This trail takes place in the immense and magnificent mountains of Madeira. Along the way you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes composed by the formidable rock formations, sometimes covered by the clouds and the villages that can be seen in the distance. Stop once in a while and feel the great feeling to be closer to the sky. Also in this journey you can visit the three highest peaks of Madeira: Pico do Areeiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo. This is a mountain trail so it requires some physical preparation and endurance for hikers, who are faced with many ups and downs. However, the effort required is offset by extraordinary views that the walk provides. Once at Pico Ruivo you can relax, have a snack or visit the shelter. Finally, be sure to go to the top of the peak and elate with the landscape and breathtaking views of the peaks and villages. In sunny days, you may have a 360 degree view of the island with its main points highlighted: Curral das Freiras, Porto Santo, Desertas, Ponta de São Lourenço and others. then get down and go to Achadas do Teixeira, along the way you will find various shelters where you can stop for a rest, have a snack or take shelter in dense fog that often covers the whole area.
Hello, my name is Richard, I'm from Pearl of the Atlantic, I've been working in tourism industry for last 4 years, I have a degree in Tourism, I've been a guide for the last couple of months, taking you to the nice Levadas and explaining you the history and how awesome this construction water channels were built by madeiran ancestors. I will take you in an historical trail and to one of the most beautiful trails in Madeira with amazing views, landscapes, waterfalls and lovely fresh nature air. Come with me to discover the wild nature of Madeira Island.
Vehicle with free WIFI
Torch/flashlight is provided
We will be at Pico Areeiro and Walk towards Pico ruivo. Start/End: Pico Areeiro/Achadas Teixeira Altitude Min/Max: 1817m/ 1861m Distance: 10Km Duration: 4-5 hours
Please bring warm clothes and proper shoes for walking.
Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions Not recommended for pregnant women
Private Service Pico Areeiro Pico Ruivo