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Pico Ruivo do Paul da Serra

Er 209, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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Er 209, Madeira 6160-206, Portugal
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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the top of the mountain on our way to Rabacal. The highway up the mountain is very steep and windy. We didn’t do the hike but saw the windmills and solar panels. There are no trees only scrub bush and it was...More

Thank Lesterbeach
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

The trip is suitable for all people, there are 2 ways. You can go longer or shorter way. The longer way is not for older people, children and so on. It is quite challenging. The views are amazing. Be carefull for weather. It can be...More

Thank Zdeněk H
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Great experience! We reached Pico Ruivo as a part of 3-Peak Tour that started on Pico Aireiro. And this seems to be more exciting and thrilling option versus 45 minutes walk from a parking lot. Take a long 3 hours path through rock valleys, mountain...More

1  Thank valkirius
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We have done the hike to the Pico Ruivo from Teixeira with our 3 months old daughter :) The car park is big and it's at the end of the road , we have used google maps for directions . The hike is 2.8km each...More

2  Thank Alicja P
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

Not so crowdy as Risco, 360 degrees view after a rewarding climb to the top. You van park Your car nearby in the shade in a little forrest.

Thank Bart R
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Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Walked up from Teixeira, which is a short drive out from Santana. The walk to top of Pico Ruivo is only 2.8km from here and is a achievable by anyone in reasonable health. The tops are covered by cloud most of the time, so try...More

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Pico Ruivo, at 1861 meters, is the highest peak in Madeira. My husband and I, after having done consecutive hikes for 3 days, decided to take the easier way to Pico Ruivo, via Achada do Teixera. If I remember correctly, the trek from Achada to...More

2  Thank KathleenR_28
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It's all about the getting to and going from. The scenery changes initially to what resembles the new forest. Odd I know. Gorse heathland with cows and cattle grids but with valleys with clouds in them. You gradually rise and the scenery changes to deep...More

1  Thank charlotte056
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Reviewed May 16, 2016

This walk to the highest peak in Madeira is quite strenuous but can be undertake by most people of reasonable fitness levels. Allow at least 3 hours for the return walk from the car park. This path climbs gently for most of the way and...More

1  Thank Hugh C
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Reviewed January 16, 2016

Be there close to the sunset, a couple of hours so you can explore several sites around you. Between 17:30 GMT to 18:00 GMT be there. If you are lucky you will feed yourself like inside the cockpit on a smooth flight. Just a few...More

3  Thank Ben F
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