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Day hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo in Madeira (Portugal)

Day hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo in Madeira (Portugal) | undefined

Come with experienced hiking guide Antonio on this 1-day adventure in Portugal and go from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain in Madeira!


1 Day

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct




* Spend 1 day exploring the mountains of Madeira Island in Portugal.

* Reach the highest mountain in the island and contemplate amazing views.

* Enjoy a thrilling day outdoors in a breathtaking location.


Would you like to discover the fantastic mountains of Madeira? Then follow me on this 1-day program from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo and live an unforgettable experience in Portugal!

At 1861 meters above sea level, Pico Ruivo is the tallest mountain in the Madeira archipelago and the third in the country. To get to the top, we must cross the third peak in Madeira Island: Pico do Areeiro, situated at 1818 meters of altitude.

On this program, we’ll follow the path that connects both mountains and cross incredible landscapes. On the way, we will catch great views of the nearby valleys and the massif. Also, we’ll go across caves and tunnels and have the chance to contemplate part of the gorgeous local birds and vegetation.

As for the level of difficulty, consider that the hike is moderate with a duration of 2-4 hours and that we’ll cover a distance of around 5 kilometers. The elevation gain will be around 300 meters and we’ll face a demanding section on the last part of the hike. Therefore, it’s important to have a good level of fitness to take part in this trip.

So, does this activity sound attractive to you? If so, then don’t hesitate to send the request and make your reservation. It will be a pleasure for me to be your guide on this adventure in Portugal.

I also offer a day hike to Ponta de San Lourenco in the region, check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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We can arrange transportation for an additional cost of 100€.

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What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Quinta da Penha de França Funchal Portugal
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Hotel Savoy Gardens Funchal Portugal
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The Cliff Bay Funchal Portugal
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