Madeira Peaks - Mountain Walk


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From $38.40

117 reviews   (4.84)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

This is as good as it gets! This walk will give you a more complete picture of the real beauty of this island. Rock formations seem to want to reach heaven like giant sculptures. Throughout the entire tour the views are simply breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat. In springtime these plants proudly dress themselves in a myriad of colours, displaying their fragile flowers for all to see.

Near Pico Ruivo we walk through the oldest heather forest. These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) is only a footstep away – be delighted and amazed with the magnificent views over the island.

A fascinating walk with breathtaking landscapes designed for true explorers!


What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel (or pre-arranged meeting point) pickup and drop-off in Funchal

Mountain walking tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It's mandatory to arrange a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk).
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Clients must be prepared for all situations due to changing weather conditions.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It's mandatory to arrange a small picnic to carry with you along the day (you won't find anywhere else to buy food during the walk).
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Pico do Arieiro
This walk will give you a more complete picture of the real beauty of this island. Rock formations seem to want to reach heaven like giant sculptures. Throughout the entire tour the views are simply breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat.

Near Vereda do Pico Ruivo, you'll walk through the oldest heather forest. These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) is only a footstep away – be delighted and amazed with the magnificent views over the island.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Pico Ruivo
This walk will give you a more complete picture of the real beauty of this island. Rock formations seem to want to reach heaven like giant sculptures. Throughout the entire tour the views are simply breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat.

Near Vereda do Pico Ruivo, you'll walk through the oldest heather forest. These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) is only a footstep away – be delighted and amazed with the magnificent views over the island.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Vereda do Pico Ruivo
This walk will give you a more complete picture of the real beauty of this island. Rock formations seem to want to reach heaven like giant sculptures. Throughout the entire tour the views are simply breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat.

Near Vereda do Pico Ruivo, you'll walk through the oldest heather forest. These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) is only a footstep away – be delighted and amazed with the magnificent views over the island.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Perfect day trip to the summit of Madeira
Phil_W, 11-09-2022
We were picked up as promised from our hotel on time by our tour guide Charlotte. They also kept us up to date via WhatsApp message prior to the walk. Very professional.
Excellent day walk with professional tour guide
PhilW1368, 11-09-2022
We were picked up on time at hotel by our tour guide for the day Charlotte who was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and walk
The most amazing sights in Madeira made easy for an average holiday goer.
Thomas C, 11-09-2022
We had an amazing time doing this hike from Pico Do Areiro to Pico Ruivo. As this was listed as one of the more difficult excursions available on the island we were a bit nervous starting off, but Charlotte our guide was amazing. She made everyone feel welcome and kept us all in good spirits on the way, with plenty of breaks, stops to share some knowledge about the area and she was there to support anyone struggling at any point.

If you struggle with heights there are definitely some scary moments but I found this added to the the excitement overall. I don't particularly like heights but it wasn't really too bad apart from one or two points. The stairs to start the ascent up Pico Ruivo are steep and definitely tiring, but Charlotte kept us at a nice relaxed pace and encouraged us to take our time so it wasn't too bad. We did get lucky and have very nice weather, I can imagine it would be more difficult if the weather was bad. I'd say as long as you have a basic level of fitness and no big problems with your knees or back you will be able to complete this walk no problem. The views are amazing from the start, but once you get close to the top of Pico Ruivo you will see some of the most incredible sights imaginable, weather dependant of course. I would recommend people travel to Madeira just to do this walk, it was incredible, big thanks to Charlotte and Lido Tours.
Lovely
Nikki241189, 05-09-2022
Beautiful place and kind people, worth to see it.
Recommend it definitely, I would love to go back one day.
AMAZING HIKE!
kathrineann, 04-08-2022
I recommend this tour to anybody who likes hiking and wants to see the most stunning views of Madeira. The hike was fun, thanks to Sarah who was the tour guide when I went; she had a lot of knowledge and information about Madeira which I found very useful during my travel. :)




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