Pico do Arieiro

Pico do Arieiro
92 activities found
Sort by:

Pico do Arieiro: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Funchal: Sunrise Hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo

Hike at your own rhythm on a self-guided trek in Madeira with pick-up and dropoff at your accommodation. Explore Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, for the sunrise or a later morning schedule. View unique landscapes between Madeira's highest mountains (up to 1862 m). Get picked up at your accommodation with a shared transfer (up to 8 guests per van) and head to the 2nd highest mountain, Pico do Arieiro. Get instructions and map explanations from your host along with a schedule. Hike for 5 hours from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo and then Achada do Teixeira (10 km). Be picked up after the hike at Achada do Teixeira in the parking lot. Hike information: • Duration: 5 hours • Extension: 10 km • Starting point: Pico do Arieiro (1818 m) • Ending point: Achada do Teixeira (1600 m) • Max elevation: 1862 m (Pico Ruivo) • Min elevation: 1548 m Transfer information: • Capacity: 8 people • From the city to Pico do Arieiro: average 1.5 hour • From Achada do Teixeira to the city: average 1.5 hour • Pick-up/Dropoff limits: Funchal and Caniço areas exclusively

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.

Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Discover the diverse landscapes of Madeira on a day-long tour. Wander charming towns, enjoy panoramic views and learn about the area from your expert guide. Depart from the meeting point at Funchal's Lido or take advantage of a free hotel pick-up in selected areas. The first stop is at the beautiful viewpoint of Terreiro da Luta, located a few kilometers outside Funchal. Next, drive toward the mountain of Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1,818 meters, the third highest peak on the island offers breathtaking views. Once you've been to the highest drivable peak in Madeira, head back down through the forest on the way to the coast. Admire some of Madeira's emblematic straw-roof houses, pass pretty villages and get stunning seascape views. Arrive at the very eastern point of the island for some superb panoramas of the north and south coasts. Discover the popular start point for the levada walks, Ribeiro Frio, on the northern slopes of the island. See interesting trout pools and original vegetation. Madeira was once completely covered by laurissilva forest, a relic from prehistoric times. Stop for lunch in Santana, characterized by its small, thatched triangular houses. Past Portela go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island. This is a place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea, and nature combine. The last town to be visited is Machico, a viewpoint where you can look over the bay and the golden sandy beach.

Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo Hike

Madeira: Pico Arieiro to Pico Ruivo Hike

The sun rises over your hotel as you set out on your walking tour adventure. Leaving from the comforts of your room in Funchal on the Madeira Islands, we'll drive you up to the third highest peak in Madeira - the magnificent Pico Arieiro. You'll sip coffee or a drink on your way up to the base of the peak, looking out at all the stunning beauty this place has to offer. As we head from sea level up to the base at 5,964ft (1818m), you'll pass beautiful flora and fauna. Finally, we'll begin our mighty walk up the mighty Pico Arieiro up to the highest point on the island, the Pico Ruivo peak at 6107 ft (1862m). Finally, we'll walk down to Teixeira where you'll be comfortably transferred back to your hotel. And of course, no day of hiking is complete without a drink at a traditional bar, so we'll make sure to stop at one with a spectacular view to enjoy the closing of your day!

Funchal: East Madeira Island Guided Tour & Laurissilva Walk

Funchal: East Madeira Island Guided Tour & Laurissilva Walk

Pico Areeiro: Start the tour in the magnificent Pico do Areeiro mountain at an altitude of 1818 meters. Ribeiro Frio: Here you will enjoy a small ( 40 - 45 minute) Levada Walk to a beautiful viewpoint. If you are not a walking person, you can enjoy this stop to visit the Trout nursery. Santana: This stop is the bigger one. You can take advantage of this 1.5-hour stop for lunch and visit Santana village. Faial: At the Guindaste viewpoint you can admire the wonderful northeast coast view. Porto da Cruz: At this small village the stop is around 20 to 30 minutes. Here you can visit the North Mills Distillery and taste the local rum. Ponta São Lourenço: The Ponta do Rosto is a must-see viewpoint. It's situated at the easiest part of the Island and gives you astonishing views over the North and South Madeira Sea and sometimes also of Porto Santo Island.

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.

From Funchal: Sunrise at Pico do Arieiro with Breakfast

From Funchal: Sunrise at Pico do Arieiro with Breakfast

After pickup, travel to Pico do Arieiro where you will enjoy the sunrise. This is the highest viewpoint of the island at 1818 meters of altitude. See the sunrise while enjoying a hot cup of coffee or tea. Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast of sandwiches, homemade cake, biscuits, water, orange juice, fruit jam, cheese, and ham at a very special location : a rustic old mill that was refurbished in order to accomodate people and a perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast in privacy and sheltered from the cold. Then, travel back to Camacha and go for a lovely walk in the Paradise Valley area. Admire the views of some endemic trees from the Laurissilva forest. Then, head back to the city center with drop-off at your hotel or at a central point.

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.

Top Attractions in Curral das Freiras

Things to Do in Pico do Arieiro

Cities in Portugal

Other Sightseeing Options in Pico do Arieiro

Want to discover all there is to do in Pico do Arieiro? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Pico do Arieiro

Overall rating

4.6
(2,071 reviews)

Absolutely amazing !! I was by myself which is why I booked this experience as it made me feel a little safer. Our guide was lovely, the views were breathtaking 😍 and overall experience amazing !! First half filled me with false sense of security though haha I was very out of breath the second half but it's definitely still manageable and I was able to keep up just fine. I'd recommend this trip to anyone 😁♥️

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.

Our tourguide was really nice and had many information about Madeira. He took really nice pictures of us and tried to get the most out of the hike for us. I can only recommend it.

All in all very good. Overall you could have a bit more time to have longer breaks to enjoy the views.

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