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Pico do Arieiro Walk – from the West

Duration: Flexible
Language: English, German
Printed ticket only
Smaller Group Size
Guided Tour
Do this because
  • Hike Madeira's three peaks
  • Stunning views from Pico Ruivo
  • Set off from Pico Arieiro
What to expect

The highest peaks in Madeira are the stars of the show on this hike, where you'll feel closer and closer to the sky. You'll walk along rugged terrain and undulating paths up Pico Arieiro, Pico do Gato and Pico Ruivo – but there's stunning panoramas from the get-go.

You'll start the hike by driving up Pico Arieiro where you'll walk to a vantage point, Ninho da Manta, to survey the mountains around you. Here you'll set out along the path that looks over Nun's Valley, before passing through three small tunnels that cut through Pico do Gato.

You'll need to have your wits about you as you step along the rock face to the mountain hut at Pico Ruivo. But it's worth it, as the viewing platform on the highest peak is within touching distance – and once you're there, you'll have 360-degree views of Madeira. The last part of the route takes you to Achada do Teixeira where the bus is waiting to drive you to Santana for a well-deserved drink.

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What's included
  • Transport
  • Guide - English or German
What to remember

Bring walking boots, a cardigan and a rain jacket. Not recommended for guests with a fear of heights. This is a difficult walk that covers around 8km in approx. 5 hours, climbing 500m. Some of the paths may be slippery/unstable so you'll need to be sure-footed.

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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