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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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All reviews car park highest peak highest point well worth the effort amazing views sun cream easier walk bring a jacket lots of water nice hike steep stairs beautiful nature starting point every step lucky with the weather hiking shoes km walk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It takes quite a long drive to get to the initial starting point, we were staying in Calheta and so stopped several times on the way to stretch our legs, also the drive is very mountainous (obviously!!) and will require a bit of concentration. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

A lot was said about the beauty of the trip - here some tips: - best if you do the whole trip (approx 4.5h) - walk from Pico do Airieiro - to Pico Ruivo - when leaving use the toilets :) - be prepared for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Sulami79
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Climbing is hard in this road and any second worth it. The views are amazing, hiking interesting and diversed. Better to make in amaller groups which makes moving more easy. I advice it just for people who really do hiking and are trained.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank IevaLei
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

The walk has fantastic views but there are a huge number of steps. From Pico Arieero via Ruivo it was 17 km - 1700 m decent and 900 m ascent! Most of it by steps. Think of it as 1 m decent per 10 m...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Finn_on_the_go
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We drove to the car park and walked on the well maintained path to the summit. The clouds rolled about below us and it added to the scenery. Lots of photos taken. Take a picnic.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank heathermW4544EQ
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Well, this is something you have to do: take a hike to the highest peak of Madeira .. It took us about 59 minutes, with photobreaks one in a while.. so good hikers will probably reach the top in 30 minutes (or even less ^^)

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank koenhilven
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a great hike to the top of Pico Ruivo. It is classified as difficult and there are definitely some strenuous physical aspects. The views are spectacular and well worth the hard work. For those who would prefer a less physical approach they can...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank FionaMG50
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We did the hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and right from the start I can tell you the route is very well maintained. You have all that a hiker could wish for: signs, good rocky path and handrails for all the more...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank adriantc_ro
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We took an organized trip from Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruvio. It costed 37 EUR per person and this was definitely money well spent. Unfortunately I forgot the name of the company that served the trip but I've booked it via TUI. About the trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Adam Z
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Just go for the sunrise, so worth it, above the clouds with an amazing silence, you can only hear de birds sing...breathtaking

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Catemacaes
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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.