Madeira s highest Peaks

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From $38.89

20 reviews   (4.40)

Price varies by group size

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Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Walk between Madeira´s highest peaks!

Starting at Pico do Areeiro, within a short distance we come upon the Ninho da Manta (Buzzard’s Nest) belvedere. From this platform one can see the valley of Fajã da Nogueira, where some Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinnus) breed, São Roque do Faial and a large part of the Central Mountain Range.

To reach Pico Ruivo at 1862m, we must go around Pico das Torres up a steep incline of steps carved in the rock and then descend, the most difficult part of this trail being the final climb to the Shelter at Pico Ruivo. But the thought of reaching the highest point of the island is a driving force.

From the Pico Ruivo shelter, the footpath leads to Achada do Teixeira car park, where you can see “Homem em pé” (Standing Man), a basalt rock formation found on the way down the slope after you pass the shelter at Achada do Teixeira.

What's Included

Certified driver and experienced mountain guide.

Insurance according to Portuguese legislation

Transfer to and from walk.

What's Not Included

Drinks and food


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
The start of the walk is at Pico do Arieiro, the highest point accesible by car in Madeira with outstandig views

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico Ruivo
Pico Ruivo, Madeira´s highest point at 1862m

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Peterson crew
Ann P, 31-08-2022
Trip of five , ages from 23-81!
Great guide , very thoughtful and knowledgable guide x Fantastic weather xx
Nice day trip
831aurimask, 13-08-2022
Went for highest peaks. Trip was nice, guide was also nice and communicated well, he told some stories and took well care of us. He said where will be the hardest part and motivated to climb those damn stairs (which where actually a silent killer). Views are amazing. I would recommend to choose these guys for your Madeira hiking adventure
Meeting the nature with a plus
rosalinda203, 18-07-2022
Pickup service from outside Funchal at a reasonable price if compared with other companies . The guide was actively grabbing attention on endemic flowers and vegetation as well as taking care about the safety of the group.highly recommended
Amazing guide, top hike ever
simoncX2403UL, 19-06-2022
Best hike ever and amaxing guide. We walked from pico do arieiro to piko ruivo from 10 to 3. Walk is about 11km but the best hike we’ve ever made. Guide was the best guide
shascol, 20-07-2022
Off to a great start up to the first peak, on the route I started to feel unwell and the driver Nelio Graca, took great care of me and took me for a nice sightseeing tour to the pickup point of the other participants at the Ruivo peak.

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