Mountains and peaks tour

On land

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Hiking & levada walks

About this activity

The walk starts along a cobbled path near the marker point of Areeiro. About 20 minutes later we reach Ninho da Manta. The walk continues by the ridge of the mountain with several steep ascents and descents on stairs til Pico do Gato. After this we'll follow the western route at the west flank of Pico das Torres.
After a few tunnels we'll reach the 1590m of altitude, and after about 40 minutes we'll find the Ruivo mountain house, where the last stage up to the island’s highest peak begins. After 10 minutes of ascent, we are at the summit column of Pico Ruivo. Here you have the impressive 360º panorama over the island.

Tags

Mountain

Adventure

Nature

Viewpoints

Highest peak

Discover

Natural park

Walk

Highlights

  • • Visit the highest peak of the island, Pico Ruivo.
    • Admire wonderful landscapes of formidable rock formations
    • A fantastic walk where you will have the chance to take the most wonderful pictures from beautiful spots.

Good to know

  • • This tour is included in Natural Park due to its exclusive biodiversity that has a significant scientific value.
    • The weather conditions in this area can change very fast, so you should have appropriate attire to change if necessary.

What's included

  • • Certified Mountain / Naturalist guide
    • Torch
    • Personal insurance
    • Taxes
    • Pick up from Funchal and Caniço (Other locations available on booking request).
    • Optional lunch package plus € 8.

Trail specifications

  • • Hike type: Walk
    • Difficulty: Hard
    • Starting point: Pico do Areeiro
    • Highest altitude: Pico Ruivo (1862m)

What to bring

  • • Appropriate shoes with good grip
    • Warm/water proof mountain jacket
    • Hat
    • Sunscreen
    • You can bring walking sticks, which can be helpful along the walk.

Minimum age

12

Duration

5h

Thursday At 08:00
Saturday At 08:00
Sunday At 08:00
Adult (12+) € 36,00
  • This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after making the reservation, given that there are more than 24 hours until the scheduled departure. After that period cancellation fees may apply.
  • You must be at the agreed location 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Check your digital ticket after the reservation is made for more information.
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€ 36,00 Adult