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Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Activity provider: Pico Transfers

Sunrise Transfer To Pico Do Arieiro And Hike To Pico Ruivo

Activity provider: Pico Transfers

From US$ 34.39 per person

Discover the beauty of Madeira's mountains on a guided hike from Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo. Stoll on the Stairway to Heaven path and enjoy convenient pickup and drop off from Funchal or Caniço.

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Duration 7 hours
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Driver
English
Pickup included
The activity provider will notify you of your exact time of pickup 1 day before your transfer in the evening, through WhatsApp or email. For logistical and timing reasons, the provider is not able to pickup/drop off in other areas than the ones listed above. If you come by rented car, it is recommended to go to the parking “Parque 2000,” as it is the cheapest and most convenient place to park. In this case the activity provider will pick you up and drop you off there.

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the sun rising over Madeira from the summit of Pico Do Arieiro
  • Follow your guide thorugh mountain paths that are only accessible by foot
  • Enjoy a hassle-free transfer from your accommodation in Funchal or Caniço
  • Admire lush vegitation and search for bright birds like the Madeira firecrest
  • Capture pictures to share of as you climb the famed "Stairway to Heaven' path
Full description

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. 

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Funchal and Caniço
  • Guide
  • Hiking tour
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights
  • People with vertigo
  • People with recent surgeries

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food and drinks
  • Food
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Flashlight
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • If you are staying in some other area and want to book this service, make sure you can arrive at Funchal city center by bus or car on time and the provider provide transfers from an agreed upon place in Funchal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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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!

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August 28, 2022

The day before, we have received information about what car, at what time and place to pickup, the next day happened exactly as planed. Had a nice drive to the first peak had detailed info about where to meet up after walk. We watched nice sunrise and walked with beautiful scenery although the walk was a bit hard for me, but can be managed in the last. Everything went as expected.

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August 11, 2022

We had a great morning! Despite the physical effort of this hike, we were able to see breathtaking landscapes and witness a magnificent sunrise. Our transfer to the course with the guide Kevin went well, he was very friendly. Very nice experience, we recommend. Thank you and see you soon

August 5, 2022

Product ID: 423769