Stunning Hike From Arieiro To Pico Ruivo

Funchal, Portugal

Experience hosted by Elisabeth & Edgar

5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

THIS IS A NEW CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN!

After we pick you in your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço, we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the clouds". We will pick you at the ending point to take you back to your accommodation.

The path to do this hike is from Pico Do Arieiro To Pico Ruivo To Achada Do Teixeira (11 km = 4:30 hours in total). Level: Medium-Hard. Is available in 2 different schedules:

- "Sunrise Hike" from around 7 am until around 2 pm.
- "Morning Hike" from around 10:30 am until around 5:30 pm.

Travel Agent & Tourism Licence Number:
RNAVT N° 8899
THIS IS A NEW CONCEPT DESIGNED FOR TRAVELERS LOOKING FOR FREEDOM AND TO EXPLORE ON THEIR OWN!

After we pick you in your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço, we will go to Pico Do Arieiro and you can enjoy the amazing hike to Pico Ruivo, the highest point of the island! Prepare yourself for stunning landscapes! You will walk on your own rhythm through this famous trail and find the challenging "stairs to heaven" and walk "above the cloud…

What's included

  • Transport
    Minivan (pick-up & drop-off)

Meet your host, Elisabeth & Edgar

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 98 Reviews
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We are looking forward to transport you to the number 1 hike of the island. We pick all our guests in their accommodation in Funchal or Caniço. We will share all the information, tips and tricks with you during the ride.
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From £25
/ person

Where you'll be

The hike between Pico Do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo it's the most amazing one of the island! Also the most hidden spot! We will be happy to transport you there! We will take you and pick you, but you have the freedom to walk alone on your own rhythm or with the other guests. It is a safe hike where there are hundreds of other people every day.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 98 reviews.

Ankith
December 2020
it was a good hike .. thanks for pickup and drop . guide won't be with u .but he will direct you where to go and what to do
Gisela
December 2020
Amazing hike - an absolute must-do when in Madeira. The views are spectacular! It’s not too hard if you’re reasonably fit, there’s a very steep section but lots of time to take breaks as you go up. A few quite scary bits if you’re afraid of heights, but there are barriers/ropes to hold on to. Elisabeth was a very safe and good driver, and gave us all the information we needed to enjoy the hike.
Amazing hike - an absolute must-do when in Madeira. The views are spectacular! It’s not too hard if you’re reasonably fit, there’s a very steep section but lots of time to take br…
Helen
December 2020
Highly recommend this experience! Our walk was magical and we had the most beautiful views high above the clouds. It really is breathtaking. The communication was really good too especially when we needed to check something about the route.
Highly recommend this experience! Our walk was magical and we had the most beautiful views high above the clouds. It really is breathtaking. The communication was really good too…
Idan
December 2020
Excellent, efficient and timely service getting us up for sunrise exactly on time. Also very clesr intructions on what route to take and pick up location. Perfect.
Diederik
November 2020
Beautiful hike, pretty tough at times though. We were very unlucky with the weather but things cleared up a bit at the end of the hike. Would recommend.
Younis
November 2020
Amazing time. Kevin was very professional and accepted my booking last minute. Great communication and pick from hotel right on time. Very good value also. I’ll be more than happy to book another trip with them.

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    Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Food

    Water