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Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas do Teixeira provided by Madeira Free Spirit walks

Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas do Teixeira

Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achadas do Teixeira
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
16
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    16
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The fantastic peaks walk you will definitely not want to miss before going back home. On a clear day, or when walking above the clouds, you can take in all the superb views of the highest mountains. There will be some tunnels along the way, flash lights will be provided. We will end at the Achadas do Teixeira were our bus will await to transport back to the Hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
What to expect
  • The best mountain walk in Madeira. You will start at the 3rd highest peak of Madeira and finish at the highest, Pico Ruivo. Along the walk all the rock formations and high altitude vegetation can be seen.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
What to expect
  • The best mountain walk in Madeira. You will start at the 3rd highest peak of Madeira and finish at the highest, Pico Ruivo. Along the walk all the rock formations and high altitude vegetation can be seen.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 182146P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • Porto do Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
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Michael P
Poringland, UK81 contributions
A very physical walk, with a series of ups and downs, but always great views. The guide Carlos was great, full of interesting facts, and motivation to keep us moving.
I'd strongly recommend this walk, with free spirit.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jennaj
Inari, Finland115 contributions
We had an exciting, litlle bit scary but all together amazing walk with Claude from Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo.
Big group of 14 people and unfortunately couldn't always hear what he was saying but for my opinion this walk was more to just walk (because it's so hard) and stop every now and then and in the stops we listened him to tell about this walk, birds and history of Madeira. Very interesting.
We weren't quite prepared ourselves how hard this walk really is with a LOTS of stairs up and down (my boyfriend has a bad knee) so maybe in half way of this walk he really started to feel the pain and couldn't almost walk. But we stopped a lot and walked very slowly and it was nice that everyone could walk in their own pace.
I'm afraid of hights and was really scared of doing this walk but paths were in a really good condition and there were good rails almost everywhere. Altought there was one part where is these metal stairs to walk up and one part of the stairs you can see down and that scares me to death (I was crying), luckily one very kind gentleman offered to go ahead and take my hand and other one was behind me encouraging me to go. I survived =D. Luckily there was only that one part of hell.

Very hard walk with lots lots of up and downs, I read in 1 website that maybe 10 000 stairs all together? But very very beautiful and amazing. We had a perfect weather during our whole walk.
Claude was very nice and funny guide and in the end he offered us voltaren which was so kind thing to do. We had an amazing day with Claude and we highly recommend this company and this walk to everyone. You should really do it even once in a lifetime because it's called "The King of all walks" and that is so very true. Do it even you are scared, you can overcome your fears. And definetly walk all the way up to Pico Ruivo.

Tip: if you have bad knee/leg I don't recommend this walk, it is super hard and long. 12km, highest point in 1857m and lowest 1491m.
Written 14 October 2021
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Anita
5 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
I had a fantastic time on tours Pico de Ariero - Pico Ruivo and 25 Fonts. Felipe, our guide, was excellent, very friendly and funny, gave a lot of information about Madeira's fauna and flora. Would highly reccomend these walks with Felipe, groups were small and atmosphere was great.
Written 5 September 2021
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Muriel
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
The tour with Claudio was great. He gave us a lot of usefull information and let us try different plants which where in the walk. He was always checking if everyone was fine and had had lots of local knowledge.
You need to be in good conditions to do this stunning hike.
Thanks for the tour, we appriciate it.
Written 7 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MFSW2019
Hello :) Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our walk and towards our guide Claudio. We always want our guests to have the best experiences but also its important that safety is always a priority, as well as everyones wellbeing along the walk´ We hope to welcome you to Madeira in a nearby future Best wishes from Madeira Free Spirit Walks Team Stay Safe
Written 29 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angus G
London, UK2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Catarina was an excellent guide. He clearly cared that everyone had a good time and shared his knowledge of Madeira flora, fauna, technology etc very well. Highly recommend this tour company who made everything very easy.
Written 6 August 2021
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MFSW2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our walk and towards our guide. Our staff and guides work to give our guests the best experiences. Thank you for choosing Madeira Free Spirit Walks and we hope to welcome you to Madeira in a nearby future Best wishes from Madeira Free Spirit Walks Team Stay Safe
Written 29 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RowlBear
Melton Mowbray, UK51 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Took me a while to find a decent company to do pico do arieiro to pico ruivo guided hike and glad I chose free spirit. They picked me up from Funchal at 8am and drove to the pico arieiro car park. We had a 15 min stop on the way to buy water and snacks and use the toilet. Group of 11 people which was a good size.
Filipe was our guide and explained some of the history of the path and the plants along the way. The pace was gentle and he took great care of everyone, with lots of humour along the way. He also gave lots of updates on how far we had gone and what we could expect ahead.
We stopped for an hour at pico ruivo to have a snack and take photographs which was great.
Instead of walking back to the pico do ariero car park, we walked for less than an hour to achadas do teixeira which was much less strenuous and meant the walk overall was not as difficult as I expected.
Keep in mind you don’t see the sun rise with this tour as it goes a bit later.
Thank you to Filipe and his colleague driving for a very safe and enjoyable day!
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ewa L
9 contributions
Nov 2020
I had nice hiking time with Claudio in small group. He said a lot interesting things during hiking about area, island, plants and animals. It wasn't easy to climb so many steps up, but views make up for everything. Unfortunately it was cloudy at the top, but I have a reason to come back there in the future! A lot thanks for today!!!
Written 7 November 2020
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MFSW2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments towards our guide Claudio. We are sorry that you did not see much at the top, but its always an "excuse" to come back ...not that you need one :) Thank you for choosing Madeira Free Spirit Walks and we hope to welcome you and your family/friends to Madeira in a nearby future and we would be glad to recommend you other walks of our program.... Best wishes Madeira Free Spirit Walks Stay Safe
Written 29 September 2021
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Lekkerli
5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful hike with truly incredible views with Claudio as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about our surroundings and answered our many questions about our hike and the island. He was also very attentive - always checking in about whether we needed a break. Would 100% recommend this tour!
Written 24 October 2020
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MFSW2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our walk and towards our guide Claudio. The walk Pico Ruivo is something special, always Thank you for choosing Madeira Free Spirit Walks and we hope to welcome you to Madeira in a nearby future Best wishes from Madeira Free Spirit Walks Team Stay Safe
Written 29 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Beverley S
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
I loved the whole experience from the views to being above the clouds. The guide Bruno was amazing, I have a heart condition and he looked after me really well. Good walking shoes, boots are a must. The walk took around 5hrs and is about 13km but you get regular breaks. Well worth doing. Bruno was very informative and knowledgeable and pointed out things of interest. Will definitely be doing it again. We've already booked for 2021.
Written 16 September 2020
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MFSW2019
Hello :) Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our walk and towards our guide Bruno. The choice of PICO RUIVO WALK, is a great one. It is an unforgettable experience. Our staff and guides work to give our guests the best experiences. Thank you for choosing Madeira Free Spirit Walks and we hope to welcome you to Madeira in a nearby future Best wishes from Madeira Free Spirit Walks Team Stay Safe
Written 28 September 2021
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Kamel Rahla
Braga, Portugal13 contributions
Bruno was our guide today and he was very patient and always there to assist us and provide us valuable information throughout the way! The path itself was medium hard but the views from the picos are tremendously beautiful! Definitely worth it, I advise every tourist to give it a try you won't regret it.
Written 19 August 2020
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MFSW2019
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on our walk and towards our guide Bruno. The walk of the Peaks is something really Special, and on a clear day it feels as you can touch the sky :) definitively one of our favorite Our staff and guides work to give our guests the best experiences. Thank you for choosing Madeira Free Spirit Walks and we hope to welcome you to Madeira in a nearby future Best wishes from Madeira Free Spirit Walks Team Stay Safe
Written 28 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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MariaBou
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Great experience, great people
We have done a Pico Arieiro - Pico Riuvo walk with Filip and it was unforgettable. Nice atmosphere, a lot of new in
RodBl
RodBl
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Stunning vistas, verdant vegetation and a well organised day's levada walking with excellent guide and driver.
As this was our first time walking the levadas in Madeira we'd been advised by others to go in an organised party.
LWB888
LWB888
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One of the best walks
I had a few phone calls with the office as I was the only one who wanted to do Larano walk. Somehow they convinced
narindar2018
narindar2018
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Great trip
Even in the rain this was a great trip. Good guide and gorgeous scenery . The falls are spectacular. The forna uniq
Sue C
Sue C
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Excellent walking guide
Fantastic walk in spite of bad weather. Excellent friendly guide. We also did Quinta Grande walk later in the week.
andrewmY1632TT
andrewmY1632TT
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Excellent
The guide Alvaro was superb. Funny and knowledgeable. He made sure we had a good time. Overall good value for money
Liv  N
Liv N
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11 km levadawalk
The guide looked after the group in an excellent way. We felt safe, and he used humour to give us a good groupfeeli
BenCCoombes
BenCCoombes
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Fantastic Walking Trip
We have been to Madeira before and love the Levada walks. This year we used Madeira Free Spirit Walks and they were
mikeblanchard007
mikeblanchard007
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Excellent new walk to Fanal
We did the PR13 Vereda do Fanal today with Madeira Free Spirit, and, although in cloud, the walk was fabulous throu
S L
S L
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Fantastic experience.
Wonderful walk. Experienced guide who looked after her customers. Stunning waterfalls. Lots of steps. Went to cafe
Passenger818434
Passenger818434
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First Maderia Walk
Alvaro was fantastic guide. Very professional , knowledgable and great sense of humour. Would recommend highly.
Michael P
Michael P
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Walking through the Madeira terraces
Any easy 5k on the north levada, with lots of local terraces. Essentially a crash course in the local farming econo
575stephn
575stephn
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Great experience
Really good views and Susana was very kind, informative and not boring. The walk was a good level for a challenge
Jenna J
Jenna J
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Super nice walk with Alvaro
We went for a walk with Alvaro to Queimadas-Caldeirão verde with small group of 6 people. Alvaro was super nice and
Anne P
Anne P
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Beautiful waterfall walk- Caldeirao Verde with a great guide, Alvaro
Completed the Caldeirao Verde waterfall walk today with Alvero as our guide. We were a small group of six people an
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