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

Sunrise to sunset hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo in Madeira (Portugal) 2

Go from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo in the island of Madeira and contemplate the best panoramic views on the island along with an experienced hiking guide.


1 Day

All year




  • Delight yourself with the view of the sunrise in Madeira.
  • Enjoy hiking across two of the most stunning mountains in the island.
  • Contemplate breathtaking landscapes all along the way.


Join me on this program and discover the path that connects Pico do Areeiro and Pico Ruivo, two peaks in the main island of Madeira. These peaks belong to the Central Mountain Massif and offer some of the most terrific views of Madeira. Don’t miss this amazing chance!

First of all, I’ll pick you up very early in the morning and transfer you to Pico do Areeiro (1,818 meters) from where we’ll contemplate an amazing sunrise. Then, we’ll begin our hike across the Central Mountains, cross tunnels and discover dazzling views and colors. After a few hours of hiking, we’ll reach Pico Ruivo (1,862 meters) and finally walk to Achada do Teixeira, where our program will end at sunset. 

Although the trail is not too technical, keep in mind that the ground is irregular and has plenty of stairs. We’ll face an elevation gain of around 300 meters. That’s why is important to have a good level of fitness for this trip.

As for the duration, the program will start at 6 am and end at 5 pm, with a total of 5 hours of hiking

Take part of a full day hiking experience in the paradisiacal island of Madeira. Please, send the request to book your place and we’ll start making all the necessary arrangements to make it happen. You won’t regret your choice!

I also offer an amazing hike to the Rabacal waterfalls and forests, you can’t miss it!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

Prices are per person. Not included: meals (extra cost of 8€) and personal equipment (possible to include when available).


More info

Don't forget to bring hiking boots, flashlight and water.

Meeting point

We'll pick you up at any part of the island.

About the guide

I'm Gonçalo, and I was born and live on one of the most beautiful Islands in the world: Madeira Island! Since I was little boy, I dreamed of spending my life working in the mountains.

As soon as I started walking around Madeira Island's mountains and forests, I fell in love with it.

Whether you are an expert hiker or a casual walker, please get in touch with me. I´ll make sure you get to know the real beauty of Madeira Island.

What makes us different from other companies?
We do walks on demand. This means that we adapt the length, difficulty and venue to meet your expectations.


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What people are saying about this trip

Mariana Santos


November, 2021

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ton beelen


November, 2021

Besides the mistake in the description. “Sunrise to sunset”. We really enjoyed our guided tour. He was friendly, knew a lot to tell about Madeira and the environment, the nature and history. He gave us some tips for the rest of our holiday as well. He really made the tour end into a perfect day.


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