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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank john e
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

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...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Zdeněk H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Great experience! We reached Pico Ruivo as a part of 3-Peak Tour that started on Pico Aireiro. And this seems to be more exciting and thrilling option versus 45 minutes walk from a parking lot. Take a long 3 hours path through rock valleys, mountain...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank valkirius
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We have done the hike to the Pico Ruivo from Teixeira with our 3 months old daughter :) The car park is big and it's at the end of the road , we have used google maps for directions . The hike is 2.8km each...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank HaPpYmE83
Reviewed 16 June 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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bart R
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Walked up from Teixeira, which is a short drive out from Santana. The walk to top of Pico Ruivo is only 2.8km from here and is a achievable by anyone in reasonable health. The tops are covered by cloud most of the time, so try...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank davidcX5507FJ
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Pico Ruivo, at 1861 meters, is the highest peak in Madeira. My husband and I, after having done consecutive hikes for 3 days, decided to take the easier way to Pico Ruivo, via Achada do Teixera. If I remember correctly, the trek from Achada to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank charlotte056
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This walk to the highest peak in Madeira is quite strenuous but can be undertake by most people of reasonable fitness levels. Allow at least 3 hours for the return walk from the car park. This path climbs gently for most of the way and...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Hugh C
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