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Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

1. Morning Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Benefit from a morning transfer service from Funchal or Caniço to embark on your self-guided hike of Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo. After pickup from your accommodation, drive to Pico Do Arieiro in the late morning where the hike starts. Your driver will provide a briefing with all the information needed about the route and the timings. You can walk on your own or join other people in the group. Walk from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude. You will have 4 and a half hours to complete the hike, which is plenty of time even for slow hikers. Admire breathtaking views along the trail and feel as if you are walking above the clouds. On the challenging path, you will find a few tunnel walks and the famous stairs to heaven. Finally, arrive at Achada Do Teixeira, the ending point of the hike. Your driver will be waiting there to bring you back to your accommodation.

Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

2. Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Explore Madeira Island's highest mountain on paths that are only accessible by foot with this guided hike from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. Enjoy a convenient transfer in an airconditioned minivan from Funchal or Canico to Pico Do Arieiro. Be picked up early in the morning from your accommodation in Funchal or Canico. Sit back and relax in a spacious minivan as you ride through the countryside to Pico Do Arieiro, the 3rd highest mountain on the Island. Hike to the top before sunrise and take in the myriad of colors that paint the sky. Take your time as you walk and set your own pace or join others in the group. It takes 4 and a half hours to complete the hike but it can take longer depending on the agility level of the group. Travel from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, the highest mountain on Madeira Island with 1862 meters of altitude.  Keep an eye out for vibrantly colored birds as you walk above the clouds. Pass thorugh tunnels and go up the famed Stairway to Heaven path. Continue on to Achada Do Teixeira where you can board the minivan for the ride back to your accommodation. 

From Funchal or Caniço: Private Hiking Trip with a Local

3. From Funchal or Caniço: Private Hiking Trip with a Local

Discover the stunning natural landscape of Madeira on a private hiking trip with a local guide. Enjoy a customized tour to suit your preferences, whatever your physical fitness level. Whether you want to see waterfalls, forests, high mountains or sea cliffs, your local guide will suggest the perfect trip.   Start with pickup at your hotel or apartment, then listen to your guide's commentary as you drive to the start point of the hike. Walk through beautiful nature and experience the most magical places in Madeira. If possible you can finish with a cold or hot drink (not included), before being dropped off back at your hotel. In this experience i'm suggesting some of the most beautiful walking trails in Madeira Island. All the tours are scheduled in the less busiest day in each area to provide you a calm and relaxing experience out of the crowds. The schedule for the week will be the following: Monday: 25 Fountains and Risco levadas and waterfalls - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Tuesday: Larano coastal & forest trail - Distance: 11km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 4 Wednesday: Caldeirão Verde Levada - Distance: 13km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Thursday: Fanal Ancient Forest - Distance 12km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 3 Friday: Levada do Rei - Distance 10km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 1 Saturday: Ponta São Lourenço - Distance 7km / Difficulty Level (1-5): 2 Sunday: We will suggest a different trail according to the group needs and physical conditions. You can search for these names to have a look at the sceneries before booking.

Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

4. Madeira: Garajau Coastal Hike and Cliff Jumping

Take part in this exciting guided walk along the coast of the gorgeous nature reserve of Garajau, located on the island of Madeira. Discover one of the top diving spots in the northern Atlantic Ocean and experience the thrill of jumping off a cliff with the assistance of an expert. Discover some of the most beautiful sections of the Madeira shoreline with the opportunity to do some free climbing and swimming to cool down. Try snorkeling in the clear blue water and experience the diverse marine wildlife firsthand. Once you're done adventuring, enjoy the complimentary private changing rooms equipped with hot-water showers. Relax and get rid of any lingering salt and sand before getting on with your day in paradise.

West Tour Full day 4x4 Jipe Tour Natural Swimming Pools

5. West Tour Full day 4x4 Jipe Tour Natural Swimming Pools

Embark on a guided, multi-stop 4x4 adventure starting in Caniço. Explore Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, Seixal, São Vicente, and more. Find unbeatable viewpoints at Paúl da Serra and Ribeira da Janela and marvel at the natural swimming pools at Porto Moniz. After meeting your guide, hop on board and head first to Ribeira Brava for a quick stop to enjoy the small city with the longest and widest ribeira (stream) of the island. Head to Ponta do Sol and Canhas next, two picturesque villages with much to see. The trip continues off-road to Paúl da Serra, a plateau in the center of the island with unique views. Later, there will be the possibility to take a short walk along the levada (approximately 20 minutes). Explore the lush landscape of Paúl da Serra with an altitude of 1500 meters and see Fanal Forest, an area between the mountains of Seixal and Ribeira da Janela with laurel forest classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in views at the Ribeira da Janela viewpoint before heading to Porto Moniz. Be greeted with unforgettable scenery built by natural swimming pools, the highlight of the village of Porto Moniz. These pools, created by volcanic lava, have crystal-clear waters. After a stop for a lunch (at your own expense), continue to Seixal and São Vicente in the afternoon. At 1007 meters high, at the Encumeada Viewpoint, round off your trip with views over the deep valleys of Ribeira Brava (south coast) and São Vicente (north coast).

Madeira: The King's Levada Guided Hike

6. Madeira: The King's Levada Guided Hike

This Levada starts deep in São Jorge, right in the lush forest areas where our laurel trees inhabit. You will see wonderful scenery and plenty of waterfalls. There is a picnic stop at the end of the levada where we meet the Ribeiro Bonito river with some spectacular springs. You will cross a waterfall that rains directly on us, the walker which is quite exciting! It is definitely one of the hidden gems of the Laurissilva forest and you definitely won't regret visiting this beautiful walk on the Northeast of the island.

From Funchal or Caniço: Eastern Madeira Full-Day Guided Tour

7. From Funchal or Caniço: Eastern Madeira Full-Day Guided Tour

One of the most versatile tours on the Island with a great mix of mountain areas, forest and farming villages. You will see some of the most iconic spots of the island such as Pico do Arieiro or Ponta de São Lourenço, showing great contrasts in our vegetation, from lush green forest to dry and sandy mountains. Main Stops on this Tour : Pico do Arieiro (30 minutes - 1818mts) Ribeiro Frio - Levada dos Balcões (Walk - 45 minutes) Porto da Cruz (30 minutes) Santana (1h20 minutes) Porto Ponta de São Lourenço (25 minutes) Machico (30 minutes)

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What people are saying about Caniço, Portugal

One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done! The hike is definitely doable for anyone who is physically active and the hiking trails are very well developed. We were well prepared by the organizer and felt comfortable. On the way back we even made a short stop in Santana and Kevin told us about the culture there. We are more than happy for the experience and would recommend it to anyone!

Very nice driver (Kevin), came on time, the vehicle was described perfectly, there was a lot of information on the journey, enough time was planned, the organization was available at any time, highly recommended. We would definitely book again

Very well organized, picked up on time and had a pleasant return. Good information, we got tips about what to bring and the route the day before the transfer

Difficult but feasible trekking that offers breathtaking views. Kevin our guide was super helpful and super knowledgeable. Highly recommended

Everything was great, the driver was on time and told a few stories about Madeira while driving and gave tips for the hike. Gladly again :)