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Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

Er 209, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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“highest peak” (4 reviews)
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Er 209, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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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

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

1  Thank Alicja P
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.

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

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 28 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

1  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

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

1  Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Be there close to the sunset, a couple of hours so you can explore several sites around you. Between 17:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT be there. If you are lucky you will feed yourself like inside the cockpit on a smooth flight. Just a few...More

3  Thank Ben F
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

The views here are truly amazing. Absolutely worth a visit to the top. If it's clear you can see for miles and it's most definitely worth it. We were lucky to go up when it was clear.

Thank laurella w
Reviewed 26 November 2015

There are absolutely brilliant views from up here, you can virtually see for miles on a clear day. There is a wee concrete tower which my husband climbed up, as I was too short to do so and he got some good photos. The scenery...More

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