Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

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Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra
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amdgriggs
Sheffield, UK1,396 contributions
Easy and dramatic ridge walk to the summit, and stunning views
Feb 2020
There's a short, easy and very dramatic route up to Pico Ruivo's summit from the big car park at Teixeira, 3km east, where there's also an excellent new restaurant and cafe Abrigo da Heidi which serves great coffee and delicious Austrian-style cakes. Teixeira is an easy drive up mainly good roads from near Santana. The route up to the summit is almost entirely stone-paved and it's an easy and wide path with gentle gradients but some very dramatic views to both sides, particularly if the clouds are coming and going as they often do up in the mountains., and the views from the summit itself, in every direction, are truly stunning. There's even a government rest house just a few hundred metres from the summit for further refreshments if you need them, with a large sheltered terrace outside as well as seats inside. And from the summit or just below it there are also some much more challenging and rougher routes both west (to Encumeada) and south (to Pico Ariero) though both take 4-5 hours one-way and are not for the faint-hearted or those who suffer from vertigo..! A great walk and a huge pay-off for remarkably little effort
Written 27 February 2020
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Gwespyr
Rhyl, UK1,362 contributions
Worth a trip if only for the views
May 2019
This is usually a stop on the tour of the west of the island and, cloud permitting, affords great views of the coast. I also understand that it is on a levada walk as well.
If the cows are still in the vicinity be aware that they can be a bit grumpy
Written 16 September 2019
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The Gluten Free Wanderer
Surrey, UK363 contributions
fantastic views
Jan 2019 • Couples
Don't miss out on climbing the Pico Ruivo (make sure you either have transport arranged or do a there-and-back-again walk), it's a fantastic viewpoint all over the island. You're above the clouds, it's sunny and the views are breathtaking. Hiking gear and UV protection is essential.
Written 28 January 2019
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john e
Gateshead, UK1,721 contributions
just a taste of levada walks
Jun 2018 • Couples
We walked a short stretch of this as part of a tour of the west. Pleasant enough, with some good views, but there are more exciting levada walks!
Written 25 June 2018
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Desolate scenery
Feb 2018 • Friends
We stopped at the top of the mountain on our way to Rabacal. The highway up the mountain is very steep and windy. We didn’t do the hike but saw the windmills and solar panels. There are no trees only scrub bush and it was ten degrees cooler up here. Going down to Porto Muniz is a better road.
Written 21 February 2018
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Zdeněk H
40 contributions
Beautiful trip
Mar 2017 • Couples
The trip is suitable for all people, there are 2 ways. You can go longer or shorter way. The longer way is not for older people, children and so on. It is quite challenging. The views are amazing. Be carefull for weather. It can be very cold there.
Written 16 February 2018
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Bart R
Leopoldsburg, Belgium77 contributions
Nice views
Jun 2017
Not so crowdy as Risco, 360 degrees view after a rewarding climb to the top. You van park Your car nearby in the shade in a little forrest.
Written 16 June 2017
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charlotte056
Sandown, UK353 contributions
Awesome
Jul 2016 • Couples
It's all about the getting to and going from. The scenery changes initially to what resembles the new forest. Odd I know. Gorse heathland with cows and cattle grids but with valleys with clouds in them. You gradually rise and the scenery changes to deep green valleys with blue seas beyond up to peaks of stone and even better views. It doesn't matter where you look, where you take a picture or video. Nothing quite captures the beauty or splendour. Lots of viewpoints but not needed. Just pull up, you won't be in the way. It changes again with hills full of wind turbines. I love them and though incongruous they work. Nothing here to do but be awed. Brilliant.
Written 25 July 2016
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Ben F
Lisbon, Portugal47 contributions
Stunning
Jan 2016 • Friends
Be there close to the sunset, a couple of hours so you can explore several sites around you. Between 17:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT be there. If you are lucky you will feed yourself like inside the cockpit on a smooth flight. Just a few feet bellow the clouds welcome you without the movement of the aircraft, the "cockpit" is still. The sun ahead will come down slowly inside the clouds the colours will change to red, orange and almost pink, the sun will disappear and if you wait a while you will se ir reappearing briefly on the bottom of the cloud. Keep un mind you are above 4.500 feet.
Written 16 January 2016
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laurella w
Alresford, UK1,316 contributions
Stunning, fabulous views
Dec 2015 • Family
The views here are truly amazing. Absolutely worth a visit to the top. If it's clear you can see for miles and it's most definitely worth it. We were lucky to go up when it was clear.
Written 31 December 2015
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