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Pico Ruivo

Portugal
+351 291 763 701
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Fantastic hike!

We took Sunrise tours for this hike to Pico Ruivo. This is a strenuous hike-not for the out of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LM F
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Rockville, Maryland
Cheeky walk with nice views

Took the route from pico areevio carpark, it was a lovely route with tunnels and steps, lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Bev R
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Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
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Madeira's highest point at approximately 6,200 feet is a perfect destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“car park” (11 reviews)
“rest house” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

We took Sunrise tours for this hike to Pico Ruivo. This is a strenuous hike-not for the out of shape! We were picked up at our hotel and arrived at the 3rd highest peak to begin our hike. This is your last chance for the...More

Thank LM F
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Took the route from pico areevio carpark, it was a lovely route with tunnels and steps, lots of steps. There was a hand rail for most of it but the walk was very cheeky, especially with the heat. Views were great from the top when...More

Thank Bev R
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Very nice and easy walk with a beautiful views. Walked as family with a 4 and 7 year old kids and every one enjoyed the walk. Last bit to the top is little bit more difficult but everyone survived :). Chose a good weather for...More

Thank ARVISK
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

First, dont let anyone tell you that you need a guide. You don’t. There is only one trail, and there is no place else to go. Also don’t let anyone tell you that is too dangerous. If you practice common sense you will be fine....More

3  Thank shellbee22
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

The drive to the summit is worth it even if you do not hike beyond it. The roads to the top are very steep with many sharp turns, but I am so glad that we went. The weather changed as we were on our way...More

Thank MLOMIA
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

In one word: Wow! What a beautiful trail. 7 km up and down. Stairs, tunnels in an amazing scenery. Loved every step of it. We went from Arieiro to Ruivo and back. So 14 km. It was hard, but worth every effort. Not for the...More

Thank Clau1407
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This and Pico Ruivo are the two highest points on the island and are definitely worth a visit. Unfortunately, the fog and rain can make it impossible to do this, so try and check the weather in advance.

Thank Emarie B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We did the 14km hike from Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo. The most important thing is to check the weather because if it is cloudy you will not enjoy the views. Second you need to bring with you a lots of water(we founded only one...More

Thank Catalin R
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We did 14km hike from Pico Areiro to Pico Ruivo. Started after 11 am and came back around 4 pm, but we stopped many times. Route is mostly good shape. Must do to all hikers.

Thank Mika N
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We decided to hike from Pico do Areeiro to Pico Ruivo and it was a spectacular trek. As we were very lucky with the weather we had stunning views on the way and especially from top of Pico Ruivo. Really worth all the effort. It...More

1  Thank Benni L
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Kateryna_Kabanets
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Response from Dämon R | Reviewed this property |
Think your best best is a taxi to Pico Arieiro and then hike to Ruivo.
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