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Pico Ruivo

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Must see not only for mountain lovers

The best way to get to Pico Ruivo is from Pico Arieiro. Please notice that you will need water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katowice, Poland
Wonderful view

We climbed to the peak and all the way back to Pico Aaeiro and it was really exhausting but it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laure G
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Madeira's highest point at approximately 6,200 feet is a perfect destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
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  • Average1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to get to Pico Ruivo is from Pico Arieiro. Please notice that you will need water, something to eat and obligatory clothing appropriate for such a hike.

Thank Michal_KTW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We climbed to the peak and all the way back to Pico Aaeiro and it was really exhausting but it was really worth the visit. The summit offers a wonderful view and you are so proud to make it to the top. There are many...More

Thank Laure G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best hiking tour that i had and i'm going sometimes few times a month. Its not an easy hike but it worth every second!!!

Thank Gavrilo K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked from Pico Ariero, it was a relief to finally arrive at Ruivo. The last bit from the bothy at the bottom is longer than you think but, once you are up there, the views are stunning. The volcanic centre of the island in...More

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Great and fairly easy walk on 2.7 km mostly paved pathway up to the highest point on Madeira. What a view you get when you reach the top at 1861 m. That's a fantastic reward worth the effort ! On an ideal day you'll be...More

1  Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The path to reach the top is well maintained. It can be done with kids but the last 200m are the hardest part of the "climbing". Only negative point is the lack of facilities near the parking, you have to walk ~2km to reach the...More

2  Thank William D
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone with a little bit good health should do this hike. You are above the clouds on a good day and the area is just breathtaking stunning. Took us about 6,5 hours but we stopped a few times to rest. A LOT of stairs going...More

2  Thank marceljanssen
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

This was something that was in our to do list as soon as we planned Madeira as our holiday destination We set off early so that we could get back down by 12pm, this meant that we were able to take it easy, miss the...More

Thank MrsC_193
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Definitely worth the effort! My husband and I did the long walk from Pico Arieiro to Ruivo and it was simply mesmerizing. I won't lie, the terrain is quite rough with lots of ups and downs, thousands of stairs and it is not for the...More

1  Thank Dora C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My girlfriend and I may have bitten off more than we could comfortably chew with this one! Unlike the majority of people on here we did the official trail direct rather than walking from Pico Ariero. Parking in the small village of Ilha at 450m...More

1  Thank David M
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