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From Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo

From Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo

Hiking Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 477 out of 486 hikers

This Highlight goes through a protected area

Please check local regulations for: Parque Natural da Madeira

Parts of this route may be dangerous

Route may comprise technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.


  • Mel

    Very nice tour.
    If you have a bit of stamina, it is definitely recommended - a must for hikers on a Madeira vacation.

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    • September 8, 2021

  • eyekon

    Awesome tour that you should definitely have done in Madeira!

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    • February 13, 2020

  • HikingFex

    As always, I recommend my video for the tour:

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    • August 18, 2021

  • 🚵‍♀️ Kai Stüwe 🚵‍♀️

    Super nice tour, absolutely recommendable!

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    • May 21, 2021

  • Miodrag Knežević

    The most beautiful hike I have ever made. A MUST, if you are on Madeira. But beware: you should be free from giddiness.

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    • December 5, 2019

  • JR on Tour

    Wonderful hiking trail with steep and exposed passages

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    • February 1, 2022

  • Yvo In Den Bosch

    This section takes you across stunning rock formations towards the highest peak of the island. The scenery takes on the likes of the rocky mountains and it's definitely worthwhile to head up early in the morning to see the sun rise, creating the most stunning light coloring the rocky landscape into a deep and warm purple. Although there are some steep climbs (mostly staircases), the paths are very well cultivated and maintained so should be accessible to beginners. A torch might come in handy as you traverse several tunnels.

    • September 21, 2019

  • Thorsten | Laufend-Glücklich Blog

    From the highest to the third highest peak in Madeira: via high steps, through unlit tunnels, along rock faces - a dream tour. There is no way to shorten or descend - except turn around. Technically not difficult, but a head for heights is an advantage

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    • January 8, 2020

  • Marty McG

    Has to be one of the best Hikes in all of Europe

    • February 3, 2022

  • Patrick Yptzo

    There are a lot of stairs on the tour, so there is an increased risk of stoppers! It is best to plan 1 hour longer because the path is well-walked and you often have to avoid oncoming traffic. Even if you start very early.

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    • August 3, 2022

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  • Distance4.86 mi
  • Uphill1,125 ft
  • Downhill975 ft

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