Madeira Hiking Day Trip

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Duration: from 7 to 9 hours
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Experience Highlights

This hiking tour takes place between Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo, the highest peak in Madeira. An experienced guide will accompany you along the way, allowing you to make the most of the experience. The activity lasts between 7 and 9 hours and will give you the opportunity to admire breathtaking scenery.

  • Walk along the best trail on the island
  • Climb Pico Ruivo and reach the Ninho da Manta viewpoint.
  • Hike in total safety thanks to the advice of an expert guide.

What’s included

  • Hiking excursion
  • Return transfer
  • Expert guide
  • Driver

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Step by Step

This route will allow you to discover one of the best hiking destinations in the world. A bus will pick you up from your hotel - only if you are staying in Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Santa Cruz - and take you to Pico do Arieiro, the starting point of the hike. The route is circular and, once completed, you will return by bus to the starting point. The activity usually takes between 7 and 9 hours.

The trail between Pico Arieiro and Pico Ruivo is considered the most beautiful in Madeira. You will pass through low clouds, rocky outcrops and sometimes even small tunnels. The scenery is very impressive and allows you to admire a beautiful view of the Fajã da Nogueira valley. You will reach the Ninho da Manta viewpoint, a term meaning "nest of the bushman".

Madeira's subtropical climate and the unspoilt nature of the interior provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species, especially birds. During the walk you will be able to spot canaries, blackcaps, kestrels, the famous Madeiran chaffinch and many more.

For this high altitude walk, it is important to wear suitable footwear, long trousers and a small pocket torch. In general, it is advisable to dress in layers and carry waterproof jackets and a water bottle in your rucksack.

Reviews

4.9
· 607 Reviews
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    Artur
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    Beautiful everything.
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    Marisa
    4
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    A fantastic ride, with a lot of fun moments and it was worth it but I doubt I will repeat it again. The experience was very good but heights are not my thing. Recommended.
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    Vasco
    5
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    Great experience, I would love to come back.
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    Gabriel
    5
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    An excursion full of beautiful moments and with amazing views. I was surprised by the amount of birds I was able to observe, this I did not expect at all and it made my day. Highly recommended.
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