Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo - Achada do Teixeira Walk


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Overview

This walk starts at Pico do Areeiro, at approximately 1818 meters above sea level and we make our way to the highest point of Madeira, Pico Ruivo, around 1861 meters.

It is possible to witness panoramic views of Madeira over the central
mountain range that are absolutely breathtaking.

This is the only known breeding site in the world of Zino’s petrel (Pterodroma madeira), an endemic species considered to be the most endangered seabird of Europe.

In this area, the vegetation of altitude is predominant, mainly of Centenary endemic Urzes; these large trees predate Madeira’s discovery.

To reach Pico Ruivo, 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.

Near the Pico Ruivo shelter, we take footpath, which leads to Achada do Teixeira, where we finish our journey.


What's Included

Insurance

Live commentary

What's Not Included

Bottled water

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for children under 10 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia (tunnels).
  • Not recommended for travelers with severe vertigo.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for children under 10 years old
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia (tunnels).
  • Not recommended for travelers with severe vertigo.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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 hike begins at Pico do Arieiro, located at 1818 meters above sea level, within a short distance we come upon the Ninho da Manta (Buzzard’s Nest) belvedere. From this platform where this bird of prey is supposed to have bred, 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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico Ruivo
At an elevation of 1861 meters, the Pico Ruivo Viewpoint, situated in Santana, is located at the highest point of the Madeira Archipelago. This is the third highest mountain in Portugal.
On a clear day, you can see Curral das Freiras, in the Câmara de Lobos municipality, the various plateaus of Santana and the deep valleys of Ribeira Grande and São Jorge. It also offers great views of the Ponta de São Lourenço, Paul da Serra, Porto Santo and the Desertas Islands.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Worth it for aure!
Connector561669, 23-07-2021
Great tour! It was slightly too hot for us, probably July wasn’t the best choice, but other than that - the tour was great. The views are amazing, Happy tours did a great job organizing the whole thing and we certainly lucked out with our tour guide Gloria - very accommodating to everyone’s speed and stamina. All in all - definitely try this tour, well worth it!




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