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FAQS

  • What is included in the price?
    Official mountain guide, transportation and personal insurance (according with the Portuguese law).
  • This walk is ideal for me?
    The hike between the peaks is a challenging walk, for that reason you will need to have a good physical condition to do it safely. This is not a flat hike you will have more than 2000 steps. There are some parts exposed but very well protected. Is not recommend for people with vertigo and if you don´t feel comfortable with hights.
  • What kind of equipment I need to bring?
    Walking from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo is very challenging, suitable footwear for walking over wet terrain is necessary at all times of the year. Is also necessary sun and rain protection as well as plenty of water and food. During the summertime we recommend you to put sun cream and also to bring a gat with you. A torch is also necessary but no worries if you don´t have it because we have some for all the clients.
  • Is food included on the tour?
    The food is not included on the tour, but we have the possibility to provide you a picnic pack (extra cost).
  • There is any easier way to reach the highest point of Madeira?
    If you don’t feel comfortable to walk during 10km ups and down, we have other tour on Saturdays easier and more comfortable to reach the top of Madeira (Pico Ruivo 1861m). If you are interested, please check the walk between Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo.

Embark on Madeira’s Most Iconic Mountain Hike

The hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo is the most exhilarating mountain walk in Madeira, linking the island’s three highest peaks. Starting at Pico do Areeiro, which stands at approximately 1818 meters above sea level, the trail takes you to Madeira’s highest point, Pico Ruivo, at around 1861 meters.

This 10km route offers awe-inspiring views of Madeira’s central mountain range. After taking in the beauty of Pico do Areeiro, the path leads to “Ninho da Manta,” providing privileged views over Fajã da Nogueira Valley, Nun’s Valley, and the island’s highest plateau, Paul da Serra.

As part of the Natura 2000 Network, this mountain range is crucial for nature conservation. It’s home to the Freira da Madeira, one of Europe’s most endangered and important bird species. The high-altitude vegetation is dominated by ancient endemic trees, particularly the centenary Urzes, which predate Madeira’s discovery.

Reaching Pico Ruivo, the highest point at 1862 meters, requires overcoming steep ascents and descents, making this hike suitable only for those in good physical condition. The reward is a reinvigorating experience and a 360° panoramic view that is unmatched.

After enjoying a snack and energy boost at Pico Ruivo, the descent begins towards Achadas do Teixeira (1817 meters), where the unforgettable hike concludes. This challenging yet immensely rewarding hike is a must-do for any hiking enthusiast visiting Madeira.

  • Breathtaking Views:
    Experience the roof of Madeira Island with stunning panoramic vistas.
  • Unmissable Adventure:
    This is "the" hike for any hiking enthusiast exploring the island.
  • Above the Clouds:
    Walk between Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo for a lifetime experience above the clouds.
Prepare for an unforgettable hike by bringing comfortable shoes suitable for rugged terrain. Protect yourself from the sun with a good sun protector, and pack a windbreaker to stay warm against the high-altitude breezes. Don’t miss the chance to capture the breathtaking scenery and memorable moments, so make sure to bring your camera for amazing photos.
  • What is included in the price?
    Official mountain guide, transportation and personal insurance (according with the Portuguese law).
  • This walk is ideal for me?
    The hike between the peaks is a challenging walk, for that reason you will need to have a good physical condition to do it safely. This is not a flat hike you will have more than 2000 steps. There are some parts exposed but very well protected. Is not recommend for people with vertigo and if you don´t feel comfortable with hights.
  • What kind of equipment I need to bring?
    Walking from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo is very challenging, suitable footwear for walking over wet terrain is necessary at all times of the year. Is also necessary sun and rain protection as well as plenty of water and food. During the summertime we recommend you to put sun cream and also to bring a gat with you. A torch is also necessary but no worries if you don´t have it because we have some for all the clients.
  • Is food included on the tour?
    The food is not included on the tour, but we have the possibility to provide you a picnic pack (extra cost).
  • There is any easier way to reach the highest point of Madeira?
    If you don’t feel comfortable to walk during 10km ups and down, we have other tour on Saturdays easier and more comfortable to reach the top of Madeira (Pico Ruivo 1861m). If you are interested, please check the walk between Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo.

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