Grade 4 - Challenging

Pico do Arieiro - Pico Ruivo

The Madeira Challenging walk starts on the 3rd highest Peak Arieiro (1810mts) up to Ruivo Peak (1862mts), the highest on the island of Madeira.


Just before Pico Ruivo, ancient heather trees that are many hundreds of years and were already there when Zarco landed on the island. Passing through small tunnels we arrive at Pico Ruivo.

After a break, surrounded by an usual landscape we start making our way slowly down to Achada do Teixeira.

Where the Madeira Island Walks transport will be waiting.


Suitable footwear and waterproofs are also essential at all times of the year.

A Challenging Walk in Madeira you do not want to Miss!

Price per Person

42 Euros


13 km


Tuesdays & Fridays

Walking Time

5 hours

Pick up Time

08h45 / 09h00


Vertigo and Tunnel

Additional Information:

Includes guide

Officially Certified Professional Mountain Guide

Free pickup

in Funchal, Caniço & Camara de Lobos

No Cancellation Fees

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the walk starts

If Payment online

- No credit card fees

– If the Walk is Cancelled Full Refund will be issued.


Walks spoken in Portuguese, English, French, German or Spanish


All walks are done in small groups of 8 – 16 people maximum

Weather conditions

Levada Walks may be Cancelled Due to Weather Conditions or Events Beyond our Control

If Payment in Person

- Payment made to the guide

Transport to the Levada Walk
start and pickup at the end

If you don’t want a guide and are only interested on the Transfer we can also do it

Highly recommended

Bring Along

- Comfortable Walking Boots

- One pair of thick socks

- Sweater, Waterproof Anorak

- Sunglasses and Sunscreen Cream

- Plenty of Water

- Camera & Binoculars

- Prepare Picnic lunch to take with you or Request One

- Torch