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Day hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo in Madeira

Join Luis, a certified guide, on this exciting hike which connects the two highest points of Madeira's main island and offers beautiful panoramic views.




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  • Panoramic views of Madeira's stunning main island
  • A certified guide to tell you about Madeira's unique history, flora and fauna
  • Get a workout in with this demanding hike


Join me on this intense hike which connects the two highest points of Madeira, Pico do Areeiro (1,818 m) and Pico Ruivo (1,861 m).

On this thrilling journey we’ll pass by steep slopes, tunnels, belvederes, and breathtaking scenery. The incredible beauty of the island can be best appreciated from high up.

Your knowledgeable guide will educate you about the fascinating history of Madeira as well as the diverse flora and fauna you’ll encounter on the island.

This strenuous 12km hike is estimated to take 5 hours. It is recommended for people with a good level of fitness and who are not afraid of heights.

Book now and come fall in love with Madeira from its highest peaks. 

For an easier hike in Madeira, check out this one to the Caldeirão Verde lake or this one to the 25 Fontes waterfalls.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


More info

Hikes are available on a daily basis.

Meeting point

Pickup between Santana, Machico, Santa Cruz and Funchal. Outside of those areas: 10 Euro fee for pickup.

About the guide: Luis

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Hiking Guide

I am a certified hiking guide, trail running and sky running athlete. I was born and raised on the island of Madeira, Portugal, and I know all the trails here like the back of my hand.

Since I was a child, I love being in the middle of nature. Madeira Island is blessed with beautiful landscapes and a wide variety of endemic flora and fauna. I like to show you my clients the natural beauty of the island, tell them about its history and make them feel like locals, with wonderful tours, at their own pace.

As a trail running and sky running athlete, I have participated in many races of the world circuit, and I have represented the Portuguese team in European championships and World Championships several times. One of my most important results was in 2015, when I won the MIUT in Madeira115 km.

Come and enjoy the best spots in Madeira!



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