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Day hike to the summit of Pico Ruivo in Madeira

Day hike to the summit of Pico Ruivo in Madeira | undefined

Join Luis, a certified guide, on this beautiful hike to Madeira's highest peak, Pico Ruivo.


1/2 Day

All year




* A certified guide can tell you about the island's history, flora and fauna

* See unique volcanic rock formations

* Enjoy the best panoramic views of Madeira


Join me on this journey to the highest peak in Madeira, Pico Ruivo (1,861m).

On our way we’ll discover breathtaking landscapes, interesting rock formations of volcanic origin, and unique flora and fauna. Upon reaching Pico Ruivo, we’ll enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views. When the visibility is good you can get a glimpse of the rocky formation of Penha D’Águia, Serra das Funduras and Ponta de S. Lourenço on the far east of the island.

We’ll take the fastest and easiest path to Pico Ruivo. The 6km hike is of medium difficulty and will take us about 3 hours.

Book now for a thrilling ascent and to admire beautiful Madeira from its highest point. 

For other great day hikes in Madeira, check out this walk by the sea on Ponta São Lourenço or this hike from Boca do Risco to Larano.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Personal insurance

Price details

Price per person to join a group.


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

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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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