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From Funchal: Transfer to Pico do Arieiro & Pico Ruivo Trail

From Funchal: Transfer to Pico do Arieiro & Pico Ruivo Trail

Enjoy a flexible transfer from Funchal to Pico do Arieiro to enjoy the hike all the way to Pico Ruivo. Trek up to the highest and second-highest mountains on Madeira at your own pace and enjoy pickup and drop-off at your accommodation. Receive instructions from the host, and learn about the schedule and where you will pass by. The day before the hike, get the exact pickup time and a weather forecast to get ready for your transfer (conformation needed). Get picked up at your accommodation in Funchal and dropped off at the entrance to Pico do Arieiro to begin your self-guided hike. Soak in the natural scenery around you as you walk for 5 hours from mountain to mountain on a hiking trail. Walk up to 1862 meters in elevation at the Pico Ruivo, the highest peak on Madeira Island. When you're done exploring, head to the parking lot area at Achada do Teixeira.

Funchal: Morning Transfer Pico Do Arieiro Pico Ruivo Hike

Funchal: Morning Transfer Pico Do Arieiro Pico Ruivo Hike

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 between 4 and a half hours to 5 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.

Madeira: Shuttle for Sunrise Hike at Pico do Arieiro

Madeira: Shuttle for Sunrise Hike at Pico do Arieiro

Welcome to our Mountain Sunrise Service, where you can experience the beauty of a mountain sunrise and hike at your own pace. If you're someone who loves to witness the first light of the day and embark on a breathtaking hike, then this is the ideal service for you. Our pickups begin bright and early, starting at 5:20 a.m. during the summer and 6:00 a.m. in the winter. We will pick you up from your location and transfer you to Pico do Areeiro. You will receive a time confirmation the day before your scheduled pickup. After enjoying the awe-inspiring sunrise, we’ll arrange a pickup at the other end at 12:00 midday in the summer and 1:00 p.m. in the winter, allowing you to hike at your own pace. Your hike will start from Pico do Areeiro and end at the Pico Ruivo car park in Achada da Teixeira. Once you've completed your hike, will be waiting to transport you back to Funchal, ensuring a comfortable and convenient return journey. Join our Mountain Sunrise Service and let us take care of the logistics while you focus on enjoying the majestic sunrise and the freedom of hiking at your own pace.

Funchal/Caniço: Sunrise Pico do Arieiro & PR1 Hike Transfer

Funchal/Caniço: Sunrise Pico do Arieiro & PR1 Hike Transfer

Let the van take the strain with organised transportation to some of Madeira's best hiking locations. See the sun rise above scenic trails with timed departures from across the island. Meet your van at one of the pickup points and be transported straight to the trailhead. Experience the serenity of the awakening day amidst the striking peaks of Madeira. Once completing your hike, benefit from timed transportation back to your chosen stop. Have peace of mind that you will catch the sunrise with each trip timed to ensure that this happens.

From Achada do Teixeira: One-Way Transfer to Pico do Arieiro

From Achada do Teixeira: One-Way Transfer to Pico do Arieiro

Spend the day on a self guided hike on PR 1 or PR 1.2 from "Pico do Areeiro" to "Achada do Teixeira" and skip the tiring walk back with this seamless transfer service from "Achada do Teixeira" to "Pico do Areeiro." Hop on board a comfortable and spacious journey after your strenuous hike. Upload pictures from your hike along the way with the free wi-fi service, or take in views of the wilderness thorugh the large windows. Kick back and relax as your driver takes care of traffic and navigation for you. Be returned to the starting point of the hike in "Pico do Areeiro" with this reliable transportation service.

Madeira: Pico Ruivo Guided Sunrise Hike with Hotel Pickup

Madeira: Pico Ruivo Guided Sunrise Hike with Hotel Pickup

Admire Madeira's starry night sky on a guided trek up to the jagged Pico Ruivo. Enjoy a warm cup of tea while you catch the first rays of sunlight from the island's highest point and relax with a transfer back to your accommodation at the end of your hike. Start your early-morning adventure with a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation. Then, drive for about 1 hour to Achada do Teixeira, where your trek begins. Take some time to admire the starry sky and gaze up at the Milky Way above before you begin the 260-meter climb up to Pico Ruivo. Reach the dramatic peak, the highest point on Madeira, in time to watch the first rays of sunlight illuminate the island below you. Sip on a cup of tea and refuel with a healthy granola bar while you soak in the magnificent views and take photos. Finally, begin your descent back to the car park where your hike began and enjoy a comfortable journey back to your accommodation to finish your tour.

From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo Sunrise Hike

From Funchal: Pico Do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo Sunrise Hike

Explore Madeira Island's highest mountain on paths that are only accessible by foot with this convenient van transfer from Pico Do Arieiro. Enjoy a convenient transfer in an air-conditioned minivan from Funchal or Canico to Pico Do Arieiro, with a pick-up in Achada do Teixeira after Pico Ruivo hike. 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 person. 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: Transfer to Pico do Arieiro / Pico Ruivo

From Funchal: Transfer to Pico do Arieiro / Pico Ruivo

Embark on a flexible and immersive journey with our bespoke transfer service from Funchal to Ponta de São Lourenço in Caniçal, unlocking the extraordinary hiking experience along this rugged peninsula. As you traverse the cliffs and peaks of Ponta de São Lourenço at your leisure, savor the freedom of trekking amidst breathtaking coastal landscapes and dramatic ocean views. The day prior to your adventure, anticipate precise pickup arrangements, ensuring you're well-prepared for your exploration of this coastal marvel. Your excursion begins with a seamless pickup at your accommodation in Funchal, transporting you to the trailhead of Ponta de São Lourenço to commence your self-guided hike. Immerse yourself in the natural splendour as you navigate the winding paths, experiencing approximately a 4-hour journey through this unique terrain. Reach the pinnacle of your adventure as you absorb the panoramic vistas from the highest points of Ponta de São Lourenço. After your exploration, relax as we transfer you back to your desired location, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free conclusion to your coastal escapade. Book your transfer now and elevate your Madeira experience with seamless logistics and captivating coastal vistas.

Pick up in Pico do Areeiro back to Achada do Teixeira

Pick up in Pico do Areeiro back to Achada do Teixeira

For those who seek to go back to their starting point of their hike after completing the hike PR1 and PR1.2: Achada do Teixeira, Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro we grant you a transport back to Achada do Teixeira. Whether you have started the hike from Achada do Teixeira and once you reach Pico do Arieiro you pretend to get back to the starting point of your hike there will be this transfer waiting for you. Throughout the way you will guided by an experienced local driver that will take you safely and smoothly back to your car/initial transport.

Transfers all around the Island Sunrise Pr1 and Pr1.2 Hike

Transfers all around the Island Sunrise Pr1 and Pr1.2 Hike

Pick Up:Madeira island Starting Point: Pico do Arieiro: Begin your journey from Pico do Arieiro. This is accessible by road, and there is a parking area available. Pico do Arieiro is the third-highest peak on the island of Madeira. Hiking Trail: The hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo is part of the famous Vereda do Areeiro trail. It's a challenging but breathtaking hike known for its stunning views. The trail is well-marked, but make sure to check the weather conditions before you start, as the weather in the mountains can change rapidly. Duration: The hike usually takes around 4 to 5 hours one way, depending on your pace and the conditions. Distance 9 kilometers .It's essential to wear appropriate hiking gear and bring enough water and snacks. Pico Ruivo: Once you reach Pico Ruivo, you'll be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the island. Pico Ruivo is the highest peak in Madeira, offering stunning vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Transportation: We provide the transportations from your hotel to the strat of the hike and from Achadas do Teixeira to your Hotel. On the way back to your hotel we can visit the Typical houses of Madeira and some viewpoints from the north side of Madeira.

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What people are saying about Achada do Teixeira

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4.9
(253 reviews)

Our driver Pedro was awesome. He went out of his way to make the experience top notch. All instructions and information was presented the day before which allowed us to prepare accordingly. I’d highly recommend this transfer service!

We were contacted via WhatsApp in the morning and received a photo of the meeting point. The driver was on time and was already waiting for us. Everything went smoothly, so we would recommend the transfer.

Shuttle to and fom both Picos was well oganized for a reasonable price. Nice experience with very nice views of the mountains. Some extra time to enjoy the nice views would be nice.

Everything was amazing, additionally our driver recommended us a good place to buy exotic fruits from Madeira

The guide could have told us a bit about the country and its people during the trip…