Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

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Duration 8 hours
Group Size 4 People, Couple, Single Person
Tour Type Hiking, Scenic Tour
Transport Pick Up From Hotel

Take a walk up to the highest point in Madeira – the Pico Ruivo peak. Enjoy spectacular views, award winning guides, and a beautiful walk past volcanic rock embellished with lava veins, jagged peaks and incredible flowers!


About this activity

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Starting time 8:30 AM
  • Printed or mobile voucher accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Live tour guide
  • English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup included

Free accommodation pickup is included within Funchal and if en route to the activity. Otherwise there is a €10 pickup fee per person. If you do not receive a pickup time and location after booking, please e-mail the local supplier directly.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts



The sun rises over your hotel as you set out on your walking tour adventure. Leaving from the comforts of your room in Funchal on the Madeira Islands, we’ll drive you up to the third highest peak in Madeira – the magnificent Pico Arieiro.

You’ll sip coffee or a drink on your way up to the base of the peak, looking out at all the stunning beauty this place has to offer. As we head from sea level up to the base at 5,964ft (1818m), you’ll pass beautiful flora and fauna. Finally, we’ll begin our mighty walk up the mighty Pico Arieiro up to the highest point on the island, the Pico Ruivo peak at 6107 ft (1862m). Finally, we’ll walk down to Teixeira where you’ll be comfortably transferred back to your hotel.

And of course, no day of hiking is complete without a drink at a traditional bar, so we’ll make sure to stop at one with a spectacular view to enjoy the closing of your day!




  • Take a hike up to the highest point on the Madeira Islands
  • Walk past ancient volcanic peaks
  • Challenge yourself to reach the 6,107ft (1862m) peak
  • Enjoy coffee on your way there and drinks on your way back!


  • Hotel pick up and transport
  • Certified mountain guide

What’s Not Included

  • Picnic
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

challenging walk


8.5Expert Score
Stunning hike
We were lucky and had some great weather so the views were stunning throughout. I would recommend doing this hike with a guide (although you can easily do so without) as it meant that the group was provided with lots of info about the local flora and the route itself, plus being dropped off/picked up was super convenient! I would recommend this hike for people of moderate fitness and up as there are some very steep sections that took their toll!

Specification: Hike Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo


8 hours


4 People, Couple, Single Person


Hiking, Scenic Tour


Pick Up From Hotel

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