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Pico Ruivo

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Up on the roof

Having walked from Pico Ariero, it was a relief to finally arrive at Ruivo. The last bit from the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kieran S
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360° fantastic view on Madeira's roof

Great and fairly easy walk on 2.7 km mostly paved pathway up to the highest point on Madeira. What... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arnaud L
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Madeira's highest point at approximately 6,200 feet is a perfect destination for hiking and camping enthusiasts.
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  • Average1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having walked from Pico Ariero, it was a relief to finally arrive at Ruivo. The last bit from the bothy at the bottom is longer than you think but, once you are up there, the views are stunning. The volcanic centre of the island in...More

Thank Kieran S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great and fairly easy walk on 2.7 km mostly paved pathway up to the highest point on Madeira. What a view you get when you reach the top at 1861 m. That's a fantastic reward worth the effort ! On an ideal day you'll be...More

1  Thank Arnaud L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The path to reach the top is well maintained. It can be done with kids but the last 200m are the hardest part of the "climbing". Only negative point is the lack of facilities near the parking, you have to walk ~2km to reach the...More

1  Thank William D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone with a little bit good health should do this hike. You are above the clouds on a good day and the area is just breathtaking stunning. Took us about 6,5 hours but we stopped a few times to rest. A LOT of stairs going...More

1  Thank marceljanssen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was something that was in our to do list as soon as we planned Madeira as our holiday destination We set off early so that we could get back down by 12pm, this meant that we were able to take it easy, miss the...More

Thank MrsC_193
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Definitely worth the effort! My husband and I did the long walk from Pico Arieiro to Ruivo and it was simply mesmerizing. I won't lie, the terrain is quite rough with lots of ups and downs, thousands of stairs and it is not for the...More

1  Thank Dora C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

My girlfriend and I may have bitten off more than we could comfortably chew with this one! Unlike the majority of people on here we did the official trail direct rather than walking from Pico Ariero. Parking in the small village of Ilha at 450m...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

I came to Madeira solo and didn't rent a car. It seemed almost impossible to do pico ruivo without spending 35-100 euros (tour/taxi). I actually attempted to go with a tour and it was an awful experience. I was really bummed about this and couldn't...More

3  Thank Caroline583
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Simply breathtaking! It is a long walk from Pico Arieiro but it's so well signposted which helps a lot. The views are incredible, every turn you take, you're hit with a new spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. We were lucky to have a nice...More

1  Thank Nisbeat
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend completed this walk on the third day of our holiday. It was a long walk but totally worth it. I couldn't take enough pictures and it was almost like anything I'd ever seen. If you're not afraid of a bit of...More

Thank ElisaRainford
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