico Ruivo / Highest Peak Challenge
Notice: Due to Covid-19, Feeling Madeira agency have two important certifications: Clean & Safe (Turismo de Portugal). Safe Travels (World Travel & Tourism Council / WTTC).
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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 sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
This is it! This walk will give you a fuller idea of the real beauty of this island. Rock formations seem to want to reach the sky like endless sculptures. Along the way the views are simply breathtaking. Numerous plants have their habitat here, and it is to see them dress proudly in a multitude of colors in small flowers for all to see. Near Pico Ruivo we pass through the oldest heather forest. These old trees count for hundreds of years already and they already existed when Zarco arrived at the Island. From here to Pico Ruivo (the highest peak on the island) is just a step away - take advantage and dazzle yourself with magnificent views of the island. A fascinating walk through breathtaking landscapes designed for true explorers!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • 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, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, 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: 112367P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Free Pick-up From all Hotels, houses, etc.
Ports:
Port of Funchal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All Fees and Taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Free Pick-up From all Hotels, houses, etc.
Ports:
Port of Funchal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Children over 5 years
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Pico do Arieiro
    Pico Ruivo
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4.5
10 reviews
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Ruth M
Ruthin, UK654 contributions
Wonderful walk
Oct 2020 • Solo
We had great weather for this walk & an experienced guide. The views were wonderful, but the trip is preferable if you’re reasonably fit. Also, in places, you need to have a reasonable head for heights. In terms of views & terrain, this is amongst the best of the Madeira walks I’ve done.
Written 15 October 2020
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IslandToursWalks
Hi Ruth! We're happy you had a fantastic time with us! Thanks for your trust, we're thankful for amazing customers like you. We hope to see you again soon! Feeling Madeira
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M46_aruba
Ljubljana, Slovenia232 contributions
rewarding walk
Nov 2019
Perfect walk above the clouds or in our case through the clouds. Love the views, which would be even more spectacular if the sky would be clear. Not really difficult for seasoned walker.
Written 28 July 2020
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IslandToursWalks
Hi! We completely agree with you, it's fantastic be there in middle of nature :)
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brigitte W
Shaftesbury, UK2 contributions
let down by the weather
Feb 2020
I was picked up outside my hotel as agreed and we set off to Pico Arieiro. However, when we got to the top, the weather was too bad to we had to head down an alternative route. it was a real shame that we couldn't climb the peak, although we did walk through another woodland area instead of following the Levada. However, due to the rain, and the lack of views this wasn't overly enjoyable. So, if you're planning on booking this hike, I advise you to go on a day when good weather is guaranteed so you are not let down like I was.
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Brigitte, We are really sorry for the inconvenience caused, we must constantly deal with changing weather conditions. Your satisfaction is our priority and we are very sad for you. Next time you or your family want to visit us, please give us a call or e-mail us in advance and we will provide you with the best possible deals and options that you will not find online. Contact: +351 916077708 / travel@feelingmadeira.pt We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better. Feeling Madeira
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Ruta K
Lewes, UK3 contributions
The highlight of my holiday
Feb 2020
****Unforgettable, a must do ***** the only thing is the advert was saying the hike is in small groups, which wasn’t, as that’s the reason I’ve paid more is to go with less people. But at the end it wasn’t a big problem
Written 8 February 2020
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IslandToursWalks
Dear Ruta, It was a pleasure serving you. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being so open with us. We normally do the "Picos" walk in small groups, last week we had more customers than usual, it is not normal. We appreciate your understanding. Thanks for placing your trust in us and your willingness to share. We hope you'll come and see us again soon! Feeling Madeira
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Vilis D
3 contributions
Stunning views
Oct 2019
Breathtaking views, easy accessible by car. Short walk around and you can take lots of photos.I mean if you stay Pico do Areiro as in photo.
Written 5 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wow! Thank you so much for your wonderful remarks. It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts, your feedback helps us get better. Feeling Madeira
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Tony M
London, UK12 contributions
Epic challenge in blazing heat
Oct 2019
Experience of a lifetime with magical views and thrilling vertical drops and climbs. Guide was exremly patient and knowledgeable making the trip wonderful. The heat is quite a challenge due to the epic climbs but so glad I achieved my goal to get to the top. Only downside was the toilet at the top was closed and was reported to be not an isolated case.
Would highly recommend this trip but be prepared.
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
IslandToursWalks
Dear Tony, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Josh H
Huddersfield, UK22 contributions
Great views, great walk
It does have challenging elements but certainly doable and the views you are provided with are spectacular. Great hike all round
Written 5 May 2019
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madeiraislandtour
Dear Josh, We look forward to seeing you again. Best to you, have a lovely day. Feeling Madeira
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