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Amazing views

Climbing is hard in this road and any second worth it. The views are amazing, hiking interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ieva L
via mobile
Hike to Boca do Encumeada with lots of steps

The walk has fantastic views but there are a huge number of steps. From Pico Arieero via Ruivo it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Ieva L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Finn_on_the_go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Heather M
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 ^^)

Thank Koen H
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

Thank FionaMG50
Reviewed 21 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

Thank Adrian-Costin T
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

1  Thank Adam Z
Reviewed 20 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

Thank Catemacaes
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you like trekking this is a must see in Madeira. The highest point in the island allows you a 360 view of mountains and sea. Beautiful nature and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. Easiest way to reach it is from Homem em Pé, Santana.

Thank fnferreira
Reviewed 10 August 2018

I was on this trip first time (second time in Madeira). That was nearly full day of walking in the mountains with a lot of pointviews. I made over hundred photos :) Weather was great . Nature beautiful. After few hours of hiking I had...More

Thank Anna R
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15 September 2015|
Response from Dämon R | Reviewed this property |
Think your best best is a taxi to Pico Arieiro and then hike to Ruivo.