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Pico Ruivo

+351 291 763 701
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To the top of the Island

Started at the parking of Achado do Teixeira, the walk is quiet easy for average walkers. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Zottegem, Belgium
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Enjoyable easy walk to the summit

We parked the hire car in the car park at Achadas do Teixeira and took the man made trail up to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started at the parking of Achado do Teixeira, the walk is quiet easy for average walkers. The sights are amazing so take some breaks and wander about the nature. Next time I'm on the island. I will walk from there over the Pico Ruivo to...More

Thank kristofkesteloot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We parked the hire car in the car park at Achadas do Teixeira and took the man made trail up to the summit of the mountain. Took around 50mins with a couple of brief stops along the way. Not too challenging really, thought it would...More

Thank Wrighty1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First the bad news:this is an exceptionally tough trek across mountainous terrain, with losses and gains in altitude along its entire length. My GPS measured the round trip at between 14-15km so don't be fooled by the guide books. We are regular hill walkers in...More

1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to Pico do Arieiro is easy, you get there by car, HOWEVER, the trail from there to Pico Ruivo (the highest mountain) is very misleading. When you read that the track is only about 5km long, you think it's a simple trail. But be...More

1  Thank AnaRaspini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views, and a nice hike up. The weather was good. I prefer it cloudy and misty as it adds to the mysterious of the mountains. Light trickle of rain mow and again but thats to be expected. Definitely worth a visit if you are...More

Thank Dämon R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The best way to get to Pico Ruivo is from Pico Arieiro. Please notice that you will need water, something to eat and obligatory clothing appropriate for such a hike.

Thank Michal_KTW
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We climbed to the peak and all the way back to Pico Aaeiro and it was really exhausting but it was really worth the visit. The summit offers a wonderful view and you are so proud to make it to the top. There are many...More

Thank Laure G
Reviewed 4 September 2017

One of the best hiking tour that i had and i'm going sometimes few times a month. Its not an easy hike but it worth every second!!!

Thank Gavrilo K
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Having walked from Pico Ariero, it was a relief to finally arrive at Ruivo. The last bit from the bothy at the bottom is longer than you think but, once you are up there, the views are stunning. The volcanic centre of the island in...More

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great and fairly easy walk on 2.7 km mostly paved pathway up to the highest point on Madeira. What a view you get when you reach the top at 1861 m. That's a fantastic reward worth the effort ! On an ideal day you'll be...More

1  Thank Arnaud L
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14 September 2015|
Response from Dämon R | Reviewed this property |
Think your best best is a taxi to Pico Arieiro and then hike to Ruivo.