We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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