We have done the hike to the Pico Ruivo from Teixeira with our 3 months old daughter :) The car park is big and it's at the end of the road , we have used google maps for directions . The hike is 2.8km each...More
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Not so crowdy as Risco, 360 degrees view after a rewarding climb to the top. You van park Your car nearby in the shade in a little forrest.
Pico Ruivo, at 1861 meters, is the highest peak in Madeira. My husband and I, after having done consecutive hikes for 3 days, decided to take the easier way to Pico Ruivo, via Achada do Teixera. If I remember correctly, the trek from Achada to...More
It's all about the getting to and going from. The scenery changes initially to what resembles the new forest. Odd I know. Gorse heathland with cows and cattle grids but with valleys with clouds in them. You gradually rise and the scenery changes to deep...More
This walk to the highest peak in Madeira is quite strenuous but can be undertake by most people of reasonable fitness levels. Allow at least 3 hours for the return walk from the car park. This path climbs gently for most of the way and...More
Be there close to the sunset, a couple of hours so you can explore several sites around you. Between 17:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT be there. If you are lucky you will feed yourself like inside the cockpit on a smooth flight. Just a few...More
There are absolutely brilliant views from up here, you can virtually see for miles on a clear day. There is a wee concrete tower which my husband climbed up, as I was too short to do so and he got some good photos. The scenery...More
Visited here in the spring this year. Unfortunately the weather in Funchal was beautiful, but not so up here. I can imagine it would be magnificent on a brilliantly cloudless day.