Hike Madeira - Pico do Areeiro to Ruivo

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Walk from Pico do Areeiro to the top of Madeira Island in a hiking tour full of emotion and marvellous landscapes.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Madeira Adventure Kingdom

This walk starts at Pico do Areeiro, at approximately 1818 meters above sea level and ends at the highest point of Madeira, Pico Ruivo (around 1861 meters). Along its 10km, it is possible to witness panoramic views of Madeira over the central mountain range that are absolutely breathtaking.

After taking in the surroundings in Pico do Areeiro, the course leads to Ninho da Manta where you will have privileged views over Fajã da Nogueira Valley, Nun’s Valley as well as the highest plateau in the island – Paul da Serra. This mountain range is integrated in the Natura 2000 Network, an European network of great importance for nature conservation. Here nests the Freira da Madeira, one of the most endangered and important bird species in Europe.

To reach Pico Ruivo (1862 meters), Madeira’s highest point, we must overcome steep ascents and descents so, this is a walk advisable only for those in good shape. Still, getting to the top is reinvigorating and beyond that, you will be rewarded with a 360° panoramic view that can only be experienced up there. After stopping at Pico Ruivo for a snack and an energy boost, starts the descent until Achadas do Teixeira (1817 meters).
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